Heart Rate Doesn’t Lie

I was going to title this blog post "2 Mile Repeats Suck A$$".  Because after we ran 3 x 2 miles (at all out; goal MP for 1/2 mile then progressively faster; and at goal MP for 1 mile then fast) this morning, that was my reaction.  They were HARD. I didn't feel good about …

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Don’t Out Run Yourself

This week - the past couple weeks actually - I've been constantly questioning MB, my  running coach.  I've been asking about the point of various workouts.  Asking for more miles.  Asking about what the upcoming workouts are for the week, as well as asking about the planned long runs weeks down the line. I don't …

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Trying to get my speed back!

Did random intervals this morning, just to try to get my body used to doing semi-speedy stuff again.  Finished 5 miles with 400m (6:49 pace), 800m (7:13 pace), 1 mile (7:49), 800m (7:30 pace).  It felt ok.  Not horrible, but not great.  I am SO ready to begin Lansing training so that I can be …

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44!

44 is the number of the day.  Not 44 miles, 44 Toys For Tots boxes! There's a law office behind those boxes somewhere! I spent my morning putting together 44 drop boxes (and taping signs on them) for the Toys For Tots collection which begins this week.  Thankfully I'm out of the office for the …

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The Return of the 400’s

Remember pre-Twin Cities, when I whipped out 12x400m at around 1:34 +/- and I blogged that 1:45 for 400m seemed awkward and slow?  Well today I brought back the 400's.  Except I only did 5 of them (1:40, 1:48, 1:45, 1:48, 147) and these paces seemed awkward and HARD!  Ugggggg, definitely lost my speed.  I'm …

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Believe!

Today was interval workout.  The training group is doing it tomorrow, but I'm going to DC, so I got it done bright and early today, by myself.  Old school (for me) - around the neighborhood on the roads instead of on a track. The workout was supposed to be 3 x (4 x400m).  With 1 …

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