Month: September 2013

BOOM!, Fried Chicken and Queen-o

WORKOUTS Sunday: 2 warm up + 12 @ 7:19 + 2 cool down Recap below. Monday: 4 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump ****** As I wrote in Saturday’s post, I was nervous about this run. Tempos and marathon pace runs are my favorite workouts. I’ve done a million of them (OK maybe not a million) but I still get anxious before every one, haha. Going into the run I decided on an 7:25 pace, the higher end of Nichole’s recommendation. I wanted to be conservative as, while the weather was cooler (73 degrees and 85% humidity) it’s no […]

Pumping Me Up!

WORKOUT Friday: 10 miles @ 8:20 pace on trail My legs were a bit sore- darn DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)- but like always, as I got moving they felt better. I was hoping for a bit faster run, closer to 8 min/mile, but wanted by body to run what it needed for recovery, so I’m fine with the 8:20. Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill Easy recovery run. Everything felt good. ****** Well my friends, I’ve got a pretty hard run lined up for Sunday morning and sometimes a girl just needs some extra motivation! Sure, I’ve […]

I Spanked That Run!

WORKOUT Wednesday: 2E + (3 x 3m @ 6:50 pace w/ .5m recovery) + 2E on treadmill Recap below. Thursday: 6 miles @ 8:28 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump My glute was a tiny bit sore, but once I got going, I was good to go. BP was pumpalicious. I didn’t do the squats or lunges, though… gotta preserve my legs ****** OK. I know I’ve been saying it a lot lately, but I am so stoked about my treadmill speed workouts. I have been nailing them and am so excited. I know they will be much harder outside, but […]

Bonefish Grill Pumpkin Ravioli

WORKOUT Monday: 4 miles @ 8:28 pace on treadmill/ Abs video Easy recovery run in Orlando. My legs were surprisingly not sore today. Must have been the massage Todd gave me Sunday night Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump My run was blah. Hotel treadmill running is the pits. I had to miss pilates because I was in Orlando for work BUT I went to a night BP class to make up for it. ****** Sunday after my annoying rainy, sunny run, I needed some cheering up… A cup of Cafe du Monde only did half […]

10 miles + 10 miles= An Annoying Run

WORKOUT Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:28 pace on treadmill Sunday: 20 miles @ 8:09 pace on trail Recap below. ****** Let me just start off with this… No, I did not get up at 2:07, the time on this thing is wrong. BUT as you can see from the text time this was taken around 5AM. And YES, my sister and I call each other Shalane and Kara, haha. The moment I walked out the door I felt like I was in a sauna. I was going to do a 12 mile pace run today, but after seeing possible temps […]

Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

WORKOUT Thursday: 6 miles @ 8:28 on treadmill/ Body Pump Friday: 10 miles @ 8:30 pace on trail Ugh. My legs were tired today. Because of my glute, I haven’t been doing the lunge portion of Body Pump, but I have been doing the squats (with body weight only) to take an active recovery approach. I think that its making my legs too sore right now, since I have started speed work again.  The temp this morning was lower than normal (74) but the humidity was still high as ever. This was a slower run for me, as I usually […]

A Day in the Life

WORKOUT Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:26 pace on treadmill/ Pilates Pilates was, really good. Mary Anne (my fave instructor) mixed things up a bit this class and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My run was blah. My legs were still a bit sore from Sunday’s LR. Wednesday: This was a tough one. ****** I decided to join my SPA (Sweat Pink Ambassador) sisters for a blog link up held by Jill and Angela. So here ya go, a day in the life of me This actually isn’t a typical day, but it IS a typical Wednesday. Now that I’m back into full […]