AVR – Week In Review #RWHalf the Main Story 10/21/12

This has been one of those weeks that I will remember for the rest of my life!!!

I got to go to the Runner’s World inaugural Half Event as a FitFluential Blogger. It was simply amazing all the great people who I got to meet (both at Runner’s World and other FitFluential Ambassadors). We were treated fantastically and it was worth driving down from Maine to attend the Event!!! Continue reading

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AVR Week In Review 10/14/12

Today

Today’s run was scheduled to be a 6.0 mile easy run, but I chose to do 3.0 instead. I don’t need the mileage for any particular total, so it made sense to just do enough to get over 40.0 miles for the week.

It was 48, overcast and damp, so I decided to wear sweat pants and jacket, just to keep all the muscles warm.

I ran in the Mizuno Ronin 4’s to get used to them more before next week’s 5K race.

They felt great and I just ran comfortably until the last half mile, when I decided to pick-up my pace. I got going pretty well, getting under 7:00 without too many problems. Continue reading

AVR–Week In Review 10/7/12

IMG_0027This was a cut-back week, I took 3 days off, well 2, but now running only 2.5 miles to go get the car from the repair shop is more of a day off, than a run Smile.

Thinking about it, how things have changed since last year, when I thought running that far was a longer run. I still reached 30 miles for the week and that felt really good.

I have a feeling that this little bit of rest is going to help me be more ready for the Runner’s World Half Event in less than 2 weeks. As I stated in my Trust your Training post, at this point, I don’t believe have a few days off is going to make much of a difference and will only help.

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Week in Review 9/23/12

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I have been fairly pain-free in my hamstrings, periformis and right hip, so I thought it would be a good time to try actually running in my Altra Instinct’s, instead of just slogging along in them (which I have done a few time lately).

Initially, I was slapping the ground in the Instinct’s, it was almost like I hadn’t ever run in them before. After about 1/4 mile, I started to feel more comfortable and at about the 1/2 mile point my stride started to become much smoother and finally after a mile I started to feel comfortable in them again.

I can tell when I am running well with good, because I am running quietly and smoothly.

Overall, my run down back was a good run, after that tough first mile, I was able to maintain a decent pace, after I smoothed out and didn’t feel as though I working nearly as hard as I have been. The best part was that none of the aches or pains that I previously thought might be attributable to way I run in the Altra’s, were evident when I got done!

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AVR Week In Review–9/16/12

P9160009This was the best week of running weather-wise of the year! Fall is definitely in the air at nights it is getting into the 40’s and and 60’s/70’s during the day. I know that I love running in this weather!

Today I think I found out some of the reason for my hip hurting so much lately and you can read about it in my daily runlog post from today.

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AVR–Week In Review 9/9/12

Running Form 9-9-12Today’s run

I went out for an easy 5.0 miler and didn’t push the pace at all during the run. The weather was mid-60’s and a light wind out of the north – it felt good. My splits were:

  • Mile 1: 8:25
  • Mile 2: 17:09 (8:44)
  • Notta Road Turnaround: 21:13 (4:03)
  • Mile 3: 25:16 (4:03)
  • Mile 4: 34:03 (8:46)
  • Mile 5: 43:15 (9:12)

I felt really comfortable the entire run, without pushing myself. Nice easy day.

This Week

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Week In Review–9/2/12

IMG_0230This week was highlighted by taking 4 days off to rest my hamstrings and right hip. I have been fighting these and other little aches and pains for the past 3 weeks or so, and I just got tired of hurting every time I ran.

So I took some time off and am coming back slowly with 3.1 yesterday and 4.0 today. Although I am trying to run a bit quicker than I have in the past.

I definitely needed the time down and I am feeling a lot better during my runs than I was!

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Week In Review 8-26-12

What a fantastic week!

I ran in Central Park and crossed it off my Bucket List.

I got to meet a lot of great people while I was in New York City for the weekend and have such a fantastic opportunity that I will talk a lot more about on September 17th.

As much as I whined and moaned about missing Maine, while I was in NYC, I did have a lot of fun and learned so much. Very glad that I got to go. Continue reading

Week In Review 8-19-12

This was a ramp-up week, to get back up where I want – around 45 miles for the week, after my cut-back last week and I actually did it.

The aches in my hamstrings and right hip seem to be getting better (slowly) and if I stopped running for 4-5 days would be a lot better, but I will keep running and just go a little slower and watch my mileage.

My favorite post from the past week was: Fitting a Square Peg Into a Round Hole

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Week In Review–8/12/12

P8100005This was my cut-back week and I actually did it. I stopped running when I got about 50% of my weekly total lately. This rest was definitely needed, I had a lot of little aches and pains that accumulated during my increased mileage of the past few months.

Hopefully, this will let me help my body recover and this week I am pretty sure that will stay about 75% of my 50 mile a week goal Smile.

My favorite post from the past week was: Who Else is Feeling the Aches and Pains

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