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Weekly Workouts, May 6-12, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday – 2 x 1200 (2 min RI) and 4 x 800 (2 min RI)
Done.  I had a meeting scheduled after school so I did my workout on Monday.  I enjoyed the 800s more than the 1200s.  Next week’s speed workouts are 5 x 1000s.

Thursday – 2 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
Done.  I had to finish up, shower, eat something fast, and then head out to another negotiation team meeting.  I was there till about 9pm.  Definitely a long day for me!

Saturday – 8 miles a@ HMP, 10 minutes walking
I traded the treadmill for a nice long run along the lake.  Gorgeous!  Next Saturday I will be in Portland for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon.

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Weekly Workouts, May 6-12, 2013

Total miles ran this week is 20.74.

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Three Things Thursday-May 9, 2013

1.  I got my latest medal from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series.

Three Things Thursday-May 9, 2013

2.  I am participating in two challenges-squats and planks.  The planks are not so bad but the squats are BRUTAL.  I may or may not sign up for another squat challenge anytime soon.  Ask me in a couple of months.

Three Things Thursday-May 9, 2013
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3.  I registered today for the L.A.T.E. Ride on June 29th-30th.  It is a 25 mile bike ride that goes through various Chicago neighborhoods.  Finally another item to cross off this list.

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Weekly Workouts, April 29-May 5, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday – 6 x 400 (400 RI)
Done.

Thursday – 2 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
Done.  Ran these in my new running shoes and new shorts.  No pain with the shoes.  As for the shorts, a little tight around the waist but maybe I was just feeling bloated/fat that day?  I hope so.  I will wear them for another run and then decide if I will keep or return them.

Saturday – 8 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
I ran 6.34 miles which includes the 10 minutes of walking.  I was just not feeling it.  It had been a long and tough week at work.  My students were misbehaving galore!!!  I was supposed to drive to Iowa for a half marathon yesterday but decided not to go.  Instead, I slept in both yesterday AND today and it feels really good.

Total miles ran this week is 15.34.

Three Things Thursday-May 2, 2013

1.  I received the email below.  The half marathon in Pittsburg was cancelled.  Dang, that would have been my race in PA.  Luckily, there is another race in Philadelphia in September so I registered for that race.

Three Things Thursday-May 2, 2013

2.  To top it off I also found out that the Cleveland race has been moved from Saturday, October 5th to Sunday, October 6th.  What else is Rock ‘n’ Roll going to change?  I don’t mind it too much because now I can leave for Cleveland on Saturday and not take a day off on Friday.  When I found out I changed my airline and hotel reservation.  I had to pay a little bit more for my return flight to Chicago but got a hotel closer to the start/finish line.

3.  I’ve read great reviews about the Eugene Marathon that took place last weekend.  I wished I would have ran it this year but now I am determined to make my way over there next year.  For a great race recap read Kim’s at (Just) Trying is for Little Girls.

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April 2013 in Review

This month I ran 71.64  miles compared to 85.68 last month.

I ran two half marathons:   Run Raleigh and Rock ‘n’ Roll Country Music Half Marathon.  Raleigh was warm and sunny and Nashville was cold and it rained all throughout the race.  Very different!

My races in May are the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon on May 19th and Boston’s Run to Remember on May 26th.  Both races should be fun and I am looking forward to both of them!

Today was my last run with my Brooks PureConnect.  I bought these in the beginning of January but began running in them either mid January or beginning of February.  Regardless, I think I’ve put in about 200 or so miles. On Sunday I went to Fleet Feet Chicago and bought the Mizuno Wave Elixir. Love the colors!

April in Review

I have not taken a bikram yoga class yet.  I am very disappointed in myself but plan to start soon. To date I’ve ran four Rock ‘n’ Roll races so these medals should be in my possession soon.
Source: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/heavy-medals

 

April in Review
Source: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/heavy-medals