Saturday, May 12, 2012

Half-Marathon Training...Week 5 (last weeks post)

Ms. M
Sunday-Long (20 mile) bike ride with Miss Molly.  100 minutes.  Had a great time just riding around my neighborhood and enjoying time with little miss.  She actually isn't that little, she will be 12 come July...but she is still my little miss.  Once again I got sunburned...when will I learn to put more sunscreen on?  I guess the stuff I have is just not strong enough...and then there is the little ditty of how pale I am...that doesn't exactly help matters.

Monday-3 mile run.  30 minutes. Easy run, really just wanted to take it easy.  Glad that I did.

Tuesday-4.2 mile run/walk.  60 minutes.   I took Miss M. around the block (.6 miles) a few times getting her used to running, I am taking her through the C25K program, or at least a loose version of it.    This morning I did do some cross training/hip strengthening exercises.  I did some squats, squat jumps, hip bridges, donkey kicks, fire hydrants, and some push ups.

Totally wrung out
Wednesday-1.4 mile walk.  20 minutes.  Easy cross training/rest day.  

Thursday-11.5 mile bike.  57 minutes.  I decided to do an extreme ride on the Expresso Bike at my local YMCA.  This was a very hard ride, there were a lot of hills and quite a bit of sweating going on. The ride is a new one called Lost Valley and I burned approximately 553 calories.  I earned my double centurion award for 200 miles ridden since joining sometime in February 2012.  This was the message that came with my award posting to Facebook. (To achieve Double Centurion, Shannon rode the Expresso Bike for total 16:02:51 and burned 7,442 calories.)  My next award is at 500 miles.

Friday-Rest Day
Saturday-Rest Day

Miles Run, Biked and walked this week=40.1 
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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  1. Thanks for the note! and HMD to you too! Keep up the awesome running!

    1. You are so welcome too!

  2. OM goodness! I'm exhausted just reading what you get up to! ... Love your dog too - that's one great photo of her. My boyo has just turned 9 and has a little white beard! He's still a pup at heart though :D

    Following you too ;D

    Have a good day!
    Wendy @ Each Card Tells a Story (ECTaS)!

    1. Awww thanks sweetie,sometimes I am so exhausted but I enjoy what I do...I'm also mom to 3 teen boys and 1 twelve year old girlie, so that also keeps me busy

  3. Love the dog photo!

    I feel ya on being pale and burning. I use Neutrogena Ultimate sport SPF 70, which works pretty well for me.


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