Monday, May 18, 2009

run like a girl

week in review (5/11 - 5/17):
total miles: 35.95 (all easy)
time spent running: ~5 hours 13 minutes (twice as long as last week)
avg hr: 160.20
avg pace: 8:43/mile
off days: 1 (although i did bike for some xt)

goal met! it was nice to just take it easy all week with shorter, easy runs and not worry about mileage too much. hopefully it was just the relaxing-running i needed. i started the week off getting very little sleep, but enforced a 'lights out' on myself and made sure to get somewhat sufficient rest. i finally got in a med-long run (on the treadmill no less), and my mind didn't even plot to kill me.

did anyone else catch the preakness saturday? i just so happened to catch the race (totally forgot about it) and loved the exciting two minutes. in case you missed it, rachel alexandra beat all those silly boys and won! mine that bird, winner of the kentucky derby, was in last place (just like at the derby) and came back to take second. i wouldn't have minded if he won again and had a shot at the triple crown, but hello, girl power!

starting this week i begin my ramp-up for training for the nyc marathon. i won't have any specific workouts to hit for a few weeks, but i will be increasing my mileage and getting ready for the 'main' 18 weeks of training.
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  1. yay for girl power!! :D hope you caught up on your sleep too!

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  2. So, are you going with one of the Daniels marathon plans for NYC, or something else? I'm going to go ahead with the elite plan starting in October, I think - even though it looks pretty intimidating.

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  3. Nice job on the easy week!! An "easy" week for me only contains 1 or 2 workouts...

    ;)

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  4. i was excited that the filly won too (not so crazy about her name though) :)

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  5. What a great training week. Well done! I can't wait to read your build up to NYC and then the race! NYC marathon is something I've always dreamed about.

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  6. You had a great week. Way to step up the mileage. I am sure your body likes these easier runs and will appreciate them once training hits.

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  7. Congrats of a great running week. With this running base you are going to rock your training. So NYC marathon? I am considering doing it in 2011 if I manage to qualify! Have a blast! Ana-Maria

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  8. You did it! Nice job, girl! Rock on. :D

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  9. woooo I was excited a girl won, too! ;) (uh, even though I didn't watch it...)

    It's nice to read that you had a good week this week! An almost 40 miles week, too (I'm still blown away by your 12-miler on the T-mill!!)

    I'm not sure if I knew you were doing NYC or not...but that is VERY cool and I look forward to reading about your training plan.

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  10. Good job on meeting your goals. NYC Marathon sounds like a huge race. At least you were able to have your 'easy' week and now you can really prepare for this race. Good luck!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by, it amazes me that 'seasoned' runners like yourself (damn, almost 5,000 miles since '05) get something from my little ranting!
    Ever suffer from the dreaded stress fractures??? What's the best way to come back after they're healed?
    Love some tips....

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  12. Woo! Great week, Linds! You are going to be good and ready with a great base when training officially starts! And hooray for running NYC! :)

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  13. Good job doubling the time you spent running! Send me some girl power vibes :)

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  14. Great job, both on the running and the sleeping.

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  15. Ohhh putting yourself to bed! Nice job. I suck at that and need to get better at it!

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  16. Nice. What are you using for NYC? I forget...were you a Hudson gal? Pfitz? Any goals, or just a fun run? Want me to stop asking so many questions?

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  17. Nice "easy" week...Next month I find out whether or not I'm running NY City Marathon. Too bad I can't raise the $3000 needed to run for a charity. It's going to be interesting seeing your training mileage and feeling like I'm an underachiever. It's OK, I'm already over it! Keep chasing those kenyans...

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  18. Damn, I forgot you are running NYC! I heard it's a hard course!

    I think you should run Chicago with me...

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  19. Yay! Girls rock!

    So, that's your easy week?

    What marathon training plan are you following? I may be spectating at NYC, so will be watching out for you!

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  20. I thought the exact same Girl Power thing after the race. :o)

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  21. Ohh, I need some relaxing running!

    Happy pre-NYC training :)

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  22. Yes, I watched and rooted and was psyched with the result!

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  23. BEAST!! 35.9 miles?! Awesome! It would take me more than a weeks worth of hours to run that long. You rock!

    Love the ghetto run. Hilarious! ( I am not sure if that is this post or not. I am behind. Don't judge me!)

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  24. I thought about you when I saw the highlights of that race - the jockey who won on Mine that Bird - did he ride the girl horse that won the Preakness? I know he thinks that the filly is the better horse, from his comments in Sports Illustrated (my husband gets it.)

    I was wondering why you were doing long runs already in the double digits - now I see it's pre-prep running for the NYC Marathon. Cool!

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