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Monday, July 30, 2012

16 Miles Down- Here's My Summer Schedule!

So this weekend, I had every intention to run 14 miles as scheduled (see calendar below!).  Instead, I decided I was going to outsmart the FDR drive and find a shortcut from the base of the Brooklyn bridge.  That resulted in an extra 2 miles.  Luckily today I'm not at all sore, and now I feel as if some pressure has been taken off for next week's run!  Next weekend I'll be in RI with Kim and Bennett, so a 14 mile run probably won't happen, but I'm looking forward to having my ol' running buddy, Ms. Catlin back =).
I always get questions about how training for a marathon actually works, so I decided to post my calendar to my blog.  I tend to shift around runs and distances based on social events that might interfere, so the schedule is pretty flexible. That's one reason I start training months in advance, so that if something comes up and I'm facing a set back, it's really not a big deal.   
I also got a bike this weekend and rode her for the first time on Sunday! She's a 1970's vintage Raleigh Caprice, and definitely needs some work, but she's perfect for putzing around and getting me to and from work.


  1. CUTE BIKE!! Can't wait to run with youuu! We'll leave our lazy boys in the dust!

  2. Very cute bike. I think that would look GREAT in a triathlon! As for shoes, I know what you mean. But I've been really happy with my new Air Max+2012 these last 80 miles! So different from the ones I used before! If you see a guy with bright orange running shoes in NYC - thats me!

    1. Haha I don't know if my bike would make it in a triathalon..she's so old. I ended up ordering the shoes, but they got lost in the mail. I'll be on the lookout for ya in NYC!