Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday night - July 22nd

July 22, 2014 -

Ran Sarah’s loop this evening with Nate. I thought we started out way too fast. It took my legs quite a while to warm up. They felt really stiff and heavy, probably thanks to the steep hill last night!

Kept going straight, and didn’t take the regular left turn. We sprinted up Church street and back home.

Another absolutely beautiful night for a run. Keep them coming, Summer! ;)

1.63 miles —- 15:43 —- 9:37 pace per mile

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday run - park and HUGE HILL

July 21, 2014 -

Well, we attacked the steepest, toughest, grass hill today at the park. It’s pretty much vertical. We ran to it, and then decided to sprint right up it. It completely knocked my breath away, and I had pains in my chest, but it’s OK. It’s going to make me stronger!

At the top of the hill we ran out to the road that brings us to the main road. We ran along there, and then back into the park. Nate gave me a head start on the last sprint interval in the park. We ran home, and then sprinted in the parking lot next door. Great/tough workout. Legs felt pretty heavy!

2.59 miles —- 24:21 —- 9:23 pace per mile

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mile Management. (July 15-18th)

July 18, 2014 - 

We’ve been busy around here! Here’s a recap of my runs July 15-18th! 

July 15th (tuesday)-  It mostly rained all day, and we had a huge storm here.  Ran around 6pm.  Ran some of the park, and did intervals everywhere.  Tough workout!! It was still really humid and it was hard to breathe.  Legs felt heavy.  Nate is FAST!!! 

1.49 miles —- 14:10 —- 9:32 pace per mile 

July 16th (wednesday) - Didn’t hit the streets running til 8:30pm.  The perks of that = catching an amazing sunset! It wasn’t as hot as yesterday (probably because we ran later).  Ran more tough intervals! 

1.28 miles —- 12:16 —- 9:33 pace per mile 

July 18th (Friday) - First morning run all summer (I think?).  Tried to get out of the house before my mind knew what I was doing.  :)  Much cooler this morning, about 55 degrees! Wore shorts and a long sleeve.  The sun was out though!  Legs felt a little heavy.  Ran Sarah’s loop by myself. COFFEE TIME NOW!  Happy Friday everyone! 

2 miles —- 19:52 —- 9:54 pace per mile 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Monday and Wednesday miles

July 7th and July 9th

Monday (July 7th), I waited for Nathan to get home so we could go running.  Of course as soon as he got home it started to rain.  No big deal. We ended up waiting for a half an hour, and as soon as it stopped we headed to the park.  We ran on some of the trails, and made our way to the road through the park.  We looped up the long winding hill through the park (which I didn’t miss at all.. haha).  This was my first time running the road hill in a while! It always used to get me every time!  I managed to keep my pace consistent going up it.  We ended up running the full park loop.  It was quite buggy out, especially after the rain! 

2.62 miles —- 23:43 —- 9:04 pace per mile 

Wednesday (July 9th) We ran the full park loop again.  Nathan said something was wrong with my GPS though on Monday, because the full park loop is only about 2.4 miles.  OOPS!  Weather was hot and sticky today.  My legs felt heavy, so I was a little slower than I wanted to be.  

2.37 miles —- 25:31 —- 10:45 pace per mile 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday run x 2!

July 6, 2014 - 

Ahhhhh… Have I mentioned how much I miss our long Sunday trail runs?  Last year around this time Nathan and I spent lots of times on the trails, or in the reservoir training for the Vermont 50k!  As time consuming as it was, especially for him with his business, I thought it was completely wonderful, and allowed us to spend time together exploring new places, exercising, and experience the peaceful silence that the trails bring, which is different from our daily life.  I looked forward to those long trail runs, watching the light stream through the trees, getting lost in the woods, or stuffing our faces with Whole Foods Salads and waffle fries after.  :) 

This Sunday we decided to drive up to and park at the bottom of the Notch.  We didn’t go up the Notch, but instead went the back way on the trails.  It was a gorgeous day and was great to be back on the beautiful trail.  Nathan had a really bad headache, so we only did what he could.  We ran about a mile out, and then a mile back.   The mile back was pretty hilly!  We worked up a sweat and enjoyed every minute of it though! 

2.04 miles —- 28:34 —- 14:01 minute mile 

After the two mile run on the trail, we got into the car and headed into Hadley.  Nathan didn’t want to give up just yet with his headache, so we decided to see how he felt on the bike trail.   I followed his lead (like usual) and we ran about a half mile out, and a half mile back.  Unfortunately, there are bad runs, and good runs.  As mentioned before, the bad runs make the good runs even better.  Here’s to hoping Nathan has a great run next time!  I’m proud of him for sticking through it! 

One of the reasons I love the bike trail is because the part that we ran today, has a gorgeous view of the Seven Sisters, which I hiked on Father’s Day.   Nathan snapped a picture of me in my element, running with the mountains in the background!   The picture is hilarious and awesome at the same time…

I also look like a 12 year old boy.  

1.05 miles —- 10:50 —- 10:16 pace per mile. 

total mileage today : 3.09 miles 

THEN, we got lunch at Whole Foods!! :)  YUM!!! 

What I wore

Oiselle Winona Tank:  I’d wear this every day, if I didn’t have just one. Which means I need to get more.  Super soft and comfortable, and also wicks away the sweat.  AND IT’S ON SALE NOW! 

Oiselle Distance Shorts:   I have three pairs of these, so I wear them a lot. Love the pockets in them!  Easy to take on runs because I just throw my house key or my car key right in there! 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, America!

July 5, 2014 -

Happy Birthday, America!   I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!  We worked at Nate’s business, but had a good time, despite the rainy weather.  After work on Saturday, we went to Kevin’s house and hung out by the lake with great friends and awesome food.  We went out on one of Kevin’s boats before it got too dark.  It was the perfect way to unwind after a busy week!  Kevin also had fireworks, as well as other people across the lake too.  They were beautiful! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 1st - short and sweet

July 1, 2014 - 

It’s already JULY! Ran part of the park trail again this afternoon when Nathan got home.  My legs were really sore from yesterday’s trail hill climbs.  We sprinted at the end too.  Same distance, but a little faster than yesterday!  We’ll take it! 

1.69 miles —- 17:45 —- 10:32 pace per mile 

Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014 - Local park trails

June 30, 2014 - 

AHHHHH… How we’ve missed these trails! 

Ran the local park trails with Nathan when he got home tonight!  It was really great to be back on the trails, after running on the road so much (or what seems like a lot.. )  What a great night! 

1.59 miles —- 17:52 —- 10:34 pace per mile 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday 3 mile back loop - June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014 - 

Took the Oiselle Rogas out for another run today! Absolutely LOVE the shorts! This run was also better than yesterdays run too!  YESSS! Ran around our back neighborhood, but the opposite way.  I decided to switch it up a bit.  It is actually the same route as the Fitness Factory Five 5k I participated in (and placed!) a few months ago.  

Tough hills in the beginning, and my breathing was SO much better than yesterday.  I didn’t have to stop and walk at all.  Ran around 5:00 pm and beat the rain!  

3.00 miles —- 27:43 —- 9:14 pace per mile 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The tough runs make the good runs even better

June 24, 2014

School’s out for the SUMMER!!!  Until working summer school starts of course! 

Tough run around mom’s neighborhood today.  Ran around 12:30 this afternoon.  Had to stop and walk a few times, due to a REALLY bad side cramp.  It was a little frustrating because the route that I was on wasn’t too tough.  Mostly flat, with one big hill.   I’m assuming the side cramp was  from dehydration.  Now that it’s getting warmer, I have to keep drinking more H2O!  The temps were good today I thought though… in the 80’s with a breeze.   I also wore my Oiselle Rogas on this run!  Love those shorts!  They make you feel like you aren’t wearing any shorts! 

Hoping my next run isn’t as tough as this one. 

running: 2.02 miles —- 21:39 —- 10:44 pace per mile 

walking: .31 miles 

total miles:  2.33