NYC Marathon Training – Week 5

Day 1, Monday, July 27th: 10 miles

Since I couldn’t get in my long run, I took off a few morning hours of work to get the miles done…and I came home to see what the Jamba Juice Fairy (DAVID!!) left me!!! This was such a wonderful surprise after my first double digit training run for NYC!

Workout summary: ran 10.02 miles; avg pace 11:34/mile; 11:51 / 11:23 / 12:03 / 11:23 / 11:01 / 11:24 / 11:15 / 12:55 / 11:20 / 11:02.

Day 2, Tuesday, July 28: cross-training

Today I helped David unload all of Purcell NEW percussion equipment!

Day 3: Wednesday, July 29th: 5 miles  

Workout summary: ran 5.05 miles; avg pace 11:11/mile; 11:49 / 11:19 / 11:29 / 11:00 / 10:23.

Day 4, Thursday, July 30th: 3 miles

This was also my last run for the month of July. My total mileage was 101(.5) miles!! I am so happy to reach 100 miles in a month again, and really proud of myself that the longest run was 10 miles…I’m running more frequently!

Day 5, Friday, July 31st: rest day

David and I were fortunate enough to travel to Lawton to see our friend Joe graduate from Army BCT school!   

Our last group photo was at our wedding! ❤

Workout summary: hung out with awesome runner friends!

Day 6, Saturday, August 1st: 6 miles

Great to start to August with a run with Jamie in Norman!

Workout summary: ran 6.01 miles; avg pace 11:47 mile; 11:50 / 11:37 / 11:34 / 12:04 / 11:35 / 12:04.

Day 7, Sunday, August 2nd: 12 miles

Fun run in Norman with several friends! (Even Stephanie in her ORANGE!)

Workout summary: ran 12.01 miles; avg pace 11:46/mile; 12:17 / 11:59 / 11:29 / 11:36 / 11:03 / 11:15 / 11:02 / 11:45 / 12:38 / 13:51 / 11:50 / 10:23.

NYC Marathon Training – Week 4

Day 1, Monday, July 20: cross-training

Workout summary: 9 flights of stairs; up and down; twice with David!

Day 2, Tuesday, July 21: 3 miles  

Rainy morning in Tulsa!

Workout summary: ran 3.1 miles; avg pace 11:20/mile; 11:23 / 11:29 / 11:07 / 11:28 for .1.

Day 3, Wednesday, July 22: 6 miles

Due to storms in the morning, I had to run at lunch. So exhaustingly hot and humid. . .but done!

Workout summary: ran 6 miles; 11:14 avg pace: 10:51 / 10:54 / 11:11 / 12:27 / 11:10 / 10:53.

Day 4, Thursday, July 23rd: rest day

I traveled from Tulsa to OKC, and then OKC to KC that evening. . .rest day for me!

Workout summary: consumed lots of junk food!

Day 5, Friday, July 24th: rest day

Today was an actual rest day. We traveled from KC to Iowa in preparation for the Bix 7!

This picture CRACKS me up! We had a great selfie of all of us and then that darn wind!
Yay – our whole group in Iowa!

Workout summary: enjoyed a wonderful evening with Anne’s parents! And we threw Carrie a surprise birthday party!

Day 6, Saturday, July 25th, The Bix 7

These sparkly coyotes are ready for the hills of Iowa!
MEB SELFIE!!!!

Workout summary: ran 7.03 (hilly and crowded) miles; avg pace 10:50/mile; 11:32 / 10:26 / 10:58 / 11:02 / 11:06 / 11:13 / 9:34. Met goal of running every hill!

Day 7, Sunday, July 26th, rest day

We traveled back home today, so rest day!

Workout summary: kept Jeffery awake so we didn’t die on the way home. . .

NYC Marathon Training – Week 3

NYC Marathon Training – Week 3

Day 1, Monday, July 13: cross-training

I took the stairs option every time I could and worked on several to-do items at home during the evening. Might be silly cross-training, but I felt accomplished!

Day 2: Tuesday, July 14: 3 miles

Nothing terribly eventful happened during this run, I basically thought about chocolate milk the entire second half. 🙂

Workout summary: ran 3.1 miles, total time: 35:05; avg. pace: 11:19; 11:49 / 11:25 / 10:49 / 10.18 for .1.

Day 3: Wednesday, July 15: 6 miles

Okay, only one more mile than the Wednesdays of the last two weeks, but felt a lot longer. This was my first time to run 6 miles from home so I wasn’t exactly sure of my route before – perhaps this is why it felt so much further!

I love sunrise runs!
I love sunrise runs!
Ahhh!! Lemon yogurt popsicle after a very humid 6 miles!

Workout summary: ran 6.01 miles, total time: 1:08:17; avg. pace: 11:22/mile; 11:55 / 11:18 / 11:13 / 11:48 / 11:12 / 10:48.

Day 4, Thursday, July 16: 3 miles

Wellllllll, I stayed up way later than normal the Mustang DCI show, so this was a really tough run. I am proud of myself for still getting up early to get the miles before work!

The start of many cups of coffee to get me through the day!

Workout summary: ran 3.11 miles, total time: 35:16; avg. pace: 11:20/mile; 11:53 / 11:23 / 10:48 / 10:32 for .11.

Random text about running that makes me SO happy!

Day 5, Thursday, July 17: rest day

It was great to spend my rest day with the now HALF IRONMAN, Katie!

Workout summary: swirls and nachos consumed!

Day 6, Saturday, July 16: 5 miles at race pace

See? We can have a fun Friday night and still get up to run the next morning!


Workout summary: ran 5.01 miles; avg pace: 10:36/mile; 10:47 / 10:35 / 10:33 / 10:34 / 10:31; donuts consumed post workout!

Day 7, Sunday, July 19: 6 miles

I ❤ running in downtown OKC with some of my favorite people!
mid-run selfie!
A little construction won’t slow us down!

Workout summary: ran 6.01 miles; avg pace 14:04/mile; 13:06 / 13:15 / 14:14 / 15:22 / 14:18 / 14:09.