Monday, December 23, 2013

Running Confessions Part 2

Posted by Anonymous

Good morning everyone! Happy Monday!

So a few posts ago Mike was confessing that he wasn’t getting his long runs in and wasn’t ready for our next race, which is now in less than 3 weeks.


Now, I get that it is a bigger deal for him, since he is doing the half marathon on Saturday and then the very next day doing the full marathon (he is a little cray cray, but we already knew that), but for me, I was feeling the same way (that I wasn’t ready) while reading his post. I am only doing the half marathon race. I know it is a Disney run and supposed to be fun and I fully intend on having fun and enjoying the run, however, I still need to get through 21.1km/13.1m and if I am not prepared to run that distance than there is going to be nothing fun about that. I do have a running schedule, which looks a little something like this below pic…


However, if you can see it clearly (the purple is what I actually run), you will see I have not been doing very well with it, in the last month. Yes, I have excuses and some are legit, but some are not and just mean that I am being lazy!! This weekend, I was determined to get my long run in, regardless of what it took. I was really hoping to run outside but I took it to the treadmill at the gym. The TV sound sucks at the gym, so I didn’t even try to watch anything, I just put my music on and away I went. My plan was to run for 2 hours and see how far I could go in that time. The first hour took me to 11.77km/7.36m for a pace of 5:05/km or 8:09/m.


Other than feeling really sweaty, I still felt really good and ready to take on another hour.


I jumped off the treadmill, took a bathroom break and a GU gel, the hopped back on for hour number 2.


I also, had a water bottle filled with Watermelon NUUN to get me through the 2 hours.

Hour number 2 took me to 11.86km/7.41m for a pace of 5:04/km or 8:06/m. Both hours were pretty dang close in pace. I alternated at 7.1m/hr for 5 min, then 7.5m/hr for 4 min, then 8.0m/hr for 1 min during the first hour, did the same for the second hour but increased the min at 8.0m/hr by 1 each round. Alternating the speeds and having some good tunes to listen to helped the time go by and I definitely recommend it.


After I was done, I had a protein shake, then went home and had a nice long shower! For dinner, I rewarded myself with some yumminess!! Don’t be jealous!


Yes, I ate them all!!

Have a great day everyone!!!!

How was your weekend? What is 1 exciting thing you did?

How long was your longest run this weekend?


  1. Mmmm, those nachos look (well, looked) delicious! Where were you?

    I ran 20 miles on the treadmill. It kinda sucked.

  2. Those were some Jack Astor's nachos

  3. AHH congrats on a great 2 hour treadmill run!! Now I'm craving nachos. You definitely earned them, thats for sure!

  4. Ugh girlfriend long runs on the treadmill are serious! Way to get it done!

  5. Thanks Laura! I enjoy them so much more when I feel I earned them!

  6. They are right?? Thanks Chelsea!

  7. WooHoo - way to get those 2 hours done on the treadmill. I think you and Mike are both starting to come around to the joy of treadmill running!!! (I play with my speed all the time to entertain me on the treadmill - part of why I like it so much!)

  8. It really helps keep it interesting. Thanks Kim!

  9. katie @ fromicecreamtomarathonDecember 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Awesome job on the tm! I love running on mine. My longest run this weekend was an 18 miler outside. It was wonderful!

  10. Ahh 18 miles that's crazy girl!! Good for you!!!