Wednesday, February 24, 2010

1/2 Marathon Training Week 3, Day 3

The roads were a bit icy this morning - I probably should have worn my YakTrax. I hope the snow melts enough on the bike path so that I can run on it again rather than in the street. Looking into getting a pair of trail running shoes might be a good idea, too.

Route:--Elev. Avg:753 ft
Location:Dayton, OH, Elev. Gain:+0 ft
Time:06:53 AMDifficulty:2.5 / 5.0
28 F temp; 82% humidity
28 F heat index; winds W 4 mph

Distance:4.10 miles
Speed:6.0 mph
Pace:9' 58 /mi

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

1/2 Marathon Training - Week 3, Day 2

I got a late start this morning on my run - left the house shortly before 6:30 and got back right around 7. This doesn't leave me much time to get ready for work. Getting out of bed when my alarm goes off the first time would be helpful.

The weather was nice - not too cold, and I warmed up to the point that the gloves probably weren't necessary. The running/biking path I usually run on is still covered in snow so running on the road was interesting. Fortunately, even at 6:30 in the morning, there weren't too many cars out.

Tonight I'm teaching a Zumba class and then taking a Circuit Zumba class later on at Studio Zumba. I'll sleep well tonight, I'm sure. Tomorrow is 4 miles!

Route:--Elev. Avg:757 ft
Location:Dayton, OH, Elev. Gain:+7 ft
Time:07:00 AMDifficulty:2.2 / 5.0
33 F temp; 93% humidity
33 F heat index; winds NW 5 mph

Distance:3.54 miles
Speed:6.0 mph
Pace:10' 04 /mi

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I must be crazy

Today was Day 1 on my training plan for the Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus on May 1st. This morning when I checked my Weather Channel app on my phone at 5:55 am, it said it was 26 degrees Farenheit out. I've run in colder weather, so I knew I could tough it out. The not so fun thing about running this morning was the 2 inches of snow on the ground, and the falling snow as I ran. I must be crazy.

This is my shoe after the run, complete with Yaktrak and snow. It wasn't quite the Snowpocalypse the Mid-Atlantic is getting, but we're getting a decent amount of snow here in the Midwest, with predictions of up to 10 inches by end of day tomorrow.

Crazy girl

And here are my cute "recovery" (not really, but warm socks I got on clearance from Target for $2!) socks:

Recovery socks

This snow had better not mess up my departure for Miami on Friday. I plan to ditch the snow and be cruising on the Zumba cruise starting on Saturday. I will be spoiled with all the running in the warm weather!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I started my half marathon pre-training today. (Who am I kidding, I hopped back on the running train after 2 weeks off cause my actual training plan starts next week.) It was chilly out this morning, but I warmed up eventually. I wish the sun would be out this early in the morning, but it's too early in the year for that.

So, I resumed running. The next step on my plan to run the Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus on May 1, 2010, is to actually register for the event. I guess I'll be breaking out my credit card this afternoon and getting on that.

Route:--Elev. Avg:748 ft
Location:Dayton, OH, Elev. Gain:-69 ft
Time:06:40 AMDifficulty:2.3 / 5.0
32 F temp; 75% humidity
32 F heat index; winds NW 6 mph

Distance:3.34 miles
Speed:6.0 mph
Pace:9' 57 /mi

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