Tag Archives: treadmill

turning Halloween candy into speed

First speed work of the condensed training cycle: 5x400m 1×1 intervals. Work intervals ranged from 9’30" to 8’00" (I always make them harder as the workout progresses), and a 0.5mi cooldown at the end, for 3 miles even, 9’58" overall. … Continue reading

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Mental game: tired

I decided to do a treadmill run indoors for my workout today (it’s still really hot out) and struggled through 30 minutes. Tired legs, not much energy. But still, I hung in there, got it done, stretched and feel somewhat … Continue reading

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Alejandro the Chinchilla

First off, I fail at recovery runs. After my 2 a day yesterday ($husband strained his back doing rows; now he’s grumpy and it seems to be all my fault because I tried to correct his form and he "can’t … Continue reading

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Marriage and money

After yesterday’s experience, today I prepared for the cold (it was even colder this morning, 5ºF!) I layered my gym clothes under my work clothes and added an extra wool pullover under my sweater. Thanks to this extra prep, I … Continue reading

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running up to Christmas

We’re at my parents’ now, so naturally I’m taking advantage of the dusty treadmill in their basement to get some vacation runs in (and not run outside in the snowy cold). Yesterday I resolved to run as long as one … Continue reading

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Just a gentle jog

That was the direction that Zombies, Run! gave me when I started up my run this morning and I stuck to it for 30 minutes and called it good. I’m never sure what I ought to do for these workouts … Continue reading

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’tis the season to be tired

I just had my weekly sit-down with my boss– a quick, 20 minute roundup of stuff going on– and I realized that I was exhausted when I didn’t have the energy to make eye contact and maintain my usual friendly-professional … Continue reading

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not so easy 3 miles

I was dragging this morning; my 3 mile run was a slog. It didn’t help that when I rolled up to the gym early, all the treadmills but one were occupied and it wasn’t one I liked. Do you guys … Continue reading

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Not easy.

Today’s run was the polar opposite of yesterday’s. This morning was the first tempo run of the training cycle, 30 minutes. Each one gets longer. I usually love tempo runs– it’s so gratifying to run right at the edge of … Continue reading

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Intervals surprise

Oh hey, we’re 2 months out from Thanksgiving– which means it’s time to start my training for the 5k I always run on Thanksgiving morning. I’m doing the Higdon intermediate 5k plan again, because it’s familiar and straightforward and I … Continue reading

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