July 28th, 2014 - 9:17 am § in Uncategorized

Marathon Training Week 4

This week was an increase in mileage week. Not only did my long run go above 9 Miles but my mid-week run is now 6 Miles…meaning that I am in desperate need of extra time.

It was my first week of running on my new Asics Gel-Kayano 20 and it was honestly like running on air. My shin splints are nearly gone, I guess running long distances in the right shoes really does make a difference.

Monday: Rest Day

I forced myself to rest. It was really hard and I got really antsy toward the middle of the day due to a lot of energy.  Rest days are really hard for me.

Tuesday: 3Miles 

I’ve been trying to run the bridge on Linton just before A1A at least once a week. So today, I did a loop run so I hit it twice. It’s painful, but I am seriously lacking in the hills department and need to make sure I am building up that endurance.

Wednesday: Hot Yoga

Since my training schedule calls for three runs during the week, I haven’t been attending my favorite yoga class. But I wanted my mom to experience hot yoga at the Barkan Method. Amazingly, I think my regularly scheduled humid runs have made me less susceptible to the heat in class.

Thursday: 5Miles with the Group

Ouch. I am absolutely one of the slower ones in this group…and I am averaging 9:30 minute miles. At one point we were at an 8:15 minute mile and I wanted to die. I had to slow up and just be ok with running behind the pack. Something my competitive brain has trouble computing. I have a feeling that I might get faster when all is said and done. Also, running in the afternoon after a full day of work was pretty rough. I will have to fuel differently this week.

Friday: Swimming 

While this was technically an off day, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be running on Saturday or Sunday (we had plans to rock out at the Paramore/Fall Out Boy concert) and wanted to avoid two rest days in a row. I had been mulling over the idea of swimming as cross training for awhile now. I liked the idea, wasn’t sure if I could actually do it. I did a simple workout — 10 laps total and alternated between different strokes. I really liked it and may be this much closer to entertaining a triathlon. Just kidding, or am I?

Saturday: 11Miles 

Started a bit later than I wanted to. That’s what happens when you go out during marathon training. This was definitely the hardest run I have done to-date. I was alone, and my knee swelled a bit. It was concerning and later in the day I was having trouble walking. I iced it though and it felt better. I do think it is time to bring back the ice bath or at least a soak in the pool following all runs.

Sunday: Yoga Flexibility 

Since my knee was bothering me, I decided the best thing to do was ensure I was completely stretched out.

I am traveling this week. NYC at the beginning of the week, and California on Saturday. Getting my 12 Miles in might be a little rough, especially with the change in altitude.

July 23rd, 2014 - 12:15 pm § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Workout Review: Yoga with Live Music at Colony Hotel

Whenever I mention my love for yoga someone tells me I need to check out yoga at the Colony Hotel.  It is led by Keith Fox and has live music with a rotating group of musicians. Know before you go….I went to sign up online, paid for the class, and then got a little confused [...][...]

July 21st, 2014 - 10:25 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training, Workout Reviews

Marathon Training Week 3

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July 14th, 2014 - 1:55 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Marathon Training Week 2

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July 7th, 2014 - 9:37 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Marathon Training Week 1

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July 2nd, 2014 - 8:18 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Workout Review: PurCycle

When you think of boutique cycle studios you usually only hear about FlyWheel or SoulCycle. For people who aren’t spin aficionados they can be incredibly intimidating and overwhelming. That’s not the case with PurCycle in Delray Beach. The best way to describe PurCycle is a Mom & Pop[...]

June 29th, 2014 - 8:40 am § in Marathon Training

It Begins: Marathon Training

I officially begin training for the NYC Marathon this week. I’ve been dreading it slightly because the humidity is just unbearable already and I know it is going to be hard. Like real hard. So I’ve signed up for a running group with Runner’s Edge in Boca. I start Saturday morning r[...]