Starting Something

June 17, 2008 at 4:23 pm | Posted in Cross Training, marathon, running, Training | 5 Comments
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Well it’s been a busy week so far.

Sunday was a rest day. I just didn’t feel up to par after running Saturday.

Monday I did some serious lifting with my new workout DVD. I have the DVD from Bravo’s tv show Workout so that was fun. It is a really great DVD and all you need is hand weights. I couldn’t make it all the way through so that’s something to work towards.

Yesterday I also made a list of goal races. A few that made the list are the Disney Marathon, the OBX marathon, and the Charlotte Thunder Road marathon. I’m thinking about doing OBX as soon as next year. I love that area and that race is a must-do for me.

Also over the weekend I worked on my training plan. I’m starting to get a decent base built up so it’s about time to start training for something. I’m thinking the Richmond Half and then the Shamrock Full in Virginia Beach.

The races are 18 weeks apart so that would give me time to have a super-long marathon training…and allow a little wiggle room incase my stomach issues arise.

The plan supposedly will take effect the second weekend in July. This gives me almost a month to keep working on my base mileage. The half training plan I’m going to use is a 18 week plan as well so it’s going to be slow and steady. It’s the plan I used for my first race so there’s no reason it won’t work now. I got through that race injury free so I’m not going to fix what ain’t broken, so to speak. 🙂

It’s actually REALLY mild out today so I’m going to get my run in this afternoon after work. Tomorrow is run club so that works out well. However it looks like I’ll be working out with my personal trainer Thursday morning for the first time so…I’m probably going to be dead by Friday. Don’t expect an update. I’ll need to recover.

Haha, I hope it’s not that bad. 🙂

Well, I’m going to wrap things up here and work and head home to grab my running gear. I’ll probably do the 2 mile loop around the park and hopefully post the pictures of the park for you all!

Short n Sweet

May 28, 2008 at 8:43 pm | Posted in running | Leave a comment
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So I didn’t make it to my running group. I had a pet-sitting emergency come up and had to take care of that. By the time I had that dealt with it was freezing cold and raining so the shorts and t-shirt I had packed weren’t really proper running attire. There was no way I could get home and change and get to the store for the run.

So I worked out at home. I did some lunges and squats…some ab-work too on my stability ball.

I think the weather is supposed to be a little better tomorrow so I’m hoping to get a good run in.

Right now I’m watching my favorite show, Workout. I must admit this season isn’t near as good as the last two but I’m still a fan. It motivates me to keep working out.

Nothing else to really report so I’m gonna go ahead and wrap this one up.

We’ll hope for a running day tomorrow!

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