Runner. Mother. Writer (kind of). I don't know, but I am trying to figure it out.

 

breatherunlive:

mrsock:

breatherunlive:

helloagainsam:

Sorry Mr. Sock but your kind is really pissing me off. I will be playing matchmaker for the next hour or so sorting through this mess. Can we just wear flip flops for gods sake???

To add to this… I put holes in the toes of my running socks today. Is that really something we can’t prevent by now?!

This went from sock matching party, to evil sock snuff film.
I hate this place. No respect for socks anymore. You monster.

If it helps they had their revenge… I have a few nice blisters.
Also, this means I’ll be adopting some new pairs and giving them a good home. So I’m a nice sock murderer. ;)

My mom and grandmother spent hours sorting socks and finding matches. Little do they know I wear mismatched socks. *evil laugh*

breatherunlive:

mrsock:

breatherunlive:

helloagainsam:

Sorry Mr. Sock but your kind is really pissing me off. I will be playing matchmaker for the next hour or so sorting through this mess. Can we just wear flip flops for gods sake???

To add to this… I put holes in the toes of my running socks today. Is that really something we can’t prevent by now?!

This went from sock matching party, to evil sock snuff film.

I hate this place. No respect for socks anymore. You monster.

If it helps they had their revenge… I have a few nice blisters.

Also, this means I’ll be adopting some new pairs and giving them a good home. So I’m a nice sock murderer. ;)

My mom and grandmother spent hours sorting socks and finding matches.

Little do they know I wear mismatched socks. *evil laugh*

15k times

I’ve now ran three 15ks over the course of almost a year.

2:00:31 pace 12:37 in July 2013 

1:52:47 pace 12:06 in January 2014

1:23:58 pace 9:01 in September 2014

This summer has been good for me indeed.

Thanks guys! That was my thoughts too. At least that seemed like the best idea for recovery. 

I figured a 9 mile 9:01 run will substitute for a 6 mile 9:44 run. I’ll do a recovery run tomorrow.

Thanks guys! That was my thoughts too. At least that seemed like the best idea for recovery.

I figured a 9 mile 9:01 run will substitute for a 6 mile 9:44 run. I’ll do a recovery run tomorrow.

Hansons plan advice

So let me ask you something.

Tuesday and Thursday are my hard runs. Track Tuesday tempo Thursday. Tempo of 6 miles at 9:44.

So do you think I should switch tempo to today and track to Thursday and run easy tomorrow? Or keep the schedule as is and try the track workout tomorrow and if it doesn’t work (sore/tired) stop and try again Thursday?

Or just wait and see how I feel tomorrow morning?

Splits!

Mile 9 was the windy mile. It felt like way more work than a 9:19 mile. But I like this splits. I figure if I can keep my miles within about 30 seconds, I’ve been consistent.

So many photos. Splits to post later.

Today was Andie’s 1k and my 15k. I finished 5th in my age group. I’m very happy with my time…I was aiming for 1:30ish. Around 9:30-9:40 average pace. So I shouldn’t be bummed my average pace was 9:01. I should be thrilled. And I am. But it’s also so close to the 8s. Not that I know why I care. My goal paces for up coming races are closer to 10 than 9. I can’t keep pushing the pace like this. Or can I?

Chip time: 1:23:58
Garmin time: 1:24:00

Legs felt good. Strong. It wasn’t super hot, Mid-80s. The course was flat. One I’ve ran many times before since local races frequently utilize the trail system.

I’m surprised. I started around 8:50 and managed to stay close to that pace. I did pull back at mile 4. I was scared I’d crash and I couldn’t crash today. The race was at 7:30 and I needed to be done as close to 9 to get my mom and grandma to the airport for their 11am flight. That’s stress!

Andie did well for her race. I had to carry her to start. I think it was the crowd. But once it thinned out, she ran. In her light-up shoes. So adorable. She had a bib and got a medal. It’s an old one from the same race years ago. 2011…so now I can say she’s been running since before she was born.

All in all, fantastic race. Windy, super windy but with the temperature being what it is, it was welcomed. Now I’m headed to the gym and Brian gets home today. I think I’ll sneak in a nap though.

Happy Monday and holiday to those applicable.

This seems perfectly reasonable. 

The box holds another pair too.

This seems perfectly reasonable.

The box holds another pair too.

This face says it all. I have a sore throat so I slept in. I’m really hoping I feel better tomorrow. I got some cold meds so we’ll see.

I did get 5 miles in. I tested out the Newton energy. I got them fairly cheap yesterday. I followed some online advice and took the insoles out. Good advice. The heel slipped with the insoles in but didn’t with them out. I like the shoes. I think I prefer the fates but these will be good to mix in.

I think I’m a convert. I like my hokas for long runs/recovery stuff but the newtons are my race shoes and speed shoes.

Now andie and I are resting. We both need naps. Andie got new shoes this weekend too. Hers light up. We rode horses and race carts. She got a tent from ikea. Tons of toddler fun!

Tomorrow I have a 15k then I’m taking my mom and grandma to the airport. Andie is doing the baby 1k. Too cute.

First I want to let you know that I’m deeply bothered that I’ve ran 48.94 miles this week. I am tempted to run 1.06 later today. I like whole numbers.

Anyway, robin and I set out to do 12. But we ended up feeling good and decided at mile 9 to go for 14. Because why not!?

It was a great run. After mile 5. The first few miles were rough. Muggy. Hot. Sleepy. Not that you can tell from our times. We did 5, then joined the group for 4, added another for 2, and the last 3 were just the two of us again. I can tell we try to slow down for the group but our pace together is around 10:15-10:45. Spot on for my long run training plan. We ran in to this guy who asked if I ran grasslands, the 50 m; I said I did. He said he recognized me. I guess I’m memorable…or there aren’t many younger trail running women around here. He’s doing the 12 hour endurance race that I’m planning on doing 24 at so that’s cool.

Now I get to spend all day shopping and whatnot with my mom. We’re going to ikea. Walking around a giant store after running 14 sounds like so much fun. But I’m also going to a running store. My favorite shoes have about 300 miles and I just bought them. Time to stock up. I hope…they were on sale two weeks ago. I hope they still are.

I hope everyone has a great Saturday. Someone take a nap for me please.

My mom is here. It’s been one day. And I more fully understand my need for psychological help.

Thank god for long runs tomorrow.