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Half Marathon Training Week Five (7/6/2010) 3 Easy miles

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Ya, I can run faster but I choose to ~TRAIN TO RACE NOT RACE TO TRAIN~

Today's stats:

74 degrees
wind SW 8 MPH
91% humidity
71F dewpoint (ack for being 5am)

3 mile Easy Run
13:29 ap

Time 39:13
13:04 AP
238 cals burned
152 av bpm HR
170 max bpm HR

1) 12:49 (168)
2) 12:54 (141
3) 13:29 (146)

Shoe mileage: 261 miles

Today was such an easy peasey run even though it was like 1000% humidity. I did not stop once and that is getting easier and easier. My Gymboss is starting to feel ignored although it will be a long time before I can run straight through past 4 miles but it will come. I will always use my interval running for long endurance races though. Its just a smart thing to do for me as I am in my early 50's and I don't wish to get a running injury. I would not be happy.

Today is supposed to be the opening for 2011 Disney Princess Half Marathon registration and as of a few minutes ago it was not available yet. As soon as it is...I am on it! Even though I have not run my first HM yet, I am so confident that I will finish it that I am willing to plunk down the $$$ for the Princess HM. I am THAT determined, folks!

Feeling happy, sassy and STRONG!

My next run will be speedwork at the track Thursday and Kelley did not disclose what we will be doing. I am scared LOL. I will be going my running ST tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.

Until then...


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    I just wanted you to know I am continuing to follow your blog. Congrats on your training. It sounds like you are doing FANTASTIC!! I love your upbeat spirit.
    3934 days ago
    ugh, this humidity is insane! Funny you should post about the intervals, I feel the very same way. I plan to mostly do 5ks this summer and Id like to not do intervals, anything longer I will. Great Job!!
    3934 days ago
    Wow, so a week ago you were getting attitude about the Quad Cities Half, and today you are making Disney reservations. I guess you turned that one around quickly.

    3934 days ago
    Looking SO good, and having fun too! What more could you ask for?
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    3935 days ago
    Woohoo for Disney!!!!!!!!!
    3935 days ago
    You are doing fantastic. Keep up the good work, and perhaps when I get my a#$ in gear we will run the Princess together.
    3935 days ago
  • TIGGER622
    how exciting!!! cant wait to hear that you are registered and ready to go! you are going to do great!!!!
    3935 days ago
    Registration is NOW OPEN!!!
    Didya take the plunge??? Woooohoooooooo! This is so exciting! I hope that I'll be able to follow suit in a couple of months, once I know what my client is doing with their project over that weekend! (Grrrrr...Disney, did I mention that I'm still mad at them for moving the date to earlier??)

    Sounds like you did great with your run. I have to admit that there's some sense of accomplishment I get from running a certain amount of miles without stopping. But ESPECIALLY in summer heat I still kinda like my walk breaks because they give me a chance to drink water without sloshing it all over myself! Good luck with your speedwork on Thursday!

    3935 days ago
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