Monday, February 20, 2012

Week 7 Recap: Seaside 1/2

I had my highest mileage week ever! Woo! Go me! *insert happy dance here* 29 whole miles - Woah, I know, shut the front door... not too impressive, but impressive to me, and that is all that matters!

As per the usual - my weekly "plan" was just a guide.. which for the first time at least I have a guide to remind me what I need to get done... I've never "trained" (I use the word train, very loosely) for a race before. As I've mentioned before I usually run based on how I feel and how much time I have. For the first time I'm waking up early and making time.. any who so week 7 -

Monday: I went to the local running store and got fitted for new shoes! My stomach was still a little off from the previous week, so I opted to make Monday a rest day

Tuesday: I was feeling a little better and thought my stomach might be back in business so I went to the gym and started with the stairs for 20 min. In my little world the stairs actually calm my stomach and then I run... but it didn't work this time. I got in two very slow run/walk miles. 

Wednesday: I downed some Pepto before this run and was able to speed it up a little bit and get in 4 miles 

Thursday: Finally my stomach was back! Not like back, back, but enough that I was able to get in 6 miles! 

Friday: Oh my gosh - the weather was absolutely beautiful -

I got in 4 quick miles before work, and I'm so glad I got up early and was able to enjoy the weather AND y'all I have been wearing shorts! Outside! In February! In Connecticut!

Saturday: I know I can run 13 miles, I've run 13.1 miles three times now. But I've always gotten a t-shirt and a medal for those 13.1 miles. These 13.1 miles I ran for Starbucks and Panera Chili... I really wanted to get 14 miles in but I started kind of late, so it was dark by the time I got to 9 miles, so I was circling our little downtown area - where I never feel unsafe - and the temperature had definitely dropped and it was raining. I felt so hardcore. Like a real runner! And while I was in Starbucks getting my reward for getting as far as I did, a man was like "Oh, is it raining?" and I wanted to just have a here's your sign moment because I was dripping... Next on my list is a rain jacket with a hood... 

Sunday: Rest day. Sundays are always hard to get a run in, especially if I'm working that night because I like to go to church which requires a nap in the afternoon and some hubs time is always needed. So a rest day it was. 

Week 8 -
4 miles
7 miles
4 miles
15-16 mile
Long Run
7 miles easy

I am in the process of researching long run routes for this run, something new and something that will keep my interest for an extremely long time... Remember when I declared my love for the new peanut butter Gu

Well, I took three with me that I planned on taking every 4 miles during my long run, and I took my first one at mile 4 and then I just kept tasting it... I almost stopped for some Tums in hopes of keeping it where it belonged.. I really need to find something that my stomach can handle, so the hubs, sweet man that he is ordered me some Endurance Fuel - which claims to be the perfect pre-, during-, and post- race fuel..

We'll see how it holds up, and how I like it, and how it sits in my not so iron stomach...

Two weeks until I'm here and running - yeee!!! I can't wait!

It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you that sweet Avery Alis Ogburn was born thursday February 16, 2012 and spent a little over an hour with her mom and dad and all her grandparents. She had a beautiful and peaceful birth, life, and death. She is a very loved little girl. My heart is broken for my friends, but rejoicing in the fact that Avery is sitting at the feet of our Jesus. Please keep them in your prayers.

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these" Matthew 19:14


  1. Congrats on a new mileage PR! And that beach? Just gorgeous!

  2. I thought the PB Gu was too sweet. :(