500 Miles in 2010

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It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not 
to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is 
against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.
George Sheehan


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DATE MILES         MILES TO DATE                        

01-02-10 5   5
01-03-10                         5                         10
01-06-10                         5                         15
01-10-10                         6                         21 (Day 1 of Flying Pig Marathon training)
01-12-10       5                        26 – Awesome run!

The more I talk to athletes, the more convinced I become that the method of training is relatively unimportant. There are many ways to the top, and the training method you choose is just the one that suits you best. No, the important thing is the attitude of the athlete, the desire to get to the top. Herb Elliot

01-14-10                          4                        30
01-16-10                                   6                                36
01-20-10                                   6                                42 – Focus on the distance.
01-22-10                                   5                                47
01-23-10                                   7                                54
01-25-10                                   6                                60
01-27-10                                   4                                64 – Flippin’ freezing!
01-28-10                                   5                                69 
01-30-10                                   6                                75 – Don’t increase week total more than 10%.
02-01-10                                   5                                80
02-04-10                                   7                                87 – Awesome run!
02-07-10                                   9                                96 
02-11-10                                   5                              101 – Missed 2 days of training due to snow and ice.
02-13-10                                   9                              110 – 18 degrees. Frozen water bottles. It was awesome!
02-16-10                                   7                              117
02-18-10                                   6                              123

Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us find out what we are made of. That is what we do. That is what it’s all about. PatiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian

02-20-10                                 11                             134 
02-24-10                                   6                             140 – new shoes
02-28-10                                 10                             150

How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it. Robert Brault

03-03-10                                   6                              156
03-05-10                                   4                              160
03-06-10                                 12.2                           172.2
03-08-10                                   5                               177.2
03-12-10                                   6                               183.2
03-13-10                                   5.6                            188.8 
03-17-10                                   5                               193.8
03-18-10                                   5.2                            199
03-20-10                                 12.5                            211.5
03-21-10                                   4.3                            215.8 – first recovery run
03-24-10 
                                  8                               223.8 – felt great. energized.
03-27-10                                   7.5                            231.3 – not so great
03-28-10                                   9.3                            240.6 – 2010 Mini Marathon and Heart Walk  

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at. Jesse Owens

 

 

 04-05-10 5 245.6 – returning pain free after a strained hamstring. 
04-06-10 7 252.6 – r-i-c-e works!
04-08-10 5 257.6
04-10-10 12.11 269.17
04-15-10 8 277.17 – omg hot!
04-17-10 8 285.17 – the taper begins
04-20-10 5.25 290.42
04-23-10 4 294.42
04-25-10 7 301.42
04-27-10 4 305.42 

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

04-29-10                  4               309.42
05-02-10                  13.1         322.52 – Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon

 

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. William Durant

05-07-10                  5               327.52 
05-09-10                  8               335.52 – hills, hills, and more hills. new shoes.
05-11-10                  5               340.52 – new toe-socks
05-14-10                  4               344.52 – love the socks
05-16-10                  13.1         357.62 – Cleveland Half Marathon – 2:07:01 (PR!)
05-22-10                  6               363.62
05-24-10                  5               368.62 – new asics
05-28-10                  5               373.62
05-29-10                  7.5           381.12
05-31-10                  5              386.12
06-02-10                  5.1           391.22 
06-03-10                  4.25         395.47
06-05-10                  9.75         405.22 – OMG hot and humid! This was one run I truly wanted to end.
 
06-08-10                  5.2           410.42
06-10-10                  6              416.42
06-12-10                  9              425.42
06-15-10                  7.2          432.62
06-17-10                  6             438.62
06-19-10                10             448.62
06-21-10                  5             453.62 – Vacation run in Charleston, SC. Miserable.
06-28-10                  5             458.62 – Good to be home and back to my regular training. Back to Saucony.
06-30-10                  6             464.62 – A great run on a beautiful morning. Hot Yoga class afterwards.
07-02-10                  5             469.62
07-03-10                13             482.62
07-06-10                  7             489.62 – 94 degrees and the best grape freezer pop ever.
07-07-10                  6.25        495.87 – early morning is the key right now.
07-09-10                  5              500.87
07-10-10                17.5          518.37 – my first trail run. now I understand why Chad prefers trail runs.
07-13-10                  5             523.37
07-15-10                  5             528.37
07-16-10                  5             533.37
07-17-10                15            548.37 – my longest street run ever!
07-21-10                  7.25       555.62 – a good run after 2 days of no motivation. that never happens. 
07-22-10                  7.22       562.84 – too hot and I think I need new shoes.
07-23-10                  4            566.84 – beginning to feel the increase in mileage over the past few weeks.
07-24-10                15            581.84 – miserably hot even at 6:00 a.m. Happy anniversary. i def need new shoes.
07-26-10                  6            587.84 – an easy run with my son riding his bike.
07-30-10                  7            594.84 – a few days of no running due to a strained calf muscle. Trying Galloway. 4:00/1:00 Felt great!
07-31-10               13            607.84 – felt great!
08-02-10                 7            614.84 – New Saucony
08-06-10                 7            621.84 – I know better than trying to make up the miles. Increase Galloway 4:30/1:00
08-07-10               18           639.84 –  My longest run ever!! I think I have found a during run nutrition plan that works. I didn’t hit the wall!!
08-11-10                 4           643.84 – Too hot! I will never train for another fall marathon. 
08-14-10               20           663.84 – I ran 20 miles today!! I can’t stop saying it. I ran 20 miles!
08-18-10                 5           668.84 – A very unmotivated week. 
08-21-10                 5           673.84 
08-22-10               13.2       687.04 – 2010 Little Miami Half Marathon. Hard run. Be realistic. Better than I expected. 
08-25-10                 5           693.04 – Me running and Alec on his bike. And perfect weather too. Sweet.
08-27-10                 5           698.04 – A late run with Chad. More perfect weather!
08-28-10                 3.5        701.54 – Powder Keg 5k Trail Race. A family first. I came in second in my age range 🙂
08-29-10       &nbsp
;       14           715.54 – Determined to get a long run in even though I knew I was getting sick. Glad I did.
09-02-10                 5            720.54 – This run was a comedy of errors. Desperate for a bathroom. Dark early. Lost.

09-04-10                 6.5        727.04
09-05-10               22.89     749.93 – My longest run ever! It kicked my butt!
09-09-10                 5           754.93 – Not all runs can be great. Right? 
09-11-10                 6.5        761.43 – A Beautiful day!

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‎Just do the best with what you have, and you’ll soon be doing it better. Gil Hodges

09-12-10            14.25          775.68 – Today my body is tired.
09-15-10             6.21          781.89 – 2 days rest was exactly what I needed. I guess that’s why they say taper. 
09-18-10             8.62          790.51 – This morning’s run is the perfect example of why I love to run.
09-19-10             6.26          796.77 
09-22-10             5.5           802.27 – I can’t believe 4 months of training is coming to an end. 
09-25-10            26.2          828.47 – My first marathon!

Pain is temporary. Pride is forever. A sign I read while running the Akron Marathon.

09-30-10             5            833.47 – first post marathon run
10-02-10             5            838.47 – still wearing my marathon timing device 🙂 
10-20-10             5            843.47 – my first run since starting P90X. Felt stronger than ever! Finally took the timing device off
10-22-10             6            849.47 – week 1 of adding 3 runs to P90X workouts
10-24-10             7            856.47  
11-04-2010                       856.47 – Total mileage for 2010. Found out yesterday the pain in my foot was masking the pain of a stress fracture. Boot for 6-8 weeks. I’m going to do everything I can to be back running in January for a spring marathon and 1000 miles 🙂 


 

 

  

 

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7 Comments

  1. you know you would have killed it and been over 1000 without that injury! Look out 2011! congrats to you, you make me want to do better, run farther, challenge myself more!

  2. Your blog is too good-looking,I like it very much,hope your new articles.

  3. GREAT post!! Love it!! I would be happy to add you to the club if you like email me..

  4. OMG your almost at 500, or did you already exceed it! I think I got just under 70 and thought maybe I could do it in July???

  5. love this and I love your 2-13 entry! Just awesome!

  6. You go girl!!!!! If anyone can do this, you can!

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