Saturday, June 21, 2008

Half Marathon training begins!

This am, our first long run training session started. Gorgeous location in Charlottesville, and very shady. The cows, sheep and birds were doing their thing :)

We did a 2 mile warm up followed by a 5K time trial run. My mission was to do 29:05 and I did 29:18. Not bad, as I felt the hills were pretty challenging to say the least. We couldnt have asked for better weather - 60's and overcast. Perfect. Oh, and my orthotics were not as much of a issue as in previous runs! wooooo. Total with cooldown, 6 miles!

Let the season begin!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Orthotics suck!

Finally got my custom made orthotics and they are very hard to get used to. I have run only 3 times with them and 3 miles is the most I can handle yet. I know there is a break in period....but at what point do you forget they are in your shoes?

Saturday morning I start with the Marathon group runs! woooo!

Check back then.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Still Running!

i know, I'm not a good blogger. I'm still doing PT weekly for IT band and foot issues, but also signed up for the 1/2 Marathon group runs starting in 2 weeks. I'm excited. ONLY downside is that they start at 6:15 am about 30-40 min away. (I am not a morning person)

Did Core for 2 weeks and gained 3 lbs. I think it was the fruit and increased legumes. Switched to South Beach once more and I feel at ease again. Down 4 lbs in less than a week. I have to learn to listen to what my body likes.

So, until 6/21 I'm running 3 days/week and swimming as much as I can...and lifting 2 nights.

I'll try to do better. :)