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Quick Update

I have SO much to catch you all up on. I just wanted to send a quick message out that I am alive and well and most certainly NOT pregnant. That seems to be a trend right now when bloggers take a little bit of a break. Haha

I went. I saw. I conquered Rock N Roll San Diego half. While I didn’t have any goals in mind for this race, I was slightly disappointed with my performance. More to come on that. I still had an amazing time and I ran my heart out. I was about 4 minutes shy of a PR and wayyyy too far off the elusive sub 2:30 half that I have had my eyes set on for 2 years now.

All is good though, my time be damned. It was seriously a blast being with family and seeing friends. I even ran into one of my favorite Nuunies, Kim, at the expo. And I saw my fellow NuunKOTB-er, Holly, at the airport! It was great catching up with both of them!

Oh! And I managed to get my favorite race pic to date:

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Don’t worry, race picture stealing police. I will be buying this one within the next week! 🙂

Hubs also managed to capture a pic of me coming into the finish line!

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So glad I went back this year.

Also, Saturday is Rock n Roll Seattle! If anyone is running it, we are gonna do a big group shot at corral 7 at 6:40 am. It was so much fun last year having so many bloggers come in from out of town. While that isn’t happening as much this year, there is still a big group of us doing it.

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[Last year’s pre race pic]

So what are my goals for this race? To finish without feeling like I’m going to puke. Ya, that definitely happened at RnR SD. It sucked.

As far as time goals go, I don’t necessarily have any. I want to finish right around 2:45. I mostly plan on running by feel. I want to feel like it’s okay to stop to take pics if I see something pretty. Or to feel like it’s okay to walk up the huge ass hill at mile 5.5. It is a Beautiful course and I really just want to take it all in.

Anyways, that’s my short lil catch up. I promise I have lots to go into detail with soon!

Who’s running RnR Sea this weekend? Come meet at Corral 7 at 6:40!! 🙂

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RnR San Diego Training: Week 8 & 9

I’m a bit behind on my weekly training recaps, so I decided to combine weeks 8 & 9 into one post. So far, my training is by far the most consistent that I have ever had. Let’s hope that translates well on race day. 🙂

Week 8:
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 5x800s for a total of 4.6 miles
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 2.5 mile easy run (shins bothered me a little bit, so I took it easy on them)
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 10.03 mile long run along Alki with bloggy friends
Sunday: Rest

Total of 17.13 miles. Not too shabby at all.

Week 9:
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest (personal things made me change my schedule)
Wednesday: Ran 8x400s for total of 3.13 miles; Biked 6 miles in 26:07
Thursday: rest
Friday: Ran 4.02 miles. 4th mile ran in 9:37 (I was feeling inspired thanks to Paula)
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Walked in the SUN with hubs
Monday: 11.01 mile long run

Total of 18.16 miles ran for week 9. I had some stuff come up on Tuesday that caused me to completely shift my whole schedule around. It ended up working out well, but I had to do my long run after work on Monday. While 11 miles after work doesn’t sound like the most appealing thing in the world, it ended up being pretty decent.

I took several short breaks during my 11 mile long run because I was in the middle of cooking dinner. Also, at mile 7, I started getting pretty nauseous. I reflected on what I ate through the day and I realized that I did not consume nearly enough calories to sustain me through a long run. I ate dinner and was able to finish up the last 4 miles nice and strong after I got some food in my belly. It just goes to show how important it is to fuel your body right.

I have one more long run to complete this weekend. After I get my 12 miler in, the taper starts. I can’t believe I am 17 days away from running my 4th half mary. This training cycle has absolutely FLOWN by. Last year, I did a 10 week long training cycle. By the end of week 10, I had only ran 103.18 miles. This year, at the end of week 9, I have 124.54 miles under my belt. Yes, I’d say this has been some of my best training yet! Things have come up here and there, but I have tried my best to get my miles in.

 

How do you handle shifting your schedule around when other priorities in life come up?

 

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RnR San Diego Training: Week 7

I just want to start by saying YOU GUYS FREAKING ROCK!!! More on that later….

 

For the most part, last week was absolutely STELLAR when it comes to my training. That is, until my long run flops that you can read about here. This is how it went down:

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Ran 4 miles (3×1 mile repeats, finished up til I hit 4 miles even) in 41:29 (10:22 pace), Biked 1 cool down mile
Wednesday: Biked 14.6 miles in 1 hour
Thursday: Ran 3.07 miles in 34:51 (11:21 pace)
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 3 miles in 35:11 (LR flop #1 – 11:44 pace)
Sunday: 5 miles in 59:36 (LR flop #2 – 11:55 pace)

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Total Mileage for week 7: 15 miles Ran and 15.6 miles biked

You can even tell in the pacing that my body was just not cooperating with me this weekend…

Thanks so much for all of our kind words on my last post. You guys are giving me the confidence that I CAN do this even if I have had a few bonked long runs. My training plan calls for 6 miles on Thursday and 10 this weekend, so I think I am just going to stick to my plan and not stress so much. The more I stress about it, the more pressure it puts on me, and the bigger chance there is of my stomach not cooperating. I need to remember that if I have to adjust my goals, it is NOT the end of the world. I just need to go out there and have fun. Plus, I will be running half of my LR with people this week which automatically makes it 49835793845 times more awesome.

OH and this week also calls for some Yasso 800s! I have never done them before, so I am kind of REALLY excited about it. That will be on Tuesday.

In totally unrelated news, my lulu top came in the mail!!!! I am SO glad I ordered the size I did. I ALMOST ordered an 8 because that was a Medium, but I ended up ordering a 6. ANY bigger and it would have been too big. VICTORYYYYYYY!

Johnny Drama, anyone?

So, all in all, not a bad week. I am SO looking forward to long run redemption on Saturday, though!

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RnR SD Training: Week 6

Tonights workout:
Ran 4 miles ( including 3×1 mile repeats that were all in the 9’s pace!)
Biked 1 mile in 4:58 – nice and easy cool down from my run

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Another week is down in my half marathon training. Last week was less than stellar but I am already redeeming myself this week. There is no more time to waste with the race around the corner! Here’s how my training went down last week:

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 4 miles including 3×1 mile repeats
Wednesday: Ab work for cross training
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 6.11 mile long run

What’s with all those rest days, you might ask? Last week was an insane week at work that left me with a massive tension headache for several days straight. When I get tension headaches, Advil does NOT help. I even had to work from home on Friday because it was so bad. Ick.

Anyways, it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL in Seattle this weekend. 70s and sunny skies. GORG!!

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[Hubs and I at the space needle 50th anniversary!]

I decided to start my long run as late as possible on Sunday, because that would be when it is the hottest out. No, I am not a masochist. I just wanted to get the conditions to closely resemble RnR San Diego. Last year it was HOT at mile 8. Spectators were even handing out ice! So, I felt like I needed a hot long run.

One thing is for sure, I have officially acclimated to Seattle temps!

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It was 73 degrees out and holy hell that was the hardest run ever. I was dyingggg and I was going SO slowww! I purposefully ran hills, which didn’t make it any easier. I got 6.11 miles down and called it quits. Brutal.

Anyways, another week down! Almost there!!

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