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Month: June 2011

With Family or Alone?

With Family or Alone?

Chicago will be my first Marathon. Being my first, it will be a special event for me. And of course I want to share my special event with the husband and kidlets.  What’s the big deal to think about then? Lodging in Chicago is super $$$$. If I travel alone, even though I will be flying, I can share the room with someone. If we go together, atleast $1200 in lodging + parking (4-5 nights instead of 3 nights shared)….

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The week in numbers

The week in numbers

Summary Total Mileage: 21 miles Long Run: 8 miles with GFA Others: Swimming and Weights as XTrain Daily Splits M: 3 miles easy + 30DS T: 6.38 miles easy on a horribly hot humid day W: Swim Th: 45min/3.5miles of Tempo + Upper body Weights F: Swim S: 8.11 miles with GFA. Pushed myself at that distance @13:05 Su: – p90x Stretch Plan for next week M: 30DS + Interval Training with GFA/3miles easy (if it rains) T: 6 miles…

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The week in numbers

The week in numbers

Summary Mileage : 13 miles (No long run) Long run: 5 miles (Mid week run) Other: Ab Ripper (second half) and p90x Stretch  Daily Splits M: 4.86 miles easy T: –  W: 3.18 miles easy Th: 3 miles Tempo, Ab Ripper X (Second Half) The tempo at 5mph/12:00 felt tough for some reason. I need to find my correct tempo pace. F: 600 yd swim. A very smooth swim after the first few minutes of panic. S: 2 miles (Didn’t…

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The week in numbers

The week in numbers

Summary Weekly Mileage : 21 miles Long Run: 10 miles Cross Training: 30 day shred (4 days) Daily Splits M: 10 miles on a very hilly course. Worst part of the run – Chaffing. T: 30 Day Shred W: 30 Min (2.25miles) of Tempo @ 12:00. 30 Day Shred. Th: 35 Min (2.75 miles) of Easy. 30 Day Shred. F: 30 min of p90x Yoga instead of the 30Day shred. S: 6 miles with GFA. Su : –  Odds and…

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30 Day Shred – Day 3

30 Day Shred – Day 3

“Mummy, are you ready now?”, asked my 5 yo for the 500th time today.“Not yet, Honey, just 5 more minutes”.“Mummy, you have been saying that since morning and now its almost dinner time.” We finally did Day 3 of the Shred at 5pm after she had been trying to get me start since 9:30 a.m.

30 Day Shred – Day 2

30 Day Shred – Day 2

“Wake up, Mummy. Its time to exercise.” Yelled my 5 yo in my ear at 7:30am.“But Darling. Mummy had a late night and is sleepy”.“Mummy, lets finish it up and you can go back to sleep. Come ON!” And so, muttering under my breath with a plastic smile on my face, we did Day 2.