5 year Anniversary, Mother’s Day, and 7 seconds

Hey guys, I’m so sorry to have been absent for so long. Lots of family, life, traffic, work, running things going on and when I have down time, I usually fall asleep. Yup, I need a whambulance.
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So, Saturday was our 5 year anniversary!

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We celebrated in a great way (or at least one of us thinks so). We headed to Wilmington, DE to pick up my packet and stay the night for the Delaware Marathon! We had dinner with my friend Jeanette and her family and then I tried to get in bed early and get a decent night’s sleep. Romantic, I know. ūüôā
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Sunday was Mother’s Day…I hope all the moms out there had a great day! I had a really great day…marathon, lunch with friends, dinner date and ice cream with Chris.

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So, I might have mentioned that I was training for a marathon and hoping to qualify for Boston (I’ll have a full race recap up soon). Well, I ran my heart out and finished in 3:35:07. Yup, you read that right. I missed it by 7 seconds! Even though I missed a BQ, I did place first in my age group and went home with this awesome bobble head trophy. ūüôā

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My training partner and great friend Jeanette placed 2nd in her age group and qualified for Boston!

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Cheers to another round of training this summer and attempt number 2 in September. Who wants to train with me?!?!?
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Missing my mama right now. Long story, but she is in Florida and I’m in Pennsylvania and I miss her like crazy. Love u mom!

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Anybody race this past weekend?

What did you do for Mother’s Day?

Best part about your day today?

Marathon Training Mondays: #MTM

Hey guys!¬† So, I unofficially started training for a marathon at the end of January.¬† When I started, I wasn’t quite sure what race I was training for, but I knew I wanted to run a Spring marathon and I wanted to try and qualify for Boston.¬† After researching our¬†options, my friend Jeanette and I decided on the Delaware¬†Marathon Running Festival on May 11, 2014!

How did we choose this race?

  1. The Course!  Flat and fast and beautiful scenery.
  2. Location!  Easily within driving distance to cut down on logistics and cost.
  3. Size!¬†¬†It’s a pretty small race…easier packet pick-up, race morning logistics, getting¬†in the right start position, more room to spread out on the course
  4. Date!¬†¬†It’s the day after¬†our 5th¬†wedding anniversary and it’s on Mother’s Day…sounds like a great day for a marathon PR and a Boston BQ, right?

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From here until race day, Monday’s post will be “Marathon Training Mondays:¬† #MTM” and I will recap my training¬†from the previous week.¬† Here we go!

Monday

7.0 miles – 2 warm-up miles, 3 tempo miles (7:11, 7;11, 7:07), 2 cool down miles

Tuesday

Strength Training – Body Pump class

Wednesday

6.0 miles РTrack workout on the treadmill:  2 mile warm-up, 6 x 400m in 1:37 (repeated 2 times) with a 1 mile cool down.  (P.S. 400m = 1/4 mile)

Thursday

Strength Training РBody Pump class and 10 minutes on the stationary bike

Friday

7.25 miles – 3 mile warm-up followed by 10 x 1 minute pick-ups with 2 minute “rest” in between. My pick-ups were at a 7 minute per mile pace and the “rest” times were at an 8 minute per mile pace.

Saturday

19 miles at an 8:19 pace¬†– great weather (in the 40s!), challenging, rolling hills.¬† Great run.¬† ūüôā

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If you are training for a race right now,¬†tell me how it’s going so¬†far!

If you have any questions about my training, please let me know!