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Running, working out and eating my way to my next marathon!!

2 Months to Marathon 2!!

I am 2 months away from my second marathon and I am ecstatic!!  I got in my 12 miler this past weekend and it went pretty well.  I am still a lot slower than what I want to be but I will continue speed-work and hill-work and I am sure with time get a little bit faster.  The best thing is that I am not injured! I am also being much more responsible with rest days and stretching this training cycle.  I did notice some low to middle back ache with my last couple long runs but the group from the Spring Bootie Buster Challenge gave me some great tips!!

http://www.runtothefinish.com/2013/02/spring-bootie-buster-challenge.html

There is the info if anyone is interested, this group has been really great for motivation!  So, looks like I will be doing some new exercises and some extra yoga classes starting with some of those back exercises before boxing tonight! 

After my run on Sunday, I added in a 3/4 mile cool down walk and a yoga session.  I have been into “Yoga for Runners” lately.  It is on demand through my verizon cable package.  Then last night I did a 30 minute Beginner Flexibility yoga class that is on the app “Yoga Studio”.  (I recommend that one too)  The hour long Intermediate Flexibility is wonderful and I really noticed an increase in my flexibility since I have been doing it.

Today is 60 minutes of boxing and then going to do a 5K on the treadmill afterwards.  All-and-all this week has started off quite well for workouts.  I have alot more running planned with a couple friends (14 on Thursday) so it should be a fun time. 

Family is coming into town this weekend so I am adjusting my long run schedule a bit to accomidate but I will keep the updates coming!

 

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VCM Training

Thanks for the well wishes everyone!!  I am feeling much better and thought I would post in a quick training update.  So, I got in 5 miles on Monday and hope to get in around the same tonight.  It depend on how much time I am left with at the end of my workday :).

I was very luck in that last week was a low mileage week so I don’t feel as if I missed out on too much!  And, hopefully that will be my one and only sick time up to the marathon.  I have a 12 miler scheduled for this weekend that I am really excited about.  I am hoping to pick up the pace for this one a bit, my last long run stayed in the mid-11’s so if I can get to low-11’s or high 10’s that would be great.

I stopped blogging for awhile so I never really got to how my first marathon went!  I ran the Phillidelphia Marathon in November and it was a great marathon.  The people and support were wonderful and it was a really great course with both city views and a long run by a river.  I was unfortunately suffering from my first injury for the month-and-a-half leading up to the race mostly due to not taking days off when I needed them.  Anyhow, I ended up with a 5:40 time and really hope to better that and NOT GET INJURED this next one.  The latter being the most important!!!! 

I have heard that Vermont City is a blast and I can only image that it is a beautiful course.  I can’t wait to run my second marathon.  So, I have been adding in hills and speed-work and I really hope that helps with my finish time. I’ve also been getting plenty of cross-training and have kept a pretty good focus on stretching and yoga. 

The other excitement I have coming up is the Cherry Blossom 10 miler with a couple of my friends.  It should be a fun race and it looks like the Cherry Blossom’s might arrive just in time for some very flowery running scenery.

That’s all for today, some boxing and running tonight and I will feel like a champion, lol.

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Week 2 SBBC Challenge Roundup

Well, week 2 was a bit of a bust since I spent more than half of it sick!! Here is my overview:
Monday 3/11/13: 2 mile run, 60 minutes of boxing/cardio/strength got in all freggies/water
Tuesday 3/12/13: WOW week 2, got in all freggies water
Wednesday 3/13/13: 50 minute pole fitness, got in all freggies and water
Thursday 3/14/13: freggies and water
Friday 3/15/13: no goals met
Saturday 3/16/13: freggies and water
Sunday 3/17/17: freggies and water

I started to feel ill on Tuesday and by Thursday I was staying home from work. I barely made it through my class on Wednesday and completely skipped my run. Lucky for me that this is a low mileage week in my marathon training cycle! (Though by low mileage I don't think they meant 2 miles) Good news is I am on the road to recovery and am thinking I will be able to jump into an aggressive training week. After all, only a couple months until the VErmont City Marathon!!!
Have a great week!

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SBBC

So, I have started the Spring Bootie Buster Challenge and figured I would do some blogging to make accountability a little easier!
I have started training for my second FULL marathon and am super excited. I wanted an extra motivation for the marathon training as well as some support in losing 10 lbs and feeling good for summer!
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Above is a link to the challenge!
So,in the challenge you get points for drinking 64oz of water a day, eating between 7-9 servings of freggies every day and exercise (1 pt per 10 min). Plus, there is all sorts of support and group calls and training advice!
So far this has been a pretty slow workout week. This past Saturday was my 9 mile long run and I was pretty sore so I have been sticking to yoga and foam rolling. The challenge started Monday and I got an hour of yoga in that night and today is looking bright. I have gotten my freggies in on both Mon and Tues and already got in a serving at breakfast today. Planning a run and some strength training today since I am feeling pretty well recovered from the long run.
I have a ton of updates since I haven't posted in so long but for now I will keep it short!
Enjoy Wednesday!

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