Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tuesday Workout

Training last was hot! Definitely blacked out the heat portion of last summer's training. Ran 4 miles - slightly easy (not sure easy, but not hard either). Haven't cross trained in a while and am sore from Monday night (still sore today too).

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day = Weekend of Running

Finally really getting back into training. Saturday practice went well, extrememly hot and humid (a preview of summer weather training - which I seemed to have blacked out from last summer). Ran 5 miles which is my longest run since the marathon. Despite being hot and sweaty, had a pretty decent run. Also went for a 30 minute run on Sunday and did some running and cross training (think squats, lounges, situps, pushups, etc) on Monday. Training tonight. Not sure what exactly I'll be doing tonight. Beginners are doing cross training (think I'll pass - sorry Coach Michael!), so I think I'll be running with the Intermediates who are focusing on effort levels.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Getting back into the swing of things

Ran my longest distance since the marathon on Tuesday, 3.5 miles. Definitely felt good to get out there and run again. Also got up on Wednesday morning and went running. Have training this Saturday in CP. Weather is going to be in the 80s. Welcome back to warm weather training. Remember in the winter when I complained about the cold weather?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Pictures from Mis-behaving Party

Some pictures from the Spring Season Mis-behaving Party!

Mentor Buddies - Jenny, Me and Steve

Me and Coach Steve

Craziness ensuing...

Thursday, May 17, 2007


It's been a while since I's some updates:

We are all done with Disney planning. Are staying at Port Orleans - Riverside. Looks nice. We got a really great package that includes hotel, park tickets, a meal plan. It's gonna be awesome. Plus, TNT does this as an event, and the coaches already told us we could crash there "we just ran a marathon/half-marathon" party. yay!

Spring Season Mis-behaving Party
The spring season mis-behaving party was last Friday. Had a blast. As usual, Ramon got crazy, I drank too much :) Training the next morning was interesting. I also won an award - Freaking Most Improved. So proud :) I really worked hard last season and love that they noticed. It probably also helped that I took 40 mins off my PR (which is unusually, it usually only improves by like 3-4 mins)

Fall Season
Fall season has started. I am still taking it easy for right now. Most I've run is 2 miles. I have 5 months still and, lets be real, I did just run a marathon. Easing back into it is definitely the best way for me not to get injuried. I'm so smart.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Disney - 2 of 4 things done!

So we just booked our tickets for Disney. Found a ridiculously cheap flight (only $148 roundtrip!). Now we just have to figure out lodging and park tickets. I am beyond excited!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Fall Season Kick-off Tonight!

That's right - fall season is here already! I am super excited for Chicago in October and to meet my new mentees! Kick-off is a great way to see what TNT is all about. Interested in coming:

630 Second ave (b/w 34th and 35th) - its a big church, cant miss it.

See you then!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Disney World!

So Jenny and I decided that we are going to run the Disney World Half Marathon in January. We already registered for it! YAY! I am actually really excited - I hear great things about the race. Plus, you know I love a good half marathon. We are going to take a couple of days off of work and go down and spend some days in the park. Very excited! Make your calendar's January 12th at 6am (Yes, the race starts at 6am, meaning I'll be done and ready to ride some rollar coasters at 8am). Plus, it's 2 weeks before my b-day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Things I learned this weekend...

Things I learned this weekend courtesy of the NJ Marathon:
1. Chocolate GU is repulsive after 22 miles. Vanilla from now one please.
2. Gatorade really is the drink of champions.
3. Local marathons are very different then big city marathons. Running through people's streets/neighborhoods, not so much fun
4. On a loop course (each loop equalling 13.1 miles), miles 12 and 13 are very depressing. Having everyone yell "Only 1 miles to go" or "You're so close" when you really have 13+ miles to go is not a great motivator.
5. TNT truly does have the best coaches :)
6. Coach Ramon and his cowbell will make anyone smile at mile 26.6

I did it!

That's right - New Jersey is done! I had a pretty good race. Started out a little too fast and paid for it during the second half. Still finished in 4:25 which I am very excited about! I took close to 40 minutes off of my previous marathon time, which is un-real. I am thrilled! I am very sore today though - my body hates me (in a good way). Hopefully will get a massage tonight - that will definitely help with the soreness. YAY for me!