Monday, February 14, 2011


Did an easy 4 miles in 37 minutes on the "dreadmill" tonight. Felt really good- and even better than expected due to an added boost in motivation and excitement.

Tomorrow will be some yasso 800's which I am looking forward to. 5 x 800, with jog in between each repeat. Trying to figure out my goal time. Im leaning towards 4:00. I doubt I can do any faster due to the brevity of this training. I will take each day as it comes and figure out pace.

On Wednesday I am happy to run outside for the first time since moving to Chicago 3 weeks ago. My first outside run will be 4 miles along the lakefront path. The weather has warmed up into the 40's and the snowy stuff is melting away. PERFECT RUNNING WEATHER!!!!!!! I just charged my garmin 110 and am so excited to use it for the first time since I had to replace it a few months ago. My first one was faithful through my Nike Women's Marathon training and race, and then proceeded to die and fog up during the US half marathon. (which I am told is an uncommon problem for those units)

The rest of the first week of my new training will be:
5 miles outside


7 Miles at pace

16 miles.

Tonight I got some takeout from a local Italian restaurant. It is delicious.

Small salad with french dressing
Piece of garlic bread
"Chicken in the Garden" chicken sauteed in garlic and olive oil and a myriad of garden veggies.- broccoli, cauliflower, olives, carrots, peppers, spinach and pasta. I will only eat half because it is a lot of food.


1 comment:

  1. Linking over from SUAR....wont reveal your secret yet...but wanted to say congrats, we all wish we could see your dads face when he finds out!
    -Happy Running,