Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Have Time...Will Run!

This week I have flipped my training schedule upside down.  Why you say?  Well while these two cuties...
are having a blast with their cousins and grandparents, I decided to do my long run Monday and then proceed with my plan for the week!  And what a coincidence it was since I had 13 on the plan and Jill and Jen's Virtual Half is going on this month!!!

So after work....yes teachers do work in the summer...I laced up my Sauconys and headed out for a half!  I was happy that I did this because I was able to see where my weaknesses are in my long runs and where I need to work more so that I feel strong and confident in September for ZOOMA Cape Cod!  Here are some thoughts along the way!
  • Roads are WAY more crowded at 2pm than they are at 6am....and drivers are both paying attention less and less likely to give you some space!
  • I need to go back to my Saucony Rides for my long runs.  I LOVE the Kinvaras but the toe box is a little more narrow which doesn't bother me on shorter runs (under 10 miles) but kills my toes on longer ones.
  • I need to start dropping lbs with a quickness...I am on my way but I know with more lbs lost I will be faster
  • My body tends to warm up after 3 miles....I can almost know exactly when I hit that 3 mile mark everything just relaxes.
  • Later miles for me are where I need to work...more to come on that this week!
  • Listening to Dimity talk about her "IronMother" swim in cold water on their AMR podcast makes me jealous while my face is melting!
I was happy I was able to get a half in and in a not awful time of 2:06 but even more I am glad that I was able to see where my weakness are...not that it surprised me!  I got home...actually ran a mile on the mill since my loop was only 12...downed a bottle of Nuun...and one of these guys.
It was more watery than GU but did the trick (giveaway coming next week).  Then hubs and I went out for some Mexican!  Nothing like running a half and then stuffing your face with guac!


  1. Super impressed with getting 13 in on a Monday! Way to go Nancy!

  2. I'm impressed that you ran another mile on the treadmill to complete the 13 - I probably would have just called it good with 12!!

  3. Good job Nancy! I'm sure you'll be more than ready for ZOOMA!

  4. Way to take advantage of the schedule! I have a hard time motivating at that time of the day so I am impressed you could go out and run that far in mid-afternoon!

  5. Nice work! Way to get through your run in the heat:)