Running This Year is Going to Be Awesome and Scary and Awesome Some More


Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 6m tempo (1m warm up, 4m @ 7:47/pace, 1m cooldown) + 20 min legs 

Let’s talk. I need to take the pressure off training for a fast half or a BQ time marathon. I want this year to be amazing and different and FUN. As much as I want to be on a strict running schedule, hitting paces & meeting goals, getting there will be easier if I don’t put as much pressure on myself by focusing on one race.

This is why i haven’t signed up for an “A” race yet. I’m not sure if it will be a marathon or a fast half or both! I’m just going with the flow and will sign up for a race when i feel good about a specific distance.

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After my 7 mile “long run” this past Sunday

This is also why i’m doing the Spartan Beast OCR (obstacle course race) in May & why I just signed up for a crazy hard leg of Ragnar DC this September. 18.1 tough miles!

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Having multiple racing goals and a few different types of races on the calendar should keep running life fun & interesting to say the least! (also–if you remember running a Ragnar has been a long term goal of mine!)

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My good friend Deena from Saturday’s 5 miler!

Another one of my goals is to attend a few local group running meet-ups and be more active and social in the running community. I’m ready to branch out a little and turn running from a solo sport, to somewhat of a social thing.

Last thing! i had to share what you would see if you watched me blog. There’s me:

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and then there’s this…it’s why i can never get a blog up in a timely matter.. she’s so distracting! hehehe

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Last Week

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 3.5m easy 9:22/pace

Wednesday: 5m tempo (1m warm up, 3m @ 7:44/pace, 1m cooldown) + 15 min legs (offset lunges, TRX pistol squats & dead lifts)

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 6.8m easy 8:42/pace

Saturday: 50min Crossfit (25 pullups, 50 pushups, 75 KB overhead swings 25#, 100 burpees, 125 jump rope)+ 5.4m run/walk

Sunday: 7.3m 8:42/pace easy

Total Miles: 28

Do you ever run with a group? 

How about a Ragnar? any tips for training?

Author: She's Going the Distance


9 thoughts on “Running This Year is Going to Be Awesome and Scary and Awesome Some More

  1. We have the best Ragnar team of all time. I’m so excited for us!!! 🙂
    I’ve been running with groups much more frequently lately. It’s so nice to have company on long runs.

  2. There has been an uptick in running groups in my area, but I still just do my own thing … at some point I hope to do more runs with others, but know it will always be a very small amount of my runs.

    Cool that you two are on the same Ragnar team! I’ve never done any of those things, they look like fun!

  3. Hey lady, fellow ZOOMA ambassador! We’ve run a bunch of the same races and are also Team Nuunies and HS Hive peoples. Glad to find your blog-it looks like training is going well!

  4. I keep meaning to check out some local running groups but it seems like the timing is never quite right. Maybe I should work on that. I haven’t done a Ragnar but I did Hood to Coast a couple of years ago. I didn’t do any special training for it – and I doubt you would need to either but you should definitely try to practice sleeping in the back of cars and as many other random places as you can. You will probably get 2 hours sleep over two days! Also work out when you’re running so you can plan when to eat – I think the running is secondary to surviving 24 hours in a car with 5 other people but it looks as if you’ve chosen your teammates wisely!

  5. Nice job last week! Those tempos are killer. I have one today that I’m currently fearing. They scare me but when they are done, it feels so awesome! I mostly run solo but tend to do the group run thing on the weekends. It’s not like we have an organized group, but we have a crew that often gets together and logs long runs!

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