Month: June 2015

Portland Marathon Training Week 2 – Last Week’s Workouts (6/22-6/28) and Weekend Update

It was a good week of workouts. I’m still mostly following Hal Higdon’s intermediate 1 marathon training plan with DVD workouts on some days. It was week 4 on that plan. I’m also continuing the Runner’s World Run Streak. There’s one more week left since it ends on July 4th. Woohoo!

Here’s what last week’s of workouts looked like:

Monday – Ran a mile to continue the streak and then did Focus T25 Total Body Circuit.
  

Tuesday – Ran three miles.Wednesday – Had a nice early morning 6 miler.  Thursday – Ran a mile and then did Insanity Max: 30 Pulse and Ab Attack. It was my first time doing both. Pulse is a great recovery day workout and Ab Attack was good too except there was some of the same moves from Pulse.

Friday – Ran a nice 6 miles.


Saturday – Ran 7 miles before hubby went to work and then ran 4 miles on the treadmill to get my 11 mile total.

Sunday – Ran a mile to continue the streak for day 35 of the #RWRunStreak.

Now on to the weekend update. On Friday, my hubby and I celebrated 11 years together. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long already. This is not a recent pic but I like it. 🙂


On Saturday, the highlight of the day was my seven year old getting his Warrior Junior’s brown belt. He did a great job!

 Sunday is a work day for me, so nothing exciting on that day. I did get some episodes in this weekend of Orange Is the New Black.

How’d your weekend go? Did you race?

I’m linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.

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Portland Marathon Training Week 1 – Last Week’s Workouts (6/15-6/21)

It’s begun! I’ve started training for the Portland Marathon. I guess I’m a little late to the program since most training plans are 18 weeks long. Last week was 16 weeks away. But I’ve decided to go with a modified Hal Higdon training plan. I liked using his plans while training for my many of my half marathons. I’ve ran eleven halves now. I’ll be adding Beachbody DVDs along with the plan. We’ll see how it goes. I’m also still doing the Runner’s World Run Streak until July 4th.

Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran a mile to continue the #RWRunStreak. I still wanted to take it easy after the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon.

Tuesday – Ran another mile.Wednesday – I would say I officially started my marathon training. Ran 5 miles.  Thursday – Ran a mile. I then did Insanity Core Cardio and Balance. I thought it was a good one to do since it’s the workout done during the recovery week of the Insanity program. My kiddos jumped in for a little bit.
Friday – Ran five miles.  Saturday – 8 miler.  Sunday – 1 mile to continue the #RWRunStreak.  That was my week of workouts.  Even though the Portland Marathon is still a ways away, I’m nervous about it. I still need to figure out how I’m going to be able to do my long runs on Saturday having the kiddos and all while my hubby works. I’ll figure it out.

How’d your week go? Any race plans?

Last Week’s Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (6/1-6/7)

It’s Wednesday night and I’m just now posting last week’s workouts recap. It’s been a busy week. There’s only three more days until the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. It should be a fun one. I just checked the weather and the high in Seattle will be 72 deg and low of 51 deg. It should be great running weather. I think my training has gone well even if I didn’t follow a specific plan since my last half marathon last month. I’m still doing the Runner’s World Run Streak too. Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran 3 miles.Tuesday – Ran a fast 5 miles.  Wednesday – Two miles on the treadmill for National Running Day.  Thursday – I got some strength training in and did Focus T25’s Gamma Extreme Circuit. Then in the evening went for a run with a friend.  Friday – I continued the running streak and ran a mile with my lil guy.Saturday – Ran a nice and early 5 miles.Sunday – Ran a mile to continue the streak.  That’s my recap from last week. Once I’ve ran the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half marathon, I’ll start training for my first marathon. Do you know of a good marathon training plan? I’m not sure what plan I’ll follow yet. Well, hope you’re having a great week!

Friday Five: 5 Reasons to Run

It’s Friday! I’m linking up once again with Eat Pray Run DCYou Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run for their Friday Five Linkup. This week’s theme is – National Running Day which was on Wednesday. In honor of National Running Day I’m giving you five reasons I run.

1. To stay healthy and fit. Running is a great way to get in shape as well as maintain fitness and health.

2. To push myself. Running has been a great outlet in allowing me to realize I can do things I would never have attempted. For example, I will be running my first marathon in October. I’ve taken the plunge to do something I thought was crazy before.IMG_1783

3. Because I can. There are many that would love to run but can’t like those in the IRUN4 community. I have an IRUN4 buddy and I’m honored to run for Caysen who has Down Syndrome.

4. Feels good. Especially after a run, I usually feel great. Knowing that I’ve accomplished something good for my body, or finished a race, or went faster or longer than I’ve gone before is awesome! You know the feeling.

IMG_36005. To be a good example for my kids. I want them to live healthy and active lives.

  

Why do you run?

Hope you have a great weekend and be sure to check out the other blogs!

Last Week’s Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (5/25-5/31)

Last week was the start of the Runner’s World Run Streak. I was able to go a week with running at least a mile a day. 🙂 But I’m getting excited for the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon next week. I’m not really following a set plan but here’s what I did:

Monday – Ran a loop by my neighborhood and it was 2.71 miles.Tuesday – Ran 5 miles before work.  Wednesday – Ran a mile.  Thursday – Got 3 miles on the treadmill.  Friday – Ran a mile with my lil guy and then did Focus T25 Ab Intervals.  

Saturday – 11 tough miles on the treadmill. I watched Prefontaine on Netflix which helped.Sunday- Ran a mile.  Also, last week ended the month of May and I ended up with another 100+ miles. I ran 110 miles. This is my fourth time ever to get 100+ miles in a month. I’m on a streak right now, with three month’s in a row. The only other time was last year in August. Maybe I’ll continue the streak? Below is my May running report from Smashrun.

How’s your training going? Hope you’re having a great week so far!