Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weekly Exercise

I had a rough week. I took 2 rest days and had to cut a run short.

Monday & Tuesday: Rest Days, I was exhausted. 2 rest days in one week is out of the norm for me, but they were needed.

Wednesday: 10.74 mile trail run 1:46, 9:56 pace, push ups 3 x 15, core work

Thursday: biceps, shoulders, triceps, chest, 1 mile run. I intended to run 3 miles, but I barely made it 1 mile. That trail run really did my legs in.

Friday: 5K race 21:38 6:59 pace, 1st place in age group

Saturday: 11.07 mile run 1:31:31 8:16 pace

Sunday: 40 minutes/9.67 miles stationary bike, back & core work

Total Mileage: 25.91 miles
Weight: 121lbs

Saturday, May 22, 2010

5K PR!! YMCA River Run

I ran a local 5K Friday evening. Normally I am not a fan of evening races but I wanted to get another short and fast race in prior to my half marathon and start of marathon training. Plus it was put on by my gym, the YMCA. I had the woman who organizes the event stop me twice at the gym to ask me if I planned to run it. So I did. and boy am I glad! I had two goals set; to beat my previous PR of 23:02 and to come in around 22:50 or faster.

I finished in 21:38. That is a 6:59 pace! Who knew I had it in me to break a 7 minute per mile pace?! I also placed first in my age group.

Official Results:
time- 21:38
pace- 6:59
age place- 1st out of 22
overall place- 16 out of 239

and a quick shout out to my dad who competed in a duathlon today. 5K run, 25K bike, 5K run. He finished in 1:32 and placed 1st in his age group.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Resting and my Garmin

I took yesterday off from running. I was utterly and completely exhausted and was asleep by 9:30pm. I had full intentions of going to the gym tonight to bust out 10 x 400's on the treadmill w/ 60 second breaks in between. But instead, here I sit, taking another rest day. I, again, am tired. It's definitely caused by sitting out out the ballpark all day long in the cold and rain with a bunch of 6th graders. But it was worth it!

Two rest days in a row is very out of the ordinary for me. Especially with two races in the very near future; a 5K Friday and a half marathon on June 6th. I'll make up for it tomorrow though. My dad and I are heading out to the Poto trail (where I ran the trail half) to bust out 10.5 miles.

My Garmin arrived yesterday. I should have charged it but didn't. I have it charging now and hope to learn a few basics so I can take it with me tomorrow. I only need to know my pace and distance and can worry about all the other "bells & whistles" later in the week.

Pointless blog post, but I needed to reassure myself resting is good for me. I start to feel guilty when I take rest days.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Weekly Exercise

Monday: back & core, 45 minutes AMT intervals 20% & 4%, 5 minute cool down 16%

Tuesday: Rest Day

Wednesday: 7.75 miles; 1 mile @ 8:41 pace, 20 minuts @ 8:06 pace, 25 minutes @ 8:00 pace, 6 minutes @ 8:41 pace, 5 minutes @ 10:54 pace, push ups 2 x 15

Thursday: 5 miles; 2 miles @ 8:20 pace, shoulders & chest, 3 miles @ 8:20 pace

Friday: 3 miles @ 8:34 pace, biceps & back

Saturday: 10.15 miles time and pace unknown - accidentally reset my watch

Sunday: 6 miles; 3 miles @ 8:13 pace, tricpes & core, 3 miles @ 8:13 pace

Total Mileage: 31.85 miles
Weight: 123lbs (can't seem to shed these 3 pounds that I do badly want to get rid of!)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pro pics from Trail Half

The professional pictures are finally up! Sadly, there is not one of me crossing the finish line.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

3.5 weeks to run as fast as my dad!

Is it possible?

Should I pray for a miracle?

I am registered to run my first road half marathon of the 2010 season on June 6th and have been pestering my dad almost daily about registering as well. He called me last night to tell me that he finally registered but since I pressured him to register, I now have to run the race with him. Yes, that sounds fabulous since the last time we actually ran side by side was the marathon in October. One problem...he's faster then me!

We both ran the trail half in April; he finished in 1:56 and I finished in 2:03. We also ran the same road half in August of 2009; he finished in 1:38 and I finished in 1:46. I would have to PR by at least 8 minutes to be able to run along side him. I would love to be able to run with him but I also do not want him to have to slow up at all because of me.

At the same time, I am trying to convince myself that I can hang with dad. I can maintain a 7:28 pace for 13.1 miles. I want my dad to be proud to see that I can run at his speed. I want him to see how strong I am and far I have come since he ran with me at my first 5K in 2007.

I will be buckling down for the next 3.5 weeks! Speed work, tempo runs and long runs every week! I've already been doing this for the past few months now, but I'll definitely be pushing as hard as I can and then pushing some more!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I got a Garmin!!

Chris bought me a Garmin Forerunner 305 for mother's day! I am beyond excited. I do not have it in my hands yet, but it's been ordered and on it's way. I will be stalking my mail box everyday until it arrives.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Weekly Exercise

Monday: 6 miles; 1m @8:20, 8 x 400 @ 7:24 pace

Tuesday: 6.01 miles; 49 minutes 8:09 pace, push ups 2 x 15, squats 2 x25

Wednesday: rest day

Thursday: lower body weights, core, 3 miles

Friday: 1 mile warm up @ 8:20 pace, weights for back & triceps (planned to run 2 additional miles after lifting, but a storm as rolling through and did not want to be stuck at the gym so I left)

Saturday: 2 miles @ 8:20 pace, weights for shoulders & biceps, 4 miles (1m @ 8:13, 1m @ 8:06, 1m @ 8:00, 1m @ 7:53)

Sunday: 10:23 miles; 1:21:38 7:58 pace

Total Mileage: 32.24 miles
Weight: forgot to weigh in

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekly Exercise x 2

I never got around to posting last weeks exercise and running so here is this week adn last weeks results.

April 26 - May 2
Monday: biceps, tricpes, shoulders, stretching (sore legs from trail half)
Tuesday: back, 30 min intervals on AMT @ 20% and 5%, 5 min cool down at 16%
Wednesday: 5.35 mile run, core, push ups
Thursday: rest
Friday: 8.10 mile run
Saturday: 4 miles on treadmill (1m @ 8:20 pace, 2m @ 8:13 pace, 1m @ 8:06 pace), biceps, tricpes & shoulders
Sunday: back, core, 40 min intervals on AMT @ 20% and 4%, 5 min cool down at 3%

Total Mileage: 17.45 miles
Weight: 123lbs (WTF!!)

April 19 - 25
Monday: 5 mile run 37:49, 7:33 pace
Tuesday: 6 mile run w/ Chris, 54:14 9:02 pace
Wednesday: 3 mile run on treadmill (1m @ 8:20 pace, 2m @ 8:13 pace), shoulders, tricpes, abs
Thursday: biceps, chest, 3 miles treadmill
Friday: back, core, 25 min AMT @ 20%
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 13.1 mile-trail half marathon 2:03:04 9:26 pace 7th out of 39 in age group

Total Mileage: 27.1 miles
Weight: 121lbs