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Practice Miles

I chased my shadow on the wall of the basement for about two hours today. That’s how long it took me to complete a 13.25-mile training run on the treadmill. That’s a long time to be running toward a wall, but that’s the way I train best. My longest treadmill training run milage record is 22 miles completed in 2007 while training for the ¬†full Grand Rapids Marathon. I admit that training run was pretty ridiculous, but this busy mama is not afraid to get creative with race prep. Often, I don’t have time to drive to group training runs and find running on the treadmill a safer option than a long solo run.

IMG_4674Today’s goal was to run farther than the 13.1 distance I’ll need to complete at next month’s Gazelle Girl Half Marathon in Grand Rapids, Mich. My legs are sore, but I’m feeling confident that my body will be ready for the race.¬†I’m building my endurance by completing a minimum of three runs per week: one long, one medium and one shorter run that can be completed in an hour or less.

It’s not an ideal training plan, but that’s about all the running I have time to do and that’s just fine with me. I’m not looking to run my guts out at the race, I just want to enjoy the run and celebrate the fact that woman have come along way in the 40 years since Title IX opened the sports world to women. I’m going to run this race because I can.

What are you training for? Are any of you doing the Fifth Third River Bank Run. I haven’t signed up yet, but I’m thinking about doing the 25K. It’s a great race complete with outstanding crowd support.

Ok, I better get back to work on the magazine. There’s still a lot of fun work to wrap up.

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Comment from Gabriela – Living La Vida Normal
Time: March 11, 2013, 12:13 am

I’m training for the See Jane Run Half-Marathon in the San Francisco Bay Area on June 8th. It’ll be my first half-marathon. I’m following a 20 week training schedule which is working really well for me. I’m also doing the bulk of my training on the treadmill, it works for me too. I’m also doing some 5K races along the way so that I can run outside.

Comment from jennifer
Time: March 11, 2013, 2:06 am

Good luck with your training! The half marathon is a very nice distance, so much more humane than the full marathon. :) I used to do a lot of 5Ks on the weekends, but now that my kids are older I’m often taking them to soccer games or swim meets on Saturdays. I miss racing on a regular basis, but I’m okay with a more limited racing schedule and saving money because of it. Those race entry fee are getting mighty expensive.

Comment from Sam
Time: March 26, 2013, 7:31 am

Hi Jennifer …. I’m a new fan of your podasts & blog and I recently discovered and am thoroughly enjoying all your magazines :-)

I’m training for 10k fun run around the bridges of the Swan River in my beautiful city of Perth, Australia. I had to sign up for it because it’s on my 49th birthday, in a couple of weeks!

Good luck with your Gazelle Girl Half, I look forward to reading all about it!

Sam xoxo

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