Monday, October 17, 2011

I'm not a has been, I'm not a has been!

Finally, my legs are turning over with a little more ease! This is week 4 after I was cleared to start running again after a tibia stress fracture. This week I did 48 miles. All betw 6:40-7:27 pace. Yes, FOUR glorious sub 7's!! They kinda just happened. I didn't realize it until I saw my garmin. I can't tell you how exciting it is to see a 6:xx for the first time in 4 months. So exciting I did 2 more miles slightly faster. Then crumbled to the pavement happy and exhausted.

This week I did my first 10 miler. I was a tad nervous about hitting the wall. The first 5 miles were 7:45 pace up the north end of ATT and then we stopped and turned for 5 more also up ATT. lol..I hate that place! A really good negative though. I was trying to chase down my friend Chaz so my 7:45 pace turned to 7:0x's and he still won. Moral of the story: ultra runners can have sick speed and kick. Chase with caution.

I have to thank these dudes and dudette's above who woke super early and drove forever to run my first 10 miler with (or ahead) of me!! You guys rock. That was the best run ever! We need to do this more often!

Ab Ripper Update*****ding ding ding...I'm still a skinny white girl and probably will never have abs. Whatever!

2 weeks of ab ripper

On a cross training note. I haven't. I didn't ride my bike or swim. I did speed bag to keep my arms toned. I just don't have enough time or energy to do it all right now. Running is my priority. Once I get a handle on that I hope to stop running 7 days and drop to 6 with one cross training day.

So all is great in the land of post injury fitness and The MIAMI HURRICANES!!

24/30 win to UNC

Happy Running Peeps!


  1. While your legs have started to work mine are starting to feel heavy and tired. OK they are heavy (I'm 3kg over my weight) and that is why they are tired. Yours abs look amazing and you make me want to get out and work on mine.

    Why does the motivation only every last 1 or 2 session? How have you kept it up for 2 weeks?

  2. Hey coach dion, I don't weight myself but I can tell when I'm 1-2 lbs over my usual running weight. It does make a difference. I'm sure you'll burn it off in no time.

    I force myself to do abs the minute I walk in the door from a run. I stay in my running clothes and just do it. I usually am dying to get in the shower so I won't mess around. They only take 15 minutes.