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20 week training begins

Posted by katrinwolfe Dec 27, 2010

Today started my 20 week marathon training.  My first day was a 40 minute training run.  Not a good run but I did it.  I had to do it on a treadmill at work.  Unforunately I was having some back issues.  My back kept tightening up.  I did a crazy kettlebell workout last Thursday, and I am still feeling the aftermath.  I had to stop twice to stretch.  Also, since I was at work I was interrupted once to help fix a television on a treadmill.  (I always feel that you are at the gym to workout.  The television is a extra perk.  If the TV does not work so what.  I am not there to watch television.)  I finished the forty minutes and thus beginning my twenty week training.  I choose the 20 week training because of a couple more micro-cycles and rest weeks.  I just liked the progression a little more.  Not too much of a drastic climb.  It is nerve-racking and exciting to be running for a marathon.


I had a wonderful Christmas.  I got to see a lot of friends and family.  I got some great running stuff.  I got Brooks running shoes, winter running pants, Under Armour cold weather running shirt, and tank top.  I also got some other great clothes and books.  I hate to see the holiday come to an end and be back at work.  I am very ready for a new year.


Here is to a new year, new beginnings, and new runs.      

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Back Running

Posted by katrinwolfe Dec 16, 2010

I am back running. I am currently doing all my running on a treadmill.  The weather currently is a little too cold for me.  Plus, the times I am available to run are in the early morning or late evening in the dark.  I am not comfortable running in the dark and add the single digit windchills, I am just fine running inside.


I just got back from a trip to NYC.  I was able to do some crosstraining on an elliptical and a stairclimber while I was visiting.  I was glad to be able to keep moving while I was visiting the best city in the world.


Life is a little tough right now.  I am not enjoying my job and Christmas is not really in my heart this year.  I need to finish my shopping.  I can't believe 2010 is almost over.


I am excited to say I just got a new pair of running shoes.  The last year or two I have been running in Under Armour shoes.  Under Armour shoes were not available in my size so I switched back to Brooks.  I am excited to be wearing the Brooks Illusions once again. I went to a running store to get fitted so I am very excited to get to wear the new shoes.


Hope everyone has a great Holiday Season.

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A Week Break

Posted by katrinwolfe Dec 6, 2010

I have not run since the Turkey Trot.  It is a combination of laziness and letting my leg heal.  My knee does not hurt anymore.  If actually feels good.  I have been doing a lot of cross training.  I have tried to focus on low impact exercise.  This past week has been good because I think I needed a break from workouts.  I needed to refocus.


An artic blast has hit the US.  I went for a walk on Saturday.  Thank goodness because the wind and cold are not my idea of good running weather.  I will hopeful get a thirty minute run in tomorrow on the treadmill.


This weekend I head to New York City.  Very excited to see a great fun, and the sights of the city.  I don't know how much I will get to workout or run but that is fine.  This trip is about having a good time with friends.

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