Looking into the New Year

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Every year that I have been running, I have tried to set a set a goal for the New Year that would challenge me, but was attainable.

Last year, I set out to get a 5k PR/good Peachtree Road Race Qualifier.  I ended up going from an average of a  28:30 5k to a 26:04 PR.  Not as good as I wanted, but still a great improvement for me.

This year, instead of time, I am going to focus on distance.  My goal for 2015 is to run a marathon.

I have run a half marathon (about to run another one!) and I am ready for a new challenge.  I’m not crazy about long distance running {a 10k is my favorite race} but I have always wanted to run a full marathon so this will be the year I will do it!

Any suggestions for a first-time marathoner?

What marathon should I sign up for?

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Marathon training Week 1 recap

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I am proud to say that I completed all of my runs for the first week of my training! I did not get to do the elliptical yesterday, but I completed all of my runs. I have already seen the benefit from blogging because I didn’t want to have to admit to my readers that I didn’t do one of my workouts, so thank you for motivating me. I’m excited to step it up a little in the week ahead!
Here is my training schedule this week:
Monday-Rest
Tuesday-3 miles
Wednesday-3 miles
Thursday-3 miles
Friday-rest
Saturday-7 miles
Sunday-elliptical 30 mins/other cross training

Here’s to a great week!

Clare

A Little Thank You

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So I know I have only been blogging for a few days, but yesterday was the start of my training. I had said Sunday that I was going to run 3 miles on Monday, but when Monday came, I did NOT want to run. Then I thought about my blog, and I didn’t want to have to report that I had skipped a run on the first day of training! So thank you for keeping me motivated to do my workouts when I don’t want to!

Keep running!
Clare

Resurrecting my Running

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Happy Easter everyone! I hope everybody has had a day filled with chocolate and Peeps!! Haha 🙂
Ever since I ran the last 5k in mid-March, I haven’t been running regularly.  I’ve run maybe 3 or 4 times since then, and I have the Peachtree coming up in July, which I would like to be in a little better shape for this year since it probably won’t be a cool 75 degrees and overcast this year!  I am also looking ahead to the fall, and I am considering doing at least another half marathon, if not a full. So here is my new statement of what I am going to do, and the main reason why I started this blog: I am going to resurrect my running habit and my love for running
I have decided to do the I have had problems sticking with training programs in the past, and I don’t remember ever finishing a training program, especially one for a big race.  I am going to sign up for monthly 5k and 10k races to keep me motivated to train.  I am also going to incorporate one day of cross training into my weeks as the schedule suggests.
Here is what I am hoping my week will look like in terms of my training:
Monday- 3 miles
Tuesday- 3 miles
Wednesday- Rest
Thursday- 3 miles
Friday- Rest
Saturday- 6 miles
Sunday- Cross Train (30 minutes elliptical)
I hope some of you will join me in running or walking this week! It is never too late in life to start running or walking.
Here’s to resurrecting my running and my love for the sport!

Clare