Tuesday, January 25, 2011

back in the saddle

i'm a whiz at proportion

i hope the running i've been doing since august is good enough to consider a "base". some weeks were better than others, and i averaged about 30mpw for the past three months.

now it's time to put my nose to the grindstone. that doesn't sound very pleasant, but then again speedwork doesn't feel very pleasant.

over the next few months i'm planning an 8k, possible 10k, half-mar, and a grand return to the marathon. well, hopefully a grand return.

i still haven't forgotten the last one two, but i need to put on my big girl underpants and toe the line again.

the training plan i created for marathon #10(!) is a step back from jack daniels and incorporates the simple workouts i've preferred in the past instead - tempo runs, 800's and mile repeats. i'm also aiming to do back-to-back "long" runs like i did when training for the goofy challenge (8/16, 10/20, etc). i'll only build by 10% per week, and cutback by about 30% every 3-4 weeks. i will hopefully do yoga weekly to stay loose and stretch out.

of course i'm hoping to see a good time on the clock but let's not put the cart before the horse.

i got another awesome pair of socks from my dad this weekend!
and you thought i couldn't get any more stylish...
i was impressed with everyone owning up to having the sweaters and hoochy skirts.

16 weeks to go!

54 comments:

  1. Those are the BESTEST socks ever!! BTW I love your proportionate drawings.. Happy running!

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  2. Best of luck on that grindstone--I know you'll be great!
    Fantabulous socks!

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  3. OLA! I'm back and time to play catch up again.

    Ride 'em cowgirl! Sounds like a good plan!!!

    Awesome freaking socks!

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  4. Are those M&Ms there to show how well they match the socks? Or do you just have M&Ms randomly strewn throughout the house??? :)

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  5. Get back on that saddle!!! You are going to do great!!! Oh and LOVE the socks! Very rainbow bright of you!

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  6. yayy for returning! It may hurt a tiny bit but then it will start to feel oh so good to be back in action.

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  7. Which marathon are you prepping for? I clicked on the link but it took me to a blog with ornaments and I was too lazy to read through it all :).
    Enough of the easy road, time to get the game plan in action - can't wait to follow your success!

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  8. "a step back from jack daniels" - is that like a beer run?

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  9. Good luck with your training - It is a popular week to start! Are those M&Ms sitting on an ottoman?

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  10. Oh yeah! Those socks rock! Reese would flip out over those. She loves socks for some reason:)

    Yay for getting back in the saddle! I love simple! I am obviously simple minded and stick to a plan better when it's just that-simple!

    Good luck with the training:)

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  11. I love those socks.

    Ps- i know i owe you a gift. I have it. but the stupid post office is never open when I have off!

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  12. That's a lot of horse references! Once again, you be stylin'........

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  13. i spy with my little eye, some m&m's.

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  14. Love the socks and the m&m's next to you! Welcome back!

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  15. Sounds like a solid plan - what is your peak mileage going to be?

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  16. EEEEEEEEKKK... Another marathon! That is awesome.

    And those socks a great! I wanna have a pair myself and how they go with the M&M's... Amazing.

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  18. Love those socks! and your drawings are always fun to look at too!

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  19. never a dull moment at the CtK for sure.

    And the socks match the M&Ms....was that done on purpose?

    Lastly, it is a ppropriate to tell a lady 'way to get back on that horse?' Just askin'

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  20. LOVE THE SOCKS!! Girl, you got this! Welcome back:)

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  21. you will do fine! good luck!
    remember muscle has memory :)

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  22. Sounds like you have a good plan laid out. And the socks will definitely help with training. ;)

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  23. Those socks are great, they remind me of a pair I had in college (that I had to wear with sandals, even in the snow, so people could see them).

    Smart girl, going with what works for you in training. You've experimented, tried a lot of things, you have more of a foundation than others on which to base those decisions!

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  24. Oooh what marathon? And #10! Awesome!

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  25. Your plans sound very exciting, good luck! For some reason my black toe nails have never been sore. Only during the run but not afterwards. I love your horse!

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  26. That is one big horse there... Love that you are wearing your Gap sweater in the drawing (I had one too BTW. So cool... ). Marathon 10? Woo hoo!

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  27. Please pleas please tell me where he got you those socks! I love them!

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  28. I need those socks. How about a dad sock giveaway please? LOL!

    And you are an artist. Sheer magic in that picture.

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  29. Awesome socks!

    Sounds like a nice solid plan for your 10th! marathon.

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  30. YAY DRAWING! Your training plan sounds great, can't wait to hear how it goes :) And by the way, I will strong-arm you into writing an Embrace:Me post if I have to. Don't think I won't do it!

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  31. Love the drawing, and now I have a craving for M&Ms. So excited you are back in the saddle. I like to design my own programs too. I like to create something a little different each time, but something I can get excited about.

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  32. Exciting to have races lined up! What marathon are you running? Love the socks!

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  33. omg that is the best pair of socks ever. i am on the hunt for them as of RIGHT NOW.

    and wooooooot to the saddle. i feel like i'm getting back into it too. hope our bases are good enough :)

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  34. The new socks rock! Totally Key West colors there. Haha.

    I'm glad you're kicking it up a notch and training to run with another blog buddy. It makes up for my utter lack of effort this week. I've actually been getting up and going straight to work! I have to blame it on the pending birth of my new Website Monday. It's as good an excuse as any.

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  35. It sounds like you have a solid base built. Cute socks. They should make that pattern in compression socks

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  36. Ya know "G" would totally make a comment in regards to the size of the horse your mounting!!! LOL

    BTW.....you're going to have to find those socks in green and gold colors if you plan to wear those for the marathon!!

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  37. Awesome!
    You know, first tempos and speed workouts always hurt, but then the body adapts and they become easier. So excited to follow you along, I think you have a ton of talent! I also like that you are figuring out and doing what works for YOU.

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  38. Best part of this post...the drawing. The Paint drawings never get old!!

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  39. Hi Lindsay, thanks for visiting ... well you first go to www.marlucefagotti.blogspot.com (and if you want to follow, this is the one you should follow) and then you click (In English) in the posts, you will be taken to www.whatdowerunfor.blogspot.com automatically. After choosing the post you want to read you will see at the bottom of the post a sentence saying that if you want to comment just click this link. There is no comment space in the "what do we run for"blog. All the comments should be directed to "Correr pra quê?" and can be written in English. By the way, do you speak Portuguese? Good return in your marathons! Marluce

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  40. I'm totally convinced that these MS Paint drawings could/should be assembled into a children's book using blurb.com. That was a really good man climbing on a horse.

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  41. HOT socks!!
    Of course, the picture made my day. The horse's head takes the cake. Why oh why didn't you put your art on your give away stickers????!!! Next time, please!!!

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  42. I don't know if "engaged pelvis" is an expression that pulls anything up on google... Didn't know how to describe it...

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  43. I love that horse. And I did look for a little cart in the picture.

    Like others, those socks are the best and staging photos with M&M's is awesome product placement

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  44. I hate, hate, hate speed training too. But you gotta do it if you want to get faster. I myself, only want to get a little faster (just a tiny bit), and still speed training is the only way (I HATE IT!) Also, love, love, love the socks. Good luck on your next marathon!

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  45. ps. I agree with a step back with the Jack Daniels. With me, it's wine. Don't do it very often, but if I cut it out all together, that and all sugar, I have a feelin' I'd be better off runnin-wise. Just sayin' : )

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  46. Haha Im totally loving your socks!

    Sounds like you've got a good plan going for this spring!

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  47. Ummm those socks are freaking awesome, love them!!!

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  48. Spill the beans! 16 weeks - that's about a month after Boston, so that's off the list. The suspense is killing me.....

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  49. Wowowww awesome socks, like m&m!!!
    Good luck in the marathon preparation!
    You rock!
    hugs
    Tania

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  50. I think those socks would look awesome with one of those hoochie skirts!

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  51. okay. those socks ARE AWESOME! holy cow, i want me some.

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