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!!

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!



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!



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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