Hi, I'm Liz

I'm a midwestern girl who lives in Iowa with my amazing husband, Tim and our incredible son Theodore.  I love to cook, entertain family and friends, visit unknown travel destinations, and enjoy the occasional martini.  

 

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Week 6: My Half-Marathon Training

April 8, 2013

Welcome back from the weekend! How does Friday – Sunday fly by so fast?  I’m glad I could relax and catch up on some needed sleep this weekend.  It was also great to catch up with some of my favorite people via phone.  I hope you have a WONDERFUL and productive week!

 

Let’s talk marathon training.  I’m on to week 6.  This past week went pretty well.  I got back into my routine.  Today’s run was hard but I’m so happy I got through it.  6 miles is the furthest I’ve ever run and I did it.  Ran the whole way and averaged 11 minute miles.

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Things I am learning… 

  1. The first 2 miles are the hardest.  Keep going.  

  2. The pain in your calves or the ache in your stomach will eventually go away. And when it doesn’t – keep going.

  3. Throwing up in your mouth a little isn’t the end of the world.  Keep going.  (seriously happened today…)

  4. I have the best running partner.  Tim encourages me, let’s me go at my own pace (or pushes me when I need it), supplies me with water & kleenex at the drop of a hat and gives the best high fives along the way.

  5. I can totally do this – I just have to give 100% and never give up.

Have you heard of Map My Run?  If you haven’t – I strongly suggest you check it out.  It’s a great website and app for your phone.  We use the website to map all of our long runs around Des Moines.

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The app is also great.  It enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. Record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map. You can even save and upload your workout data to MapMyRun where you can view your route workout data, and comprehensive workout history.  The best thing is your can use this with your music so while you’re jamming out on your run, it will come on over your music and tell you when you’ve done another mile.  Awesome right?

 

I love this quote! So important to remember:

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Looking ahead, here’s is my schedule for this next week:

 

Half Marathon Training: Week 6 

  • Monday: stretch and strengthen

  • Tuesday: 4 mile run

  • Wednesday: 2 mile run or cross train

  • Thursday: 4 mile run + strength

  • Friday: Rest (YAY!)

  • Saturday: 40 minute cross train

  • Sunday: 3 mile run | Participate in a 5k

Are you training for anything in particular?  If so, what’s your favorite pre and post workout snack?  

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