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Tuesday Musings.....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I'm slowly catching up - home seems to be in order, now to Spark. I have not been good about keeping up with my teams since I left for vacation. It was so sudden, that I didn't even post that I was going - so it just seems like I disappeared. Bad me.

With all of the running I have been doing, my brother has decided that I am running the Portsmouth Half Marathon with him. It is 14 weeks away, so I have plenty of time for proper training....so why not. I have to sign up by the end of the month for the cheap price....so here I go.

I'm very nervous, but have been living through two sparkfriends who are training for 1/2's this month and I have been very jealous - so no more green eyed monster.....I've got to do it now.

I found a training plan that has me running 5 days a week - I have used that and planned my course...I'm shooting for 4 days a week, and Tuesday is going to be long run day. I can't have long run day be on a weekend, due to the kids baseball/hockey schedules....so Tuesday it is......so to work my plan, I started with long run day - but it was an easy long run day because I am at the beginning of the plan.

I had a 4 mile run today - and it felt wonderful. There was no sun, and the temp was only 70', so it was heavenly. I had mapped my route before I left - but I didn't plan on one of the streets being closed for work --- so I ended up having to run through a cemetary to get through - CREEPY.....I haven't ever done that before.

I finished 4.2 miles is 43 minutes. I was pretty please with my 10:19 average pace. The best part was that I got all 4.2 done running. No walking today. Don't know if I can keep that up - I would like to get so I can do 6 without walking and then work in the Galloway intervals from there...we'll see.....

I also watched a cute movie today as I had the house all to myself. My boys were off with my parents doing their birthday shopping (a new tradition was started this year - they went shopping with the parents and got to pick their gifts, then they went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch)....they had a blast, it was fun for my parents. I wasn't jealous until I heard about the cheesecake....the rats didn't even bring me a piece.

The movie was "Life as We Know It" Kathering Heigel and Josh Duhamel were in it - very cute movie....liked it a lot.

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  • PINKBEANBOO
    Yes! You've got to sign up. 14 weeks seems just right to get ready. You are going to do great in it.
    I just counted up 14 weeks & it falls around Thanksgiving. Yeah!

    3489 days ago
  • MJK0430
    Yes! Good for you!
    Does your plan increase every week by a mile? I'm doing my own training for a marathon in November and as of Sunday I did an 11 miler. It looks like I will have to increase some of them by 2 miles to get to 26 before November. Good Luck!
    3489 days ago
  • FUNKY5RED
    Wow, you are going to do a great job in the marathon! Our daughter just ran her first one and is now signing up for more. You will be fabulous!
    3489 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    So exciting that you're going to do a half marathon! WooHooo!
    3489 days ago
  • RUNNER4LIFE08
    emoticon for marathon training!!! You can do it!!!

    One piece of advice I can give you.... when I was training for my half I found that if you need a rest day, take it. I ended up hurting my hip because I was pushing myself too much. Don't take a chance with an injury.... take the rest day. Otherwise, enjoy the extra mileage! It is so rewarding to finish those 13.1 miles!
    3489 days ago
  • NATPLUMMER
    emoticon YAY for half marathon training!! Great run!!
    3489 days ago
  • JICASMOM
    YAHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOO Robin!!!! yay!!! I am doing the happy dance you are gonna run the half!!! I am so excited for you!!! Do the best you can with the 'training'... as you know, I am all over the place due to family and personal issues.... I can still keep up... enjoy it and don't let it take over you... YOU WILL FANTASTIC!!!!! So excited for you!

    What a great day. I love that tradition... and CF.... yum! Have a great night! xxJ
    3490 days ago
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