Swiss Chard with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Feta and Pine Nuts
This easy to prep meal is one of my favorite post-run fuels. Packed with vitamin C, K and A to potassium and dietary fiber. And loaded with flavor! #realfood#vegetarian#marathontraining#running
This summer I’ve been trying to incorporate more “speed work” into my training. For the past year I’ve been good about getting in the long runs and hitting the mileage goal for the week. .
Once a week I do either mile repeats or 1k repeats w. The number of each varies from week to week and I have a goal time in mind but I don’t beat myself up if I don’t hit it every time. “Sprinting” has been difficult because it’s definitely not what my body is used to. I’ve been enjoying the challenge and it’s nice that it doesn’t take as much time. .
This morning was 6x1k followed by some outdoor stretching. I got it done quickly and then onto the next thing! 😊
I’ve mentioned my injury on here numerous times, but I started this account after most of the work was done. After the tears in San Diego when I DNS the Holiday Half; after I didn’t run the full marathon where I had planned to BQ (my second DNS); the slow recovery that included PT 2x a week and a tremendous amount of focus on recovery/rebuilding; the pain, discomfort, and mental anguish; and finally the realization that I would come back and I would come back stronger. ❤️ It’s been 7 months since my injury and I still have moments where my hip gets a little cranky. My run on Sunday was phenomenal, but yesterday my hip didn’t feel 100%. I swam 1500 yards for my active recovery, did my daily stretching and (almost) daily yoga. Last night I messaged my Coach and said I needed one more non-running day. It’s hard for me to deviate from a schedule (because I LOVE schedules), but my injury taught me to listen to my body. So I am. So I will. It needs another day. I’ll be back out there tomorrow. PT exercises and strength training are on tap today. #motherrunner#runlikeagirl#runnergirl#runnermom#strongnotskinny#strongfinishathlete#coachkristenscruggs#marathontraining#chasingboston
Who’s pumping iron today!? 💪🏽🙋🏽♀️
Tuesday- now a dedicated lifting day for this runner! I used to always do the track Tuesday/tempo Thursday routine, but on my new program they are now my lifting days! .
Since I’ll be camping for the next 5 days, I’ll only have bands and body weight to use on Thursday, and this is the only day I’ll be able to push some serious weight. Party! 😁
Whether you’re running or lifting or cross training or something else entirely, hope you have a great day! .
Had to beat the heat today!
4 miles with the pup @ 7:45 avg this morning with a small cooldown afterwards to hit my 35 minutes.
Feeling better every week & am excited for this marathon training cycle!
Now time to relax in AC and to do some strength later on tonight!
The conspicuously titled “fartlek” run is derived from Swedish term for “speed play”. During a fartlek, you practice speeding up and slowing down, to prescribed units of time or distance. As a jazz musician, it’s strange to me; in the jazz that I play, my colleagues and I keep the same tempo from the start to finish of every tune, under penalty of shade! But for runners, it’s a good skill, one that you really don’t understand until you go out there and do it. .
“Fartlek Time” was my first Nike Guided Run with Coach Emily Hutchins. She did everything right, guiding through transitions and speaking about appropriate issues as they would happen to the runner. .
One thing I noticed: Coach Emily would count down a change using numbers faster than a one-second duration (5, 4, 3, 2, 1, pick it up!) and I’m more accustomed to hearing a countdown at the same rate of speed as the second hand on my watch. Dear runners: your thoughts?
I’ll appreciate her more as I get to know her style. I also miss the element of surprise that I get from my Nike NYC Coaches Chris Bennett, Julia Lucas; I never know what they’re going to say! But they always inform and inspire. .
My final point is how this run was recorded. I figured that a Guided Run would automatically mark the intervals for me, but as you can see in the second photo, it only gave two splits, which were irrelevant to the workout. Dear Nike: if I were a globally dominant mega-corporation, I would find a way to do better for my dear Guided Runner. Get a 14-year-old computer whiz to figure it out.
Caught me cheesing at the end of a track workout! 😁 2 mile WU, 6x400 at 1:35 with 200m recovery jogs, 2 mile CD. The interval workouts for #nycmarathontraining only get longer from here! Ps I hate recovery jogs but 100% see the benefit. What pace do you guys usually run them at? Slow enough to get your heart rate down or a specific pace? Would love to hear thoughts! #tracktuesday#intervals#speedwork#marathontraining
I haven't ran for 10 days and I don't feel one bit of guilt.
Life has a strange way of telling you to slow down and take care of yourself. My head space... well what head space? It's been pretty foggy up there for months with school appeals, new school decisions, waking up knowing it's going to be a challenging (but rewarding) day, fitting in time to run, keeping the house tidy. Even doing my hair seemed a hard task. HELP!!! That's what I should have done but I don't ask for help. Everyone else seems to cope with far worse things. TBH I knew it would be a struggle until the school issues were over. That really weighed on me but finally I see the light and one by one lifes challenges are being dealt with and I feel less cluttered.
Ran along a new path this morning around the bay and I think I enjoyed it more than the ocean front path! It was less crowded and very pretty. It is so runner friendly here! I ran 6 miles and felt like my body was finally back in stroller running mode. We are heading to the San Diego Zoo today and I cannot wait! #vacationmiles#sandiego#strollerrun
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‘’Aimee was recommended to me by a work colleague a couple of years ago as I wanted to lose some weight and get fitter. I had always thought I wouldn’t be able to find a way to exercise that worked for me as I had had both knees operated on after a motorbike accident, and I suffered from bulging lumbar vertebrae which caused me lower back pain. Since the motorbike accident I hadn’t been able to run due to knee pain, and for many years stairs were difficult and I walked with a stick. I also had a crush injury to my left hand which meant my grip was poor.
Training with Aimee was inspirational, she always made me feel that I could do everything and I quickly started to see results due to the combination of physical training and nutritional support. Among the biggest benefits were a reduction in body fat from 24% to 17.5%, feeling toned and energetic, more stability in my knees, less back pain and a general renewed interest in exercise and it’s benefits.
Last year I entered the London Marathon ballot as I felt that if I felt I couldn’t run, then a marathon would be a good challenge! So I got my place for London last October, and started a training programme running alongside my gym sessions which were now tailored to support my running. I ran the London marathon last month, which was great fun, and I’ve loved running so much I’ve entered an Ultra Marathon this month! I now run about 25-35 miles every week, and still train at the gym twice a week, I’ve stayed injury free throughout my training due to careful planning and structured sessions and would highly recommend IPT and Aimee to anyone who really wants to see results.”
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First run since break!
Na twee weken rust die volgden op mijn eerst 1/4triathlon gisteren nog eens 5km gelopen.
Aangezien trainen zonder doel niet echt lukt, heb ik mijn zinnen gezet op de great bruges marathon @greatbrugesmarathon .
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This life is a constant journey of growing and refining who we are.
Today, I woke up 2 states away from where I did last year. .
& in these last 365 days:
I’ve started a new job,
I’ve PRed in the half marathon,
I’ve traveled to new places with Quentin,
I’ve made new friends,
& I’ve had more ‘firsts’ than I can count.
So even though I’m proud of how much stronger I am, because I’ve spent A LOT of time in the gym & on the roads chasing my dreams & goals....
I think this life is all about stepping out of your comfort zone, GOING FOR IT, doing the damn thing, & becoming more and more of who you are meant to be.
Saying YES to more things. .
& doing more things that make you feel alive!