Month: November 2013

Let’s Do This… Like A Boss!

WORKOUT Wednesday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill Thursday: 4 miles @ 8:26 pace on treadmill Friday: 4 miles @ 8:26 pace on treadmill Saturday: Rest ****** Well my friends, race weekend is here! Eeee! I am super pumped and just ready to freakin run! I think the hardest part of the taper is the fact that the work is done and all you have to do is wait. I am NOT good at waiting, haha. It gives me time to obsess about the little things, most of which are out of my control. Like the weather. Gotta love when […]

No Taper Tantrums Here and Mmm Almond Butter!

WORKOUT Monday: 6 miles @ 8:26 pace on treadmill Tuesday: 2 easy + (4 x 1200 @ 6:44 pace w/.25 rest) + 2 easy= 8 on treadmill Recap Below. ****** I’m pleasantly surprised that I’m not going crazy during my taper! Usually I’m itching to run more miles, especially fast ones, which would be a bad idea. Not this go around. I really want to be fresh and ready to SPANK this race! I had a nice little tempo workout to remind my legs what a fast turn over is again. I haven’t done 1200’s in a while and I […]

1 Week Until Blast Off!

WORKOUT Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill Sunday: 12 miles @ 7:53 pace on trail Recap Below. ****** In case you forgot, or are a new reader, my next marathon is The Space Coast Marathon… one week from today, on December 1. The race is held in Cocoa Beach, FL, right across from the Kennedy Space center- hence the space theme and “blast off” in the post title. To say that I am nervous is an understatement. I mentioned in a post last week that I’ve been having negative thoughts. I’m the kind of person that has to […]

Thanksgiving Foods Bad for Fido and a Failed Attempt at Tofu

WORKOUT Thursday: 5 miles @ 8:18 pace on treadmill Friday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill My mileage has been lower this week and my legs are feeling less sore than they were compared to even Monday. Oh, taper how I love and hate you. ****** With Thanksgiving approaching and my love for Riley and all dogs, I wanted to pass along this little PSA… I was honestly surprised by all of them. I use 3, 6 and 8 on almost a daily basis. Glad I came across it! Onto other news… I tried my hand at tofu the […]

10 Days Out, Magic and a Pumpkin Malt Ball!

WORKOUT Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Pilates Wednesday: 2 easy + (2 x 2 @ tempo pace w/ .25 rest) + 1.5 easy= 8 miles on trail Recap Below. ****** I am 10 days out from the Space Coast Marathon. I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t nervous. REALLY nervous. I haven’t RACED a marathon, or any other distance for that matter, in almost a year. Sure, I ran Boston, but I didn’t race it. There is a HUGE difference, especially when you’ve raced 26.2 before. You know it’s going to be hard and […]

It’s Taper Time!

WORKOUT Sunday: 5 easy + 3 @ tempo + 5 easy + 3 @ tempo + 2 easy Recap Below. Monday: 3 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill My shortest shake out run to date, haha. ****** As usual, the Florida weather was less than desirable. It was 70 degrees with 88% humidity at 6AM. Lovely. Because this was my last long run, I wanted to make it a strong one and be able to hit my paces, so I opted for another half and half run. My plan going into it was to adjust my 6:50 tempo pace to […]

My Reaction to the WSJ “Get Over It” Article

WORKOUT Friday: 6 miles @ 8:12 pace on treadmill/ ab video x 2 Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump I’m sad to say that Saturday was my last BP class until after the race. Time to start resting and letting my muscles recover. ****** In case you haven’t read the article by Chad Stafko here is it OK, You’re a Runner: Get over It. For a short summary, he says that we runners like to pat ourselves on the back and relish in our running accomplishments by putting 262./13.1 stickers on our cars and plastering our runs on all […]