San Fran part 2 – Race Day 2

San Fran part 2 - Race Day
After we met with the team Saturday night, it was off to bed. Luckily we were still on Nebraska time, so it made it easier to go to bed early.  4:30 wake up call! We made arrangements on Saturday to have a microwave and bowls delivered so I could make my usual pre-run breakfast (as ...

Almost time!

Almost time!
Life got a little crazy on me the last few weeks and I’ve been out of town more in the last 2 weeks than in a long time. First for work for a few days. Then last weekend we went to the Husker game at Purdue.  It was Eric’s first away game.  Great time!   ...

Weekly Training Recap 9 weeks out

Weekly Training Recap 9 weeks out
It’s 9 weeks from yesterday for my race….so does that make last week 9 weeks out or this week? Monday – Strength and yoga Tuesday – Bike ride with kids Wednesday – 3.5 mile run, and yoga Thursday – Strength Friday – walk Saturday – 10 mile hill run! Better at keeping track and adding ...

Recommitment Day 1

Recommitment Day
Friday was recommitment day for my Team in Training Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco.  It’s where we have to commit to raising the rest of the funds if we haven’t met our goal yet.   It was a bittersweet day.  I started this adventure with a team mate.  I don’t know if I would ...

Training Recap and Sweating Pink

Training Recap and Sweating Pink
Last weeks training: Monday – RT:  pushups, pullup, and kettlebell swings Tuesday – 3 mile run Thursday – 35 minute sprint treadmill session Saturday – 8 mile run!  Longest run to date!  I was so pumped all day.  I never thought I’d be running that far!   I was a little tired, and one knee was ...

Lacing 3

Lacing
I went out for a quick run this morning.  Friday’s aren’t a regularly scheduled running day in prep for the longer day on Saturday.  6 miles with heat, hills, and  humidity….can’t wait!!  (that’s tomorrow, NOT my quick one for today!) I took back my Brooks Ghosts because my toes were falling asleep.  I walked out ...

Sprints 2

I got up yesterday morning too!   My dog, Bailey, is loving it! I even added some sprints to my run.  I did 4 sets, nothing strategic, just as fast as I could for as long as I could (which wasn’t very long), then I slowed down to recover and did it again.  My legs ...

More gear!

Oh this running stuff is starting to add up….and I keep wanting more! We had a gear clinic the other week for Team in Training.  What!?  More stuff I need? Body glide – for chafing.   I don’t really think I need to say more than that.  I don’t have any personal experience with it ...

My first 10k!

This morning I ran my first 10k!  A group of us from work participated in a charity run.  4 of us did the 10k and 3 did a 3k. It was a chilly start for the 1st day of June in Nebraska.  I was cold to start, but quickly warmed up and shed my jacket. ...

Training

I’ve really been struggling lately with my stomach bothering me when I run.  I’ve ran 30 minutes after dinner, in the morning, before dinner.  I haven’t quite been able to find the right time.  I didn’t quite get my 3 miles in yesterday  because I had stomach pains.   I’m not sure if it’s my ...