This Week in Running…

Ok, so it has been about awhile since I have been into distance running.  As I mentioned here, we are marathon training again.  Our actual training schedule starts 6/12/11, but we are building up the mileage already in anticipation of what lies ahead.  This week brought;

Total mileage: 45 miles
Long run: 10 miles

Not getting into tempo runs or speed work yet, just focusing on mileage.  I did sneak in some Yasso 800’s last week, out of shear boredom.  If you aren’t familiar with them, google it.  They are simple, painful, and quite effective in shaving minutes off of one’s marathon time.  As far as hill work goes, I moved to southern Indiana, where every run is inherently a hill workout.

One of my favorite things ever is running with my doggies.  They can tell when I am getting ready to hit the pavement in the mornings.  They follow me around, each hoping  I will choose him to accompany me.  Guess who I picked today…

This pic is the entire reason for this post!

Marathon Training Again!

So, I have been ignoring my blog over the past couple of weeks.  Lots going on here.  We are training for another full marathon.  Crazy.  Yep.  I know.  I can’t help it, though.  I love love love distance running.  I have gotten away from it over the past year or so, and I forgot how fulfilling it is.  Fulfilling, and tiring!  That, combined with the fact that I am busy making pendants for an upcoming show in July, makes me less adamant about posting.  I promise to keep Thrifty Thursdays going during all of this, and to keep in touch when I can!

I encourage everyone who will listen to incorporate running into your life.  It doesn’t matter where you are in terms of fitness.  Just start there.  My two favorite resources for training tips and all things running are Cool Running and Runner’s World.  For marathon training schedules, I use Hal Higdon’s site, where there are free plans for everyone from novice to advanced runners.  If you have any running questions, please ask me.  It is one of my favorite topics!

Hop hop hop…

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A Few Blog Free Days…

We are visiting Indy this weekend for a concert tonight, a half marathon tomorrow, and visiting with friends from our old stomping grounds. I am going to pace John to beat his half marathon record (that is the plan, anyway). He can do it, I am hoping I can. Bit of a cold hanging on, but the race environment always seems to cure any ails.

Indianapolis Half Marathon link here. It is a gorgeous course, peak fall, around Ft. Ben and surrounding areas. This is where we ran our first full marathon a few years back…
As for the concert… I will let this video speak for itself!

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