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That was SCARY!
Monday, August 29, 2011      21 comments

Today's run was a practice 5K after a mile warmup. I joined my 'new' MWF group of runners, though, as I've mentioned...I'm slower than them so I really run alone! Our path today was around the RiverWalk which is 3 miles & then a mile around a bi... Read more
Energizer Bunny Run
Saturday, August 27, 2011      9 comments

I posted last weekend how I had a fairly lousy 7 mile run...though I did it so I won't complain too much! But, the weekend before I'd ran 6 miles and felt like the Energizer Bunny (EB). Well, I had another EB run today! I am tapering a bit ... Read more
Side Stitches & Sweat & Breathing....
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      9 comments

I went on my 2nd run with my new group. I LOVE this group! They are so nice. And, today several people joined us that didn't run on Monday. And, one of them was slower than me! It just makes me feel better as I was afraid I was going to cause pr... Read more
My Run with a Triathlon CHAMPION!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      10 comments

Yesterday I went on a run with a different running group. They were kicking off the school year as our kids are back in school. My running coach is the assistant coach and one of her friends is the head coach. First of all, this was the fri... Read more
From Energizer Bunny Last Weekend, to...
Saturday, August 20, 2011      9 comments

emoticon today! Yes, during last weekend's long run I felt like the energizer bunny! ... Read more
21!!! Yes! (and Yoga...Yuck...Sorry!)
Friday, August 19, 2011      4 comments

I really struggled with what workout(s) to do today. Since my daughter is now in school, I have lots of free/me time! And, there are so many classes at the gym(s) that I want to do. Today there were so many 'fun' things to choose from! But, I ha... Read more
"Hill" Workout! & Learning to FINISH STRONG!
Thursday, August 18, 2011      8 comments

Today I ran my first 'real' hill workout! Here's how it went... First of all, I didn't get to start until 9 am as I dropped my daughter off for her first day of school! (She's 10, but we've homeschooled until now. BIG DAY for both of us!) S... Read more
Swimming Drill: Thumb to Thigh
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      6 comments

Besides doing pilates on the reformer (with my daughter agian!) today, I did a short swimming workout. I would have done 30+ minutes, but my daughter really wanted to play. So, I asked her to let me have 20 minutes to swim laps and then we'd pla... Read more
Changing Up the Runs is FUN!
Monday, August 15, 2011      7 comments

Today my coach had me do a different kind of run. I warmed up for a mile (as always!) and then did the following. 1 min at 12:45 pace, 1 min at 11:45 pace, 1 min at 10:45 pace, and 1 min at 9:45 pace. Then, I was allowed a recovery minute (I slo... Read more
Incredible 6 Mile Run! :-) (long)...with safety tips!
Saturday, August 13, 2011      12 comments

Today I was back to training with my US Fit running group. The 'red' team (10+ min/mile marathoners) was doing 7 miles while the 'blue' team (half marathoners of all paces) was doing 4 miles. My running coach wanted me to do 6 miles. Since all o... Read more
48 Days to Speed: Day 17 - 3x800 intervals & strength training (ouch!)
Thursday, August 11, 2011      5 comments

This morning, I did my 3x800 run...outside in the heat, though at 6:30 in the morning. I started out by running 1 mile at about 12:50. Then, I walked for about 2 mins. I did take walk breaks (actual WALK breaks) between each run. Then, I started... Read more
Scared to Swim...a Followup Post
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      13 comments

First of all, I think you for all of the kind responses to my post about 'scared to swim' this morning! I love SP! You all are so supportive! One of the comments was by LOUDPIPES who asked, 'why are you scared?' Great question!!! And, one I... Read more
I'm a triathlete who is scared to swim
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      16 comments

Scared to swim laps, that is. I have not swam laps since my 2nd sprint tri which was May 10th, I believe. I wasn't sure I ever wanted to do another tri. I was scared during the open water swim. And, swimming laps sounds like drudgery right now. ... Read more
48 Days to Speed: Day 16 - Interval Running & Pilates
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      4 comments

I REALLY doubted my ability to do the interval run my coach assigned me for today. I was to warmup for a mile then do an 11:00 pace for 2 mins followed by an 10:00 pace for 2 mins. I was to repeat this 6 times. Then, finish up 'easy' for a total... Read more
48 Days to Speed: Day 15 - Endurance Spinning
Monday, August 08, 2011      6 comments

I wish I would have kept up with the first 14 days with my running coach like this, but I just thought of it today! So, I'll do a quick, backwards recap at the end. So, today's workout was 45 minutes of endurance spinning. I used to do spin... Read more

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