Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday already!

The weeks are flying by..and the Marathon is getting closer!  Today was supposed to be a 30 minute run but I decided to add a few more base building miles. Next week will be another long run, I plan to do 22 miles.

Today I ran out 4 miles, then turned around for a planned 8. On the way back, I saw a nice path that led to a trash can where I could drop my Gu packet, plus it was a nice up hill to get back on my original path. I figured this would add about 3/4 mile to my run. Unfortunately, somehow I turned off the timer and did not realize it so my run shows the original 8 miles planned.  Oh well, I know I went further and so do my legs!

Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Another one down. 50+ days to go!!

I had a beautiful run this morning.  I got up before the grandkids, tiptoed out the door and got three miles in before most of them woke up!

Even though my hamstring is still tight, this was a nice easy run. I felt relaxed and strong.

I hope you are having a fantastic day,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Time to catch up and add some of my training runs.

It has been quite a while since I have posted a training run. The summer is flying by,  I just seem to run out of Day at the end of the hours and my blogs have suffered the most. I have a few minutes before the GrandKiddo's come over so I will post a few of my runs.

This was my long run last Thursday.  I was very discouraged with my pace and I just ran out of energy by mile 14.

Since I did not complete 21, like planned, I went to another park and walked 3 miles.

The next run is from last Sunday morning. Although I was a little sore from Thursday's run,  this run felt much better.

I hope your week is going well!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Two more runs down...two more months until the marathon

Another training recap.

I started this blog to show my grandkids how with hard work,  and perseverance, anyone can accomplish a dream.  If their Nana can run a marathon, they can set their sites high and achieve their goals. All days will not be perfect but if they always remember...All Days Are Good, Just Some Are Better Than Others.. they will keep life into perspective.

All Run's Are Good.....

Saturday's run was good, I was out there but my legs were sluggish. I just marked it off as a run completed and focused on the next.

Some Are Just Better Than Other's.........

Today was much better,  my legs felt stronger and I tried to up the pace a little.  I don't think I will ever run in the 10's like I did 2 years ago but I am happy where I am right now!