Nick

Kara

3.01.2009

A good week



It was a good week - family wise, running wise. This is going to be an all over the place post so I'm doing bullets.

  • Thank you Mama Simmons for the snugglie for the stroller to keep Nick nice and warm and in place!! This is going to be so helpful. Picture to come next walk/run.

  • My running mentor and one of my best friends came to visit this weekend - Nicole. She swam throughout high school and college and decided to get into running post college. She ran a marathon, which inspired me to try out running. I attribute my start to running to her - and now I don't know what I'd do without it. So thank you Nic! Nicole finished the Chicago Marathon that year of intense heat and is super fast. She is an amazing runner that can go out into the wee hours of the night and then go run a PR! :) I admire her running and adventures. And - she just happens to be one of the most thoughtful and level headed people that I know. She also doubles as my psychologist. Don't you love friends like that?



  • Runners World Log - you know how they list your monthly mileage? Is there a way to get back to a month not listed there, say last year - besides looking at the bar graph? What other logs do you use ? I like the runners world one - how it has a place for shoes also. Let me know what you are using and what you think.

  • I'm thinking of doing my long run on Friday incase we go to the beach on Sat for the weekend to catch a break and have some family time :) . Anyone out there going to do one on Friday between 9 - 10 min miles? I was just thinking that in my head.. and then, Yea, I just realized it all depends on the weather and if I can get someone to watch the baby... maybe I'll be doing it on the treadmill. Is there a site where you can find people doing long runs locally (when/where)? That might be cool.

Today's recovery run was 4.4 miles/43 minutes. Hope to stretch out and make it to yoga tomorrow!

This weeks mileage was 33 miles :) I'd like to build up to 40-45(?) by April 1.

Mileage for Feb: 72.5 miles - oh man! probably the first month in a super long time I didn't make it to 100! But for a good reason that I would never trade!

Happy March!

14 comments:

  1. Ha ha... I think you have a good reason not to have run 100 miles in February. It was a short month, you know. ;) And for the record, you beat me this week- I only ran 32 miles. Ha!

    And you're welcome on that snugglie thing. It was given to me after Moana was born, so be sure to pass it on to someone else after Nick outgrows it!

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  2. Looks like a good week! I am impressed with your miles this week!

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  3. I have Fridays off, sister. If you can, you want to meet me for a 10 miler? I was going to do 8, but I can do 10. I'll switch from my Saturday long run and a do it on Friday with you.

    How far are you from Manayunk?

    Email me and let me know either way.

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  4. P.S.

    I use runstoppable.com. They have a place for shoes too.

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  5. I use the Runners' World training log. Just click on "calendar" then at the top, there is are "jump to" drop down boxes where you can choose the month and the year.

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  6. I'm off this Friday, too. I just mentioned to Laurel that we should meet up for a run. Let me know what you guys think! I'd be up for at least 10...

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  7. Logyourrun.com is what I use and I really like it. I almost switched to mapyourrun.com when I didn't have the garmin...but it didn't have the little tool that I like to put on my blog

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  8. If you figure that runner's world thing out, let me know! I've been trying to for awhile and can't get anywhere with it.

    I'm not sure about running this Friday (have the 2-day race this weekend), but I'm often free Friday afternoons if you ever want to run then!

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  9. On your last post you talked about long runs. One way I like to train is to stack runs over two or three days. While none of the runs are longer than 12 or 15 miles, your body gets a chance to feel that mileage. For example, I'd run 10, 12 or do 8, 12, 15 for something tougher. And then REST. Gave me confidence heading into a marathon because blocking off time to run anything over eighteen or twenty can be a challenge.

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  10. That does sound liek a great week. You're adapting to motherhood just wonderfully.

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  11. Congrats on a great week. And that's amazing mileage for February - it's unbleivable you had those numbers and a baby all in the same month.

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  12. You are amazing. I had a baby in '07 and I don't think I logged 100 miles in that year. You logged over 70 in the same month you gave birth. You are my hero!!

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  13. I am amazed that you are running so much in the month that you had your baby. Let's see...my mileage was, yup, that's right ZIPPY!!

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  14. Great week!! The visit from your running friend is a great boost, not that you need it. Keep it up, and keep the beautiful baby pics coming! :)

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