Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!!

Hey Guys! Just checking in to send some holiday cheer your way! I hope you are enjoying your time with your friends and family. Also, I hope you didn't drink too much egg nog resulting in taking today off and laying on the couch : ) 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Friends!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Week in review

Hey Guys!!

Happy Sunday Eve! Let the Badassery build tonight and roll out in the morning! My long run has been on Saturday for a while now but there is still the magic of Sunday that lights a fire up under my feet.

So I'm gunning for pre Boston marathon. YOLO, I can do 2, screw it. I can't deal with this once a year marathon thing.  I'm working on some mileage now. Turn over. Finding love with my marathon pace. The usual. That's what makes me happy!

Here is this week:

Monday: Gym, core, glutes, arms. No running.

Tuesday: 11 miles. Very windy. Hill repeats on mile 11. 7:25 pace avg

Wednesday: 21 miles total. 15 with 10 miles at 6:40 pace. A short 6 mile double also in the am. 2 at 6:40 pace. 20mph winds plus gusts. I got the MP I wanted. But I would have liked 6:30's. I won't mention the sheets of ice that had me body slamming into bridges. It was a stressful morning!

Thursday: 12 miles in Umstead. 800 feet. 7:37 pace. A grind given yesterday!

Friday: 5 easy 7:45 pace

Saturday: 21 at 7:30 pace. Last mile sub 7.

Sunday: Tomorrow will be about 13-14 with lots of hill repeats.

85 miles in 6 days

Here's some random photos from this week:
Proud of my soft surface 18 miler last week

A great Umstead Run!

I'm standing on there for a reason. But I can't remember. Good run?

That's about it. I hope your running is going well! Nothing major over here, YET!! Party on guys!!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Almost Fast and Furious?

Hey There My Lovely Badasses!

By clicking on this blog I know a few things about you for sure. Perhaps:

1. You are equally or more badass than me. Ding ding ding!

2. You've been following this blog for the last 4 years and are waiting for me to finally drop a sub 2:55 and shut up about it.

3. You enjoy my enthusiasm over the various core exercises I've done throughout the years.

4. You really don't like me. You read about me and then talk about me on the ATT. I have peeps everywhere girls! wink wink.

5. You want the Lady Gaga pictures back on the side bar.

Haha. So I feel that I'm getting away from listing the meat and potatoes of my training. I read your training like it's first chapter of Fight Club. I can't blink. I love to see the dirty details of your running. So I'm going to list mine again. Which segues into an approaching dilemma. Let me explain.

Here's the last 2 weeks of my training:

Monday 11/17: Off
Tuesday 11/18: 10 miles: 7:03 pace. Wind
Wednesday 11/19: 13 miles. 7:02 pace. 19 degrees and wind.
Thursday 11/20: 12.5 miles easy 7:23 pace
Friday 11/21: 5 miles super easy 7:42 pace
Saturday11/22: 16 miles. 7:32 pace. Weather bonk. sub 20 degrees. shorts. a bad run.
Sunday11/23: 13 miles with hill repeats in the middle. 7:13 avg.
TOTAL: 70 miles

Monday 11/24: Off
Tuesday 11/25: am run: 10miles at 6:45 pace. 4 hours later: 6 miles @ 6:53 pace
Wednesday 11/26: 10 miles at 7:47 pace. Pouring freezing rain.
Thursday 11/27: 5 miles at 7:49 pace
Friday 11/28: 18 miles at 7:03 pace. a 2 minute negative split on the way back to sub marathon pace.
Saturday 11/29: 10 miles with hill repeats in the middle. 7:35 pace
Sunday 11/30: 12 miles at 7:19 pace on hills
TOTAL 71 miles

It's good stuff. Personally, I know my running ignites once I hit 80-85 a week. I think I solid 8-10 weeks is all I need for a 2:55. I think I'll burn out slowly after that. So, my dilemma is do I:

A. Chill out and build for Boston 2015


B. Hop on the sub 2:55 train and hammer my pending PR in February?

I'm ready to work! I was ripped off by a late summer injury so I'm growing impatient. I kind of want to "wait and see" how the next few weeks go. However, I know when I start ripping off sub 7 pace for 20-22 milers that the peak in NEAR! It's such a freaking awesome problem. I'm really fortunate.

So, that's kinda where I am. I don't really know how to chill so I'm kinda learning towards a pre Boston marathon. I'll still do Boston. But, not as a goal race.

I hope you guys are doing well and enjoying the cooler temps!

I have to give props to BOOM RUNNING for the shirt. They have killer old school tops and tanks. This pic was post a 40 mile weekend. BOOM!

Thanks for reading!