Pre race goals:
base: upright and smiling
stretch: PB (4:10:28)
reach: sub 4
In the weeks leading up to the race, all I could think about was my TFL issue, considering there was quite a bit of pain even in my little 3.5K shakeout on T... Read more
race goals -
base: sub 2:50 (equivalent to marathon pace)
stretch: sub 2:48:56 for a PR
reach: sub 2:45 to qualify for corral placement for next year's ATB.
After 3 consecutive crappy races to start out 2014, combined with the nev... Read more
as of today -
2466.9K run - still have about 12-15K planned. I hit 2400K about 1.5 weeks ago and deliberately planned my schedule so I would not end the year 249x, that would drive me NUTS.
248:06:31 time spent running
14 races (1 mar... Read more
This story starts with a forgotten Garmin. We had just started our 1000 km trek to Richmond (literally just went around the block) when I realized I forgot it. Turned around, got it and shoved it in the front pocket of my suitcase.
The fo... Read more
So doing 3 half marathons in 6 weeks (4 total in fall 2013) seemed like a good idea at the time..
After all, I was only racing 2 of them! Except that those 2 were 2 weeks apart.
Fresh off my Scotia non-PR, I got caught up with a lot of... Read more
I feel like I've come full circle, STWM was my first half, waaaay back in 2008. This was the first half I've actually trained for since that one, all of my other HMs have been part of full marathon training.
I noticed that the weather pat... Read more
In the next 8 weeks, I will be running half marathons #12-15. I actually had to check my training log - somehow my brain is stuck on 10 HMs.
Goals for each race:
9/22 - Oakville HM - I am the 2:15 run/walk pacer. Hopefully I will not ... Read more
I don't own a pedometer, but I keep seeing the "conventional wisdom" of 5 miles = 10000 steps.
So..let's crunch some numbers here.
I run at the generally accepted ideal cadence of 180 steps/minute.
6 min/km pace x 180 = 1080 steps pe... Read more
My friend Erin told me about this race, and since I was already planning on being in the area, decided to go for it. Sam J. came along to keep me company. It was an early morning and a LONG drive (130k). We got to the start and there's no inflat... Read more
I wrote a nice long race report but Spark ate it and I am NOT retyping it!
The Cliff notes version: I PRd. I got an AG award. I beat my husband, who was running his first 5K. I coughed violently and spit all over the place at the finish a... Read more
This PR was a LONG time coming.
Almost 2 years and 4 marathons ago, I set the goal to break 4:15. A short history:
Chicago Marathon (fall 2011) - extremely hot conditions on race day forced me to abandon my PR attempt.
Goodlife Toro... Read more
Where did we leave off last year?
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=4804542
A drug-addled 2:50:49..fell short of my ultimate goal of sub 2:50, although I did manage a 4 minute PR.
... Read more
Every time someone posts on the boards about how they can't get up early enough to exercise, I wonder "why not?"
I simply do not believe that 8 hours of sleep, like the 8 cups of water, is the be all and end all of good health. I believe ... Read more
2628.2 km/1633.09 miles run (the equivalent of over 62 marathons)
4 PRs (8K, 10 mile, 30K, marathon)
274 hours, 26 minutes, 50 seconds running time
18000+ total fitness minutes (including strength training)... Read more