Half Marathon
Sep
12
2017

Half Marathon…take 2 – day 52 – 46 days to go

Today is a rest day and a good thing too. What with grandkids seeming to always appear at the house (and I end up playing with them because I love it) It seems like there is never enough time to get all the things I want to do done.

That said, I’m on track and feeling good. I was suppose to do seven miles Friday and ended up witn seven and a half (yea!). I felt good when I was finished and my pace improved over much of the walk. I started at with a 14:18 but I was warming up for the first 5 minutes, and by mile 7 I was at a 12:53. my average was 13:35 min/mi – that would be a total time of 2 hours 58 minutes beeting my goal of finish in under 3 hours! With 6 weeks to go, hopefully I can get that average pace down . I would have to get the average down to 12:30 min/mi to break 2 ours and 45 minutes which I did last time (which I don’t expect to do this time).

My big concern is going to be the weather and what clothing to wear. A couple times I have been out and worked up a sweat only to take a cornet and start walking into the wind and geting a little chilled. I’m going to investigate layering since the average temperature for Falmouth on October 28th ranges from 46° to 56° (but it could be cooler) and the race starts at 7:20 AM! Knowing this, I try to do my training early in the morning, as soon as it is light enout to see. That way it is over early too (grin).

Half Marathon
Aug
28
2017

Half Marathon…take two – day 37 – 61 days to go

Well I failed at the half marrathon at the begining of the year. I got to seven miles and my back started hurting and I gave up.

But then my kids decided to do one in October and I agreed to do it with them. So now I’m back in training and starting week 6 and feeling good. I’ve been losing weight (yea!) and doing planks (ugh – tough but I try to add 5 seconds every couple days) and I’m feeling better. I feel the knees but I feel them all the time.

I’m feeling good about this attempt and feel myself getting stronger each day I go out. My goal is to do it in under 3 hours and I think I should be able to do that.

Of course there is the weather to think about…October…28th…next to Nantucket Sound (Falmouth Ma). It could be a beautiful day in the (record heigh was 77 degrees – 1964) or very cold (record low 28 degrees – 1950) or average – between 42 and 59. As long as it is not raining, I’ll be happy.

Half Marathon
Feb
14
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 44 – 53 days to go

Well the end of this week (week 7) will be the halfway point. Last wek was a good/bad week/ The good is I did everything, the bad was snow and more snow and a rotten cold that is just now leaving and my knees hurt a little. But I’ll kep on walking. Even though there is snow out there, I’m going to walk outside today. The last couple days I’ve seen two guys running while it was snowing and one was in shorts. They have to be trianing for the Boston Marathon, why else (grin)

Half Marathon
Feb
05
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 35 – 64 days to go

Well it is the end of week 5 and I still alive. yesterday I did 6 miles and the temperature was 20 degrees when I started and rose to a balmy 23 by the end. I word 3 layers on top, a wicking layer a polartec fleece and a microfiber wind breaker. Long underwear and […]

Half Marathon
Jan
29
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 28 – 71 days to go

Wow it has beena bit since I last posted! I’ve been moving all my hosting from one server to another and it has been a trying experience, not only because at the same timme there has been a brute force attack on websites around the world and my host has been affected.

I’m at the […]

Half Marathon
Jan
12
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 10 – 87 days to go

Partly Cloudy 11AM temp 53 degrees – Health: good

What a difference from two days ago and two days from now. Two days ago it was 19 degrees, today it is 53 and Saturday the high will be 28. I decided to make a switch. I was suppose to do a 4 mile endurance walk […]

Half Marathon
Jan
10
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 8 – 89 days to go

Cloudy 10AM temp 19 degrees – Health: Cold seems to be gone!!

Yeah it is still cold outside and I have to do 30 minutes so I’m walking inside again. Listen to a podcast and do the inside circle. Tomorrow is a rest day.

Half Marathon
Jan
09
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 7 – 90 days to go

Cloudy 8AM temp 8 degrees – Health: Nose opened up at 2 AM sigh

Today was very cold out. After Saturday’s snow and yesterday (I snowblower then drove to Greg’s to get his van, drove to Boston to pick up Ellen and the kids from a hotel then drove to Somerville to get Greg after […]

Half Marathon
Jan
07
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 6 – 91 days to go

Cloudy 21 degrees health: cold almost gone! Top: 4 layers – Bottom: two layers

Well today I had a 3 mile endurance walk to do and a snowstorm was moving in so I thought I’d better do it early. Was on the road by 8:30 and even with 4 layers on top, my back shoulders […]

Half Marathon
Jan
06
2017

Half Marathon Training – day 2-5 – 93 – days to go

Ok, a bad start to blogging, but I have been training. I actually did my cross training by shoveling snow this morning and did the other days this week. We have more snow coming tomorrow when I’m suppose to do a three mile walk (piece of cake)

I still have this lingering cold and hope […]