Tuesday, March 13, 2018


6 outside in the snow today--my plan was to keep it somewhere between 9:30 and 10 to give my legs a bit of a break after yesterday.

First mile I went too fast (9:03) so I tried to slow it down the next mile and got 9:02. Then I really tried to slow it and got 8:38 and 8:33. By this point I was pretty tired and running uphill into the wind on the way home and ended with my last two miles at 8:46 and 8:53. By that last mile it was snowing SO hard and blowing so hard that I legit could not see more than ten feet ahead of me--a third of the mile from my house I had to stop and turn around so my back was to the wind and I could breathe.

6 total at 8:49

Monday, March 12, 2018


Dang, I keep forgetting to update!

Last week: 5 easy on Monday after an absolutely terrible 8 on the previous Saturday where my foot started spasming and I had to walk for awhile. Walked 5 Tuesday to really try to baby that foot, then 5 progression on Wednesday and a great 4 outside on Thursday with splits of 9:29, 9:18, 8:36, and 8:15. Rest Friday and then 10 Saturday at 9:28.

5 today at 9:37 on the TM--why does this feel so much harder than the 8:15 outside?!

Friday, March 2, 2018


5 miles this morning with Nathan biking & Matthew in the jogging stroller; 9:54/mile (mostly 10:06/mile at Nathan pace and then 9:19 last mile when he went in with Neil and I finished up).

Strength training afterwards--I love the apps I'm using! I did 25 pushups today which is HUGE for me!

Thursday, March 1, 2018


SRD; half-hour of yoga and half-hour of walking (1.6 miles at incline).

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Last one of the month--hopefully I'll have a solid month in March.

3 today--normally after a hard speed day like I did yesterday I would run this one easy, but...didn't have time. 9:40 after doing strength so my legs were already sore!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Have I seriously not posted since November??!!

I've been running consistently, if patchily here and there. Had to take off a couple of weeks due to absolutely unbearable plantar fasciitis pain...it's better, but definitely not healed. Then I got influenza a week after I started running again. It was so hard coming back from that--I ran 3 times the first week, 4 times the second, and hopefully back to 5 this week.

I've decided that instead of training for longer distances, I'm going to work on getting faster over shorter distances. High-intensity shorter runs will just work better for my life right now and I'm really feeling like I need to mix it up more--I'm tired of being injured and I want to work on more strength training and yoga. So that's what I've been doing more of lately.

I guess I'll just start logging my runs again from this week rather than trying to catch up--I'm trying to build up to run a half on March 31 (I'm signed up for the full but for the first time ever I'm not going to be able to do a race that I've signed up for). My body is just not anywhere near 100% right now!

5 on Monday at aerobic pace + strength
5 Tuesday (1 mile to warm up, then 4 miles hard)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


So behind!

I ran on Wednesday the 25th; don't remember how much. Packed Thursday, sold and bought a house Friday + unloaded the truck, unpacked all day Saturday. Ran 7.3 Monday, 7 Wednesday, 5 Thursday (only TM run of the week!), 4.3 Friday, and 8 Saturday pushing Matthew in the jogging stroller. 31/6 for the week.

6.2 speedwork yesterday; 5 easy today. I'm really feeling burned out with the move/work/running so I'm going to step it back for a month before I start marathon training next month.