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March 6, 2010

Great Week!

Posted by D Wagner Mar 6, 2010

Let me start off by saying that I am still recovering from the cold and I had to literally talk myself into exercising every day that I did. So with that said I accomplished all of my goals for this past week! It was tough but I made it through.

 

I got in 2 strength workouts, 2 runs (4 miles each run), and today a long run of 6 miles which I actually completed outside! I struggled a lot through my long run and had to take a few seconds here and there to walk a bit. I forgot how different it is to run outside versus running on a treadmill. I tackled some hills along my run and was able to break into a sprint towards the end. I am having some soreness in my right calf muscle and some stiffness after this run.

 

I also discovered a great new running place. Our local state park has a run/bike trail with very scenic views over the river. It will serve as a great place to get in my long runs as I get closer to the Chicago Marathon.

 

So overall, even though I struggled through some of my workouts I accomplished everything I wanted to and that feels AWESOME!

 

I also received some really great running related news this week. I made it to a seeded corral in the Shamrock Shuffle. It looks like there is going to be 36,000 people in this race. Whew! In order to get into a seeded corral you had to have finished a race (5k, 10k, Half Marathon, or Marathon) within a certain time and show proof of your time to the Shamrock Shuffle staff. So, I printed out my best 5k time (25:33) and faxed it in and I am now in Corral C and in the 1st Wave Start! I missed qualifying for Corral B by 33 seconds! The corrals go from Elite, A, B, C and then there is a section for Running Club Member and then open runners. I really feel like I am becoming a serious runner now! Ok Elites.....I am coming for you! :-)

 

Happy Running!

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D Wagner

D Wagner

Member since: Nov 20, 2009

My blog will follow my running journey up to and through my 1st Marathon... Chicago 2010! You will read about my inspirations, PRs (hopefully!), and of course my struggles. So feel free to share your stories as well!

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