Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday night workout

Last night's workout wasn't too bad. Did a farlek run (which is pretty much a run with bursts of speed in it) for a 5 mile loop. It was cooler out, but still pretty humid. Run went good. My legs were still slightly sore from the (almost) 20 miler on Saturday, but other then that good.

This Saturday is a dip week - only running between 6-8 miles. Should be nice.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday night run

Went for a short run last night - just 30 mins. Hot and humid out again. Felt good, surprisingly not sore from Saturday's long run.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Hottest run of the season

So this weekend was the hottest run of the season (and the longest). It was like 85 with an 85% humidity - I was sweating before I started running. Despite the heat, still managed to get in a long run. Coach Michael decided to change this up this weekend and we did a "Bridge Run". What's that you ask? We ran the bridges! Started at Riverside, ran down the Westside Highway, across at Chambers and over the Brooklyn Bridge (like last week), except we turned around at the Brooklyn side and ran back to Manhattan (too bad it was too foggy for a good view). We then ran up Centre to Delancy and out and back over the Williamsburg Bridge. Then up the East River Running path, up 1st Ave to 72nd and back to Riverside.

Total mileage: 19.33 miles.

And, on top of it being hot and humid and a long run - it was hilly! Never run over a bridge? Trust me - its a hill (both directions!)! Man was I tired afterwards!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Still sore

Haven't been able to run / train at all this week following cross training. Coach Michael really worked us this week. My legs are still sore and its 2 days later. Stairs hurt. Moving hurts.

Thanks Michael!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


So last night was "X-Training 102" or in other words, Coach Michael gets to torture us. It was a good workout, I'm not going to lie, but OUCH. We did jumping drills, sprints, races, squats, lunges, pushups, planks, mountain climbers and more. I am definitely sore today. I was going to get up and go for a run this morning. But my body was still achy, so I decided it was probably better to sleep and recover.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Brooklyn Bridge Long Run

So this past Saturday for our long run, we did a run to Brooklyn. It was a gorgeous day to run - cool tempature and not too hot. Ran from W72nd st down the west side highway to Chambers. Then we ran east on Chambers to the Bridge. Over the bridge and through Brooklyn to Prospect Park. Once in the park, we did 2 full loops. Ran about 17 miles :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tuesday night workout

We had group training last night - warmer then Saturday, but still decent running weather. We did a full loop of the park (6 miles) as a tempo run. First mile was a warm-up and the next 5 were at a pace 30 seconds slower then our 10k pace. Did pretty good.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Saturday Long Run

This past Saturday was a perfect day for a long run. The weather was much cooler then it has been and I loved it. I am discovering, having done a summer and winter training season now, that I prefer running in the cold to running the heat. I have much better runs and they are faster too. Anyways, this weekends weather was perfect (almost perfect I should say - could have been a little cooler) and I was able to get in 16 miles. Took me 2:43 - which is a very good pace for a training run. Afterwards, we have Connection to the Cause, which is an event where the honored teammates speak about the Society and TNT. It's always a good event and never fails in making me cry.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Fundraising Update!

Fundraising update:

I am currently at $1925 - approximately 39% of my goal. Please take a minute if you haven't donated and click on the link below. You really can help make a difference! Thanks.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

My insanity continues

Less then 40 days until Reach the Beach (RTB). For those of you who don't know, RTB is a 200 mile relay race through New Hampshire. I am really excited to do it! I don't know yet which leg I will be running, but it will most likely be between 16 - 19 total miles. We'll be heading up on Thursday and coming home on Sunday. So excited! Should be an excellent time.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Saturday Long Run

The hot and humid weather continues. During Saturday's long run, it was 75 degrees with 92% humidity. I have never sweated so much in my life. Did 14 miles, which was one less then my goal, but I would have died if I did the last mile, so I cut it short. Talked to the coaches and they said that was a wise decision. Running when your body can't handle it requires a longer recovery time and does more damage then good.
Got up early this morning and did some cross training exercises. Squates, lunges, pushups and ab work. Starting the week off right.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Recent runs

Training has been going well lately. Ran 13 miles over the week. Definitely felt tired at the end, but it was ungodly humid, so that's to be expected. Training was last night, did a tempo run. First 1 mile was a warm-up and then ran the next 5 at a tempo pace (not all out racing pace, but faster then a casual run). Felt good during the run. Made sure to hydrate all day and eat a good lunch. Definitely helped. 15 miles this weekend. Supposed to be hot and humid all weekend, always fun.