Recovery for a double run.

Can you tell she is hot???

Hiya!  Saturday I had my second double run of the training  cycle (6+7).  I was not looking forward to it.  My “internal” alarm went off at 6am and after a 1/2 cup of cafe au lait,  I was out the door by 630 for run #1.  It was  a comfortable 62*, but 86% humidity.  Not […]


That seagull was trying to get my PBJ sandwich.  WHY DOES PBJ TASTE SO GOOD AT THE BEACH???

Well summer weather has really been in full swing here.  New Hampshire just logged in its first heat wave (3 consecutive days above 90*) in 2 years!  I know some of you are probably laughing at that, but it’s what your body is used to, right?  I was chiding myself this morning for sleeping in […]

Getting back into the swing of things…


Hello, long-time no-post.  I kind of fell out of the routine, with our whole “it’s-summer-we-don’t-have-much-of-routine-thing” going on…We had a lot of life happening around here. All good.  Our anniversary (23 YEARS!!), more family visitors, Dave’s birthday.. I have been logging in the miles, and training is going well.  I am having a challenging time getting […]

Kensington Festival 5k


Well, I guess it is time for my first race of marathon training season.  My plan has races built in, as my mileage increases, so do the length of the races. This one falls 2 weeks early, but because it was in my town, I couldn’t pass it up. It was a nice day for […]

Indy Week 3

It's not a glamorous space, but it works!

We had an extremely busy week with a LOT of driving back and forth to my parents’ house to celebrate their 50th anniversary.  It was GREAT to see family, and the kids had a ball with their cousins.  I have to say I did fit all my runs in this week.  I was proud of […]

Indy–week 2

Applecrest Farm--homemade ice cream.  I had strawberry.  So good!

Week 2 is already in the books.  So far, so good. As you will see I haven’t gotten into the thick of it yet, which is fine by me! Sunday: 3  miles. 8:21 pace. Shake out run. Monday: 5 Pace miles. 7:59 average pace.  2 miles warm-up. 2 miles (7:25, 7:45), one mile cool down 8:20. […]

Here’s the Plan!

Well used, I will write the plan out on a calendar.  In pencil, on paper, because I am old school... :)

I decided to use the same marathon training program as last year, with a few changes and tweaks.  The program is from Runner’s World, July 2014.  The program is made up by Doug Kurtis.  He has broken 3 hours 200 times in the marathon, in 5 separate decades…Turning to the same magazine (yes, I lovingly […]

Indianapolis training: week 1


Sunday:  8.8 mile bike ride.  Yes, you read that correctly!  I am trying to cross train more, so I started off the week with a ride.  The real decision was made because it was the afternoon and I hadn’t run yet, and it was hot.  That made the bike look significantly more appealing!  It wasn’t […]

a little of this and that…


Today was an absolutely GORGEOUS day.  I started off taking the dogs for a quick walk in the morning.  Then the day kind of got away from me for a bit, and I didn’t get in a bike ride (cross training day!).  I ended up riding immediately after dinner for 9 miles.  It didn’t feel […]

Marathon Training: Day 1


Well here it is, day one, blank slate, the first day of training for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon!  (November 7).  I am excited to begin this journey, and am ready to be back to the discipline of a plan!  I decided to use the same training plan as last time–It was one I serendipitously found in the […]