Week 5 done! 
Nike+ is down D: so I haven’t added any splits (in cell comments, as denoted by the red triangles on other days) but I think it’s been an okay week in that regard, trying to work on keeping a consistent pace, so far okay. 
Milestone: mastered the snot rocket
haha, but seriously. I did. 
I may also be the only person I know who ate a normal portion of food on Thanksgiving - though also the only runner I know who didn’t do any races! Just wasn’t feeling it.
Made up my 4 miles this morning to meet my weekly goal. 12 miles tomorrow, the miles are pickin’ up fast! 12 weeks to the 20 miler. yikes yikes yikes.

Week 5 done!

Nike+ is down D: so I haven’t added any splits (in cell comments, as denoted by the red triangles on other days) but I think it’s been an okay week in that regard, trying to work on keeping a consistent pace, so far okay.

Milestone: mastered the snot rocket

haha, but seriously. I did.

I may also be the only person I know who ate a normal portion of food on Thanksgiving - though also the only runner I know who didn’t do any races! Just wasn’t feeling it.

Made up my 4 miles this morning to meet my weekly goal. 12 miles tomorrow, the miles are pickin’ up fast! 12 weeks to the 20 miler. yikes yikes yikes.

Week 7 done. Uneventful and crappy, obviously. 
As of yesterday I finally feel like I have regained all my strength from being sick - yesterday’s run was actually GOOD. It’s been a rough week, but I am feeling optimistic and strong. 
10 weeks to go to the 20 miler, need to suck it up and get things done. 

Week 7 done. Uneventful and crappy, obviously. 

As of yesterday I finally feel like I have regained all my strength from being sick - yesterday’s run was actually GOOD. It’s been a rough week, but I am feeling optimistic and strong. 

10 weeks to go to the 20 miler, need to suck it up and get things done. 

Week 6 - done… whether I like it or not. 
I’ve been very sick, I made an attempt to run twice after drinking lots of robotussin. One day I managed one single mile, the other day I didn’t even get out of my parking lot before having a coughing fit and turning around. It was pathetic.
It’s been a really discouraging week. I did nothing productive, and I’ve barely slept. I saw Skyfall. That was okay, haha. Dumb week, I feel like a blob. 
On the plus side, I get my student ID this week which means I can use the university gym (pool/indoor track!) and I might adjust my schedule a bit to change my long run days to Friday, which might work better for me, instead of rushing to get it done before work on Sunday. 
My Mizunos look mighty lonely. I’m starting to feel better, I’ll definitely be back at it tomorrow. 
A bend in the road is not the end of the road, right? :)

Week 6 - done… whether I like it or not. 

I’ve been very sick, I made an attempt to run twice after drinking lots of robotussin. One day I managed one single mile, the other day I didn’t even get out of my parking lot before having a coughing fit and turning around. It was pathetic.

It’s been a really discouraging week. I did nothing productive, and I’ve barely slept. I saw Skyfall. That was okay, haha. Dumb week, I feel like a blob. 

On the plus side, I get my student ID this week which means I can use the university gym (pool/indoor track!) and I might adjust my schedule a bit to change my long run days to Friday, which might work better for me, instead of rushing to get it done before work on Sunday. 

My Mizunos look mighty lonely. I’m starting to feel better, I’ll definitely be back at it tomorrow. 

A bend in the road is not the end of the road, right? :)

Week 4 Complete 
Not my best effort - looks okay I guess, number wise, but some of those runs were crappy, one I would barely call a light jog. First week that I’ve incorporated real HIIT into my training, and damn. I had no idea I could feel that… deflated. 
Sunday was awesome in that I did alright in the race, finishing 18th in my age group. Sort of threw me off for the rest of the week, plus about half a dozen other excuses I could be using, I’ll just skip that and get to the part where I say next week will be better :) 
Rest tomorrow, not so much because my body needs it but my mind does. 10 miles Sunday, gotta make it count. 

Week 4 Complete 

Not my best effort - looks okay I guess, number wise, but some of those runs were crappy, one I would barely call a light jog. First week that I’ve incorporated real HIIT into my training, and damn. I had no idea I could feel that… deflated. 

Sunday was awesome in that I did alright in the race, finishing 18th in my age group. Sort of threw me off for the rest of the week, plus about half a dozen other excuses I could be using, I’ll just skip that and get to the part where I say next week will be better :) 

Rest tomorrow, not so much because my body needs it but my mind does. 10 miles Sunday, gotta make it count. 

Week 3 done.
Pretty surprised I managed to actually meet my goal this week after my little midweek vacation. yesterday’s 7 miles was my first time running around my campus, which apparently smells strongly like manure, has no sidewalks, and a lot of uphills. 7/10, will maybe run again. Was kind of an off day, very inconsistent pace. Tried to make up for it today, which I only sort of did. A little inconsistent still but at least considerably faster. 
Tomorrow my incredibly nice boyfriend is waking up at 3:30 am with me to drive to Newport, Rhode Island and do the 4 mile Pell Bridge run at sunrise. Since I have to work afterwards [ughhh], I’m postponing next week’s long run, maybe make it Wednesday or Thursday. 
Despite meeting my mileage goals every week so far, I’ve only been to the gym a handful of times. I really need to make that a priority and make more of an effort to get there. 

Week 3 done.

Pretty surprised I managed to actually meet my goal this week after my little midweek vacation. yesterday’s 7 miles was my first time running around my campus, which apparently smells strongly like manure, has no sidewalks, and a lot of uphills. 7/10, will maybe run again. Was kind of an off day, very inconsistent pace. Tried to make up for it today, which I only sort of did. A little inconsistent still but at least considerably faster. 

Tomorrow my incredibly nice boyfriend is waking up at 3:30 am with me to drive to Newport, Rhode Island and do the 4 mile Pell Bridge run at sunrise. Since I have to work afterwards [ughhh], I’m postponing next week’s long run, maybe make it Wednesday or Thursday. 

Despite meeting my mileage goals every week so far, I’ve only been to the gym a handful of times. I really need to make that a priority and make more of an effort to get there. 

Week 2 - Done! 
Pretty uneventful week. LSD Sunday was pretty good, got a few extra miles in a couple days. Today’s 4 miles was after we went out for Mexican and I decided it was a good day to try every single hot sauce I could find. I am smart :P
Wasn’t terrible. Really picked up the pace for the last, I don’t know, fifth a mile? Not long but long enough to be glad I had enough energy left to manage that instead of fizzling out. Kept an average of 8:58 pace. Lots of uphills. Good route, good day, good week
15 weeks to go!

Week 2 - Done! 

Pretty uneventful week. LSD Sunday was pretty good, got a few extra miles in a couple days. Today’s 4 miles was after we went out for Mexican and I decided it was a good day to try every single hot sauce I could find. I am smart :P

Wasn’t terrible. Really picked up the pace for the last, I don’t know, fifth a mile? Not long but long enough to be glad I had enough energy left to manage that instead of fizzling out. Kept an average of 8:58 pace. Lots of uphills. Good route, good day, good week

15 weeks to go!

Hey thanks a lot, Nike. What I thought was a 5k is actually 2.5 miles. I run this same route regularly thinking it’s 3.1, finally I mapped it out myself and discovered it is very much not. 
So alright, my Friday sucked since I thought I did 3 miles. Rest of the week went alright but of course a 16 mile goal is very attainable. 
Next week will be fun, hope the effects of the hurricane are not too bad here. Looking forward to more runs this week with my boyfriend, it’s just more fun with him :) 
So begins Week 2 tomorrow. Still feeling like I could be putting more miles in at this point and I didn’t need to start with such an easy mileage. Though this week/next week are the craziest for me at work throughout the entire year, so probably won’t hurt to take it easy. 

Hey thanks a lot, Nike. What I thought was a 5k is actually 2.5 miles. I run this same route regularly thinking it’s 3.1, finally I mapped it out myself and discovered it is very much not. 

So alright, my Friday sucked since I thought I did 3 miles. Rest of the week went alright but of course a 16 mile goal is very attainable. 

Next week will be fun, hope the effects of the hurricane are not too bad here. Looking forward to more runs this week with my boyfriend, it’s just more fun with him :) 

So begins Week 2 tomorrow. Still feeling like I could be putting more miles in at this point and I didn’t need to start with such an easy mileage. Though this week/next week are the craziest for me at work throughout the entire year, so probably won’t hurt to take it easy. 

17 weeks to go. 
Love having new goals. 

17 weeks to go. 

Love having new goals. 

Hmmm considering registering for this. I was just going to work on getting a better time for the half marathon but really I would rather be working towards something bigger, just mentally makes me happier… I don’t know, is that reasonable? 

how does one train for 20 miles?

Follow a marathon plan?

Can I do that in 4 months?

Do I ask too many questions?

Blah blah blah?

Last night: beasted a 5k with a crazy hill at the end and negative splits, including last mile at 7:41, all while ranting about the presidential debate for the majority of the run.

Only a few runs left before HM on Sunday.

My expectations for that race are now “don’t throw up”. I’m more nervous than I should be, probably. I registered for this like 7 months ago, it’s been such an abstract thought to me - “yeah half marathon, like 98 days away” but now it’s like… oh no, it’s in a few days. It’s really a real thing I have to show up for and be at… don’t get me wrong it’s all I want and I’ve been working really hard towards this it’s just absolutely terrifying now that it actually feels real. The first time I “went running” I couldn’t keep up a jog between two telephone poles. This is just very surreal! 

Starting line! 

Nervous!