Monday, September 23, 2013

Picking up speed

This morning I decided to base my run on feel. I made sure not to go out too fast, but after that I just tried to make sure I didn't gas myself out too quickly.  Based on this, I was able to negative split the 3 miles and shave about 20 seconds off my overall time. After just a few weeks of the slower to get faster method, I am already seeing results.  I will be talking with Erik and Kristine today about setting a realistic goal for the half marathon I plan on running in February,  but I'm feeling pretty good about it right now.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New tech and motivation

I don't know about you, but I am completely motivated by new running clothes and new technology.  I recently read The Hansons Marathon Method and have started applying the principles.  Following the plan means paying more attention to my pace and heart rate, both of which I need a good GPS watch for. My nike watch is nice and basic, but I miss my Garmin. I just sent it in to be refurbished but will only use it until the new 220 comes out. I am really pleased with how my training is going. Even though I pay more attention to my watch now than I did before, my runs feel better than they ever did before,  not to mention I'm less fatigued for the next day's run.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

We run

I am so lucky that Sevrine and I share a hobby. She did really well at the Zoo Run on Saturday though she didn't place as high as she wanted. Was so proud of her guts in a fast group of 8-9 year olds.

Sevrine is currently training with Erik and Kristine Burciaga and flourishing. I'm so excited to see her progress as well as her love of running grow on a daily basis. They are so good with the kids.

Watching her progress has remotivated me after having to pull out of training for my first marathon because of a quad/knee strain. I am most of the way through Hansons Marathon Method and am very excited to start applying their training principles even if there isn't a marathon in the time frame that I'm looking for. Here's to hoping it will improve my running times.