Detroit Half W8D2

40 minute tempo run on the schedule today. 

During my warm up, I was really not feeling this run at all. It was cold and I felt tired and didn’t want to do it. After my warm up mile, I started to increase my pace. I didn’t feel any better so I thought this was going to be a slower tempo run. 

But I kept going and about half way into my second mile, I started to feel much better. Not sure what changed, but I was able to just keep pushing and hit pretty close to my desired pace. Not what I was expecting to happen on this run, I thought I’d be much slower, so I’m very happy with these results! :) 

Happy Tuesday!! :)

Detroit Half W8D2

40 minute tempo run on the schedule today.

During my warm up, I was really not feeling this run at all. It was cold and I felt tired and didn’t want to do it. After my warm up mile, I started to increase my pace. I didn’t feel any better so I thought this was going to be a slower tempo run.

But I kept going and about half way into my second mile, I started to feel much better. Not sure what changed, but I was able to just keep pushing and hit pretty close to my desired pace. Not what I was expecting to happen on this run, I thought I’d be much slower, so I’m very happy with these results! :)

Happy Tuesday!! :)

mrcarlosbc

Anonymous asked:

How do I fall back in love with running?

peanutbuttarunna answered:

Whenever I don’t feel like running, I read this quote:

'When you walk, one foot is always on the ground. When you run, most of the time you are actually airborne. For example: a 6-foot-tall runner with feet about 1 foot long was found to take 1,250 steps while running 8-minute miles. Thus, while covering 1 mile—5,280 feet—he was in touch with the ground for 1,250 feet and airborne for 4,030 feet.

Put another way, he was in the air for 76% of the time. So don’t think of it as a 10-mile run. Think of it as 7 miles of flying.’

:) x

Detroit Half W8D1 

I mentally kicked myself all weekend for not running on Friday. I hate that I just didn’t do it. But I decided today that instead of continuing to kick myself, I was just going to get back on track. I wasn’t going to do my missed long run, I was just going to do what’s on the schedule. I can’t do anything about what’s already passed. I had a bad weekend, it happens. I just have to keep pushing and finish this training strong! 

So these 4.5 miles today went good! The weather was cool, but I over dressed a little expecting it to be colder. But I felt strong and just cruised along for these miles :) 

Happy Monday!!

Detroit Half W8D1 

I mentally kicked myself all weekend for not running on Friday. I hate that I just didn’t do it. But I decided today that instead of continuing to kick myself, I was just going to get back on track. I wasn’t going to do my missed long run, I was just going to do what’s on the schedule. I can’t do anything about what’s already passed. I had a bad weekend, it happens. I just have to keep pushing and finish this training strong!

So these 4.5 miles today went good! The weather was cool, but I over dressed a little expecting it to be colder. But I felt strong and just cruised along for these miles :)

Happy Monday!!

Zoo 5K!

This run went really well! I felt really strong for almost the whole time (except the last half mile where I thought I was going to vom everywhere haha) and it was just a very enjoyable race :) My mom also kicked butt and had an awesome pace for the whole run! I was VERY proud of her!

For the last 0.3 miles of the course, they funneled us all onto a side walk (two people wide) which I think slowed me down at the end because I didn’t have a clear path to just keep running, I kind of had to run behind people. So that was kind of annoying. But what can you do!

But, I’m just gonna call this a PR anyway! I felt awesome on the run and felt really strong and actually pretty comfortable at the pace I was going. It really gave me a good confidence boost that I wasn’t dying running at the pace I was at.

Overall I did really enjoy this run though! We got free access into the zoo after and it wasn’t open yet, so it was just all the runners and it made it so much easier to see the animals and it was just less crowded overall. Got to see all my favorite big cats :)

To summarize this 5K: lots of fun and a really well set up race!

PS I decided to not run the 10k as well, basically because I didn’t want my mom to have to wait an hour for me to finish it after the 5k. I’m just going to do a long run tomorrow :)

Bike ride with Scott and my dad was today. It was interesting haha

It was cold and veryyyy windy. Not good bike riding conditions. To top it all off, the course was very poorly marked and we ended up being on the wrong route and had to circle back and it was just annoying. Ended up doing 35 miles. Not a big deal, but frustrating. I feel like route marking should be the most important part of a ride and they really dropped the ball on it. And we weren’t the only ones that got mixed up, we ran into a lot of people who were too. 

But we did get a free beer at the end (included in registration)! And it was still nice to be out doing something active with my dad and Scott. I fail at taking pictures, so this was the only one I had. 

5k (possibly 10k I’m gonna make a game time decision) in the morning. It’s gonna be a chilly one!

Bike ride with Scott and my dad was today. It was interesting haha

It was cold and veryyyy windy. Not good bike riding conditions. To top it all off, the course was very poorly marked and we ended up being on the wrong route and had to circle back and it was just annoying. Ended up doing 35 miles. Not a big deal, but frustrating. I feel like route marking should be the most important part of a ride and they really dropped the ball on it. And we weren’t the only ones that got mixed up, we ran into a lot of people who were too.

But we did get a free beer at the end (included in registration)! And it was still nice to be out doing something active with my dad and Scott. I fail at taking pictures, so this was the only one I had.

5k (possibly 10k I’m gonna make a game time decision) in the morning. It’s gonna be a chilly one!

I need opinions!

Today I had a 5 mile run scheduled, but I decided not to do it because I’m doing a 30 mile bike ride tomorrow and thought that would be a good substitute.

I’m running a 5k on Sunday, so that means only 3.1 miles running for the weekend, which is usually when I do my long runs.

My question is: there’s an option to run a 10k after the 5k on Saturday. Should I do that and use that as my long run? Or do my long run on Monday? Or just not worry about the long distance since I’m biking 30 miles tomorrow?

I guess if you were in my position, what would you do? Thanks!!

Detroit Half W7D3 

3 easy miles today. My long run and speed work definitely caught up with me today. My legs felt like they were made of lead! It was not very enjoyable. But I got it done and I have a well deserved rest day tomorrow. 

When I was about a half mile away from home I saw a kitty out of the corner of my eye. So I stopped and it walked right over to me! It was so cute and  lovey and was meowing and rubbing against me. It had a collar on, but it was so comfortable outside I assumed it was an out door cat, we have a lot around us. But it was such a nice break :) 

Happy Wednesday!!

Detroit Half W7D3 

3 easy miles today. My long run and speed work definitely caught up with me today. My legs felt like they were made of lead! It was not very enjoyable. But I got it done and I have a well deserved rest day tomorrow.

When I was about a half mile away from home I saw a kitty out of the corner of my eye. So I stopped and it walked right over to me! It was so cute and lovey and was meowing and rubbing against me. It had a collar on, but it was so comfortable outside I assumed it was an out door cat, we have a lot around us. But it was such a nice break :)

Happy Wednesday!!