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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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

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.

Monday, July 14, 2014

MARATHON TRAINING: W3D1

Today’s run was almost ruined by the weather: I decided against doing an outside run this morning, and around 6 the sky looked rather ominous. My boss told me I should go straight home, but I decided to let the storm rage on (heh Frozen reference…) and pay the treadmill a visit in the meantime.

I warmed up with 100 jumping jacks and a 1 minute plank followed by weights. I then ran 3.1 miles and cooled down with more weights, a 1:30 minute plank, and stretching. Overall, the workout felt great and much needed.

Plan for the week is to run Wednesday and Friday, and then do a long run on Sunday. Here’s hoping the weather will be as nice as it was this past weekend when I visited Lake Compounce in CT (see the swings picture for proof)!

The stats: 3.1 mi. in 29:37 mins.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014

MARATHON TRAINING: W2D2

Waiting to run until this morning was the right call, even though I felt like I was sleeprunning for the first mile. The weather was perfect: cool, crisp, and hardly any sun (thank you, clouds!). The first mile, as I indicated, was a little rough; my right arch felt tight and I couldn’t find my pace. I took a few walking breaks to help ease my muscles into it, so my overall time was a bit slower than usual. Once I got to mile 2, however, I felt better and finished strong. It was so peaceful to run with virtually no one around and without music. As long as the weather remains this lovely, I think I’m going to push myself to do more outside runs in the morning.

Happy Friday!

The stats: 3.1 mi. in 31:22 mins

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Good luck with your training!

Thank you so much!!! :)

 
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