Cycle 1 Week 4: Recovery in the Midst of Joaquin

As you may be aware, I’m preparing myself to reach a personal record (PR) in the Dallas Marathon in Dec 2015 (I’m doing the half ūüėČ ). ¬†If you want to catch up on my training over the last three weeks you can check them out by clicking the links below:

Welcome to week 4.  This week was all about recovering.  Before delving into my week of recovery, I want to take some time to discuss the subtle differences between rest and active recovery.

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Cycle 1 Week 3: What Doesn’t Kill Me, Makes Me Stronger

Thanks for stopping by.  If this is your first time reading one of my training post, this time around I’m prepping to PR on my half in Dallas, TX in December 2015 and sharing my experiences along the way.  You can read the previous weeks below:

Week 3 September 21-27, 2015

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Cycle 1 Week 2: The Road To Dallas Is Paved With Good Intentions

Welcome to week 2 of my first cycle of half marathon training (4 cycles total). ¬†If this is your first time reading one of my training post, this time around I’m prepping to PR on my half in Dallas, TX in December 2015 and sharing my experiences along the way. ¬†You can read the previous¬†week below:

Week 1

Week 2 September 14-20, 2015

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Cycle 1 Week 1: Prepping for the Dallas Marathon (Half)

If you read my I’m Back….Deuces Summer blog you would understand how excited I am to get back to what I love; training, running and blogging.

I have really been looking forward to this half marathon training cycle. If you remember last year my goal was to PR for my half in April of 2015. I worked with a coach to help me reach my goal but as you know, things never go as planned. The last week of training, I injured my hamstring. Needless to say I didn’t PR ūüė¶ .

Moving forward, I have decided to work on speed and get back on track with my goal to PR at the Dallas Marathon (Half) in December. I’m going to take the training plan that was¬†created for me for my last half and tweak it here and there.

 

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Run Hard Lexington Half Marathon – December 6, 2014

I trained for and ran in the  Run Hard Lexington Half Marathon today.   This was the first year that Run Hard partnered with the Warm A Heart PattyPacks to bring a great race to the Lexington, SC area.

Run Hard is a non-profit running club that offers an 8-week after school running program to help prepare boys for an upcoming 5K race. ¬†The Warm A Heart PattyPacks is¬†also a non-profit organization that strives to assist families affected by lengthy stays in pediatric intensive care. ¬†I really enjoy contributing to charities that are community centered. ¬†I’m¬†especially supportive of getting young kids moving.

One of my goals for next year is to get my son back into running. ¬† My son and I¬†used to run the Susan Komen’s¬†Race for the Cure, every Mother’s Day weekend (but when they stopped funding¬†Planned Parenthood…I stopped supporting them). ¬†¬†He ran a few 5k’s with me in the past so it would be awesome if we¬†could tackle different races together in 2015 (fingers crossed).

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