A deer, an unleashed dog, and a sprained ankle

Sunday: 5.24 mile trail run Monday: 6 mile easy run Tuesday: slept in, just went to afternoon pilates class Wednesday: 5 mile tempo run – 1 mi warmup,¬† 3 @ tempo, 1 mi cooldown Thursday: 10 min erg warmup, then arms and core workout Friday: 2 miles easy Saturday: off Sunday: 8 mile long run […]

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Weeks Ten, Eleven and Twelve: the final push and taper

I got behind again, I know: forgive me. I really have no excuses. Week 10: Monday: 50 min. easy cycling Tuesday: Plan – 1.25 mile warmup; 4×1600 @ 7:37-7:48 with 800m jog rests; 1.25 mi cooldown (total: 8 miles) Actual: 1.25 mile warmup with Nerdy Boyfriend, then ran easy another 2.75ish, and walked about 2.5-3 […]

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Week Nine: Carbo under-loading and a cranky IT band

Monday: 10 min. erg warmup; arms/abs workout Tuesday: accidental day off (also skipped pilates because teacher I don’t like was subbing) Wednesday: a.m. 50 min. easy bike; p.m. easy 3 miles in the afternoon – accidentally done at goal half-marathon pace. Oops Thursday: 6 mile tempo run: 1 mile warmup; 4 @ 8:15-8:20; 1 mile […]

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Week Four: Easy three…again?

Monday: 50 minutes stationary bike (low resistance, high RPM) Tuesday: Easy 3 miles; pilates/yoga fusion Wednesday: Arms/abs workout: dumbbell press (upped weight to two-20 lbs); tricep extensions; bicep curls; bent over rows (20 lbs); tricep push ups; medicine ball push ups; military press; Russian twists; bird dogs; planks Thursday: Easy 3 miles Friday: Leg workout […]

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IT band crankiness and a rave run

In the grand scheme of things, I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to injuries. Other than a few bad spills¬† (including a giant gash on my right elbow that took a good couple weeks to fully heel and is now an ugly scar) and mildly rolled ankles, I have yet (I say YET so […]

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