Tough workout on the track tonight! 🏃🏻♀️ We did w/u, 800 x 8 with 400 recovery, then cool down. I didn’t quite hit all of my targeted paces but I gave it all I had! Didn’t help that I took the first one way too fast. 🙈 My watch shows total including warm up and cool down.
"Dreams don't work - unless you do."
8 miles and the first track workout I've done since the fall!
Can't pin down my splits but WO looked like this...
400m×1 +400m recovery, 200mx4 w/400m recovery between each,
400mx1 +400m recovery
Abt 3.5mi down
It felt SOOO good to get those lungs burning! It's been forever since I got some good sprints in and I LOOOVED it!! Ooh, and I got to break in my new Brooks tonight!! Ordered some @caterpylaces to go along with then and can't wait to get my favorite laces on them!!
Have a great nights peeps!!💚
•YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE •
What an incredible transformation I have had in just a year! I wanted this to be a strong message portraying that it didn’t happen over night. In fact, it pretty much took me a year to get to where I wanted to be.....that is, strong enough to run my First Marathon. This is reality and I worked very hard day in and day out to not only get back in to Running shape but to be the best Mommy to my son. Motherhood and Fitness went hand in hand for me and it made me a better person all together. It just wasn’t all about me but I found my balance and made it work! No matter what postpartum stage you are at just please always remember that YOU ARE ENOUGH! .
••EMBRACE the Journey: MY Journey was in no way shape or form PERFECT. Let’s be real here, it was tough, exhausting, overwhelming but also extremely rewarding! I apologize if I made it seem easy or picture perfect as there were just as many downs as there were ups. I’m here for a reason as I always stayed on my own path and loved it for all it’s worth. .
••LIFE is not a Competition: The best thing I ever did for myself was letting go of what others were doing. It was so easy to see what the other mother runners were accomplishing at their postpartum stage and it only added unnecessary pressure. Seriously, for what? I was after one thing and that was getting to 26.2. I stuck with a plan and made myself my own competition everyday! .
••CHOOSE to be Goal-Oriented: Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles and failures would only act as motivation. Of course, there will be haters, doubters, non-believers, and there will be YOU, proving them wrong. It’s a part of life but never sell yourself short and do whatever it takes to reach whatever goals you have in mind. .
For all the new moms out there, athletes starting over from recovering from injuries or setbacks, individuals striving to lose weight and better their health, and anyone starting a new training plan, PLEASE take a moment to give yourself some recognition that you are starting somewhere and will continue to thrive in what you choose to do!
Running marathons causes me to gain weight. 😜 So, once again I find my clothes too tight right after I just ran a marathon. 🙄 Any one else experience this? I know I just ran 26.2 miles. But that’s exactly it - I “just” ran 26.2 miles and haven’t run much since. I’m probably about 4-5 lbs heavier than normal (I don’t know for sure because I never weight myself but I can feel it in my clothes). This is a lot for my 5’3” frame. I know it happens because before the race, running decreases and carbo loading starts (I probably consume all my extra marathon calories that week) and then afterwards during “recovery” I’m not working out or very little. I’m sure there is an art to decreasing calories to so this doesn’t happen but I haven’t mastered that yet!
So, here I am ready to roll and ready to feel fit again for Boston - exactly 3 months from today!
Also, I’ve been taking photos with both my action camera, the Garmin VIRB (similar to GoPro) and my new iPhone X for comparison and the pictures from my iPhone have been winning every time! 👌🏼😊 #nofilter
〰️ And don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a @mercurymile box. Details in the last post. Contest ends tomorrow night! 😊
LAGAT RUNS 2ND FASTEST MASTERS TIME EVER BEHIND THE GREAT HAILE GEBRSELASSIE AT 43; SAM CHELANGA NOW RANKS 4TH ALL-TIME IN U.S. HISTORY
◾️ U.S. HALF MARATHON A-T LIST —MEN— ◾️
1– 59:43 HALL, Ryan - (Houston ‘07)
2– 59:52 KORIR, Leonard^ - (New Delhi ‘17)
3– 60:00 RITZENHEIN, Dathan - (Birmingham ‘09)
4– 60:37 CHELANGA, Sam^ - (Houston ‘18)
5– 60:51 ESTRADA, Diego^ - (Houston ‘15)
6– 60:55 CURP, Mark - (Philadelphia ‘85)
7– 61:00 KEFLEZIGHI, Meb^ - (San José ‘09)
8– 61:01 LAGAT, Haron^ - (Houston ‘18)
9– 61:07 ABDIRAHMAN, Abdi^ - (Philadelphia ‘06)
10– 61:12 DERRICK, Chris - (New York ‘17)
(11) 61:17 KHANNOUCHI, Khalid^ - (Philadelphia ‘00)
(12) 61:20 RUPP, Galen - (Portland ‘15)
Two of America’s finest road runners on the circuit today shattered PR’s to run themselves into the record books. Bernard Lagat, a double world champion, was on pace to beat Gebrselassie’s record time of 1:01:09 at the 10km split, but found himself slowing in the second half to a 1:02:00 finishing time. Despite missing the mark, he still bettered Meb Keflezighi’s U.S. masters record by 29 seconds.
Chelanga stayed with the lead pack for all but the last 2 miles of the race. He dipped under his former personal best by 27 seconds to place 6th overall in 60:37. The time puts him behind Dathan Ritzenhein’s 60-flat and ahead of Diego Estrada’s 60:51. Haron Lagat, who accompanied him for much of the race, clocked 61:01 in his debut to put himself 8th on the U.S. list.
RESULTS (Top 5 U.S. Men + 10K Splits)
World: 58:23 2010
American: 59:43 2007
Course: 59:22 2012
1– 60:37 PB 28:32 / 28:50 32 CHELANGA, Sam
2– 61:01 PB 28:32 / 29:07 34 LAGAT, Haron
3– 61:46 SB 28:48 / 29:42 28 ESTRADA, Diego
4– 62:00 PB 28:43 / 29:57 43 LAGAT, Bernard
5– 62:10 SB 29:24 / 29:36 29 WARD, Jared
“I’m going to get so effing strong & take down my 2018 goals like the undertaker.” - Jamie Komadina.
3 months out. It’s go time, fam ✌🏻💙💛
Not bad for an at home booty day only using resistance bands 🧜🏽♀️. I’m actually massively impressed- considering I have a bum cheek (like.. it doesn’t fire unless I full force put all my mental strength into the #mindmuscleconnection). I’m finding it harder to be too lazy to workout when my workouts are in my living room 🙆🏻♀️. (Ps- I’m totally annoyed my photo is blurry.) #80dayobsession
📷 Source: @crystalseaver
treadmill, dreadmill. this isn’t how you run 🏃🏻♀️ on this thang..?
oh, good, me either 😬. except in short bursts for lateral shuffles. this is the stuff that translates to my trail running adventures [thanks to Mother Nature, I haven’t been out there much lately, but, when the weather breaks, you know where i will be]. in the meantime, basement training it is. the kind that helps on the trails. trail running is what I like to call, total body running. you react to the trail in front of you-- sometimes that means modifying your gait, moving in a different direction, or doing something that much more resembles a hop than a run. whatever it is, you move with it. .
set the treadmill to a speed of 2.0 - 3.0 and shuffle - your calves, glutes, hips, quads and hamstrings will respond. and, you will be building agility for those outdoor adventures. or, at the least, making the dreadmill a little more exciting 😍🙌🏻.
This morning FUN was put in running! Finally meeting/running with @pbdownunder chatting, laughing and trying to get the perfect shot.......🤔The Jump shot gone wrong!! 😆 Melbourne was nothing short of stunning this morning! 💙
Miles 55-65: 10 miles total today, the final 4.1 with my #solesister@zzzzohra. I know we are only 17 days in but I have yet to hit my stride in my schedule this year. Running remains the constant, my sanity. It feels as if I’m always playing catch up but I finally see the light. Looks like Sunday after the group run I’ll have time to slow down and conquer a massive to do list. Of course AFTER the run. 😆 I can’t be the only one who makes running priority one, right?
Mad props to anyone pushing strollers up these bridges... I wouldn't do it haha. Tonight I ran 2 miles the long way to Mariachi Plaza before doing 3 miles with #boyleheightsbridgerunners and another mile back home for a total of 6 miles. I was trying to hold my marathon race pace and I think I'm finally getting close to hitting the right rhythm. The real trick will be to have the discipline to maintain that pace and not get swept up in the adrenaline of running with 20,000 people and start off going too fast on the day. #BryansRunningRoutes#BoyleHeights#marathontraining#stravarun
5 miles with the puppers followed by 5 solo miles at the gym! They're looking at the camera because I said the T-Word (treat). (Also, I did give them frozen peanut butter kongs when we got home, so I wasn't teasing them!)
1 215:25 AM Jan 18, 2018
I started and finished my day in tights, rain and darkness. Somehow that seems about right for the experiences in between too. ha!
I've felt crazy tired so far this week. Maybe its that 50k lingering in my legs...getting older is a real thing they tell me. This morning I debated ending the morning run streak, knowing my plan was to run long in the afternoon with @sawyergnomenuzz for the first ride-run of 2018. But, without these running streak stats, I'm pretty darn bland. So really, this is all I've got. 😂 And with that in mind, I got it done! 👍
But by afternoon I was trying to think about a good excuse to skip my meetup. 👎 Nothing believable came to mind so I ate a taco and got dressed.
It turned out to be the highlight of the day - not the taco, the run! Imagine that! 10 miles, sopping wet, trying to keep up with a guy on a bike was the HIGHLIGHT! I'm hoping thursday goes smoother 😉
#morningrun streak day 153, #streakrunner day 3535