March 14, 2016

Weekly Workout Roundup: Mar 14th

This was a better week of running and exercise and maybe the weather had a little bit to do with that. When springtime arrives, it is hard not to be enthusiastic about outdoor activities. Wearing a tank top and shorts for all of my runs this week was heavenly.  However, I do not look forward to the summer heat and humidity and hopefully it is still a couple months away. Even little Lulu was excited to spend time outside by the newly uncovered swimming pool.

Several fun things happened this week and best of all was the arrival of my travel documents from Marathon Tours for our upcoming trip to London.  One of the girls in my running group knew another runner in town running the race and we had a chance to meet for coffee yesterday after my long run.  We chatted for more than an hour about the logistics and details about the London race. Robyn also booked through Marathon Tours so we will be riding the bus to the starting area and also will be at the Friday meet and greet party together.  We decided to plan a dinner with our spouses before crossing the pond so they would have someone to hang out with on race day!



The London Marathon offers an assortment of official running clothing and accessories just like all big races. Imagine my surprise when I found out the finishers jacket is the exact same as the one for the Boston Marathon except a logo change.  Tom will be ordering my jacket so we do not have to worry about that stress at the expo, however,  I am disappointed that we don't have a different jacket than the one for Boston finishers.

Source 1 and source 2
Next weekend is one of our biggest race weekends in Wilmington as the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon and Half Marathon are held.  Just about everyone in the local running groups will be lining up for either the full or half marathon and some with the goal of trying to qualify for Boston. Good luck Kelli! This will be my second time to run the half marathon having run it several years ago and earning a PR.  My plans this year are to run it as a fun training run and maybe even keep one of my marathon friends company for the first 11ish miles of her race before the half turnoff.  Then I plan to hang out along the course and at the finish line cheering for some friends as they finish their first full marathon.  Good luck Ryan and Diana.


On Friday morning at 7am, registration opened for the Beach 2 Beacon 10k race in Cape Elizabeth, ME, home of Joan Benoit Samuelson.  This is her race and everyone loves this one so I sat at my computer waiting to pounce on the registration form at exactly 7 am.  I lucked out and got a spot while my sister has been entered into the lottery. Unfortunately the race was sold out within three minutes and  43 seconds. Either way, she will be coming with me to Maine in August!


Unfortunately my gluteus medius muscle is still really tight but I continue to stretch and roll using my new Yoga ball to get into very specific areas of my legs, hips and piriformis muscles.  It seems to be helping but I know this is a slow healing area. So far it is not affecting my running and I will continue to be diligent about recovery.  Thanks to Holly at HoHo Runs and Tricia at MissippiPiddlin for hosting the weekly wrap! Now here is the recap of our weekly workouts!



Christine 
Currently training for:  Nada!
Training plan: N/A
Fitness goals/focus areas: Continuing to transition slowly back to running

Mon, Mar 7th: 30 min elliptical trainer; 20 min total body strength training circuit

Tues, Mar 8th: Physical Therapy; 20 min bike; 15 min strength training

Wed, Mar 9th: 30 min stationary bike; stretching; PT exercises

Thurs, Mar 10th: Rest day

Fri, Mar 11th: Physical Therapy

Sat, Mar 12th: 1 mile walk; 20 min spin bike; 20 min total body strength training; PT exercises

Sun, Mar 13th: 40 min elliptical trainer; PT exercises

Pam
Currently training for: Quintiles Half Marathon and London Marathon
Training plan:  Custom plan from Coach Sami
Fitness goals/focus areas: Strengthening glutes

Mon, Mar 7th: 30 minutes strength training, lots of rolling and stretching

Tues, Mar 8th: 6.4 miles run with Without Limits group

Wed, Mar 9th: 10.5 mile bike ride, rolling and stretching

Thurs, Mar 10th: 5.25 miles run with Without Limits group at track, walked 1.5 miles

Fri, Mar 11th: 3 mile walk, strength train with Britt 30 minutes, stretching and rolling

Sat, Mar 12th: 10 mile run at 9:46 pace, rolling and stretching

Sun, Mar 13th: Rest day

(Pam)



36 comments:

  1. I definitely think the gorgeous spring weather helps a lot with motivation. Little man and I spent a lot of time outside last week, soaking up the beautiful weather. Even though its rainy and cold today, I do hope the weather will turn nice again sooner than later so that we can get back outside.

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    1. I agree about motivation and nice weather. I find it hard to stay inside when it is beautiful outside.

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  2. Good luck with the races this weekend! It sounds like a lot of fun that you'll have so many friends there. And I had no idea that the Beach to Beacon race sold out so quickly. Congrats on getting a spot :)

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    1. Thanks, that's why I like this local race so much...having friends there is great.

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  3. Beach to Beacon looks really lovely. I read Mar's review last year and now I follow the race twitter. I forgot all about signup until I woke up at 8am and saw it was already sold out! Congrats on getting a spot and have fun at your race this weekend!

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    1. Thanks, I'm just sorry my sister did not get a spot, but fingers crossed for the lottery.

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  4. I love that you guys are a mother-daughter team! That's awesome. My daughter is starting to sign up for races with my husband and I and will do her first 1/2 on May 1st with us. I am so excited to be there for her first. You pool and the view around you pool is beautiful. Good job getting into the Beach to Beacon race and I hope your sister gets picked to run as well!

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    1. Good luck to your daughter on her first half marathon. How fun that the three of you will be able to run together.

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  5. Very exciting that you got your travel docs to London! I like that jacket but it is a little odd that it's the same as from the Boston Marathon. Have fun and good luck this weekend! I agree with you on the weather--loving it but not ready for major heat and humidity just yet!

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    1. Yes, the travel documents made the trip seem very real.

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  6. How cool that you met a local runner who will also be running the London marathon. Besides that, it's always fun to meet new runner friends in general. I really like both those jackets. Love the colors!

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    1. I like the color of the jacket, but it doesn't really seem like a color for an important marathon. I would have preferred something more bold.

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  7. Love hearing about all the race plans!
    That is so weird that they ripped off the same design from the Boston jackets. They probably figured there wouldn't be too many runners who would be coming from Boston, but still the least they could have done is swapped the colors a little.
    Love that your both healing up so nicely and back into running and signing up for races and now looking forward to so much race travel fun:)

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    1. Actually, it was Adidas the manufacturer that made the decision to use the same jacket for both races. I do think it is strange but will still buy one.

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  8. So many fun things on the horizon!

    Spring takes a lot longer to really appear up here. Usually we pretty much skip it and go right into summer, but then sometimes we never really get summer, either.

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    1. At least you have not endured as much snow this year as last year Judy. 2015 was a crazy snow year in the NE.

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  9. That's crazy about the jacket! And what's with the stripe across the back? Looks like we are going back to the 80s! Of course, I'd buy it no matter what it looked like!

    I sure hope your hip heals up. Don't you just want to say noooooo?

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    1. I think it was far cheaper for Adidas to use the same fabric for both finisher jackets. Or that is my theory anyway.

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  10. I'm loving this spring weather! But I know the heat and humidity will be here in the south pretty soon. Yuck! Bummer about the jackets being the same! But how exciting about London!!!!

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    1. Yes, I am really excited about my trip now and even made some dining reservations.

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  11. I definitely think the warm weather has helped with feeling motivated this past week! I hope your hip feels better!

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    1. Thanks, some days the hip feels better than others, but hopefully my diligence in stretching and rolling will pay off.

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  12. Surprised about the jackets - so exciting your travel documents came. I'll also go through Marathon Tours for Berlin. Congrats on getting into Beach to Beacon, that is on my bucket list. I hope your sister gets in through the lottery. I received your note today - thanks / your welcome :)

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    1. I will be anxiously following along as you prepare and race Berlin. Hopefully 2017 for me.

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  13. I would be a little disappointed to receive the same jacket too. Odd they wouldn't select something different. You will have so much fun at your local half. Hopefully, you'll get nice weather. I still have lingering piriformis/hip issues too. Like you, it doesn't affect my running. It's the desk sitting and car riding that are killing me! It is very frustrating. Thanks for linking with us Pam (and Christine!).

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    1. Interesting that it is just a problem sitting and car riding. Mine seems to crop up at odd times, but I have been diligent about stretching and rolling.

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  14. I am surprised the jackets are the same for London, you would thin it would be a bit unique right?! keep working on that area Pam, hopefully it'll cooperate :) It does take forever to loosen stuff it. Have fun at that race!
    Christine, you are doing well being patient. I always try to transition slowly, then hop in there and run 3 miles... it is much more pleasant to walk now though :) Hang in there!

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    1. Honestly I was shocked it was the same jacket. I wonder if they have done this for a number of years and I did not notice since I wasn't running either race.

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  15. That's crazy that race sold out in three minutes!!! I met Joan Benoit Samuelson (briefly) a couple years ago...what a neat lady! Her story is impressive ;-)

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    1. she is a neat lady and so humble. I actually went to college with her brother (did not know it at the time).

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  16. SO interesting that they have the same jackets! I still love it. I don't care if people said it was "my little pony" esque. SO MY COLORS. Hopefully I'll get one next year.
    Joanie is awesome, and so chill in person. Lady be a font of knowledge!

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    1. Yes, she is awesome and I had the pleasure of chatting with her before my first marathon a few years ago. I'm really excited to have a spot at her race in Maine.

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  17. I like the jacket! It does look a lot like Boston's, but at least it's a slightly different color and even a different logo. I agree you should get it, even if it is so similar, because running the London marathon is a once in a lifetime experience you'll want to remember. I have some friends running Wrightsville Beach and it seems like a great race. Tom was here at the Charleston Marathon giving out discounts for it (most everyone I know running it is a Without Limits person).

    I had some glute med issues last year and went to PT and got massages regularly. The massages and foam rolling helped a lot. I hope you find some relief soon, too.

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  18. Ha, I thought only Disney runs sell out that fast! Great job on snagging a spot! I love the jackets for the London marathon! Very cool. Take care of yourself and thanks for linking up with us ladies!

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  19. Ah, so exciting! London is getting sooo close! I'm with you; as much as I enjoyed those couple days of warmer weather, the thought of running in summer heat always fills me with dread, haha.

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  20. I wished I knew about the ME 10K. We always go up to ME in August. It would have been nice to do another race up there.

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