I’ve stopped writing updates about training because my training kind of went to shit in the last couple weeks. And rather than give you all the boring details and timeline of everything, I’ll just give you some bullet points.

Training update:

•I have a quad strain.

•I haven’t run in over a week.

•I’ve been going to PT for it.

•It’s been very hard to stay positive.

 

Also, some general life updates for ya!

•I’ve picked up a 2nd job at a Beer and Cheese shop, 2 blocks from my apartment!

•I start tomorrow.

•I’m going to be working a lot between these 2 jobs, so maybe I’ll actually make some real money.

•My job description: pouring beer, talking to customers about beer, and tasting beer i.e. #dreamjob

•Also, I can teach you how to get a job without showering and without a resume. 😉

 

I’ll be sure to pop in and blog again when I have an update on my quad. Until then, trying not to be depressed.

I can’t seem to keep up with these updates already! These past 2 weeks have been incredibly busy for me, but somehow I am still alive, exhausted, but alive.

Training is going pretty well overall, I’m still in the base building phase, but only for one more week. I want to be as prepared as possible for the “real” training that involves speedwork, so I really need to catch up on sleep this week.

Week 3:

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 7 easy miles
I woke up before work to get this done!!! This is a big deal for me. I am not a morning runner/person. I ran 3 miles, then met Em for the last 4, so that was nice. It was humid as f&$k, though.

Wednesday: 5 miles, with a 5k in the middle. Splits were 8:23, 8:49, 8:19, and 7:19 for the last tenth of a mile. I was semi disappointed with how this race went. I’ve been running a whole lot more than the last time I ran this, but I managed the same exact time. I can’t seem to run a good second mile, that’s where it falls apart for me. 5k shape? Yeah, definitely not in that at the moment!

Thursday: 6 easy miles with my friend, Zach

Friday: 4 miles at 5:30am, who am I? I don’t know how I managed it, but I woke up at 5, ran, then showered and was out the door before 7 to meet up with the crew going to Block Island.

Saturday: 8 miles around Block Island

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Obviously this was freaking amazing! It was hilly, but we negative split and took it generally pretty easy. The views were amazing and we stopped to take a lot of pictures.

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We kept joking that we were doing a triathlon because we also went on a bike ride and swam in the ocean later in the day. So, overall a very active day and so much fun!

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Sunday: Rest! So. Needed.

Total: 30 miles

This was a great week and I felt so accomplished afterwards. Block Island was amazing and I did not want to leave!!!

Week 4:

I got to test out my new Hokas!

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I honestly can’t even remember any details about this past week. It was kind of a blur. My cat, Fry, had emergency stomach surgery the weekend I was in Block Island. He ate a shoelace and several hair elastics because he is dumb. It was a very stressful and expensive week for the husband and I.

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He is recovered and doing just fine now, thankfully. We have since cleaned our apartment extremely well so there is absolutely nothing he could possibly eat.

I ran just to get the miles in and they were all slow/easy miles that were pretty uneventful.

Monday: 4 miles

Tuesday: 5 miles

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 4 miles

Friday: 4 miles

Saturday: 5 miles

Sunday: 2 miles 🙁

Sunday was supposed to be 8 miles, but after an incredibly exhausting weekend, my body just did not want it. I called it quits at mile 2 on the treadmill and then lifted some weights instead. I miss strength training…at least the whole workout wasn’t a wash. I’m bummed I didn’t make it 8 miles, but considering I don’t have any cutback weeks and this is still just the base building phase, I feel better about it.

Total: 24 miles

My brother in law was in town for the weekend, he just turned 21, and had never been to NYC, so we did all kind of things with him. We ate Shake Shack, saw Times Square, visited Central Park, went to the Bacon and Beer Festival at Citi Field, and ate King of Falafel. It was an incredibly exhausting weekend, but so much fun!

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05. June 2014 · 5 comments · Categories: life, race, Relay, running · Tags:

I feel like my whole summer is already planned out! It’s all good, fun plans though, so I am really looking forward to doing #allthethings.

June

I’ve already talked about all of the wedding things I have planned in June, so once that’s over, marathon training starts!

Image from therunivore.com, which was one of the blogs I read in search of HMM info!

I have decided to do the Hansons Marathon Method this time around and I will officially be starting on June 30th. This will be a whole new plan for me, more running days, more super easy runs, and shorter long runs, but I am super excited about it. I spent about a month this past winter researching the plan and reading anything and everything about it. I read the book, read blogs from people who have used it, and I started to feel pretty confident and excited about using it. I definitely plan to blog weekly recaps about my training, so that’ll be here before we know it.

July

In July I have another bachelorette party to go to! This one is going to be a really fun trip and just in case the friend that it’s for reads my blog, I’d rather not mention where we are going because it’s supposed to be a surprise. Hoping for a beautiful, warm, and sunny 3 day trip!

August

Originally I was planning on going to Bend, OR for the Oiselle Team Camp. Everyone on the team was invited on a 5 day camp that involves running trails around Bend, doing yoga, and the chance to bond with your teammates from around the country. I am SO SAD to be missing out on this opportunity, but I absolutely cannot afford it. The plane tickets are outrageous and I can’t make it work. Sad.

Instead, I am going to do the 100 on 100 relay race in Vermont with Lauren and #cheesebaby! We have our team just about filled, we may need 1 more person, but it’s going to be so much fun. Lauren and I have talked about doing this race and I’m so glad we can make it work this year. If I’m missing out on Bend, I want to at least do something fun that weekend that won’t cost $1,000.

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I also have Abby’s wedding to go to in the beginning of August, she’s going to be a gorgeous bride and I can’t wait to see her and Anthony get married.

September

I plan on running 2 races this month, I have not signed up yet, but it’s on my list to do. The 5th Avenue Mile on September 13th and the NYCRuns Queens Half in Flushing Corona Park on September 14th. It will be a double race weekend!

I’m intentionally not racing a lot this summer because I plan to stick to my training schedule as closely as possible and the Hansons Method doesn’t leave much room for racing. I am planning on using the half in September as a gauge and tune up race, so hopefully that goes well.

What are YOU doing this summer? Is it all planned out just like mine?