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More Cowbell


Monday (4/18):
26.2 Race (Boston Marathon, 3:32:25, 8:07 Pace)

Tuesday (4/19):
Rest – Driving

Wednesday (4/20):
Rest – Driving

Thursday (4/21):
3 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 28:04, 9:22 Pace)
1 Hr Yoga

Friday (4/22):
45 Mins Yoga

5 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 44:27, 8:54 Pace)

Saturday (4/23):

8 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 1:07:45, 8:29 Pace)

Just wanted to share with you all some of the sweet Boston items I got while we were there.

Cowbells baby! The Boston one was in my gear bag. The Niketown cowbell Rob and I received for dancing while on the escalator. Apparently our moves are worthy of a cowbell. That or they gave it to us to we would shake our cowbell instead of dancing.




Water bottle

Pilsner Glass

Boston Mug 🙂

I also added to my Starbucks mug collection. 🙂

I’ve gotten in some easy runs in the neighborhood and two yoga sessions. Each day I’m feeling less sore. I was telling my friends that I haven’t felt this worked since my first marathon. After 2010 Chicago Marathon, I had my heels on and was out and about later that day. After Boston I looked like a dancer in thriller with only half of my body still working. I’m so glad to feel the soreness fading and the easy runs allow me to daydream and soak in how amazing the Boston Marathon was. Like every marathon, the experience becomes a part of me, but Boston had that extra level of feeling, like being a part of history.


Plans in the Making


Thursday (12/30): 14 Miles Med-Long (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:55:42, 8:16 Pace)

Friday (12/31): 12 Miles Med-Long w/ 2 @ MGP (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:34:19, 7:52 Pace)

Saturday (1/1): 9 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 1:16:03, 8:27 Pace)

Sunday (1/2): 16 Miles Long (Treadmill, 1% Incline, 2:07:48, 8:00 Pace)

This week is a new weekly mileage record high with 70 Miles.

For my long run today I ate a Vanilla Orange Carboom! at mile 10 and it was not delicious. I was expecting a taste similar to a dreamcicle, but it tasted more like medicine. I will stick to the yummy Apple Cinnamon flavor next time.

Rob and I have been making plans for our 2011 adventures, which includes getting some races on the books. We are now planning to race Go! St. Louis Half Marathon in April.

It’s nice to start getting some races registered and on the books. More to come as more race registrations become available.



I’m trying out a new blog look. I’m also going to try posting my workouts that occur since my last post.

So here is what I’ve been up to:
Friday (12/17): 5 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 2% Incline, 41:38, 8:20 Pace)
Saturday (12/18): 8 Miles Tempo (Treadmill, 2% Incline, 57:53, 7:15 Pace)
Sunday (12/19): 17 Miles Long (Treadmill, 1% Incnline, 2:19:11, 8:12 Pace)
Monday (12/20): 6 Miles Recovery (Treadmill, 2% Incline, 50:00, 8:20 Pace)

For Sunday’s long run I tried out some new fuel.

And all I have to say is YUM!!! I took this at Mile 10 and it tastes like the insides of an apple pie. I have another flavor to try, but I think this one may be my new favorite. It’s too soon to tell if my tummy will tolerate CarbBoom!, so I will keep trying it out in long runs.


adios amigos

No, not goodbye. Adios as in my kicks, the adidas adiZero adios.

They are light weight and provide my ankle, heel and arch with support, which can be hard to find in a lighter weight shoe. The laces are medium width and the material is scratchier than others, making them hold knots better than a standard lace. This is my third pair, so needless to say these have been my favorite shoe so far. During training runs I also rotate in a pair of adidas adiZero Bostons.

This week has been crazy busy. Rob and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary and Rob’s birthday! Happy Birthday Babe!!! 😀 Plus we’ve been swamped at work and house chores. I’ve rearranged my training this week, but I’m still getting my mileage in. Today I did a two a day with 5.1 Miles Easy outside in some windy conditions and tonight 11.25 Miles Easy on the treadmill with the incline alternating between 1-3%.


Mercedes Marathon Training: Week 6 Day 5

Today we got registerd for the USAF Half Marathon in September! We did this race last year and had so much fun that we knew we would do this one again in 2010.

This evening I got in 12 Miles on the treadmill. I tried out Jelly Belly Sports Beans in Watermellon flavor and they are so yummy! I’ve tasted them before at expos, but thought they would be too hard to manage while running. However, the packaging was easy to open and I just ate two at a time. They kept me busy for awhile cause I was enjoying them so one of my miles just flew by. They don’t stick to my teeth which is a bonus and they didn’t upset my tummy. I will be using these again on my next run.