Training Tues – 8/29 Columbus half edition

training tuesday

Let’s see – when we left off last week, I was about ready to just throw in the towel for my half marathon training.  Running should not be this uncomfortable.   This week, I had a pretty crazy workout week!

Mon – 4 miles outside.  This was an exhausting run. Wasn’t trying to run fast or anything, so a bit disappointing.   Am I ever going to be able to run 13.1 miles on race day??

Don’t be jealous, but it was also eclipse day.  We observed it via our Cheez-Its box.

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Tues – cross training… but that didn’t really happen.

Weds – almost 4 miles This was our Moms Run This Town group run night.  We had a fun theme – Back to School! 

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We ran over to a track, and then did some track events.  Just the typical events like 4 x 100 – holding a ruler between our legs!!!  LOL!  This was a real challenge because the ruler kept sliding down and we were pretty much waddling along.  FUN!

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Then the “real” relay came up – 4 x 400.  Initially I thought about not even doing this because I didn’t want to hurt myself.  But you know, group pressure.  Haha!  Not really – I just didn’t want to miss out on the fun.  However, instead of sticking to my plan, I decided to run fast.  DOH!  This later proved to be a bad idea, but I was super psyched to see 7:37 as my pace for that quarter mile.  Woohoo!  I like to think that I had picture perfect form on my baton hand off due to being a helper at my daughter’s track meets!

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We did a slow run back to the restaurant for food and beers.  Love this group of ladies – we always have so much fun!

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Thurs – rest day.  Ugh my aching hammies!!  No cross training today.

Fri – supposed to be long run day, but took another rest day to let my hammies calm down.  And, I spent the day with Alan at Cedar Point.  It’s our new “back to school” tradition that we go out to Cedar Point while the kids are in school!!  “parent day!”

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Saturday – 8 miles.  This was one heck of a day for me.  I was so freaked out about having to do a “long run” of 8 miles, that I almost didn’t go for a run.  I was so concerned that I would get outside somewhere (a mile from my house!) and be in tears that my run was going horrible, so I decided just to run on my treadmill.  My treadmill is my safety zone.  I love it/need it.  I took my run very slow on the treadmill.  And to my surprise, the whole “running really slow” thing was working for me! 

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After 4 miles I decided to head outside and finish my run up.  Gotta say, this was the best run I’ve had in a long time!  Not fast by any means, but enjoyable.  Let’s hope this keeps up!  Sorry for the hairy arm shot… but look, I got a new watch band!!  I do love pink :)

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Sunday – rest day again, but feeling sore from Saturday’s run.  Take it easy day!  Played some tennis with the kids for “cross training”.

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Miles this week:  15.7   Wow, even less than last week!  That’s OK though, because I’m happy it ended on a good note.  My cross training is really not happening much, but I also want to make sure I’m not doing something (cross training) that will flare up my hamstrings.  I think resting is more important.

I’m linking up with Courtney over at Eat Pray Run DC.  Check out all of the fun workout recaps over there!

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Tell me about your week of training!  What have you been up to?

Q:  Do you have a colorful watch, or black?

Even though my black band went with everything I wear to work, I couldn’t resist the fun pink color!

Q:  Did you get to watch the eclipse?  Cool glasses, or staring into a box??

10 Comments

  1. Hey Lisa! this is a great week of training. I completely suck at cross training days when my plan calls for it.

    I actually don’t have a running watch. The watch that I use daily is brown and I don’t even look at the time, always use my cellphone instead.

    I could not watch the eclipse because I was at my doctor’s appointment.
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    • I think the cross training is hard because it usually requires me to go to the gym if I want to really do something cardio. And I’d rather just stay in bed than drive to the gym :)
      You didn’t miss much for the eclipse! At least around here it was cloudy so we didn’t see much. But the shadows the eclipsed sun made was pretty cool!

    • It wasn’t hard, but it isn’t something I would consider doing on a weekly basis. Maybe swap it for a special race kind of thing? You have to screw the band on, and those screws are so tiny.. and my eyesight… :) I did get my band of Ebay for $3.85 (from China!) and I’m super happy with what good quality it is.

    • You must go to Cedar Point!! If you are a coaster fan, it’s the best! My favorite is Maverick. A super smooth, wild ride! We have season passes (with a meal plan!) so we use any excuse to go. Gotta get our money out of those passes!

  2. As you know, I do have a colorful new purple Garmin 230, and you have been a life saver! Thank you sooooo much for the tips on how to turn off the Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, Pinterest, Ring, Groupon, blah blah, blah apps. Those notifications were driving me nuts! YOU are the best! :-)
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    • I’m so glad I could help you!! I have been super happy with my 235. The bands (original and my new pink one) are really comfortable, especially compared to my old Garmin watch! You will love it!

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