14…miles done. I made it.
Prior to my long run, I was nervous because my fall allergies were bothering me greatly. Those beautiful color leaves that have fallen to the ground, decaying and the rain has caused tons of mold spores to be released into the air. Mold is a big allergen for me.
Going into the long run, my plan was to run most of my miles outside and then the last miles inside to avoid an overload with the allergens.
After checking Accuweather thousand times for allergy reports; today at noon my long run began. It was 60 degrees, not bad. Plus, the wind died down. Time to get out the door!
The run went well. I ran everywhere. 8 miles on the rail trail
3 miles along the beach
1 mile around my neighborhood
Last 2 on the treadmill
. During my run, I focused ONLY on endurance not speed. (Cover the Distance) Jeff Galloway taught me, I get the same benefit from a long slow run as I do from a long fast one. No more killing myself during a long run!
I am feeling good about my training.
In two weeks, I will be in Disney World participating in the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Challenge. The challenge is ….
Saturday 6.2 miles
Sunday 13.1. miles
LOVE MY CANDY APPLE AFTER A LONG RUN!
It is official! I am on the American Liver Boston Marathon Team 2019! I am very excited. I am hoping to have a good marathon training season.
Wednesday 3 miles
Thursday 3 miles
Saturday 3 miles
Wednesday 12 miles long run … This run was a bit hard. It was very humid 95%.
12 miles out and back Swampscott to Nahant Ocean Water Front along the water
By the beach, Motivation, pretty
Saturday 3 miles
Monday 3 miles
Also…. In one month…I will be in Disney World Running the Wine and Dine Challenge.
November 3 Disney 10k (6 miles) Saturday
November 4 Disney 13.1 Sunday
Other than running…Enjoying some football
After a long run..swim time with dogs
Thursday ….10 mile long run . Building up my endurance …
Sunday ……3 mile speed run I am on a quest to get faster……
slow runner getting out the front door no excuses … practice and practice …. no giving up
G’Mar Chatima Tova ! May you be blessed with a healthy and prosperous year! My family and I are having a great holiday!
This past year has been very good.
I am so lucky to live my passion for running each day and share my training stories.
I am blessed.
I have a lot of good family and friends in my life.
I am grateful that I was able to run the Boston Marathon for the American Liver Foundation in 2018 .
I am glad to have a supportive and loving family. . I am hoping to have another terrific year with more fun memories and of course more running !
Training September 9-16th
Thursday…. 4-mile loop hill training
Saturday 3-mile speed training
Sunday 3 miles
I am pleased that I was able to get my 3 training runs in during the Jewish Holidays. Even though I needed to do a lot of cooking, cleaning, and seeing family through the High Holidays, I always kept in the back of my mind that I have important races to train for!
Cooking, cleaning, seeing family…..I still have to train for my fall races.
8 mile run….it went well …very pleased, 70 degree lovely morning …
Now it’s time to celebrate Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Year
Monday 3 miles
Wednesday ..Hills 3 miles
Saturday …8 miles
Great start to the weekend. Friday, my husband and I went to see the Sugarland concert. We had a great time.
Saturday, we spent time with my family celebrating the Jewish New Year Season.
Running, this week was hard. I am avoiding the “dreadmill” as much as I can now, to allow for a more greater variability of changes in terrain and hills.
Massachusetts was in a heat wave. YUCK! At the same time, I am also trying to boost my endurance for my fall race schedule.
I am training for….October Tufts 10k
November Disney Wine and Dine challenge (6 miles on Saturday) (13.1 half-marathon on Sunday)
Monday long run ……6 miles ….Hot Very slow cover the distance
Thursday 3 miles hills
Saturday 3 miles acceleration gliders speed play
Labor day 3 miles
This weekend, my youngest daughter Izzy started her Sophomore Year at U Mass Amherst.
At Legal Seafood farewell dinner.
Enjoy the holiday
Monday……..4.5-mile morning run …… beautiful day to start the week …not to hot 73
time to build up my endurance for fall races……. Focus on cadence, stride, less energy, no huffing and puffing , gliding
Wednesday 3 miles …..humid!
Saturday 3 miles hills …….need to do it!
Friday night, my husband and I went to Country Fest at Gillette Stadium! The line up..Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bently, and Kenny Chesney. A great show as always.
My family is on the way back home from Las Vegas to Massachusetts. We all had so much fun.
The best part of Vegas was enjoying family memories. I loved the Grand Canyon, dinners, relaxing by the pool and seeing the shows Zumanity and Piff the Magic Dragon.
I am pleased to be able to maintain some level of fitness during vacation. It was a bit hard because my asthma was flaring up due to extreme changes in weather. Vacations are always tough on my asthma.
10 or 16 minutes, a mile is still a mile.
Tuesday 3 miles
Wednesday 25 minutes of running
Thursday strength training
Friday 2 miles and strength training
Saturday Grand Canyon
Sunday 2 miles and strength training
Today, we visited the Grand Canyon by Helicopter!
The view and the flight were amazing and our pilot had a great fun personality.
During our flight, we flew over Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and Fortification Hill (an extinct volcano) before descending 3,500 feet and landing in the middle of the Grand Canyon for a picnic breakfast.
After our picnic, we flew back out. We headed to Guano Point, an observation spot overlooking the Grand Canyon, and we also visited the Glass Walk Bridge, a bridge that extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Canyon.
On our way back, we flew over the Las Vegas Strip.