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NYC Marathon Training – Week Five

9 Sep

(This post is going up very late….I got a little lazy with the blog last week…)

Week five was a great week of training for me. I knew I would be going out of town to visit Nicole in California, so a high mileage week might be difficult.

I decided to add in extra miles at the front of my week just in case I couldn’t run in CA.

Monday – 3 miles at 8:45 pace. Very hard run…probably due to dehydration.

Tuesday – 10 miles, 2 warm up, 5 x 1600 repeats: 7:21, 6:41, 6:38, 6:33, 6:37, 3 miles cool down. Good run overall. Ran the repeats in the neighborhood to give me some up and downhill practice.

Wednesday – 4 miles at 8:45 pace. Following the run, went to TRX class.

Thursday – 8 miles at 8:15 pace. This felt really hard. It scares me to think this was much slower than what my marathon pace should be…

Friday – Tried out Nicole’s “Cross Pit” class in California. Loved it!

Saturday – 16 miles at 8:48 pace. Awesome Saturday long run in California with the most amazing scenery along the way!

Sunday – 3.5 mile hike. This was crazy hard at parts. I don’t know how trail runners do it!!

Total Mileage: 44.5 miles.

I took this photo on my 16 miler in Cali. Pismo Beach is so pretty!

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A Nebraska Runsploration

16 Jul

Last week I took my first trip ever to Nebraska for work.

I decided that a Runsploration was necessary on this trip so I could properly explore the surroundings.

Below are a few pics I snapped in Sidney, NE. Home of the Cabela’s world headquarters!

These geese were very irritable. They hissed at me!!

It was a very flat run!

More geese, and more grass.

Trying to get a photo with some new friends!

Dinner location from the previous evening. Yep – it is properly named the “Goose Pit”.

And a couple other fun photos….(at some point in time, all these things were alive…)

I have antlers!

A new furry friend.

RAWR!!! This lion was CRAZY!!!

 

Wishing you all a good week ahead.

xoxo,

Ali

Marvelous Mondays – February 13th

13 Feb

Happy Monday!!!

How are ya? How was your weekend? Mine was super busy, but pretty darn good! I love starting my Monday’s by coming off a great weekend. It really helps me to set the tone for the week, and I have a feeling it is going to be a great week.

Here’s why:

Snow

Kansas City finally got its first real snow of the season. You would think we were experiencing the apocolypse by the way our newscasters were covering this 2 inch storm.

Most people around here hate snow, but I happen to really love it. I think it is pretty, and so relaxing to look at. It is not very conducive to outdoor running, but I was prepared and ran a rockin’ 5 miles yesterday.

The Bachelor

Tonight on the Bachelor, The other girls help Ben to see what’s up with Courtney. And from the previews it looks like he is semi-perceptive to the conversations.

Dear Ben, "Butt cuts" are not stylish or flattering. Why would ABC allow this 'do?

But let’s get real. Ben is a guy and will continue to think like a guy. Which means Courtney will stay. I am saying it right now…this B is going to win the show.

Valentines Day

I love love. And I have always been a fan of Valentines Day. Even though I won’t be with my special someone on Valentines Day, I still get to reflect on our love! (awwwww, so freaking cheesy).

It would be really awesome if someone bought me some candy hearts, because I won't buy them for myself, but I really want some.

VACATION

The most exciting thing happening this week is a little vacation! I finally get to see Zack (It’s been since Christmas) this weekend, and we are taking a little road trip from his home in Texas to Santa Fe.

In Santa Fe we plan to ski. I think it sounds like a blast, and I am trying not to remind myself (or my boyfriend) that I have not skied since the 7th Grade.

This should be interesting…but I was a pretty stellar skier in the 7th grade. I went down a green slope fast. Surely skiing is like riding bike and I will pick up those pizza stops in no time.

Runsploration

In Santa Fe, I plan to take a little Runsploration. I haven’t been on one of these since my marathon in Dallas, and I pray I don’t get lost (that happened in Chicago once).

I also pray that I can convince my boyfriend to come with me…but I doubt this will happen because he is not a “distance runner”. Whatever. He just thinks I will beat him.

 

What are you excited about this week? Have any ski tips for me, or need my address to send me some candy hearts?

Have a great week, friends!!

Ali

 

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