Love the medal and t-shirt from yesterday’s Scottish 10K. Was a great event, well worth the effort of going there. The organisation and event was great. Loved running with an a school friend of old that I haven’t seen for 30 years. Even the weather was brilliant, no rain and just about the right temperature. #medalmonday#scottish10k#running#runnersofinstagram#slowrunners
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Depois de 11 horas de trabalho lá fui eu fazer o treino planeado. E um treino que não teinha nada de tranquilo 😬
Sentado no carro ainda ponderei em dar meia volta e ir para casa... Mas de repente passou-me pela cabeça uma verdade inabalável, sem treino não há evolução!
E não é que saiu um treino impecável 😅😉 Agora vou é mesmo descansar que amanhã é outra vez dia de trabalho!
Long run. Done ✅ The training runs continue. I’m proud to see that I’m still holding a good pace. I was able to continue past where I might take an extra walking time, and even with those built in I’m still feeling good. Here’s hoping that I can continue to grow as a runner. 💪🏻🏃🏻♀️
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@giancarloo75 se graduó como maratonista en tierras argentinas, logrando completar exitosamente una de las distancias más complicadas y difíciles del fondismo.
@nhpalacin, quien ya había corrido antes 42 kms 195 metros, ahora le tocó correr su 1er maratón internacional y lo hizo con alma, corazón y vida por su país y por su familia.
“Para ganar algo, debes perder algo de igual valor”. No es una frase tan científicamente exacta pero me gusta y la acepto como ley de vida.
El SACRIFICIO es parte del éxito, es el costo que pagamos. Madrugamos mucho, cuestionamos nuestra salud mental, nos abrumamos de vez en cuando, rechazamos alguna vida social nocturna y ciertas veces nos toca ser nuestros propios animadores. Pero mientras haya pasión y personas que la comparten, el éxito viene de añadidura. Así la vida para un corredor.
Te felicito por tu maratón de hoy, estoy muy alegre por vos @amandadsgnr_ 👊🏽💥😚
Left: Not eating enough. Yo-yo dieting. Not confident. Not taking care of myself.
Right: Eating to fuel my body. Balanced nutrition and no longer stressing what to eat. Loving my body and mind.
I said yes to something I was skeptical about. I didn’t believe in the nutrition program, the performance products, or the workouts. I am so happy I did. This is when I took control of my life and found food freedom. These products have changed my life and running game.
Who is ready? Skeptical? So was I! Stop dieting. Make this is a lifestyle. I’m ready for you and ready to help you!
Today was so much fun! 🏃🏼♀️ .
My first half marathon is in the books🙌🏻Today’s goal was 2 hrs & I managed to cross that finish line at 2:00.28🥳this was by no means a flat course...those hills took a toll, but couldn’t be happier or more proud! .
Big shout out to all today’s runners! You killed it!! 💪🏻👏🏻
Thankyou to everyone for all your messages & support! Thankyou to my parents & in laws who were there cheering me on. To my sweet 4, who were yelling loud enough I could hear them through the crowd. And to my hubby & today’s super daddy @runfast.eh Thankyou for basically being my run coach & my biggest cheerleader, for your constant support & love - you’re my hero! .
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You know today was supposed to be my 20-miler...but I could only get through the first 10.
Yesterday I got a reflexology massage. The therapist hit two tender spots on my left: one of my outer calf, the other on my outer glute/hip. When I woke up today, I could feel my hip was a little sore, but I thought it was fine.
Did dynamic stretching and cranked up the treadmill. I was cruising along and got through my first 5 miles with no issue, but around mile 7 my hip started hurting. I took a break to stretch it out really well. By mile 9, it started to hurt again. I texted my coach and she told me to stop running; it wasn’t worth finishing since we’re 3 weeks out from race day.
I am so bummed, you guys! I actually started crying as I gathered my things off the treadmill. I could kick myself for getting a massage before long run day.
But! This will not break my confidence! Just because I’m not getting in a 20-miler does NOT mean I can’t run 26.2; I can and WILL make it to that finish line!
I had a crappy weekend, I ate way too much and didn't do much in the way of exercise. I'd lost some weight over the week - water weight of course - but for some reason it crept back on a little.
Now I'm back into it, I must remember to ignore daily variances, they don't mean anything. Trust the process.
I've relooked at my settings, and have adjusted things a bit - I thought my deficit was higher than it actually was. So I'm just tweaking a few things and will be on my game!
So in honour of this, I did a 3k run this morning as a warm up and saw a marked improvement in my pace, time and how I felt during the run. Then I did a HIIT and lower body strength workout. Start of week 2!
4 x 1200m
Evening workout with Mouse, followed by a walk and some good sniffs and a great sunset.
We are very lucky to be so close to such a pretty running path.
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RJ’s 🌎🏃🏾♂️ Happy Monday folks.. 👊🏾 A great reminder from Eckhart... Especially for my folks in Business Development hitting the phones for the week... no way around it, or over and under it, just got to go right through it... ground yourself in the moment and get it done🔥
Back home in the states and beat jet lag the best I knew how - running! 4 recovery miles closed out a 50-mile week and I’m really happy with how my body responded to the increased mileage, travel, and time changes this week. I don’t normally do spontaneous trips like this during a training cycle, I mostly just retreat to a hermit shell for a few months, but I couldn’t turn down a trip to London. Ross and I have been extremely busy lately. He’s been traveling a lot for work internationally and when he’s not on the road, he’s been working long hours in the office. I’ve been working long days in the office and then at home with coaching and while we are both absolutely loving what we’re doing, it doesn’t leave much time to spend together when my weekends are sucked up by long runs and then recovery being tired from said long runs. So we prioritized some time away from the hustle and bustle even if just for a quick 3-day London extravaganza and it was the best. While I’m not exactly ready to join the real world again tomorrow, I am excited to be focused in on my training for the next 11 weeks! Time is flying and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous but a good race is years in the making, not just 16-18 weeks, so these weeks are really just the period of time where you’re honing in on the nitty gritty details and trying to bring out the best in your fitness. Yes, there are gains to be made in a training cycle, big ones even, but if there’s anything I’ve learned about marathoning it’s that all the miles that lead up to the start of a cycle are just as important, if not more, than the training block itself. That can be comforting when you’re feeling like you’re running out of runway (or maybe I’ve just spent too much time on planes lately 😜).
I go to the gym/run for me. Not because my husband loves me any less or any more when I am more toned, nor do I do it to compete or compare myself to others, I do it for me. It makes me feel good. It’s great for my mental health, plus I love the way I feel afterwards. What do you do that’s solely for you?
Quite pleased with how today went after waking to thunder, lightning and really heavy rain instead of my alarm. Was so thankful that the thunderclouds had moved on by the time we got to Southport, it was warm and the sun even peeped out briefly! After having a tight piriformis all day Saturday that just wouldn't ease off despite stretching, my plan for this race was to start with the 55 minute pacer and see how things felt. .
The tightness eased off a bit over the first couple of miles with the pacer and after running slightly ahead to get away from some congestion on a narrow bit I just maintained pace. My knee felt like it was going to go at around 5k so I really focussed in on my form and the sensation passed. However the pf came back to bite around 5 miles and I was ready for the race to be over! Splits ended up being pretty consistent for me at 8.53, 8.54, 8.40, 8.39, 8.40, 8.31, a fast finish at 7.23 pace and a season best time of 53.49. Went for a beer and a subway after, then tried not to nod off in the car on our way home 😂 .
What a team of rockstars 🤘
Ragnar sunset DC is in the books. Thanks to Kelly, GiGi and Michael for being part of team MaGiK. And picking up the slack for me when I got injured on the first loop.
I think my racing season is over for me and I’m taking a long needed rest from running and social media. I’m sure I’ll be back.
Till then ✌️ 💜🏃♀️
Completed another bucket list item today: Run a half marathon. ✅
This one was a real tough one. Not only did I complete it, but I met all the little goals I had surrounding it. Hours upon hours spent just... running. I wanted to quit so. many. times. (Including this morning 😅 ) The training alone has made me mentally tougher and realize I can do more than I ever thought possible.
Never did I ever think I’d be able to run over 2 hours STRAIGHT?! Ew- kinda gross, right? But man did it feel good to cross the finish line. Especially with my soon-to-be sister in law!!! 💓 who pushed me like no other might I add!
Thanks for all the encouragement, friends! You can do anything you set your mind to.
P.S. No I do not plan to run another. 😂
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A beautiful warm summers night here in Greenwood. Sitting out on my back step enjoying a shot of scotch and fighting off the blackflies..lol Nite IG peeps.
If you know me, you know I LOVE to run. I love the feeling, the (pain, yes the good pain), the success, my playlists, catching up with friends, listening to audiobooks, podcasts, sermons, and just spending some good quality time with my thoughts. I’m so excited to take my love for running and do something positive with it like running on behalf of an organization that’s making incredible change in the city. That’s why I’m thrilled to run my first marathon, the @nycmarathon, this fall on behalf of @freeartsnyc, a nonprofit organization that empowers underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed. I couldn’t be more proud to run with them and for them. Please join me in supporting this incredible organization by donating at the link in my bio. Scroll to see some of my favorite running shots over the past few years, a glimpse of @freeartsnyc, and an extra special cheesy shot for you at the end. And please, DM me with any questions and ALL the tips. P.S. Don’t worry, I’ve downsized my 🎧 😉
Sometimes you just need a little extra accountability to get you through. I felt unprepared for my race this morning, but I told my family, told my friends and told all of you that I was going to do it. And I did it! May not be my fastest ever, but I enjoyed the challenge, smiled through the tough moments and kept my thoughts to my kiddos waiting for me at the finish. #accountabilityisqueen
Ring the PB bell again 😱! My 3rd PB in a row and a time I wouldn’t have dreamed of at the beginning of the Summer. I seem to be in a cycle now of tough long run in the week which knocks my confidence and then PB on the weekend which lifts it.
For this marathon block I’ve reduced the number of sessions I do each week but made the sessions I do count and it seems to really be working.
I never thought I’d be the first Swansea Harrier to finish at the Swansea Bay 10K. Albeit there were a number of absentees today but still a huge achievement.
I was a bit worried I’d underperform today after the gruelling long run in the heat midweek, but somehow those race day nerves translate into performances you are not expecting.
I’m really excited about the next 4 weeks. I’ve set myself up well but this is where it really counts. I can make or break @frankfurtmarathon in these weeks. Lots of miles to run. Lots of small things to get right. I’ll give it everything.
Run your intervals on grass if you wanna have extra fun or if asphalt/gravel isn’t tough enough!
Really good session today. And summer decided to stop by one more time before leaving indefinitely 🌞
3x(5,3,2) + 3,2min / 60s recovery jog
Hilly & grassy. ~3:12/km average