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Little Rock Marathon Expo

Hello, I am at the hotel resting before tomorrow’s race.  I arrived last night but it took forever to get to the hotel because of a cab situation, and then Jaime and I went to the lobby for a drink..or drinks.

This morning I met Jess at Run with Jess as she waited with her husband for the start of the 5K (her husband was running that race).  She is such a great person!  I already knew that because I read her blog a lot.  🙂

Afterwards I met up with Jaime to eat breakfast and then to go to the expo.  I was not disappointed with it.  There were a decent number of vendors but I told myself that I was not going to buy anything.  Well, I just bought another red flower by Fellow Flowers and one of their shirts.  So cute!

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The decor was neat!

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I met Bart Yasso.

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I got taped!  I’ve been having some slight discomfort in my IT band so someone from KT tape helped me out.

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The medals!  The one on the right is for the marathon and the other one is for the half marathon.

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The start line.  See the Marriott sign?  That is our hotel.

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Off to get more rest.  Just Keep Running!

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February 2013 in Review

This month I ran 66.18 miles compared to 90.01 last month.  Short month and I missed quite a few workouts.  ;-(  I ran one half marathon in February:  Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Petersburg Half Marathon.  I took it easy after the race because I think I was tired from too much running.  Is there such a thing?  In March I have two races:  Little Rock Half Marathon and Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Nation’s Capital Marathon and Half Marathon.  I am so excited about both of them.  Then in April I have two more races and a trip to Riviera Maya for Spring Break!!  Fun!These socks are awesome.  I love how they fit and how they make my legs feel during and after a long run.  And the colors?  Fantastic!!

Weekly Workouts, February 11-17, 2013

A few months ago I purchased the “Christmas socks”.  I finally got a chance to wear them today to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  My socks were a hit with everyone in school!

February in Review

During my long run on Tuesday, my shorts ripped in the left inner thigh area.  I felt discomfort (chafing) but did not realize the extent till I got home and showered.  Ouch and painful!  Well, that area still has not healed and it hurts every time I walk.  I better put a bandage or something or I will be in big trouble for Sunday’s race.

February in Review

Today I am leaving for Little Rock, Arkansas to run in state #14.  The weather is supposed to be nice for a race.

February in Review

I have to leave now for the airport.  Just Keep Running!

Running Violation

This made me laugh!
Running Violation
Source: http://www.runnersworld.com
I realize the font is really small but you can click here for a better view.I remember when I first began running I would always run with a FuelBelt to hold my water.  Well, I still run with it (no water) but mostly to hold my phone.

#1 is my favorite one.  I get so annoyed when I am running and the runner in front of me just stops to walk.  Really?  Move over to the right side.

Just Keep Running!

Weekly Workouts, February 18-24, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday  – 5 x 1000 (400 RI)
Done.  I changed the speed (7.1, 7.2, and 7.3) after each set.  I felt great after each one!

Thursday – 3 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
Did not run.

Saturday – 8 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
I only ran 2.67.  I felt like a big loser.  I woke up late because I was out with friends the night before. I did not have time to run before my doctor appointment at 12:30 so I decided to go afterwards. Ugh! At the gym I felt horrible.  I was dizzy and nauseous.  I decided to call it a day and go home.  My friends told me that maybe I was dehydrated from the sangrias the night before.  I made a rookie mistake.  That  morning I had coffee with my breakfast and did not drink water at all.  Lesson learned but I should have known better.

Next week’s speed workouts are:
2 x 1200 (2 min RI)
2 x 800 (2 min RI)

This is how I translated it: run 1.5 miles, recover for 2 minutes, run 1 mile, recover for 2 minutes. Am I right? Total ran this week was 13.02.

Just Keep Running!

Weekly Workouts, February 11-17, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday  – 5 x 1000 (400 RI)
Did not run.Thursday – 3 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
Did not run.Saturday – 11 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
I only ran 6 miles with a 5 minute cooldown for a total of 6.29.Total ran this week was 6.29. I was in a funky mood this week.  Tired?  Probably, so I took a break.  I felt better on Saturday but my body was just not up for running 11 miles.  I think I need to review my training plan again.  Do I really need to run 11 miles the weekend after a half marathon?

I am sure this week will be a great week.  No school on Monday, the following week we have teacher institute day on Tuesday, and the the week after that we are off on Monday.  Oh yeah, I plan to get all of my workouts too.  I cannot wait till Spring Break because I will be going to Riviera Maya.  I am looking forward to the warm weather, the non stop drinks by the pool, and the chance to finally relax and not think about work.  I received these cute Pro Compression socks.  Love the color!

Weekly Workouts, February 11-17, 2013