Friday, May 30, 2008


Today was a beautiful day. Sunny, blue skies and about 65 degrees. I left the house at 9:35, and ran a half mile to meet my friend, then I ran 3.5 with her, and then ended with another mile for a total of 5. Legs are really getting used to this mileage. I felt like I could run more, but since I ran 8 yesterday, and I want to run tomorrow and Sunday, I don't want to do too much mileage this week. Last week I did 26, this week I'm hoping to do 28. I want to increase steadily at 10% per week and remain injury free:) So far so good! My legs are feeling really good:)

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Still trying to get in the swing of things after the holiday weekend. At least the running is going well, but trying to get computer time with two little ones has be tough lately. Todays run was great. I combined my two loops of up and down hills for a total of 8 miles and it felt GREAT after taking the past two days as rest days cause life just got in the way:(

Monday, May 26, 2008


Just a beautiful day today. Got out a little late (12:30pm), as my oldest daughter marched in the Memorial Day parade with her Brownie troop. Then had brunch with my folks. Great run will post all the details later. Kids are back to school tomorrow, so I'll have the time to update this run and my last two runs. Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend:)!!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Just finished a very easy 5 miles. Basically did the Main street route, but this time ran up the hills. Felt really good. Busy weekend, so I can't post everything and I still have to catch up on my last runs post:( But hey, it's the holiday weekend, and I'm still getting my runs in:) Have a great one will post updates as soon as I can.

Friday, May 23, 2008


Had a wonderful run this morning. My husband joined me for the first part of it and I am so proud of him. I'll go into more details later as we are rushing to get the weekend started. Our summer club opens tonite and we are going to happy hour!!! More to come....

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Well, I woke up this morning and the legs felt great! Looked outside and it was gray, but by the time I got the kids ready for school the sun had popped out. Then I got a call from my husband, who was stuck in traffic for an hour and a half, and said it was pouring where he was, just over the Throgs Neck bridge, so I knew the rain was coming. Sure enough when I threw the kids in the car to get them to school, it started drizzling. Now I had to decide, run in the rain or go inside to the treadmill.

Well, I chose to run in the rain, because the one thing I HATE about the gym treadmill, is the time limit if someone is waiting and I wanted to run my 5 miles today in about 55minutes. So, I didn't want to get the boot, so I ran in the drizzly rain. By the 2nd mile the sun came out, and by the 4th, the sun went in, but no rain. So I am SOOOOO glad I chose to run outside. It just felt GREAT!! I changed my run a tad from the last few days. This time I left the house and went down our hill to the water, and then went back up the big hill (Mill Dam), and then ran pretty much what I ran on Monday. The beginning of Mondays run was flat, so with this change, it now starts with hills. I really want to work these hills into my runs so when I run in Central Park again, I won't be affected by the hills during the race. Though I have been told, depending how the course is run, it could be hilly, or you could be running down them. Either way, I want to be prepared, and it felt good running the hills today. According to my Garmin, the hill I added had an elevation at the start of -8 ft, and at the top 225 ft. The grade at the start was -11%, and at the top it was 18%, so since this was in my first mile, the 1st mile was a tad slower:) Really the only time my heart rate spiked was when I was on a hill, other than that I kept it pretty low:)

Distance: 5 miles
Duration: 55:38
Avg pace: 11:07
Calories: 489
Avg HR: 138bpm Cardia Drift: 154 (Not sure what my Max is????)
Splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 11:49 136bpm Cardia Drift: 154
Mile 2: 11:27 139bpm Cardia Drift: 151
Mile 3: 11:21 138bpm Cardia Drift: 151
Mile 4: 10:28 135bpm Cardia Drift: 143
Mile 5: 10:28 140bpm Cardia Drift: 145

As I post this, it is now POURING outside (Torrential) LOL Thankfully the Gods held off so I could get my run in:)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Had a really good run today. Not sure if it would be considered a tempo run, cause I ran it faster than the previous run, but I'll call it tempo anyway:) The running lingo still is new to me, making me realize I am still a beginner. LOL I ran the same run as yesterday, but again, added another mile to make it 6 for today. The weather was just beautiful. Blue skies and sunny, and just about 60 degrees. Actually got a little hot while running, but nothing like my friend vegasrunner is dealing with. Bruce, wish I could send you cooler temperatures!!! But today, I remembered to bring water and actually wore my fuel belt instead of the camel back. I took water after my 1st, 2nd, and 4th and last miles and really felt good out there.

Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 59:07
Avg pace: 9:51
Calories: 546
Avg HR: 147bpm Cardia Drift: 168 (Not sure what my Max is????)
Splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 10:38 135bpm Cardia Drift: 160
Mile 2: 9:51 138bpm Cardia Drift: 160
Mile 3: 9:48 149bpm Cardia Drift: 158
Mile 4: 9:53 154bpm Cardia Drift: 168
Mile 5: 9:23 153bpm Cardia Drift: 161
Mile 6: 9:30 153bpm Cardia Drift: 158

This is the kind of run I want to be doing for training runs. Do this for 3 days a week, and then kick it up a notch for a tempo (even faster), for 3 days a week. Well, let me not get ahead of myself. Let's see how I feel tomorrow, as I will be out on the road again:) But I rate todays run one of my best since I started back on January 2nd:)

Monday, May 19, 2008


Got the kids off to school, and hit the road. It was beautiful outside this morning, though a bit chilly (52 degrees). Basically did the same run as yesterday, but added another mile:) No geese issue today, but I forgot my water:( Luckily it wasn't hot so I really didn't need it, but I have to remember to bring my camel back!!!!

Time: 59:43
Distance: 5.33 miles
Avg pace: 11:12
Calories: 461
Avg HR: 136bpm Cardia Drift: 149 (Not sure what my Max is, but I'm guessing around 180)
Splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 12:40 129bpm Cardia Drift: 149
Mile 2: 10:52 137bpm Cardia Drift: 149
Mile 3: 11:17 131bpm Cardia Drift: 137
Mile 4: 10:40 140bpm Cardia Drift: 149
Mile 5: 10:42 141bpm Cardia Drift: 149
.33 : 3:30 140bpm Cardia Drift: 143

I really like this run I did today. I am going to try to keep my runs to no less than 5 miles. I ran today for the first time at almost an hour. I really want to increase the time I am out there, as well as the mileage. My half marathon is exactly 21 weeks from yesterday, and my official training will start in 3 weeks. I have decided to do the Hansons, 18 week Half Marathon program. ( Got the idea from Steverunner of phedippidations.

As I have run 3 days in a row, including a race, tomorrow will be a rest day:)

Sunday, May 18, 2008


A few firsts happened to me today. For the first time I ran the day after I ran a race. For the first time while running I felt like I needed water. And lastly, for the first time ever, I almost got attacked by some geese. All to be explained in more detail below.

Well, today I woke up and the legs felt great, so I decided to get outside and run on this beautiful sunny, 60 degree day. Fired up the Garmin, and set off for an easy 5K, but while I was running the legs felt so good instead of going out and coming back the same route, I found myself running on the main street doing the big loop back to my house. It really felt good. It's the same loop I did awhile back (the opposite way), so this time it was all downhill. We'll see how I feel tomorrow, and determine if I will keep up this post race recovery run in the future, but so far so good.

Time: 43:46
Distance: 4 miles
Avg pace: 10:57
Calories: 366
Avg HR: 138bpm Cardia Drift: 161 (because I ran up the hills to my house)
Splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 11:23 133bpm Cardia Drift: 146
Mile 2: 11:08 139bpm Cardia Drift: 147
Mile 3: 10:47 135bpm Cardia Drift: 142
Mile 4: 10:26 144bpm Cardia Drift: 161

The run felt really good, and with each mile I ran it a little faster. I did notice during my run that I got thirsty. Guess it's time to break out the camel back for my runs. As I approached the pond to make my way back to my house, there were a whole bunch of geese. Adult (10) and babies (12 or so). At first I thought it was cute, then I realized that they were on the same side of the road as me, and I quickly switched side, as they were attempting to cross the road. Traffic was coming in both directions, and they didn't realize there were geese, all they saw was me darting across the street. I did look and made sure it was safe, but at that point as the cars tried to pass, and me running, all the adult geese started darting theiry necks and hissing. I couldn't believe it. I don't think they cared about me, but they were sure going to do whatever to protect their babies. Well, I had two choices jump on top of one of the stopped cars, or get the hell out of there. LOL, I chose the latter, and sprinted my fanny out of their view. Hence some of the heartrate spike at the end of my 4 mile run. When I was no longer fearing that I was in trouble, I did have to laugh. Those little geese babies were soooo cute. But note to self. Be on the lookout for geese crossing the street with their babies on the next runs.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Healthy Kidney 10K
Distance: 6.2 Miles
Date/Time: May 17, 2008, 9:00 am
Location: Central Park, NYC
Weather: 50 deg., 80% humidity, wind 3 mph.

Bib # 4581
Gender/age: F43
Distance (miles): 6.2
Finish Time: 55:29
Pace Time: 8:56
Overall Place: 3,487 (out of 6,273 people)
Gender Place: 1,029 (out of 2,835)
Age Place: 83RD (out of 259 women ages 40-44)
AG Time: 52:51
AG Gender place: 780
Age-Graded%: 57.9%

Woke up at 5am, had my usual oatmeal and banana, then met my brother at 6:30. We got in to Manhattan at 7am, and since we were early decided to try to park on the West side. Bad idea. There was nothing and by the time we got back to the East side, there was nothing. We finally found parking around 8am, about 4 blocks off the Park:( We rushed down to get our bibs, meet everyone. Just didn't have the time to relax, stretch and warm up:( No excuses though, I didn't run this race all out. Not sure if it was because I had never run this course. Hadn't run a 10K in 2 1/2 years, and my longest training run to date was only 5 miles. But I felt good and strong throughout the race, but never pushed it. My heart rate never went over 170, until the last 800 meters, where I stepped up. Again, not sure if I was being cautious for fear that if I pushed I wouldn't finish, but I didn't finish this race spent. I definitely had more left in the tank.

Oh well, my Garmin's virtual trainer won this one:) But there is always the next race:) The GPS kept up this time, but the pacing was all over the place. The Garmin at the end of the race said I ran 6.37, so my numbers were off. So I'm not going to bother writing down the splits as they are off.
Time: 55:29
Avg Pace: 8:56
Avg HR: 165 Cardiac Drift: 177

Since there were a ton of hills in this race, and I ran them, but felt good, and my heart race didn't go over 170 (till the end when I was sprinting), I don't think my last races 199 heart rate was accurate, I now think it was an inaccurate spike, so I still don't know what my max is:( But my training will continue, slow and steady!

Race went ok. I was hoping to do it in 54:00, but crossed the finish line in 55:29. Still under a 9minute mile, and a lot faster than my last 10K (the 2005 Cow Harbor where I finished in 1:01:30), but I was hoping I could run it faster today. The course was hilly. Oh man, I knew there was a hill between mile 2 and 3, but man, the hills just kept coming. It was like running in my home town (hilly), but when I run the hills in my town during my training runs, I don't run a fast pace. LOL So, over all, I'm happy, but I will break 54:00 minutes for the Park to Parks 10K on July 12th, 8 weeks from today:) Oooh, I do love a challenge.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Finally got the photo from last race. Wow, I definitely look like a ran a race:) Not as fresh at the end as my previous 2 races. LOL But that's what I want. I'm a runner now, and that means going all out!! Having nothing left in the tank at the finish line:) Not a pretty one, but here it is:

Taking today as a rest day. Next post will be my Healthy Kidney 10K results.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Did my last run before my race on Saturday. Nice slow 4.98 miles. I chose to do a fairly hilly run, as I haven't been outside since my last race. It was a little chilly and drizzly, and I was going to run at the gym, but decided to run outside today. Conditions for the race are supposed to be similar, so I wanted to get used to it. But by mile 2 the sun came out and all the clouds disappeared. LOL but it was a wonderful run. Legs feel great and I think I'm ready for Saturdays 10K. My heartrate was pretty good considering the hills.
Time: 53:02
Distance: 4.98 miles
Avg Pace: 10:39
calories: 424
AVG HR 140 Cardiac Drift: 162 (I think my MAX is 199 based on the #'s of my last race)
Splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 9:55 Avg HR: 127bpm Cardiac Drift: 131
Mile 2: 10:55 Avg HR: 140bpm Cardiac Drift: 150
Mile 3: 10:44 Avg HR: 139bpm Cardiac Drift: 158
Mile 4: 10:04 Avg HR: 147bpm Cardiac Drift: 160
.98: 11:08 Avg HR: 147bpm Cardiac Drift: 162

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Weather outside was gorgeous. Blue skies and sunny, temperature in the 70's. But I chose to go to the gym and do my run on the treadmill. LOL I wanted to monitor my heartrate and make sure I did a slow and steady run. Funny thing was, since it was a gorgeous day outside, I figured I'd be the only one at the gym. Nope, it was PACKED and it was very HOT. But I was lucky and got my favorite TM by the door and thankfully the door was open during my run. I'm sure the heat affected my heartrate, as the numbers were a little bit higher today than the last MAF run, but still well below my 70%. But the legs felt awesome, I set the TM at a 1% incline. This was my longest distance (and time) on the treadmill to date.

TM speed: 4.5
Time: 53:12
Distance: 4 miles
Avg Pace: 13:18
AVG HR 119 Cardiac Drift: 132 (I think my MAX is 199 based on the #'s of my last race)
Splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 13:18 Avg HR: 109 Cardiac Drift: 119
Mile 2: 13:18 Avg HR: 118 Cardiac Drift: 126
Mile 3: 13:18 Avg HR: 123 Cardiac Drift: 130
Mile 4: 13:18 Avg HR: 127 Cardiac Drift: 132

Monday, May 12, 2008


Legs feel great today, but I'm taking a rest day as I have a special Mother's Day event at my daughters school. Will do the slow MAF run on the treadmill at the gym tomorrow to keep these legs loose for the 10K race on Saturday.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


NYJL 4M Mother's Day
Distance: 4.0 Miles
Date/Time: May 11, 2008, 8:00 am
Location: Central Park, NYC
Weather: 50 deg., 80% humidity, wind 7 mph.

The official stats from the website:

Bib # 5053
Gender/age: F43

Distance (miles): 4.0

Finish Time: 33:29

Pace Time: 8:22

Overall Place: 1090 (out of 3,319 people)

Gender Place: 263 (out of 1,756)

Age Place: 30th (out of 213 women ages 40-44)

AG Time: 31:36 (don't know what this means??)
AG Gender place: 228

Age-Graded%: 60.8%

Fantastic race. Weather could not have been better. 50 degrees, blue skies and sunny. Woke at 4:30 am, had my oatmeal and banana, and hopped in the car and met Johnny at about 6am and we drove into NYC together. This time I drove. We arrived around 6:30 (race started at 8am). We found a perfect parking spot (FREE), and walked into the Park, and got our bibs and t-shirts. Yeah, my bib reflected the faster corral time of 8:35 pace. I was VERY excited. I was really looking forward to running this race with no cluster/jam at the start:) It was just great. Weather was perfect. Hit the porto potties, stretched, and then met up with John B., Ronnie & Billy (his wife Liz was there again to cheer us on:) Tommy L was supposed to run it, but he was home sick with a fever. We missed you bro and can't wait to have you out there with us next time!!

We got ourselves over to the start about 15 minutes early this time, and got ourselves to the front of the corral. It was awesome. The race started and we were off. There was no congestion at all this time:) I hit the first mile marker at 8:30, my heartrate was beating and I was huffing and puffing. I was a little concerned I went out too fast and wouldn't be able to finish, or hit my goal time of 33:30. I set my Garmin's Virtual Partner (a.k.a. George) to finish the race in 33:30. This first mile had a hill in it and this time I felt it and thought I was going to die. My heartrate even hit 199 (or at least that is what my Garmin said. Not sure if it was a spike, but man I was feeling it, so I tend to think I finally hit my MAX:) I settled in and continued on.

My mile splits were as follows:
Mile 1 - 8:30 pace AVG HR: 175 Cardiac Drift: 199 bpm (which I think is my new MAX)
Mile 2 - 8:28 pace AVG HR: 166 Cardiac Drift: 172bpm
Mile 3 - 8:17 pace AVG HR: 170 Cardiac Drift: 175bpm
Mile 4 - 8:14 pace AVG HR: 171 Cardiac Drift: 180bpm

AVG HR 170 - MAX HR 199

So, once again I am thrilled!! I used my Garmin's Vertual Partner (a.k.a. George) during the race for the first time. Set it to beat 33:30, and beat it by 1 second. LOL, boy what a great motivator, but I still need to figure out how to see the different menus, ie: HR, pace, zones, etc more comfortably. I ended up just looking at the race part to make sure I was ahead and just ran. Though that was great. It was strange not seeing the data during the race. Ok, I'm a data geek, and though it felt wierd, I did just run this race, and I beat my previous race time (34:21), I crossed the finish line today in 33:29, with an average pace of 8:22. So, I got a PR and my training is going as planned:)!!!!! I love how my first 3 races have been on the identical 4Mile course. I have been able to improve each race:)

After the race I had a little charlie horse in my left hamstring, but was able to stretch it out for the car ride home thank goodness. Once home I jumped in my first ice bath (Brrrrr....), and though it was cold, it felt GREAT!!!! Next race is in 6 days, the Healthy Kidney 10K. Haven't run that distance in 2 1/2 years, so should be interesting, but so far the racing is going as planned. Not sure what I will do this week for training. I will have to evaluate it day by day, based on how I am feeling. But so far today I feel awesome, no real aches and pains.
But the plan right now is:
Monday - Off
Tuesday - Very easy 3-4 miles
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Very easy 3-4 miles
Friday - Off
Saturday - race day

Friday, May 9, 2008


Woke up today with a little achiness in my left calf. Not sure if it was anything, but the weather outside didn't help. Pouring and cold:( Got my kids off to school, and was going to take the day off, but I took yesterday off, and will take tomorrow off, and I just wanted to get these legs moving. So I decided to do a really EASY 2 miles on the treadmill at the gym. It was a great run. I didn't feel any discomfort while running. I had a very hard time getting my heartrate up. LOL Not sure if that was because I felt dead, or because I'm actually starting to see good heartrate results. LOL
TM speed: 4.5
Time: 26:34
Distance: 2 miles
Avg Pace: 13:22
AVG HR 109 Cardiac Drift: 115

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Well I was supposed to run with my friend today, but she never showed. Our agreement is we wait 15 minutes, and then go, and the one who is late can catch up. So, since I wasn't running with anyone, I decided to just do a very easy 3 mile run. Set my Garmin virtual partner (a.k.a. George) for 3 miles at 36 minutes, and off I went. I stayed ahead, about a 10:14 pace, averaging about 138bpm HR, except where hills went up to 153bpm, but run was going nicely. At just before the 1.5 mile mark, I heard loud footsteps coming up behind me. I turn around, as my friends husband, blows past me. Tells me Denise got stuck doing something and couldn't make it. So I kick it in gear to keep up with Jim. Now this guy runs fast. Jim doesn't have a training run speed. He runs one speed, fast, whether it's a race or a training run. He only runs M W F, so he has plenty of time to recover and that's how he runs. He's in great shape. He's 6' 7" tall. I'm only 5' 4". LOL Can you say mutt and Jeff. Anyway, I decide, since I've been wanting to run with him, I'd do it. So I kicked it up a notch and off we went. I felt good, and was watching my heart rate. My breathing was good, and my legs felt great. The highest my HR went was 173, so much for an easy training run. LOL But man, it felt great. It was nice running with someone who is finally faster than me. But it was funny, though he was running a training run, I could hear his breathing and he was huffing, still maintaining a faster pace than what I was doing, but he was huffing. Now my breathing was fine, and I kept up. I figured I ran about 2 miles with Jim. Miles 1.5 to the finish.
Time: 35:04
Distance: 3.59
Avg Pace: 9:45
Calories: 305
My mile splits were (I'm posting them, because I want to show how I ran with Jim, as opposed to alone).
Mile 1 - 10:14 Avg HR 138 Cardiac Drift: 153
Mile 2 - 10:13 Avg HR 157 Cardiac Drift: 170
Mile 3 - 8:34 Avg HR 166 Cardiac Drift: 173
.59 - 6:01 Avg HR 160 Cardiac Drift: 172
Overall run felt great, and so far the legs feel good. Tomorrow will definitely be a rest day, and then a true slow training day on Friday, will be my last run before the race on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Taking a rest day today. Legs feel good, but only 5 days till race day and I want fresh legs on Sunday. So I'll run Wednesday and Friday and that will be it till race time. I'm excited for this race. My first Mother's Day race. Should be a lot of fun. After all, I am running for my children:)

Monday, May 5, 2008


Great run today. Weather was gorgeous with blue skies and sunny, temp about 52 degrees. Just beautiful:) Did my regular 4 mile + run, and it felt really good. Legs feel strong. Today was my 4th day of running in a row. First time, and no aches and pains. Tomorrow will be a rest day, or a very slow treadmill run. I have to be careful as I have my race on Sunday and I don't want to have heavy legs for the race. So, tomorrow will probably be a rest day!
Time: 46:23
Distance: 4:31
Avg Pace: 10:45
Calories: 343
Avg HR: 140 Cardiac Drift: 157 (Max HR I believe is 183)
Pretty much ran a very consistent effort today, but HR spiked when came upon hills, but my effort did not.
I'm no longer going to record my daily mile splits, takes too much time, and I have all the info loged in the Garmin training center. But I will log splits, etc, for all my RACES though.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Had a fantastic run on the treadmill this morning at the gym. Did the exact same program I did on Sunday, April 27th:) Kept the speed at 4.6, so it was nice and slow. No aches and pains and the heartrate stayed under 70%. AVG HR showed improvement fromt the run on the 27th, where the average heartrate was 125bpm, today it was 120bpm:)

Time: 39:18
Distance: 3 miles
Calories: 307
AVG HR: 120bpm Cardia Drift: 133bpm (I believe my MAX HR is 183)

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Had a great run at the gym on the treadmill today. Hubby was there with me (thanks Grampy for babysitting!!!) Got my favorite treadmill by the door, and for the first time set the incline to 1%. Run felt great. This time I also ended my run with a 5 minute walk at 3.0 speed (but I did not record that info on the Polar, as I just record running data).
Time: 33:03
Distance: 3 miles
AVG Pace: 11:01
Calories: 320
AVG HR: 139bpm Cardia Drift: 150bpm (I think my MAX HR is 183)

My splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 11:41 AVG HR: 131bpm Cardia Drift: 140 TM speed 5.2
Mile 2: 10:52 AVG HR: 140bpm Cardia Drift: 144 TM speed 5.5
Mile 3: 10:30 AVG HR: 145bpm Cardia Drift: 150 TM speed 5.7

Friday, May 2, 2008


Well, I met my friend Denise this morning for our weekly run, and I was running late and was a bit discombobulated, so when we started the run, I had my Garmin, but I didn't have the Nike+ receiver connected to my ipod nano. We started the run, and I was freaking and finally after about a quarter mile, I said, I forgot something I have to go back to my car. I told her to go on ahead and I'd catch up. So, that is how I ended up doing a tempo run. Sprinting back to the car and trying to catch my friend:) Ok, you can say it, I am officially addicted to Nike+ and Adam Tinkoff's Challenges:)

But, it all worked out in the end. The faster pace felt great, and I had a real nice run today. So I kind of did things backwards, I did my first 2 miles fast, and did the last 3 miles nice and slow.

Time: 53:56
Distance: 5.02 miles
Avg Pace: 10:44
Calories: 409
My Mile splits were:
Mile 1: 9:44 Avg HR 151 Cardiac Drift: 171 (Avg speed 6.2mph max speed 10mph)
Mile 2: 9:39 Avg HR 159 Cardiac Drift: 173 (Avg speed 6.2mph max speed 9.7mph)
Mile 3: 11:27 Avg HR 149 Cardiac Drift: 159 (Avg speed 5.2mph max speed 6.2mph)
Mile 4: 11:41 Avg HR 143 Cardiac Drift: 161 (Avg speed 5.1mph max speed 6.7mph)
Mile 5: 11:10 Avg HR 149 Cardiac Drift: 155 (Avg speed 5.4mph max speed 5.9mph)
118.97 ft: :14 Avg HR 148 Cardiac Drift: 152 (Avg speed 5.7mph max speed 5.7mph)

Oh, and I stepped on the scale today. I started running exactly 4 months ago today, and I have lost a total of 10 lbs!! I am now back in my size 2 jeans baby!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


But I am soooo tempted to run today. The nike+ Tinkoff 222+ starts today, and it's difficult to see 'zero' by my name, but I have to stick to my race training and not push it because of the challenge. Oooohhh, I can be competitive:) But I'll be out there tomorrow logging the mileage!!