Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July

Decided to make today my long run day since I will be running 4miles with the running group on Saturday. I guess I'll take it week by week as far as how to get my long runs in, which was always on Saturday, but the half marathon program I'll be pacing those mornings calls for much less mileage. I could wake up real early and get mileage in before I start with the group, or run afterwards. I'll see how it goes.

On Sunday I did a 2-hr bike ride....headed north to the Great Lakes Naval Base. I went a bit further but the area started looking a bit scarey....not even sure what town I was in. So I turned back and headed home. Got my speed up to 21 mph for just a smidge, but mostly staying around 17-18 mph.

Todays run was 9-miles. Lots of families out on the trails. I carried two water bottles with me, drank one every 45-mins and had 3 Clif blocks at mile 5, which was a great boost. My legs feel real strong, probably from the biking, but I still need to work on getting my strength training in. I do a little here and there. I have a nice range of hand weights at home (I'm really not a healthclub kinda gal) and I have a ball, so I really am set......just need to do it consistently. I'll just keep trying.

5 comments:

Todd said...

oh a ball. I have a ball but I packed it up. never really used it. You are such a biker. So I should call you Stephanie. Lora is more Machine now than woman, twisted and evil.

midweek long runs. man you really got sold a bill of goods didn't you. being a pace group leader = good. being one for half the distance your trinaing for = bad.

Reen said...

You are very kind! Think of all the beginning runners you will get to help - that will help get you through your own training!

Jessica Deline said...

Strength training is good. I might have to do some of that too.. especially since I can't run..

Mike said...

flexibility in your training program is great...I'm a go with the flow trainer too!

I've been meaning to try out the clif bloks...i like all the clif products but haven't tried those yet...I'm assuming it would be a nice change from all the gels...

Jack said...

I find that strength training has helped eliminate a lot of the aches and pains that I used to get in the shoulders when I did long runs. I use free weights and hand weights at home like you mention, usually twice a week.

I also do a lot of pushups (75-100) and situps and/or crunches at least 5-6 times a week.