Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cap 10K

This past Saturday we ran the Cap 10K! It's a fun, huge (18,000 people) 10K race. I've done it every year I've lived here.

I ran w/ the roomie and we finished in 59:52! Yay Sub 1 hour!!!!

T got distracted by hills (sprinted), Krispy Kremes (ate), water stops (water fights), and trying to find us, so he jogging in a few minutes after us!

We were a little sore, but it got me motivated. The first half of it was hard... my feet and legs were frozen from waiting for an hour, but the second half felt REALLY good!!! And we ran it all no problem! :-)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Left Leg Weirdness

So I went for my run on Tuesday, just 3 miles. Last weekend my leg knee was a little funny... like if I stepped down a step and put all my weight on my left leg, my knee felt weak.

So when I went for my run, at about 1.5 miles my left leg from knee to ankle felt really tight. I did another mile half walking half running then stretched it out a bunch.

I took yesterday off. I'll do another 3 miles today and see how it goes...

Oh silly leg

Oh! I just realized that this week was the 18th week away so I'm starting at Week 1 of Novice. I realized I was being WAY too amitious thinking about doing the intermediate. I may add a little extra cross training onto the Novice though.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Staying Somewhat on Track

So I've been running, almost on the plan I set. Last week, I got in my Tuesday 3 miler (on Tuesday) and Wednesdays hard 3 miler on Thursday (3.1 miles: 27 min, ~8:42 pace) The third 3 miler never happened...

This weekend was supposed to be 7 miles. T and I went to the gym last night, running a little late, and I did a nice slow 5.5 mph jog while he did weights. When he got back I had done 5 miles. I stopped there... we were having people over... excuses I know!

Tomorrow is a 3 miler, easy; Wednesday is 4 miles, and Thursday is 3 again. This weekend drops to 5 I think...

Then I have to decide what 18 week program I am going to do. I am going to do the Hal Higdon Novice... or get bold and try to do the Intermediate... (which might be setting myself up to fail)

Stay tuned....!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Long Run Done... not Quite As Long!

We were scheduled for a 6 miler today and head out a little after 8pm.  It was nice and cool and the sun was setting.  :-)  Perfect running conditions.  We brought the NutPuppy which T worked on training as well ran.  We ran nice and slow... just an easy jog, and the run flew by.  We ran about 2.5 to Walgreens so I could pick up subscription, and then we headed home.  We did about 4.9 in just under an hour.  Super slow I know, but it felt easy and I felt strong and steady.

Tomorrow is an off day and T and I are off to the Rodeo (the Cali girl in me just shook her head!)

Then Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are all 3 miles variations :-)

Friday, March 13, 2009

I Think I Have A Plan

I decided to just start doing Hal Higdon's novice plan for the next three weeks to start with. After I see how that goes I'll decide whether to do the novice or the intermediate.

I was supposed to do 3 easy miles at the gym last night. I did 1.5 really easily (5.8 mph), then did some intervals at 8mph (for .25) for the rest of the mileage. While overall, I was tired (boo to being sick), I did it and I'm glad I did! Then I did some stretching and abs and legs. One exciting outcome was I could pretty easily touch my toes with my legs stretched out together. I am one of the least flexible people so this is quite a feat for myself!

Today is a rest day; it is also T and my 8mo anniversary. We are going to dinner tonight then off to a little winery town nearby to see some of his family this weekend. The weekend long run is supposed to be 6 miles...

Wish me luck

Thursday, March 12, 2009


So I found this blog from this woman about my age back in my beloved San Francisco area Cali (oh how I miss thee)


She has an awesome and intense running plan and I only hope I can get that consistant!

Going to the gym after work today... going to move into it slowly since I've been (make that: am) sick, but I need to MOVE!

Since T and I fell off the inital plan, I need to replan. A friend recommended Hal Higdon's plans which are 18 weeks. We have about 21 weeks left. I am going to come up with a Get Ready For Hal 3 week plan and pick which of Hal Higdon's plans would be best.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Making Progress

So Saturday I dragged myself to the gym in a slightly grumpy mood.  However, when I'm grumpy I'm often stubborn.  Determine to prove myself, I settling in a 6mph on the treadmill and began to watch Iron Chef America.  It was quite a good one and I lasted the whole show!  That's right... I did 6 miles in 59 minutes.

It sucked at the end, and I am completely aware that I still have 20.2 miles to go!  But that's now my furthest run of the training...

Now I just have to keep up with it!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Still going... almost strong!

Firstly, I apoligize for the delays between posts. This weekend was a computer free weekend which was really nice actually.

Saturday I dragged myself to the gym and actually had a great run. I did 5.05 miles in 45 minutes on the treadmill. The first mile was at a 6mph pace, the next 1.5 was 6.5, the next 1.5 was 7.0, then the last mile started at 7.5 and went to 8 at the very very end.

It was hard, but it felt fantastic!!! I have also started strength training a lot more. T and I went and got massages yesterday and his lady gave him some great stretching tips since both of us have really tight calfs.

It's going to be a sleepy, but good week :-)