On the road and off the grid…

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Summer is here! We took a trip to Vermont to cheer on my brother-in-law at the Vermont City Marathon and then I decided to stay with my mom so Em could spend time with her family for a few days. For some reason (let’s just say spotty wifi) I haven’t been able to keep up with what is happening on the internets. I have a few fun projects coming up and can’t wait to blog about them but that will have to wait until I get home…

Training is going well, although much slower than I would like. The hills have gotten longer and steeper, I swear. I did pace my sister to a 5k PR last week, and I had two runs without the stroller so I was able to get in some faster paced running. I have a 5k race this weekend and then it’s back to Virginia until the Boilermaker 15k in July.

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I have been keeping my mileage at 25-30 miles per week and adding in some cross training to help make up for the lower mileage. I ran my first race since my injury a few weeks ago, and surprised myself by running a very relaxed 18:53 for 5k. So my goals for this weekend are to A) run sub- 18:30 and B) run sub- 18:53.

I’m starting the base phase of my marathon training after this week, so the 5k is just for fun before it’s back to serious business. I’ve been feeling really good since Boston, and am very excited for my fall marathon but trying to balance being patient. Emmaline is just trying to balance in general.

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To lead into my next post… have you ever used insoles in your running shoes?

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7 thoughts on “On the road and off the grid…

  1. How many mpw are you trying to build up to before the marathon? I’ve not been the best at being patient coming back from injury in the past 😦 glad you’re being so smart! I’ve never used insoles but I have needed to switch shoes entirely after a serious injury and needing more support/cushioning while I rebuilt fitness. P.S. I can’t get over how cute Emmaline is! Love the headband.

    • Ideally I’d like to average in the sixties and have 1-2 days of cross training, but I’d be happy with 50 for now. It’s been a long time since I’ve had an injury and I don’t want to go through that again, so hopefully I learned my lesson. I’ve never used insoles either but my feet are very happy now that I found some good ones. And thank you! πŸ™‚

  2. You exist! Also 8k next week? ha. Anyways as far as insoles, I have not but we sell a lot of them at the store. A lot of people swear by them so I’m curious to see how you (?) like them. Good luck this weekend, bring back a sub 18:30.

    • I am converted to these insoles, I’m telling you! I forgot about the 8k…hopefully it isn’t too late to sign up? I’d like to bring back the sub-16:30 eventually, but baby steps for now. At least it’s a flat, fast course!

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