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Wednesday Afternoon Catch Up

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 9m interval 8 x 1000s (2m warm up, 8 x 1000s all @ 6:22/pace, 1m cool down) + 2.3m walk

Wednesday: 30 min handstand skill work + 2m walk

I just realized I haven’t written a “real” post in over 22 days. Usually when I’m not posting weekly it’s because I’m injured and not ready to share or I’m a little depressed and have nothing great to write about. That’s actually not the case this time around! haha I’m in the work/run/eat/sleep grind right now. I finished up Hell Week (thank you Inverted Sneakers) or Peak Week as most of you know it as. The hardest part–high mileage and fast paces– of training is over. Several more workouts and it will be April 30th before I know it.

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In between all the running and recovery I’ve been working on being more involved in the running community (outside of the internet.)  I got to work the Zooma table at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Expo with Zooma’s Founder & Director! Brae was so much fun and I can seriously talk about running for hours so it was easy to help out. I can’t believe I’ll be running the Zooma Annapolis 1/2 in just 6 weeks! OH and they added a 5k! If you wanted to run the race, but didn’t want to run a 10k or half you can sign up for the 5k. (use CORI16 for 10% off races).

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I’m going to switch subjects a bit in the post, but these “catch up posts” tend to do that so just roll with me.

I won coffee. 🙂 My heart burst a little when I saw I won. Coffee AAAAaaaaand Honey Stinger Waffles! Just a quick note, the coffee is Marley Coffee & it is excellent. I haven’t tried the espresso coffee just yet, but i’m sure it’s fantastic too. The Honey Stinger waffles were the new gluten free maple waffles. I had the assumption that I wouldn’t like the gluten-free, but honestly i like them more than the regular. The waffle holds together better with rice than wheat and it ends up being less crumbly.

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My Garmin broke. Cameron bought it as a Christmas gift 3+ years ago…and last week it just didn’t turn on. I tried all the resets, new chargers etc, but it hit the dust. I just wanted to share that I bought a refurbished Forerunner 10 off of Amazon (for about $70 + 1 year warranty) and the watch looks brand new. If it weren’t for the warranty I don’t know if i’d buy a used watch, but it’s a cheap fix since I don’t need all the bells and whistles of a more expensive watch.

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Plus i just got a Microsoft 2 Band from my job (yes Gold’s Gym is actually a great company to work for!) I’ll do a full review soon when i play around with all the features, but as of now it counts steps/mileage, does heart rate via the wrist, i get texts/call/email alerts, and it has gps so it was a big help when my Garmin died.File_000 (122)

 

The salon I got my hair done at wanted to take pictures for their Instagram so I spent another afternoon in the chair for them.

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and then I went online and bought the same Nume curling iron they used, because i love the beachy look. They have really good flash sales & discounts, so don’t spend the money until a sale comes up! I got this one for $35, they are normally $139.

I think that’s it. Running has been excellent. My legs are feeling the exhaustion from 9 weeks of training, but my mind is in the right place. Again–i’ll come back to this and go in depth with the mental stuff that i’ve been doing to help me run faster!

OH and make sure you enter my Spartan Race Giveaway–>today is the last day to enter!

Last Week

Monday: 1500m row, 100 bosu burpees w/pushups, 50 bw squats, 50 hanging leg raises

Tuesday: 8.5m combo tempo (3m @ 6:49, 6:49, 6:44 -3:00 rest- 2 x 1m @ 6:22, 6:18)

Wednesday: 20min triceps/back

Thursday: 6m easy 9:15/pace

Friday: 8m MP easy 8:10/pace

Saturday: 3m easy 9:45/pace

Sunday: 15m long/easy 8:38/pace

Total Miles: 40.6 The Peak!

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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.

And speaking of being social I’d also like to share with you a few links to a few of the lovely Zooma Ambassadors I’m getting to know. This way you can follow them, friend them & ask them running questions! I’ve met a few really good best friends through social media (hence all my pics with Emmeline..) it never hurts to reach out to runners training for the same races. It’s support! Embrace it! If you’re looking at running a Zooma race, or if you’re just looking for a few crazy runners to chat with in the local area, here are a few ways to link up with them. —>And make sure you use the coupon Cori10 for 10% off your race entry into a Zooma race. (You can also find the ambassadors on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtags #zoomaambassador #zoomaannapolis #zoomacapecod #zoomaflorida #thisishowizooma)

Annapolis 

Angela- Angela Bess MD

Brittney- Lola And Lane

Tami- Have My Cake and Eat Yours Too

Samantha- Sams Runs

Cynthia- You Signed Up For What

 

Cape Cod

Gina- East and Pine

Lara- Uptite Mamas

Jen- Running With the Girls

Megan- Runner Megan

Sandra- Organic Runner Mom

Florida

Anne- Run U Mother

Brianna- I Run He Tries

Kimberly- Fit Disney Mom

Shelley- Run Bike Write

Presley- Run Pretty Blog

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?