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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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    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
    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
    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
    emoticon YAY for half marathon training!! Great run!!
    3489 days ago
    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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