1,113 total running miles
1,428 total miles (includes biking, swimming and walking)
1,861 total total miles, 2010 included!
Miles by the month:
The fastest and the farthest:
"That kind of discrepancy, of course, plays havoc with your training. The pace calculated by the watch is much too slow, and the run becomes an exercise in frustration."
"When race day seems an eternity away it is sometimes difficult to rally the mental focus necessary to get back into the swing of things.I'm in the second week of two weeks off and I must attest, it is difficult. The worst part was getting an email back from my pace coach advising that my first "long run" should be 4 miles. 4!!
"Then upon coming back, who among us hasn’t cursed about an “easy” 4-miler never feeling harder? There are both mental and physical components to address in order to ensure you are fresh, restored, and then ready to rededicate yourself to the upcoming season."
|Run DMC and friends at the Buckeye Classic.|
|Me and running buddy Karl showing off our |
marathon medals at Brews.
I'll do an official photo post soon!!
|Facebook post from Monday 10/24.|
"Here's what killed my confidence... I'm ashamed to say it but I dropped the ball on my training."So, yea, totally dropped the ball on my training -- and I don't have a move to blame it on this time.
|This race has the best medals, made by school kids!|
"She's too young to run much; I know I need to give her time to grow and mature. But she gets me out the door, even if it's just for walks. With freedom to choose, I will choose to lie in bed and work--or read novels--all day. Helen reminds me that we both inhabit physical bodies that need exercise and she reminds me, too, that working in spurts is more productive than long slogs.
"We go to a dog park with a half mile dirt track around the perimeter. There I do interval workouts while Helen dashes off to play with her friends. We both end up dog-tired.
"As she ages and is able to go longer, I will push myself to keep up with her. I have found, finally, the perfect companion and training partner."
|"Does this work? Is it working? Is she reaching for the cookies yet"?|
"Mentally I'm feeling great, race day is approaching very quickly and getting past 20 was a huge confidence-boost for the 26.2...
"...After the water stop at Mile 16 I dropped back with another girl in our group and we fell back to about an 11:30 pace. Two others that started early with us also ended up dropping back and we did our last three miles very slowly. We were all really hurting. It was a struggle to keep conversation going just to pass the time.
"But that's ok, we got the time on our feet in, we did it, that's all that matters. And, when we got back to the school, there were all kinds of wonderful supportive people there to greet us."The dynamics of the runs were the same too, in the sense that they came after really, really rough weeks.
|Setting up in the dark. Kim Villena I stole this from you!|