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First Fall Run October 4, 2012

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2 miles in the morning on 10/2. Approx 22 minutes. Not too bad of a time, but it sure didn’t feel good.


Sunday’s Long Run February 19, 2012

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Well, considering the 3 mile run felt bad today, I did it in about 34 minutes.  I was pleasantly surprised by that time 🙂

BTW – I did end up skipping the short run this past week :(.


Today’s Run February 13, 2012

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Today I did my long run that I was scheduled to do last night.  I didn’t feel good and it was WAY too cold for me anyway, so I ran on the treadmill this morning.

I finished 2.5 miles in just under 26 minutes.  Not the greatest, but better, so I’m happy with it.


Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday February 10, 2012

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Sunday’s Run:  2 miles in about 22 minutes.

Tuesday’s Run:  FREEZING 2 miles in about 22 minutes (did NOT feel good at all)

Thursday’s Run:  2.5 miles in about 30 minutes

All of these were done outside.  Not happy with the times, but I think I still may be ahead of where I was at this point in the schedule last year.  I’ll have to check.


Thursday’s Run February 3, 2012

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ImageFor anyone who noticed, I skipped my non-running training yesterday.  It was partially laziness and partly sore legs from C3’s music class.

Today I decided to bump up to 2.5 miles.  I also decided it was nice enough to run outside tonight 🙂

So without a treadmill or watch to pace me I finished 2.5 miles in less than 30 minutes.  I was hoping for 25 minutes, but considering that my route does involve a significant hill I pretty happy with that time for now.

Right now I’m thinking Sunday’s run will also be 2.5 miles.  We’ll see if the weather will help out so I can do it outside again.

On a side note . . .  I LOVE running through my new neighborhood (minus the dogs barking at me in the dark when I can’t see them before I hear them).


Official Training Start January 31, 2012

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Image     This week marks 8 weeks until race day.  So I start the whole training schedule today with a 2 mile run.  Did it!  2 miles in just under 20 minutes (on the treadmill).  I’m planning on increasing the length of the runs that are on my training schedule to see if I can decrease my time from last year.  I think it’s do-able 🙂


2012 Training Begins! January 26, 2012

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As promised in my prior blog note, I DID run 2 miles on January 4th, however that’s been it until this week 😦

This week I started by running 2 miles in 23 minutes.  I took the two youngest over to my parents’ house to use their treadmill.  That worked pretty well after 10 minutes of trying to figure out how to start it!  I actually had done the correct think early on in the process, but for some reason it didn’t work – oh well.  I started at a 5mph pace and then sped up to 6mph the last half mile.  I felt pretty good about that.

Today I went over there again, but decided I’d try to maintain a 6mph pace.  I’ll be honest, that was mostly because Julie (my future sister-in-law) did 3 miles in 30 minutes the other day.  I don’t like being out-done (never mind she’s like 13 years younger than me)!  At the same time I know she’ll run the 8K faster than me, but for now the motivation is working 🙂  I finished 2 miles in under 20 minutes.  I was so ticked about having to be on the treadmill that the last 1/8 of a mile I sped it up to 7mph just so I could finish and get off of it quicker!  I made it though!  AND I’m still here to tell about it 😉

I have to look back at the blog from last year to see how much better I’m doing already, you can too if you’d like.  The “official” training schedule starts next week, but I hope to up some of the mileges or at least run them at a faster pace.