Sunday, March 27, 2011

Week 5 - 1/2 Marathon Training Complete!

My mileage has been lightly sporadic - not a nice even increase week to week.  This has been caused mostly by the weather and my inability to run more than 3 miles on the treadmill - refuse.  Anyway - Got 17 in this week.  3, 5 and then today's 9 miler.  Adding biking 2 days a week if the weather holds out this next week. 

I did skip my long run last weekend - naughty, naughty - but was more determined to get it done today.  I looked back on my 9 mile long run last summer - my pace is much better - taking a good 30-40 seconds off each mile - with far more miles under 12 minute pace.  This is a good thing! 

An Extra Mile has a new podcase for Galloway fans - An Extra Mile  - Galloway Edition.  Just do a quick search on itunes and you will find it!  I am getting off this computer and laying on the couch for a bit before having to make dinner!  (Oh yea - saw Limitless at the movies last night - totally entertaining - especially if you like to look into Bradley Cooper's blue eyes for a few hours!)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

So now you know - say you like it.

For those of you with older kids, you'll remember the first time you let them loose in the kitchen "for real" to make dinner.  For those with younger kids/future kids - it's something to definately look forward to. 

Tonight was that night for me and the boy.  He's 10 and for his health class, the assignment was to make dinner.  Tacos it was.  Now, I can whip up tacos in about 10-15 minutes.  You take for granted knowing how to time things.  Stir the meat, cut up the tomatoes and lettuce, get the shells into the oven.  A 10 year old does not know how to do this.  I gently reminded him every so often, that he can take a break from one thing to get the other thing started. 

While he was finishing up cutting up the tomatoes, I said, "So what do you think of all the work it takes to make tacos?"  He says, "It's alot!"  Then I said, "So think of the things Mommy makes and then when they don't turn do you think it makes me feel?"  Pause...then I said, "so now you know why you should just say you like it."  Little grin and a little understanding from the boy - priceless.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

1/2 Marathon Training - Week 1

First week went pretty well.  Logged in 17 miles:

Monday - Rest
Tuesday - HIIT - 2 Miles
Wednesday - Easy - 3 Miles
Thursday - HIIT - 3 Miles
Friday - Easy - 3 miles
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - Long Run on Treadmill - 6.5

Found out about FIRST training - got the book on my kindle and read it on Saturday.  It intrigues me - I know I need to crosstrain and their studies really support it...looked into getting a recumbant bike, but the hubby is not on board with the expenditure right now with spring around the corner...maybe next winter...oh well - will keep my eye out on craigs list!  It feels good to be regularly exercising again, I was surprised how fast I recovered from my long run on Sunday - so that's a good step in the right direction.  Good first week of training!