“Old soul, waiting my turn
I know a few things, but I still got a lot to learn..So I'm alright with a slow burn ~Kasey Musgraves”
I’m getting there y’all! Building strength, building a little more speed, not overreaching and staying healthy. Although, I did feel a little crappy on this run. I think I’m fighting off a stomach bug that my kids have had this week. Even with feeling a little off, I nailed my paces. Workout was 2⬆️, 8X2:00 at 8:02(2:00), 1⬇️. My paces were 7:47, 7:49, 7:50, 7:46, 7:36, 7:48, 7:55, 7:18. Pretty consistent I think, and another good workout in the run bank. 🙌🏽 Now I’m headed down for a little nap😴 #ColtStrong#marathontraining#Road2CIM#shokzsquad
🏃I'm excited to be teaming up with @Biofreeze to bring you a detailed yet easy to follow 'how-to' guide, all about speed training on trailandkale.com (Link in profile) - #sponsored#biofreeze ⠀
⚡Speedwork is one of those 'necessary evils' when it comes to improving overall speed and strength but I know it can be hard to know where to begin with so many variations available. I have written an article which simplifies the process and gives you a clear and concise process to getting started with your first speed session.⠀
💪🏻When you run fast your muscles are put through a much wider range of motion. Training this way will, in time improve your flexibility. It also hits more muscles, leading to a better overall balance of strength. A strong runner should also have better form and with good form comes fewer injuries. 🤗⠀
👉🏻🤔On the flip-side, you’re likely to pick up a few muscle strains when you start your journey to becoming a stronger runner. It happens to everyone so don’t be disheartened. Just make sure you recover properly by eating well, stretching before and after your runs, foam rolling. 👍🏻Using a temporary pain reliever, like Biofreeze as soon as you feel a strain, really helps. It provides pain relief for long enough to be able to recover pain free, think of it as your secret weapon for getting the most out of training. This will improve your motivation to get right back out there and jump into your next training session.⠀
📸Scroll through to see some pics of me pushing the pace during this weekend's speedwork.⠀
🎥I've also added a video showing how easy it is to quickly spray Biofreeze directly onto a muscle strain when it happens.⠀
Sometimes you have to do something a little a different.
If you saw yesterday's post you'll see I took part in a new event called Race with a Difference. If you haven't go on over and have a look as I explain it all there. It was a hoot.
Results have been worked out and it seems Team Beard with @jtaylor2105 not only won with the fastest overall time but also the fastest time from the final checkpoint to the finish!
My first win in a running event and quite possibly my last but I'll take it!
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Zou je ons zo iedere week in de sportschool zien staan?
Outfit wel gekocht.
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Its been 11 days since ironman florida. Today i went out for a 8 mile run to see how my body was responding to my recovery. The snow covering the trail today was very calming and my legs felt good. Ive decided to create a new goal since ironman florida has been completed. I want to qualify to run the boston marathon. My age group i have to run a 3 hour 5 minute marathon. I will be spending alot of training time in 2019 trying to acomplish this. My first 2 years of triatholon has been ironman training as the the goal. I am mentally ready to begin this new journey. My coach @ironman5010 have started to layout what type of trainning this is going to take. #marathontraining#distancerunner#runwithfriends#runnersofinstagram#runners#ecoathletes#ironman#ecoathletes#triharder#runfaster#newgoals#swimbikerun
✨Run schedule is adjusted for Winter! Our three weekly runs continue, rain or shine, under sun or moon! However, we’ve moved our Thursday night runs to Monday’s to accommodate changing schedules of many of our runners. We hope you can continue to join us evenings at 6, and Saturday mornings- remember to wear something bright!!✨
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There maybe 5 months to the starting horn, but one of our fundraisers has ready started his training and preparations for the London Marathon.
Craig, pictured here (left) with one of his amazing training buddies; Phil, is aiming to break the 5 hour barrier on the streets of London. This will beat his previous marathon best by just over 1 hour!
We will keep you up to date with this training with photos, videos and blogs in the new year as the preparations continue to ramp up to the big day.
Run well, Craig!
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R U N H A R D
When you do your first 30k / 4:50 this year in 32 degree & your bike support tells you you look hot as fuck but you could smile a little...🔥
My answer was clear😁
When you think running is always fun, always only about joy & smiles & happy faces - WRONG! But we still love it, no pain, no gain, right!?🖤
Throwback to my favorite training run in Zadar, Croatia🏃🏼♀️☀️
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The weather hates me today. Got up early to run this morning, and three minutes into the run, it starts pouring out of nowhere. Then I go out this afternoon to run because it is supposed to be totally overcast and relatively cool and dry, and a mile in, all of the clouds vanish and the temperature jumps 3 degrees. I get it, Mother Nature. I’ll skip my run today. #DopeyChallengeTraining#MarathonTraining#ShortRun#ActorsWhoRun#FunRunBox#FRBSpice#TooHot
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Keep your squats low & your mileage high 📈 pc: @phildauria
Good Enough Pt. 3 ————
My alarm went off. I did not bound out of bed, instead I closed my eyes. Second alarm. I silenced that one too. Suddenly, I remembered what I was doing today. Am I going to be late? I’d overslept & panic rose. What if I can’t find parking? I multitasked but badly, making toast while trying to get dressed. What had I decided to wear again? I looked at the weather app on my phone. It was chilly but how would that actually feel running. It was supposed to be sunny. Shorts, I would wear shorts. The pungent smell of burnt toast hit my nostrils. I swore and thought for the millionth time, why do I do this to myself, why do I try to fit 20 minutes into 10?
Today’s race is just for fun I reminded myself. F-U-N. Yet, as a competitive person rituals are my bread & butter. I wanted to make hot chocolate, it’s my thing. I had visions of myself drinking it in the car, the steam rising to meet my face as I indulged in generic pop music & drove up the mountain. I started the process. Then looked at my watch. I started again. Do I have time for this? Would I rather have hot chocolate or have 5 more minutes at basecamp? I don’t need hot chocolate. I put all the stuff back & returned to my gear. Did I have everything? I’m not even running that far, just over 6 miles, yet right now that will be the farthest I’ve run since May. Or maybe anything @runtherut related is scarier.
Parking was easy. It turned out I had plenty of time for hot chocolate. God, I’m glad I’m here just to see this sunrise. The air at the starting line was electric. Those brilliant lunatics were already hours into the 50k. I had friends up there & my heart was with them. Someday, I thought. Soon I would be racing. Or jogging. Hiking? Likely hiking? I wondered how much I would have to walk. Some part of me held onto this fantastical idea that maybe I’d miraculously have the mental strength to hold on & not need to hike. I still felt scared, like I didn’t belong. Mostly, I knew I was doing the right thing, that showing up today was a big step in healing not the physical, but the mental state that had too narrowly defined the value of running in my life for the past two years.
Ok confession, I have been avoiding my Instagram because I just didn't want to see fitness posts 😩🙈! It's been tough, never really 'processed' Everest when I got back, dealing with a bereavement & life & it's nonsense all means preparing for my ultra has been SHIT. Shit. Shit. Shit.
I do not want to be Negative Nancy or Moany Mertle but this week I made a decision to be a slob and every day after work, do nothing. Doing nothing for someone like me is a weird place but it's needed.
My partner in ultra crime (ha) is no longer running that distance but ive got too much love for him ,I cant be upset. Winter sucks and taking care of your health is way more important.
My ankle is ok, but not 100% (i have NEVER rolled my bastard ankle before running). I feel like I can run on it.
ONE MONTH to go until my ultra and the odds are against me. SHIT. I'm not in a strong place mentally, ive only gone up to 17 miles, im constantly eating badly, skin is pants, my ankle is a litttllleee bit (🤔) sore, the person i signed up with isnt running but I've come on here and seen my favourite fitties continue to achieve amazing things:
Getting pbs, reaching new miles, running in crazy rain, receiving new medals, getting into marathons- i LOVE seeing those posts. I get excited for them!
Ok, my plan of action- I'm STILL doing this ultra.
It might change.
It might not.
Right now, its still on.
#challenge31#ultra#myfirstultra#ultramarathon#training#marathontraining 30for30 #30fitnesschallenges#runnersofinstagram#runners#jecks30for30#trainingmode#fitnessjourney#runningjourney#thisgirlcan#instarunners#UKrunning#eastendroadrunners#runningcommunity#ukrunchat#thisgirlcanuk#womenthatrun#londonrunners
Booo! My running trails are officially becoming cross country ski trails! It’s the time of year when I stubbornly keep running on them until it’s deep enough where it’s like running ion quicksand, or until I take my first wipeout and move to other routes. 😂 Happy almost Friday!
Also, I tested the Sabre Pepper Gel while wearing my mittens, and it is just as easy to use as it was with bare hands. I’m impressed with the sense of security it provides by just having it on my runs with me. No idea why I waited so long on this one! #sabrebr#bibravepro#bibchat#minnesotafall#minnesnowta
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When you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, you must run through it and light it yourself 🏃🏼♀️ By @veronikalarisova
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The best thing about starting over, is that the only way is up 👊 .
Instead of being frustrated, I’m just learning to embrace the suck, and enjoy making progress however small it may be 🙌🏼
There’s actually something quite exhilarating about starting again 😊
Few miles done keeping a close eye on the heart rate to make sure I’m really keeping to easy, not just running previous easy paces because that’s where I think I should be 👀
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Having found the thing that motivates me keeps me sane 😊🙏🏽 grateful for the healthy and active lifestyle that brings a smile to my face 🏊🏼♀️🚴🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️ #purpose .
👉🏽On to an active weekend.📍Clayton, Missouri 🌎 (📷: @laiaponsa) Follow @RunningTerritory for more.
Put your big goals out there. If you don’t, you will always be aiming for what you know you can get.
At the start of this year I had a 1:54 half PR and a 4:14 marathon PR. I wrote down on January 1st that I wanted to get a sub 1:47 half(1:42 & 1:46 this year) and a sub 4 at Bayshore and a sub 3:45 at Chicago. But after Bayshore I changed my goal for Chicago and failed to even come close. Taking 20 minutes off a marathon is a lot... and harder each time. I completely missed that goal and everyone knows it, but I’ll keep trying. It took me 5 attempts to get a sub 2 half marathon but i kept putting it out there even when I failed. If I would have given up after the 4th try I would have never broke through that wall.
So keep putting your big goals out there and if you fail- keep your chin up and keep on going....that’s what I’m doing.
In other news- I signed up for the New Orleans Rock & Roll half marathon last night! 🙌🏻 I’ve always wanted to do a Rock & Roll race... and I love a mini racecation in the winter to get me out of Michigan! 👍🏻 🤘🏻
8 miles with some speed work that made me feel like I was going to die or fly off the treadmill and a fist bump for all of you out there kicking butt this morning 👊🏼
The best company 👭 We can post your photos in our account, follow the link in our bio @RunningFervor and we will select your pictures. 😎 7 weeks left and then welcome home to my stitch ups again 🙃 (📷: @abbtadd 🏃🏼♀️: @skpower93) Follow @RunningFervor for more.
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Frontal 190cm!!! Someone do more!? 😄 Get your photos posted in our account, apply for a feature visiting RunningFervor.com 👉🏼the link is in our bio: @RunningFervor📍Tenerife, Spain 🌍 (📹: @simonshj) Follow @RunningFervor for more.