Thursday, January 31, 2008

So short lived...

So my excitement over having found my running shoes was apparently short-lived. I got an email from them today saying they were out of stock, but could offer me a 20% discount on a future purchase. Future purchase? You are dead to me

But have no fear, after more digging, I was able to find another store that sold them through Yahoo! So I ordered them, but am trying not to get my hopes up in case they as well will be sold out, bc I don't want to be surprised if they are. Keep your fingers crossed for me though.

Swim workout

So, I meet some friends for dinner on Tuesday night after work and wasn't able to go to Niketown for a run workout (plus it was kinda cold out and I can't seem to be motivated to run in the cold right now). So instead, I decided to do my JackRabbit swim class workout for the week.

We continued to work on rotation (hip/torso), position in the water (head down and straight ahead) and breathing. Followed the workout and ended up swimming almost 1,000 yards, which is more then half a mile! I am pretty impressed with myself.

Going to the gym tonight after work and going to do some sort of running workout.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

So happy right now!!!

So, despite the fact that I may have found a new pair that I liked, my running friend Jenny, found a website that still carried my old shoe in my size. I ordered 3 pairs :) May seem a little extreme, but I am hoping that they will last me for the next year (I typically get any where between 3-4 months out of a pair of shoes). I am still going to try and run in the Mizuno's to have a back-up pair, but I am so happy now that I found "my" shoes (seriously, I love these sneakers, they fit my feet like a glove).

Since I now love this website, I am going to encourage everyone to shop from there:

And thank you Jenny - you are my hero right now!!!!

New Shoes

Went to JackRabbit yesterday during work and got a new pair of shoes. I think I have tried on every pair of shoes they have for neutral runners. Settled on a pair of Mizuno's - the Wave Rider 11's. Did some cross training in them yesterday. The weird thing is, when I went running on the treadmill at JackRabbit to try them, they felt fine. But when I went to the gym, the left shoe was bothering me a little. But I don't think its the shoe - I think its the insole - so I am going to try swapping them with different insoles and see how they feel. Hopefully, it will work out :)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Weekend run

So, ran the Manhattan half marathon this weekend - definitely not my best race :( Just was not feeling it. It was freezing out as well, which never helps. This was also my first long run in the new sneakers - didn't go well. My knees were very sore afterwards and my legs stiff, which is not good. I am going back to Jack Rabbit today to try and find another pair to try. Wish me luck!

Friday, January 25, 2008

First brick (kinda!)

Well, getting up and swimming before work didn't happen :) Oops. Instead I went last night after work and ended up doing a mini-brick (a brick is workout in combination - biking then running, etc. You do this so you get used to the transition of muscles).

Anyways....went and did the swim class workout and some laps for about an hour. Then dried off and changed and did a 3 mile run. Felt surprisingly ok during the run - definitely thought I would feel bad.

Tonight is swim class. Should be fun :) And on Sunday I am running the NYRR Grand Prix: Manhattan 1/2 Marathon with the girls. Then we're going to brunch. Love how I can combine food with everything :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Back to training...

Now that Disney is done and all the fun things of posting (pictures!) and medals are done, its back to some solid training.

I was good this last week - got a good cross training workout in on Saturday, a run in on Sunday, another cross training workout on Monday and a speed workout last night. Feeling good :)

Started swim lessons last Friday. I'm taking Swim I with JackRabbit (my running/tri store). Its been good so far - all about form and efficiency (something I am going to need if I plan on swimming 1.2 miles!). The first class went well; worked on form in the water and breathing. It amazed me during the class how much of my swim team training came back to me as I did laps. I really did feel very comfortable in the water and felt that I understood the drills we were working on and how to swim better. Very excited for that fact! Our instructor even gives us stuff to work on during the week, so I am going to go for a swim tomorrow morning before work and practice.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Now this is just a bit insane...

So, I need a new pair of running sneakers (these ones made it through, Chi-town, Philly and Disney).  I'm going to go to Jack Rabbit.  They do this cool thing - you can donate your old sneakers and they send them to Africa for kids learning to run.  So I thought I'd round up all my old pairs and bring them over.  Now, here's the crazy part - in 19 months of running, I've acquired 10 pairs of running shoes.  It's kinda insane.  Below is a picture of the pile (and keep in mind, that pile is missing 2 pairs!)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I'm back!

I'm back from Disney World! We had so much fun - I'm exhausted now. Finished the race in about 2:20 - definitely not my best time, but not bad! We got very cool Donald Duck medals (I'll take a picture and post). It was really cool running though the Magic Kingdom. We got to run through Cinderella's castle and down the front steps. Hopefully, the photographers got some good pictures.

Our weekend in Disney was fun. Went on lots of rides, ate lots of food and had a great time. Thinking of taking some time off from running to relax (not long, but I would like a couple of Saturdays to sleep in!). Pictures coming soon!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Leaving for Disney tomorrow!

YAY! It's finally here! I am so excited - I'm like a kid in a candy store right now. I've practically memorized the Disney guide book I bought. I am so excited. Our flight leaves tomorrow at 9:25. The race is Saturday morning at 6am (so by the time most people awake, I will have already run a half-marathon - insane).

Wish me luck! I promise to take lots of pictures and post them.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Disney in 4 days!

Disney is in 4 days. YAY YAY YAY! I am super excited :) Anyways, ran 8 miles this weekend (easy since it's technically a taper week).

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Since its the new year, thought I'd share my resolutions:

1 - Beat my PR in the Half Marathon
2 - Complete the Timberman Half-Ironman
3 - Be more consistent in my training (i.e. be better at forcing myself to go the gym/running)
4 - Eat healthier

Happy New Year

Happy 2008! Can't believe its already 2008. Time flies by anymore :) Anyways....rough couple of weeks of running. The holidays are always hard, plus its been very cold out. Was able to get 2 10+ mile runs in, so thats good. Disney is in less then 10 days! I am so excited. Hopefully it will be good weather.