Saturday, December 09, 2006


RUN: 75 min./ TREADMILL / 4R:1W

I knew when I went to bed that I was heading for the gym to the treadmill. The temperature was still about 14 and I am a wimp. Hubby called from Ohio to make sure I was up at 7am. Everything was falling into place.

When I got to the gym I ran into a friend that was heading for a stregth workout and while chatting realized I forgot my HR monitor. No big deal. Then I went up stairs and all the treamill by the weight (near the bathroom) were full. I like those in case a pit stop is needed. I walked through the other section most rows were full .I saw 1 on the end. The girl next to it threw her towel on it-"Saving it". I did find one up near the front. The girle next to me had her tredmill set on 8 mph and spent most of the time jumping on and off because she couldn't keep up. ? New technique.

I did my run at a 4run:1walk interval. On the walk place, I did 17:00 and on the run pace, I did 14:23. I felt good the entire time. In the mid section I went up to a 1.5 incline. I was happy with a good week of training. Only 21 weeks until The Pig.

Waddling toward the marathon..............

Thursday, December 07, 2006


RUN : 30 min. / TREADMILL / EASY PACE (14:20) / AVE HR=142

It looked like a busy evening ahead. Bino had a bowling match from 4-630. Hooch had cheer 5-8. Hubby got off work at 530 but scheduled a 615 massage. At 515, I looked around to amazement to see that I was HOME ALONE. I could have done alot of things but I changed and hit the treadmill and turned the stereo on REAL loud. The dogs were hiding! It was an easy pace work out. I felt great. This was 6 days in a row!

I plan my long run to be 75 min. this weekend. I'm not sure what I'll do on the opposite day.

Waddling through the quiet house............

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


RUN: 30min. / TREADMILL / 5R:4W / 13:00 PACE / AVE HR=143

Again ,I headed for the treadmill because of the ice and temperature(and I'm a wimp).In my plan to reach my goal ,I've added a weekly tempo run. According to Runner's world Calculator and Mcmillan , I should run my tempo runs at a pace of 12:13 min/mile. Tonight on the treadmill, I did 13:00 pace. Iit was certainly challenging. I will try to increase it every week to where I need to be. My legs really felt the difference. Tomoroow will be an easy run. I can't believe that it will make 6 days in a row for me!!!

Waddling to pick up Hooch from cheer............

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


SPIN : 60 MIN : AVE HR= 134 / MAX =160

Tonight everything fell into place to make it to spin class. I knew Mary my favorite instructor was still off with her broken leg from mountain biking I got my bike next to Rhonda and looked up to see my least favorite. SHe teaches a very easy class but her music sucks(sorry). I did get the workout in and got home early. I was in my PJs and in bed by 830 ready to read my new Runner's WOrld. It was MIA. I am so tired - I'll try tomorrow.

Waddling in my PJs................

Monday, December 04, 2006


RUN: 30 min. / TREADMILL / no HR

Even I left work at 330 , my list of things to do seemed short. I was excited that I might run early and actually get to read the new RUNNERS WORLD. HA!! After going to the bank, picking up Bino from bowling then I find out Hooch has tumbling class and we're giving someone a ride to and from. My hubby needed my help and somewhere in this there was dinner. By now it's 815 and I need to pick Hooch up at 920. If I sat down I would fall asleep and forget to pick her up. SO I changed and hit the treadmill for 30min. I took a quick shower,picked her up and fell asleep in bed at 10 with my magazine in hand.

Waddling to sleep.......

Sunday, December 03, 2006


SPIN: 55 MIN. / AVE HR=143 / MAX HR= 168

I had quite the battle within myself this morning. It was one argument after another:

* I don't want to get up because it's cold but I have to drive Hooch to the school to catch a 745 bus. So I might as well go to 8am spin class.
* The bus wasn't there on time and it will make me late for spin but I should still just head to the gym.
* I am going to the gym and will pull in right at 8am. I hate to walk in spin late but alot of other people do and it will be a good work out.
* As I'm walking in ,I was thinking that 30min. on the elliptical would be good after my run yesterday.
* I got to a locker and put my HR monitor on. Next thing I know I'm heading up the stairs- my spin shoes on. Unconsciously the decision was made.

It was a good endurance work-out with alot of time in the saddle. It actually turned out fine once I got there.

Waddling to watch the Chicago Bears.....