Sloppy Cuckoo Training (Weeks 7, 8, 9)

Ugh, I'm sorry. I seem to have fallen way behind again. Here's how training has been going: Week 7 (cut-back week): August 3rd through 9th: The race has been postponed to 10/11/15 because the Pope will be in town during the weekend of the original race (9/27/15). This means I get an extra 2 weeks … Continue reading Sloppy Cuckoo Training (Weeks 7, 8, 9)

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Sloppy Cuckoo Training – Week 6 Summary

I ran 41.25 miles last week! No wonder I'm exhausted ;) Monday: Rest Tuesday: Speed-work (quarter-mile repeats) NB Zante Wednesday: Easy run (4:1 jog/run intervals) Kinvara 5 Thursday: Hills (Level 3) Launch 2 Friday: Rest Saturday: 22-mile LSR. I overheated and had to quit at 18.54 miles (:30/:30 intervals - Zante), but after a gallon … Continue reading Sloppy Cuckoo Training – Week 6 Summary

Week 4 Ultra Training

Here's how last week's training went: Monday: rest Tuesday: Speed Intervals - 1:2 x 10 Wednesday: Easy Thursday: rest Friday: Hills! Saturday: 18-mile Long Run Sunday: 10k Recovery Run at Race pace I wore the new Newton Distance IV for my long run and they felt pretty good. I noticed that I'm still grabbing for … Continue reading Week 4 Ultra Training

Checking In!

Oh I almost forgot I have a blog here, sorry ;) Of course I'm still running! I'm currently on Day 19 of the Runner's World Run Streak (#rwrunstreak). It started on Thanksgiving and goes through New Years Day. I'm also redoing the 10k trainer (by Zen Labs) to work on speed, and it's been helping! … Continue reading Checking In!

Week 1 Half Marathon Training Recap

I think I've mentioned that I'm virtually training with a friend for her first half marathon. We're doing a modified version of Hal Higdon's Intermediate plan. So far, so good! Here's how it's been going: Monday: 3-5 miles easy/recovery: Did 3.84 miles in 40:00 (treadmill) Tuesday: CT or Rest: did 40 minutes walking Level 5 … Continue reading Week 1 Half Marathon Training Recap

May Summary and June Goals

Hey look! It's the worst blogger in the whole world! ;) First off, Happy National Running Day! I had a good month! I've been back under 120 consistently since May 18th, and I ran/walked every day for a total of well over 100 miles! Yippee! I've also began marathon training (again) and am seriously considering … Continue reading May Summary and June Goals

Meatless Monday: (Recipe Makeover) Tahini Lime Quinoa Salad

Happy Meatless Monday! It's been busy around here with the holidays, and all the shopping, baking, and stress that goes along with the holidays! No sooner do I get something wrapped and under the tree before Lucy and Bogey have the bows and ribbons destroyed and the packages chewed halfway open ;) I haven't come … Continue reading Meatless Monday: (Recipe Makeover) Tahini Lime Quinoa Salad

Meatless Monday: Caribbean Black Bean Wrap

So I didn't realize until after I updated yesterday's post that today is Monday. Lol! So I have a nice quick and easy recipe (well, more like a snack) for you today. Caribbean Black Bean Wrap   Ingredients: 1 whole wheat wrap 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed handful of spinach 2 Tbsp mango salsa … Continue reading Meatless Monday: Caribbean Black Bean Wrap

Meatless Monday! Lime Tahini Quinoa Salad, and I ran today!

I made it over 4 miles before my tummy started acting up! I consider that HUGE progress since I normally "have to go" at just after a mile. Because I wasn't sure if I was going to have any issues I opted for the treadmill.  I ended up doing 4.46 miles in 45 minutes. I … Continue reading Meatless Monday! Lime Tahini Quinoa Salad, and I ran today!