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 ...

Trying the treadmill 1

Trying the treadmill
I ran on the treadmill for the first time today….or maybe the first time since I’ve started training.  I’m sure somewhere in my past I’ve tried running on one before.  Can’t say I like it. I’m fighting a cold and I didn’t get up early to do a run before work.  And I wasn’t real ...

Shoes Continued 1

Shoes Continued
I think I found my shoe! I tried Brooks Ghost, Nike Pegasus, and Brooks PureFlow prior to what I have now.  Those are the ones I took home and kept for a week or so at a time. I decided to try the Mizuno Wave Riders on my own.  They fit the same category as ...

Weekly Training

Last week’s training consisted of 3 runs and a little resistance training. Tuesday 2.6 miles Thursday 4 miles Saturday 6 miles Wednesday I did some push-ups, pull-ups, and lunges. Prior to starting my training for the half, I had a pretty good routine going of RT, Kettlebells (swings mostly), and tabata training and was seeing ...

I cheated. 2

I cheated.
I ran 4 miles last night.  By myself.   I was at my parents house working on some stuff.  My kids were there and would stay while I ran.  I live close by, but I didn’t really want to go back and get her.  So I didn’t. But she knew.  I am not a shoe ...

Shoes and Lacing Part 3

Shoes and Lacing Part 3
I tried the lacing technique I mentioned in my last post.  Not really sure if it worked or not.  My toes felt better but the shoes were giving me some pain in my right arch.  Probably best to try a lacing technique after you’ve worn the shoes a little more to have a better comparison.  I ...

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 ...

Early Mornings and BBQ

Today was a special day.  I got up for a morning run without there being an outside reason to do so.  I’ve gone on a few morning group training runs and my 10k.  But today was the first day I did so without one of those reasons.  I am not a morning person.  I like ...

Group Training Saturday

Today was group training day. We went 4 miles around a nearby lake. It took 2 laps for the 4 miles. It’s a really nice limestone trail with nice scenery.  I am really enjoying our group training runs!  It’s really great getting to know everyone involved. I’m still undecided on my new Brooks Ghost shoes. ...