Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hamptons Marathon Training – Week 12

Sunday 8/3
7 early miles (and 2 shy of what should have been 9 :-/

Lunch:
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Followed by a final push to get this fellowship out in some sort of form that has a reasonable (at or above the 5% payline…) chance of being accepted

Monday 8/4
F32 marathon…

Tuesday 8/5
6 (HOT…but never mind) celebratory miles after handing all F32 documents over to MaryBeth (at 3:30 am…but again, never mind…)

Wednesday 8/6
R & R 🙂

Thursday 8/7
A busy day…life stuff…working stuff..being a twin stuff…

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…but not running stuff 😦

Friday 8/8
BBQ picnic dinner with friends — that counts for something on this, right? :-/

Saturday 8/9
9 miles

Today was the perfect day to get out and to the long run, but it didn’t happen. It just did not happen. No one’s fault but my own, and obviously a dumb decision from the get-go, but that’s what happened. I didn’t get moving until mid morning (last night’s BBQ … or rather the adult beverages served at last night’s BBQ … may or may not have had something to do with this) and by then it was warm. Really warm, too warm to run 15 miles. So, by mid-afternoon I was able to guilt myself into doing 9. Better than nothing, and a lesson learned! Hopefully…

Total:  22 miles
Yikes! Is someone training for a marathon? Because it sure doesn’t look like it!! After the tune I sung last week! 😦 We are now coming up to the critical weeks where one way or another runs just have to get done and recovery days have to be spaced in there correctly to avoid injury. If I don’t change something…and fast…I’m afraid I’m going to be paying for it!!

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Hamptons Marathon Training – Week 11

Sunday 7/27
Rest and recovery from what was a fantastic party 🙂

And get back home way too late considering the amount of writing left to do on the F32 fellowship resubmission :-/

But not without some flashy new stitches…

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Thanks Dr. A 🙂

Monday 7/28
Writing and more writing and Dr. Pantelis’ PhD defense!
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Tuesday 7/29
A repeat of the above. The week is not getting off to a great start 😦

Wednesday 7/30
5 mi (@ god knows what pace) crammed in to the day by the hairs on my chin…or something like that…

Thursday 7/31
8 mi break from writing — a nice change of pace from just sitting on the ass and writing (although I’m again, not quite sure what it actually was :-/

Friday 8/1
rest (and write)

Saturday 8/2
An early 15 miles to get it out of the way and get on with the day. Not the best I’ve ever felt but there are too many other things going on right now to really have time to care (namely the F32 fellowship resubmission :-/)

Total: 28 miles
Ouch! Bad Dr. Trot! Unfortunately, this has become more and more the theme for this training cycle! Reflecting back on my first marathon, I was running 5 days a week instead of 4 and I missed only 3 training runs all season, all season! I also spent quite a bit of time (i.e. my two off days each week) at (my wonderful) chiropractor as well, so I don’t know that this is 100% a good thing, but it makes me feel increasingly shitty as I miss run after run this season :-/ Next week Dr. Trot…next week…

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Hamptons Marathon Training – Week 10

Sunday 7/20
8 miles @ 9:40/mi

Monday 7/21
rest

Tuesday 7/22
5 miles @ 8:40/mi

Wednesday 7/23
rest 🙂

Thursday 7/24
8 miles @ 8:56/mi

Friday 7/25
Princeton to Boston miles for the KrakSmad wedding of the summer!

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We wear fancy tshirts to fancy weddings.

Saturday 7/26
14 beautiful Boston morning miles @ 9:01/mile

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The Commons

+ Brunch…

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Hmmmmm 🙂

+ Newbury Street Shopping
+ Wedding festivities of the summer forever at the Boston Public Library…

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Outside

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Inside

with my hottest wedding dates…

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Date Dr. Annebelle

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Date A x

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Ok, not my dates exactly, but they had to be included...

And only one mysterious injury…

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No idea. None.

Total: 35 miles
Not such a bad week. Miles felt good overall and don’t mind me patting my own back for getting the old ass out of bed at 6 am on vacation Saturday for a solo 14 mile run. Never mind that it was through The Commons, Cambridge, and along the river (complete with a google map on the cell phone that displayed public water fountains!!! on a beautiful morning and just join in the patting…

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