Tracy | 23 | Runner, sabre fencer, and volleyball player. Currently training for my first marathon in 2015 and embarking on a "2014: Kick Ass...Everyday" journey!

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Which marathon would you like to do?

I’m currently training for the Disney Marathon, and as of right now that’s the only marathon I’m interested in doing!

MARATHON TRAINING: W5D1

See above for the derpiest of all selfies.

I almost reset my alarm this morning after tapping snooze a few times, but the breeze through my open window felt cool and inviting, so I tumbled out of bed and a few minutes later found myself running. The temperature hovered around the low 60s and reminded me of an October morning. The summer has been relatively kind to us; I only hope this weather lingers late into the fall.

I did my 5K and felt great throughout, save a brief encounter with a side stitch around mile one. Nothing remarkable to report. When I got back, I did a weight routine for ten minutes and got ready for work. Another busy day ahead…but hopefully a good kind!

Have a terrific Tuesday, y’all.

The stats: 3.1 mi. in 29:10 mins.

P.S.
I “drained” my legs last night for five minutes and it felt awesome. Wish I had remembered to do that after today’s run…but I think I’ll do it again when I get home. Still a little grossed out by the phrasing though!

Monday, July 28, 2014

10 Tips to Run Better and Recover Faster

I should do #8 more often; “draining your legs” sounds gross, but I bet it feels great after!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

MARATHON TRAINING: W4D3

Nothing like a downpour to make you feel alive. The weather prediction promised scattered thundershowers all day, and of course it delivered during my run. Since I ran 5 miles on Thursday, I decided to keep it shorter with 3 miles today (especially given that the humidity was almost 90%).

The first half of the run went well, but after that, not only did I get a horrible side stitch that stabbed at me for the rest of the run, but the heavens also opened up and drenched me. Thankfully, the downpour passed after a few minutes, but I was soaked from swear and rain for the rest of the run. I went a little slower than I wanted, but I had to take some walking breaks due to the side stitch. Yikes. At least my arch didn’t hurt?

The stats: 3.1 mi. in 31:13 mins.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

MARATHON TRAINING: W4D2

Went for a run after work and got in 5 miles!! Feeling pumped — nothing hurt and I felt well-hydrated and strong. I hope my long run this weekend feels just as good; if yes, perhaps I can push it to a 10k.

Now I’m kicking back with this new beer that my oldest brother brought back from Indiana. Yum. Happy almost weekend!

The stats: 5 mi. in 48 mins.

Monday, July 21, 2014
MARATHON TRAINING: W4D1
My nails match my Clif Bar! Talk about brand loyalty…or a funny coincidence.
Got in an easy 5K run this morning, and despite my muscles feeling heavy and asleep for most of the run, I’m glad I did it. I need to figure out a new running route for the morning, though; I had to run back and forth a few times and it got rather repetitive.
For the rest of the week, my plan is to run either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday, with a long run on Saturday or Sunday morning. I’m getting back into a regular running groove, but I need to commit to the long weekend runs, so no excuses!
The stats: 3.1 mi. in 30:10 mins.

MARATHON TRAINING: W4D1

My nails match my Clif Bar! Talk about brand loyalty…or a funny coincidence.

Got in an easy 5K run this morning, and despite my muscles feeling heavy and asleep for most of the run, I’m glad I did it. I need to figure out a new running route for the morning, though; I had to run back and forth a few times and it got rather repetitive.

For the rest of the week, my plan is to run either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday, with a long run on Saturday or Sunday morning. I’m getting back into a regular running groove, but I need to commit to the long weekend runs, so no excuses!

The stats: 3.1 mi. in 30:10 mins.

Friday, July 18, 2014

MARATHON TRAINING: W3D3

Major kudos to those of you who run wearing glasses. I cannot do it — at least not with this pair. I snuck in a quick one mile run and some weights work — felt great! Now I’m off to eat an excessive amount of Dominos pizza with my BFF. Happy Friday!

The stats: 1 mi. in 8:49 mins.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MARATHON TRAINING: W3D2

Beautiful, sunny, and chilly (!!!) run this morning. I took it relatively easy and tried to increase my pace with each mile. No arch pain to report, but my form felt goofy; I caught a glimpse of my reflection as I passed a building and laughed for a good half of a mile.

The stats: 3.1 mi. in 28:51 mins.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Potential Fall Half Marathon?

Thinking about postponing tonight’s run until the morning since my stomach has felt blehhh all day and the weather’s supposed to be nice tomorrow. I’d like to still run on Friday and then do my long run on Sunday (presuming the weather holds up — if not, Saturday it is).

Also thinking about signing up for the Hartford Half Marathon this fall. Never too early to start thinking about the next race! I’ve only done the Marathon Relay, but I have to say that the course was beautiful — and, hello, the beer post-race didn’t hurt either! Anyone else thinking of running it?

If You Can't Stand the Heat, Try Nude Racing

fatman2fitman:

So this is a thing.

It’s sorta like an upgrade from college streaking.

 
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