It’s Been a While

I’m not the type of person that can get on my blog and just write.  I tend to use my blog as a training log.  I know that most people will never read this, and those that do will probably skip right over it-and I’m ok with that.  I started this for me to track my journey into a healthier lifestyle.  With that being said, I see I haven’t posted since week 7 so here are my weeks 8, 9, 10 & 11.  You’ll see that not all my runs are runs.  Sometimes I walked, sometimes I biked, sometimes I was playing candy crush.  I’m working at finding my motivation and I’m looking forward to a nice slow 8 mile run tomorrow with one of my friends (fingers crossed we don’t get anymore snow!)

Week 11, Day 4

15.14 mi 03:22 13:21 pace

so that was pretty much the worst run ever. It started out hot as hell and went down hill from there–all my splits were slow and i find I lack motivation when I’m running by myself. I started cramping in my legs so bad I decided to cut my last two miles and go home and have some Gatorade.

1 11:47.7
2 12:03.1
3 12:24.3
4 14:01.6
5 13:13.3
6 13:28.8
7 12:39.2
8 15:00.6
9 13:12.5
10 13:24.1
11 14:38.0
12 13:37.4
13 14:54.3
14 15:44.0
15 16:55.8
16 2:19.0 (0.14)

79°
Feels like 79°
15 mph S wind
Humidity 32%

Week 11, Day 3

5.44 mi 00:59 10:49 pace

1 11:09.2
2 10:53.5
3 11:26.0
4 10:53.7
5 11:00.8
6 4:43.9 0.44

61°
Feels like 61°
11 mph SSW wind
Humidity 45%

Week 11, Day 2

4.91 mi 01:20 16:22 pace

Decided to go for a walk with Brian and we ended up at the zoo/conservatory. Looked at the flowers, seals, polar bears and had lunch! Not the run I was planning, but it was fun!

Week 11, Day 1

8.33 mi 01:39 11:55 pace

1 12:00
2 12:17
3 11:37
4 12:45
5 13:10
6 12:21
7 12:51
8 12:48
9 11:31 (0.34)

41°
Feels like 38°
5 mph ENE wind
Humidity 65%

Week 10, Day 3 and 4

These runs didn’t happen.  Sometimes life happens.  Between the kiddos, school work, weather, and my knee bothering me I missed out on 2 runs that totaled 24 miles.  I think you need to know when to lay on the couch and watch The Voice and when to push through-this week was a lay on the couch kind of week.

Week 10, Day 2

4.14 mi 00:45 10:48 pace

The treadmill sucks. I cut my run a mile short because of the weather (i got here late thanks to all the shitty drivers out there)

Week 10, Day 1

5 mi 00:53 10:36 pace

1 9:56
2 10:42
3 11:13
4 11:23
5 11:27

37°
Feels like 33°
6 mph NW wind
Humidity 65%

Week 9, Day 4

16.66 mi 03:30 12:37 pace

I felt pretty good on this run. It was slow going with the snow and slush, but I got it done. At mile 11 an eagle swooped down right in front of me and landed in a nearby tree. I took that as a sign I should stop and take pictures. 🙂 My last 3 miles were painful (my knees), I’m thinking it was just a change in stride from all the snow–at least that’s what I hope it is.

1 12:27
2 12:08
3 11:48
4 11:48
5 11:45
6 13:50
7 13:00
8 12:28
9 13:06
10 13:17
11 13:33
12 12:59
13 13:20
14 13:47
15 13:59
16 15:20
17 9:54 (0.66 mile)

28°
Feels like 23°
5 mph N wind
Humidity 86%

Week 9, Day 2 and 3

Biking:  10.04 mi 00:36 16.9mph pace

The top of my foot hurts again, so I combined today and tomorrows run into a bike ride. Tomorrow I’ll do some Pilates or Ripped in 30 so I can rest my foot for my long run on Friday.

 

Week 9, Day 1

7.35 mi 01:22 11:11 pace

1 11:10
2 11:40
3 11:18
4 11:21
5 10:59
6 10:35
7 12:23

36°
Feels like 28°
10 mph N wind
Humidity 87%

 

Week 8, Day 3

Chocoholic Frolic 10 k

6.33 mi 01:26 13:37 pace

1 12:11
2 14:14
3 13:17
4 14:03
5 14:18
6 13:43

43°
Feels like 36°
12 mph SE wind
Humidity 61%

Week 8, Day 2

14.56 mi 02:58 12:14 pace

So this run was alright. I started off super excited for my longest run (to date). My first mile was slow–we’ll call that my warm up mile.
My posted time is my moving time–my total time was 3:06:34, but like I’ve said before, I don’t think I should be penalized for things like red lights, bad drivers, dogs that are terrorizing me, and the loooooooooooongest train ever.

1 13:33
2 12:13
3 11:48
4 12:29
5 12:59
6 13:06
7 12:10
8 12:18
9 12:37
10 12:39
11 12:08
12 12:54
13 12:58
14 14:53

45°
Feels like 40°
9 mph NW wind
Humidity 61%

Week 8, Day 1

I took the day off from running, and walked.

3.87 mi 01:10 17:58 pace

34°
Feels like 27°
8 mph SE wind
Humidity 55%
I’m really ready for it to warm up more so we can get our bikes out!

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