First Timer Here!


Monday: 8.5m 7:41/pace, 25min back & hamstrings, 10 abs

Tuesday: 25min chest/shoulders

I hit up the track near my new apartment with Andy. He’s a client of mine who is trying to qualify for Boston this fall. We do mostly strength training at the gym, but thought it would be a good idea to do a few running specific workouts. What better way to do track workouts then with a partner with the same goal? He ran 6 X 800s really well, hitting paces between 7:04-5:27.


This was his first track workout of the season so we weren’t concerned with even pacing, just trying to see where his speed was.  Generally when doing 800s, i try to stay within 30 seconds of a specific time range and gradually go faster until the end of the workout. This week however my Coach wants me to stick within 10 seconds…this is going to take some fast math even running!

During Andy’s workout I ran 5 easy miles. It was very strange running circles on the track without a Garmin, without a workout and without trying to run fast. But I had a blast coaching Andy and can’t wait to do it again when I can chase him!


I had yet again another crazy busy weekend which started with an Orioles game! My first to be exact. (I want to visit as many ballparks and hockey rinks as possible!) Last fall I ran through Camden Yards at the end of the Baltimore Half and I remember thinking to myself I needed to visit Camden Yards again, and not just at the 12.9m mark of a half marathon.


Orioles vs Cardinals

The 4:00pm game time was a little different, but I liked it. Not too late, not too early. The stadium was very cool, weather was perfect, although I did miss my BLT dog from Nationals Park.


I wore green. I don’t think i own anything orange…whoops!



I’m heading out the door to fit in a run! Indiana is the place I started this crazy running adventure and I always enjoy getting back here to run on the flat terrain. Don’t forget to fit in your run or workouts first thing while on vacation! You’re more likely not to work out once the day gets started and family and friends are around!

Last week:

Monday: The 120– yep i did it again, 10 abs

Tuesday: 6m easy 8:45/pace, 30 min legs

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 30 min upper body, 5.3m Tempo 7:23/pace

Friday: 25min core, 4.75 easy no garmin

Saturday: 20m triceps, lower back

Sunday: Rest (pushed long run to Monday)

Total Miles: 16.1 (see Sunday)

Favorite Ballpark? old- Wrigley, new- Nationals


Author: She's Going the Distance


14 thoughts on “First Timer Here!

  1. Have you been to Fenway? Maybe I’m biased (ok, not maybe 🙂 ) but that is my fave … I grew up in that park back when bleacher seats were only like $1 or something.

    I also agree about getting workouts in first thing – otherwise it just won’t happen. Unless you are running with others also on vacation. I did get in a mid-day run on a vacation a couple of years ago, but that was an exception!

    Yay on the training and good luck to him qualifying for Boston!

  2. I used to go to Braves games all the time when I lived in Georgia, and I loved it. I really miss it! I saw the Braves play the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, and I have to say, that stadium right on the ocean is hard to beat (and the most delicious garlic fries).

  3. Favorite ballpark is Philly’s Citizens Bank Park, mostly because that’s the only one I’ve been to! It’s nice, though – you have a great view of the city skyline and there’s a giant electric liberty bell that rings whenever the Phillies score a home run (which, sadly, is not that often these days!!).

    I just did 6x800s on the track too, but not quite as fast as Andy!! I’m just starting to do speedwork (last night was my 3rd week in a row) and I think I like it. At least I like it when the workout is over! 🙂

  4. I’d have to say Fenway is the best too but I may be biased as well seeings how I live in Mass and am a true Boston fan of all things! It’s about an hour away from my house and I will be going to see Tom Petty play there in a few weeks, so excited!!!

  5. Fave park is definitely Camden Yards. You got to go to a great game! We went on Sunday and lost. I think Mr. Salt is bad luck. (We always win when I go without him!)

    Great week of workouts! I love seeing you get stronger and stronger. 🙂

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