Category Archives: running

Sorry, It’s been a while

Is this thing still on?  I’m awful about keeping up with things, sorry.

Lets see if I can just do a fresh start.

I started my half-marathon training two weeks ago.  I’ve managed pretty well to keep up with it, but this week it is going to bust.

Sunday I was scheduled for a 4 mile long run.  I really wanted to get in a 10k.  Unfortunately, the migraine of the month hit and I was not able to run.  Sad face.

So last night I went out for an hour long run and got in 4.5 miles.  HILLS killed me.  But a run is a run, and there we go!

Tonight I may walk, and I was hoping to run on Wednesday but I may actually go to Pilates instead.  I have a skype session meeting at 8 p.m. so have to be home for that.  Thursday when I get to the hotel in Franklin I plan to go out for a nice run.  And I”ll be running all weekend one way or the other at DAR State Conference.

I’ve also gone back to counting my points on Weight Watchers.  It will be hard this weekend with the purchased meals for the events, but I’ll do my best to stay on track.

Resolution Run 2012

I went out with the Bartlett Runners today for my Resolution Run 2012. Planned for 4 miles but really only made it 3.75 miles in 47:01. Average pace was 12:13 but at some point I was apparently running downhill with a tailwind at a 5:56 pace…..no wonder I was tired.

Garmin report here: Resolution

Wasn’t my best run ever. But also not the worst ever. The Bartlett Runners are all just faster than I am. So I ran with them until the last of them passed me at about mile 1.5 and then turned around and went back the way I knew (since I didn’t know the route ahead) and ran back to where I knew they would come out at the park. Then I followed the line of runners coming in backwards until I found the end and followed the tail in for the finish. I was about .5 miles off of their distance I think. It was also super windy and my ears were hurting by the end.

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Here’s to 2012!! Happy New Year!!

Year in Review

Miles run: 170

Goals met: Quit smoking in July

Altogether this was a pretty good year. Not really exciting, but busy. Looking forward to 2011.

Home for the Holidays Virtual 10k

Untitled by medievalneedle at Garmin Connect – Details.

Distance: 6.24 miles (10k)
Time: 1:16:10
Average Pace: 12:12

This was my run in the Home for the Holidays Virtual 10k hosted by Stephanie over at Run for Fun

This is my longest run to date. I have only done 4 miles up till now. Also I am apparently pretty consistent as my best 5k time is 36.15.

Somewhere along the way

I became a runner. 17 miles so far this month. Last weekend I ran outside in 35 degree temps. There was ice on the river as I ran over. I did 4 miles. Tonight it was 65 degrees and I ran 2.

I am not sure who this girl I am becoming really is, but I think I like her.

Just an easy 3 miles

That is what I told myself as I lined up for the Race for Education 5k this afternoon at 2. No hard run, no personal best, just finish without puking. I signed up for this race last week because it is along the route I ran all summer. My father-in-law lives along the route. And it seemed like it would be an easy way to get my weekend miles.

I smoked it.

38:15. A personal record and a full minute better than my last race, which was my previous personal best.

319 out of about 642 overall. 142 in women. And 28 of 57 in my age group. Firmly in the middle of the pack which makes me very happy.

Pumpkin Run 5k

Last weekend I participated in the Pumpkin Run 5k for LeBonnheur Children’s Hospital.

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It was a cool morning but not cold. I wore my new Nike running capris/skirt and I think this is going to be a favorite for me to run in this fall. I wear compression socks to help with shin splints, and yes they help a lot.

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There were a lot of people.

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At mile 2 I still felt pretty strong. I pushed hard and actually pushed too hard. I was sick at mile 3 but got up and ran in for a strong finish.

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36:16 – 237 of 1112 and 35 of 91 for the 35-39 age group (I will be glad to age into a new group next year).

My previous best race time was just over 39 minutes. THREE MINUTES better time. Yeah, I will take that.