Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Saturday Sept 18th: Reach The Beach 2010 Leg 36

Reach The Beach 2010 Leg 36 4.07 mi 00:35 08:29 pace
Mile 1: 8:09.17
Mile 2: 8:37.29
Mile 3: 8:36.99
Mile 4: 8:39.00
Mile 4.07: 0:31.90
Average: 8:30min/mi

Saturday September 18th: Reach The Beach 2010 Leg 24

Reach The Beach Leg 24 6.93 mi 01:05 09:22 pace
avg pace: 9:23min/mi
Mile 1: 9:14
Mile 2: 9:17.46
Mile 3: 9:16.69
Mile 4: 9:16.83
Mile 5: 9:22.61
Mile 6: 10:00.43
Mile 7: 8:33.77
Tough with some uphills that I had forgotten about on this leg. Great run before the sun was even up :)

Friday September 17th: Reach The Beach 2010 Leg 1

Reach the Beach Leg 12 3.83 mi 00:34 08:56 pace
Run was fast, I never felt comfortable in my pace but could keep up.
Mile 1: 8:24
Mile 2: 9:01.27
Mile 3: 9:14.42
Mile 0.83: 7:37.05
Average pace: 8:57 min/mi

Don't worry the race report for Reach The Beach is coming....this run was hard. I couldn't settle into a comfortable pace but didn't die when I pushed myself!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saturday July 31st 2010: Long run!

Ok so today was a chance to bump up my long run.  I was a little nervous about bumping it up after last weekend's long run being so challenging.  Today went better although was not as fast as last weekends run - I keep telling myself that will come with time.  Overall I felt much better than last weekends run although I need new running shoes ASAP!!!!

total distance:  8.0mi
Time:  1:19
Average pace:  9:59 min/mi

  • Mile 1:  9:40
  • Mile 2:  10:03.15
  • Mile 3:  10:03.03
  • Mile 4:  9:41.79
  • Mile 5:  10:37.90
  • Mile 6:  9:59.11
  • Mile 7:  9:48.52
  • Mile 8:  10:05.67
Weather:  Low 70's and no humidity!

Thurs. July 29th: 1 on 2 off

So today I ran one mile with the watch and the other 2 miles without the watch.  My goal was to spend the first mile getting my body adjusted to the pace I wanted to run and then enjoying my run without a watch for the final 2 miles.  My legs felt a little dead but that's was supposed to be a fun run.
First mile time:  9:38

Tuesday July 27, 2010: It's getting easier

Today I didn't feel I had enough hours in my day!  But I had to fit in my run before heading to work.  Saturday's run was a good wake up call about my training.  Today I put in 3.0miles in hot humid weather but the run felt sooo much better than the other day.  This is a good step in the right direction - it's time to step up my training.
Distance:  3.0 miles
Time:  29:06


  • Mile 1:  9:28.76
  • Mile 2:  9:38.44
  • Mile 3:  9:57.95
Hot and humid weather

Saturday July 24th, 2010: ouch

Today's run was with Bob and Laura - it's been forever since we've all run together and we haven't all exactly been consistent in our training.  We met at my house at 9am, I was still at little sleepy since I had worked the evening shift the night before and it had been a crazy busy night!
We headed out to the marathon course and up heartbreak hill.  This run was a rough one for me.  The humidity got to me along with not having trained consistently lately.  But I survived all 6 miles without Bob successfully killing me.

Distance:  6.0 mi
Total Time:  58:12
Average pace:  9:42 min/mi

  • Mile 1:  9:40.78
  • Mile 2:  9:26.88
  • Mile 3:  9:59.04
  • Mile 4:  9:26.08
  • Mile 5:  9:34.04
  • Mile 6:  10:04.29
The weather was HOT AND HUMID

Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's an AB's day!

Today was Ab Ripper X!!!!  Um yeah at some point this workout is gonna hurt like hell but it had to happen.  No running still and the IT band was super tight yesterday after 16 hours of running at work.  No upper body workout today which is no good but come Monday I'm gonna hit it hard.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

No running????

Yup I have been without running for a week now and basically am miserable and cranky!  I am trying to stay motivated with cross training - core and upper body only workouts but well it's hard.  I'm finding it's a lot harder to fit in the cross-training while working crazy hours than it is the runs.  Oh well hopefully this will get me into routine for when school starts up again.
Oh and since I was told no running I picked a fall marathon.  (Isn't that what everyone does???).  Assuming I am cleared to run soon I will be running the Manchester Marathon in NH on Sunday November 7th.  In the meantime after the threat of bodily harm I am resisting the urge to just go run anyways and working on making that upper body & core as tight as possible!
Oh and after today's P90X workout not sure how I'm going to lift any patient's tomorrow!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

training again

Ok I need to write my post-marathon story and I'll get around to it...hopefully this week.  In the meantime it is time to train again.  The running shoes have come out on occasion but nothing consistent.  I have to pick a fall marathon which I haven't done yet but I'll get there.

P90X - Plyometrics
Today's workout was a P90X workout.  I did 57 minutes of plyometrics and was feeling the workout during every second of it.  My goal of the summer is to do P90X as my cross-training on my off running days.  I need to make it a regular part of my routine no matter what so come the school year it is already a normal part of my routine and my life.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

so I"m WAAAAYYYY behind

Ok so I haven't been posting but I have been training. I do miss updating on here though! Most of the time I am just lucky to remember my own name or anything of that sort (at one point I found my cell phone in the refridgerator!!) But I am in nursing school, surviving, training and of course working 2 jobs.
Since I have started my semester I have had some wonderful new ladies enter my life that have become very good friends of mine and I don't know how to function without. One of them is a fun little chick who is 19, often makes me feel old but has the "I want to run a marathon, that would be the coolest thing ever" fun amazement going on. She was apparently a sprinter before but has run as far as 7 miles. Lauren now has a copy of my marathon training schedule and every day she texts me the workout she did - then asking if it is really acceptable? I re-assure it is and remember how much fun training really is. That first marathon, there is nothing like it but so terrifying at the same time! I have Lauren texting me and I feel I need to lead by example and answer to her and everyone else in my life. I am back to blogging my workout.

Distance: 3.0mi
Course: Around the Charles River
Time: Didn't wear a watch!!!!
Great run in beautiful spring weather

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sun Jan 17th, 2010: Sunday morning tradition

I started a few weeks ago doing Group Centergy every Sunday morning. So far I have been doing pretty good sticking to this theory.

Sat Jan 16th, 2010...Dear World Of Bad Influence

"Dear World of Bad Influences, Can you please return my running partner to me? At least leave him be on Friday nights so I can have him to run with Sat mornings? I miss him and 8 miles by myself is boring. Thank you Kristina"
This was my facebook status last night because Bob was going to play poker which means no run for him in the morning. BOOOO
Today I headed out by myself to cover an 8 mile run. I did a short loop around the river and then headed out towards Comm Ave. Although I was out there by myself I am lucky enough to live in Newton 2 miles from the Boston Marathon course...this means one thing...everyone is out there training! Although I didn't see any familiar faces today there was enough people out running I didn't feel the least bit lonely. I even survived the 8 miles by myself without my ipod which died at mile 1. (apparently you are supposed to charge the ipod...who knew?!)

Below are my run stats:


Distance: 8 miles Time: 1:15 Average pace: 9:37min/mi


  • Mile 1: 9:38.64
  • Mile 2 10:04.44
  • Mile 3 9:37.17
  • Mile 4 9:37.64
  • Mile 5 9:38.16
  • Mile 6 9:41.25
  • Mile 7 9:31.20
  • Mile 8 9:28.76

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thur Jan 14th, 2010: No run AND migraine??

Yes not one run this week. This is awful!! Tuesday I had work and choose lunch with brother over my run. To me spending time with Brian before he headed back to his last semester of school was more important than Tuesday's run.

Today is migraine, bailed on my run - sorry Jess!

Sun. Jan 10th, 2010: Group Centergy

I am on my second week in a row of performing Group Centergy at home. Although it is a little challenging to drag myself out of bed early I love the feeling of having accomplished this before going to work for the day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sat Jan 9th, 2010: Making Bob Run

Well I miss my running partner! I need him back out there running with me so I forced him into joining me for a short run today. We headed out around the Charles River to run 4 miles. The run was good, it's always fun to run with Bob. Details are below:

Distance: 3.88 mi
Total Time: 36:15.17
Average Pace: 9:20 min/mi
Mile 1: 9:21.58
Mile 2: 9:23.03
Mile 3: 9:16.79
Mile 4: 8:13 77

I only had to tell Bob once during our run that I would be completely OK with NOT running an 8:30 min/mi pace for the rest of the run!!!

Thur Jan 7th, 2010: treadmill

I am finding Thursday's to be a tough day with school. I get up early and go to lecture then straight to work so running has to happen at like 4:30AM or 9:00PM. Ugh to both times but the training must happen. Thanks to one of my running partners, Jess Zahka, we hit the treadmill together. I survived 3.5miles on the treadmill at a 9:20 min/mi pace before I ended for the night.

Wed, Jan. 6th, 2010: Lifting again?

Yup that's right I am back in the weight room! I'm beginning to think I am nuts and would like to take this moment to curse Brian McGivern out yet again. (I call him plenty of bad names whenever I am lifting...he say's it's the thought that counts!)

Here is the routine...same as always. I do the exercises alternating back and forth between them until 3 sets are done of each then I move onto the next.

  • chest press on ball
  • pull backs

  • skull crushers
  • bench crunches

  • butterflies on ball
  • knees to chest on ball

  • butterflies seated
  • scissor kicks

  • overhead press
  • 1 hand deadlift

  • pendulums

Tues, Nov. 5th, 2010: Running outside in the cold

It's training time so I layered up the clothes and headed off to do a run. I needed to put in a comfortable 4 miles this morning and headed out on the road.
Details are below:
Total Distance: 3.91mi
Time: 38:17.29
Average Pace: 9:47min/mi
Mile 1: 9:53.14
Mile 2: 10:22.12
Mile 3: 9:39.85
Mile 4: 8:22.18

course: Starting at Forever Fit out to Commave and back!

Mon Jan 4th, 2010: Back to school?!

Well no workout happened today but returning to school did. I was in class at 8AM for 5 hours to be immediately followed by work. I am slightly overwhelmed by what is to come my way with nursing school but know this is a huge step in my life!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sun Jan 3rd, 2010: Group Centergy on my own...

This morning I started what I am hoping to make a regular Sunday routine. I want to do Centergy class every Sunday morning. Unfortunetly the class at the gym is while I am working. I did however get to borrow one of the instructor's DVD's so I can do it on my own. I dragged myself out of bed this morning, inhaled some coffee and got all set up. I actually felt great doing Centergy this morning (as I knew I would) and think this will fit nicely into my Sunday's. There is more shoveling to be done tonight and my first day of classes for 2nd semester is tomorrow.

Sat Jan 2nd, 2010: Time on the dreadmill

Happy New Years!!! A new year has started and although working out is not a new years resolution for me it is time for me to get my butt in gear for training for the marathon! We were having quite the snowstorm today...I kept putting off doing my run hoping the roads and weather would clear up. It wasn't happening and I am still fighting a cold so it was off to run on the dreaded treadmill. I managed to survive 3.5miles of Grey's Anatomy and infomercials (which are dangerous because I now want everything I saw them selling!).
Here are the details:
Total Distance: 3.5 Miles
Time: 35:00 minutes
Pace: 10:00min/mi
Weather: Snowy outside but dry inside ;)
Location: on the treadmill