Saturday, June 24, 2017


6.3 on Friday

13.1 for me this morning (couldn't stop at 13!). Ran too fast at 9:38 instead of 10:30, which is the pace I THINK I should be targeting for LRs if I want to average 9:09 for the marathon. I am really struggling to keep my pace down (I seriously felt like I was hard-core plodding along and I kept slowing down over and over). I was pretty tired by mile 10, and the last four miles were 9:36, 9:39, 9:31, and 9:22. I really don't know if I should MAKE myself slow down, or just run by feel--those last 4 miles felt very slow to me, and I was surprised that I was hitting the same average pace I'd been getting for the majority of the run. Anyway, I'd love anyone's two cents on that since I'm still inexperienced on marathon pacing. The whole run today I was just running by feel and trying to slow down every time I saw my watch.
40.1 for me this week.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


6.2 just shy of MP on the trails Monday, 7.2 easy on the TM yesterday, 7.3 aerobic on the TM today.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017


Monday: 11.2 (6 on TM, 5.2 outside)
Tuesday: easy 6.2, was really tired
Wed: 6 aerobic
Thurs: rest day (started on Zoloft again and was so tired I fell asleep instead of doing any cross-training or yoga)
Friday: 6.3, felt pretty crummy when I started so started at easy pace and then worked up to 9:22; avg pace ended up being 10:23.  Started inhaler for exercised-induced asthma, so I'm hoping that will help me pick up the pace when I'm not coughing so much--it's been getting really really bad (usually I cough every 10-15 seconds).

Saturday, June 10, 2017


Forgot to post on Thursday--5 miles. Took Friday off to take the kids to a living history museum an hour away, then played night games with them until 10 pm.

Did 5 today on the TM with some faster stuff just because I really wanted to get running over and done with after a looong day of yardwork (weeding, pruning, spreading100 cubic feet of mulch, digging up new flowerbeds--I'm beat, and remembering why I prefer training for spring marathons to fall ones!). Anyway, mile warm-up, then repeats with 2:15 at MP and 2:45 at easy pace until I hit the 5 miles. 32 for me this week and 54 for the month.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Crap, I keep forgetting to post here. Just going to copy and paste my FB running group posts:

Today: Happy running day, y'all! 7 for me tonight (yeah, my morning run didn't happen, thanks to a certain very small person). Kind of a weird run--did the first 2.6 on the TM waiting for DH (we had one of those nights where we were all over town for kids' games), then combined errands with running and literally ran to the store for milk (and yes, I did buckle the milk in because I didn't want it to fall out!). Big bright moon and lots of stars tonight!

5 easy ones on the TM today that sucked--I was too hot, I was really tired and my legs felt like lead (I was too jazzed up from my run last night and couldn't fall asleep until 3 am), and I got interrupted about a thousand times. Tomorrow I'm getting up at the crack of dawn and getting my run done before my kids wake up, because this late-night after they're in bed/TM when they're all home thing is NOT sustainable.

10 for me tonight--surprisingly still a decent amount of light when I finished up at 10:30! Really nice run with a good breeze and it had cooled off enough to be very pleasant. Ran at 4-hr MP +40 seconds for the first 6 (treadmill) and then slowly accelerated over the last 4 miles to run the last mile at MP (outside). Which was comfortable but not exactly a pace I'm excited about holding for 26.2...I've got a lot of work ahead of me if I want to shoot for a sub-4 marathon, which is the goal lurking in the back of my mind.

10.2 today and I really feel like I fought for those! Hah! 4 early this morning on the TM and then baby Matthew put an end to my run; did all the baseball games and yard work and finished up painting all the interior doors in my house--got totally worn out, but did another 6.2 after the kids were in bed (4 outside and 2.2 on the TM).

Easy 5.5 today. My right IT band and hip have really been bugging me the last week (I think from carrying my fat little baby while hiking!) so I didn't want to push anything.

And I think that catches me up!

Thursday, June 1, 2017


117.5 in May; took the last week off to go hiking in the Smokies with the kids. Anywhere from 4-7 miles a day hauling kids up and down was a pretty good workout, plus the 7 nights in a tent meant I came home more tired than when I left!

6.5 pretty hard today on the TM with lots of interruptions. I probably should have run last night but I didn't get to the point where a run was possible until 10 pm, and I ended up just going to bed. Hopefully I'll catch up on sleep enough so that I can get out for runs early morning before anyone is up rather than hitting the TM in the afternoon.