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Wrapping up 14 —

7 Oct

This one is short and to the point:

I bailed on 2 of my runs this week – and of course it was the 2 longest….

The Higdon plan was:
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 6 miles (oh no! we’re stepping things up!!)
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 8 miles

What actually happened was:
Tuesday – 3 miles. Slowish. But got them done
Wednesday – Now, I do love  “weather” but it was chilly and rainy and I wasn’t prepared so “I’ll do this one tomorrow when I get to Florida then do tomorrow’s on Friday”
Thursday – Um. Yeah. Got to Florida where it was hot and sticky and I’d been trapped in a middle seat for 5 hours.
Friday – Guilt kicked in so I got up and did my 3. It was quite nice to run on the flat streets of Celebration Florida. And there were views like this unexpectedly around a corner or two!

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Saturday – no miles, but a bit of walking. And standing. Volunteered at the runDisney Tower of Terror 10-miler and was on my feet for many many hours…which means
Sunday – After being out/up til 4 no one woke up until it was already pretty warm out. Or, at least it was very sunny, which was going to lead to very warm…

So, this was possibly my worst training week in this round. That’s why there’s a new one coming up!

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But I need to not beat myself up about it and move on to….

The Higdon plan for the week is:
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 6 miles
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 5 miles
Sunday – 15 miles

A really full one. An important one. So I should probably get out there and get it done!!

Lucky 13?

29 Sep

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There was a half marathon this week.  It was not pretty. I mean, the course was gorgeous, my results, not so much.

So let’s get to the training wrap-up:

The Higdon plan was:
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 5 miles
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 4 miles
Sunday – 14 miles

What Anne managed to do is:
Tuesday – 3.5 miles ( had to circle my cul de sac a few times to even things up!)
Wednesday – 5.08 miles – I decided to take the time in the middle of the day to get it in since I also had to get the lawn mowed and my hair cut Wednesday night!
Thursday – walked about 2.5. Not really counting this as “done” since…well, it wasn’t 3 and I walked 🙂 But I got out there!! In the rain.
Saturday – Hogsback Half Marathon. Map My Run says I did 15.7 miles but…it was probably closer  to 13.1 😉
Sunday – decided to baby my foot (see yesterday’s recap) and did not do my 4 miles. I’m not beating myself up over that. Too much. 🙂

Now, on to this coming week! It’s a biggie since I’m heading down to Orlando to cheer on my friends in runDisney Tower of Terror 10 Miler!  That’s right, a trip to Disney and I’m *NOT* running!! Well…I’ll run…but no bling for me!! 😉

The Higdon plan for the week is:
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 6 miles (oh no! we’re stepping things up!!)
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 8 miles

The mileage is just going to keep going up until December or so…

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This week I will also stop by Middletown Bikram to sign up for a year or two – and start back up when I’m back in town!!  Can’t wait!!

Is there a workout that you really look forward to? Bikram is that workout for me!!

Week 10 WrapUp

8 Sep

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Alrighty! Let’s just jump right in to last week’s #Dopey15 training! 10 Weeks – Done!!

The Galloway plan for the week called for

Tuesday 45 minute run/walk
Thursday 45 minute run/walk
Saturday 11 miles

And here’s what happened:

Tuesday – was all full of myself when I got out on MONDAY and did 3.25. So, Booyah!!
Thursday – As luck would have it, I was travelling again on Thursday and the plan was to get up and beat the heat so I could shower and finish packing before work. This did not exactly happen.
Saturday – There’s a race recap coming up REALLY soon that will show I did not manage 11 miles on Saturday (or Sunday for that matter!)

And, I know you’re saying to yourself right about now “Man…what a slacker! She’ll NEVER make it”! Oh ye of little faith…just you wait!!

Starting this week, I’m going to switch over to the Hal Higdon Dopey plan – It feels like a lot more running and I need my butt kicked so there. I will still be using my Galloway intervals though, let’s not get all crazy now! So now I’ll have 3 week days of running and alternating 2 run weekends.

Also starting *next* week, I get back to Bikram — was planning to head back today but woke up with either serious allergies or a cold and just…can’t face the hot room til I’m past it!!

Just for an introduction, my Higdon Plan for this week is:

Tuesday – 3 mile run
Wednesday – 5.5 mile run
Thursday – 3 mile run
Saturday – 3 mile run
Sunday – 13 mile run

And Monday’s are to be used for strength and stretching (which is where I will be happily adding Bikram to my plan). Alternate weekends is a Cross-training weekend on one of the days which, also, Bikram. Friday’s are rest days. Which will either be used for rest or…yeah. Bikram

So wish me luck!! And feel free to get those motivational messages lined up …I think I’m gonna need ’em!

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And so it begins…

1 Jul

In approximately 188 days and 18 hours (or so…) *my* Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend will begin. As you may have heard, I am completing the Dopey Challenge (henceforth and forevermore known as #DOPEY15)

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As you might expect it takes a special kind of training to take on a challenge like this. And my friends, that training starts today. It starts NOW!!

I should first confess, I am horrible at following a plan. So I’m giving myself options – but not too many options cause then the wheels just fall off early.

Many of my friends swear by using the Galloway Run-Walk method – since I’m known to take the occasional walk break, this method should work really well for me. It’s an organized way to *plan* your walk breaks and take them before you actually need them. And, Coach Galloway is the official runDisney training advisor so he kinda knows what he’s talking about when it comes to runDisney! Oh yeah, and his plan starts today. So time to start knocking out those miles!!

But wait…I said options didn’t I? Well…I did.

In about a month, there’s another plan that I’ve looked at that kicks off. And ps how’s that for bad sentence structure?!!  Anyway, Hal HIgdon is a World Masters Champion (4 times thankyouverymuch) and has run the US Olympic trials a – very big – handful of times. I’ve “used” his plans several times and they do the job. Or. Ya know, I imagine they would if one were to follow religiously. Which I haven’t. But plan to this time. And he’s got a great looking, pretty intense, Dopey training plan should I choose to jump over from my Galloway plan.

It’s also time to be more careful about eating to fuel my runs, and not simply because I love to eat 🙂

There is a lot of work to be done here!!! So we need to get on it. Yes. We. I definitely need to be held accountable so feel free to nag and call me names if I ever “forget” to workout  But do it gently please 😉

 

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So who else is getting ready to kick off their fall training??!

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