Aujourd’hui, je m’essaie à un tout nouvel exercice: relire l’essai spécial running et triathlon écrit par un inconnu , donner un avis, soulever les éventuelles coquilles... ah je ne vais pas faire fortune avec du bénévolat mais au final, quelle importance?
Une jolie marque de confiance et puis je confirme, donner, ça donne le sourire 🤗.
Reste 200 pages 😅
2 sleeps until the big day!! I can’t believe I’ve been chasing this goal of running a sub-3hr marathon for 2 years now. And this Sunday is the day I’ll find out if I can do it 🙌🏼
Fun fact you may not know, I actually didn’t start out as a runner and could barely run a 10 min mile without dying. Back in 2012 I got this idea to start trying to run a marathon. No goal time, just run the distance. After a lot of long hard battles, I almost gave up. It was REALLY hard. But one day, something clicked - and I started to get better. The thought of running 26.2 miles at 10" min pace was daunting but I did it. So I am in disbelief that I’m now going to try and run 26.2 miles at 6:50” min pace. Hopefully it’s encouraging to a few of you out there who don’t think you’re cut out for running but have always wanted to try. I haven’t met my goal yet, but the fact that I even have the opportunity to try overwhelms me and I couldn’t be more excited 🥰
Day 10 Run Streak: I think strong therefore I run strong. That’s my vibe today 🏃♀️👍
I ran what felt good. Bottom line. I was in a friendly green zone the entire time. I didn’t feel winded once and I’m stoked! Definitely seeing improvement in my comfort over distance this week. We’ll see what next week brings!
⭐ Training & family time ⭐
My 5yo snapped this picture this morning and I thought I'd share it. Why? For many of us, daily routine consists of sleep, work, family time, house chores and then some training. Even for me, sometimes training comes last after the kids are asleep - and by that time my body is getting ready to relax. Why not train in the living room while the kids are happily playing? They like to be included and they like to copy what they see (.. and yes, they can also be annoying and some days it's better to stay up late for a kidless-workout 😀)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don't forget, strength work is absolutely beneficial for runners. It gives you better running economy and can serve as injury prevention. Win-win! 👌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #keepitreal #homeworkout #runnersstrength
Having tense shoulders is bad for your running form - it prevents your arms moving freely and can result in wasted energy expenditure - but its easy to slip into bad practises without realizing. While sitting down with shoulders down, have a friend attach two stips of tape in a v-shape on your back, from the bottom of your shoulder blades to the centre of the spine. It shoudnt be super tight but there should be some tension in it. You should notice it on your run if you start to hunch or roll your shoulder, at which point remind yourself to relax or stop and stretch out.
“Ran a super challenging 33k trail race today. There was so much mud, steep elevation and technical terrain it was brutal but beautiful. Other than muscle cramps the last 5 miles (which are just par for the course for that type of climb) I was pain free!! At the end, my legs were such jello I just kept thinking “shoulders over hips and FALL” sometimes I even yelled it out loud (trail runners are weird 🤪). Honestly I had no muscular effort left in me so I had to fall and pull (or crawl!) to finish it and I did (not crawling!) 12th female finisher -super proud and grateful to Valerie Hunt (I took the online course in Sept and attended a clinic btw- highly recommend)” 👏Congratulations @willis300 on your run and placing💪 great to see you continue to enjoy the benefits of skill practice in your run✅ 🔹Clinics and 321Run Online: runrx.fit
DONE!! A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated in my "Nominate & Donate" Challenge!
Today, with great moral support from my work out bud @henrymorris15, we have completed 30 sit ups, 40 squats, 40 push ups and 120 burpees!! Each!! This challenge raised £230 for @age_uk Woooo!!! This challenge was hard, but I had great support and family & friends who got involved. I'm raising money for a charity who help those who may not have that support.
If you think they are worthy of your support please head to my justgivingpage and donate
Looks like it’s a 6k calorie eating day for me!!! @therock what is your go to pizza you smash when you need the calories? Talking to the gas station attendant this am and he said he wished he would get back to running and it must be tough being so disciplined.... well stop lying to yourself, you have time! I also was thinking most people when they take time off have such anxiety that they won’t be back to their peak right away that they just put it off. We all have reasons that we take a break from the grind, if you can’t enjoy the challenge of getting back to your peak I question how you got there in the first place. Just like if you need pre work out just to get to the gym I question your motives! Working out isnt for your looks it’s for your mental health, feel good, feel stress free, feel healthy! Going to hurt tomorrow but loved the grind! @asics#running#marathontraining#fitnessmotivation#fitforhealth#anxiety#teremana in my future #whoscookingdinner#needthosecalories#outworkedyou
The #runuptochristmas feels like it well and truly began tonight with my first festive run of the season - Wild Running's Dark Dart Dash 10K. This trail race loops around the grounds of Dartington Hall in Devon. And, importantly, dress code is FESTIVE 🎅🎄☃️. My attire this evening - elf wear! 🧝♂️(no - the festive ones, not LoTR 🤦♂️). Great to see a bunch of the running club gang getting festive too!
The race director's last words before starting the race were: "You know I said the course was drying out - well, it's rained a lot since then!". So we knew what to expect - and the mud didn't disappoint! Plenty of it, making the numerous climbs extra hard work and descents just oh so slightly risky 😮. •
Fortunately I managed to stay upright - my new Brooks Cascdias providing good traction! Big surprise of the night was crossing the line in 2nd place, picking up a 2nd place finisher's medal 🥈, a bottle of fizz 🍾 and some Safety Skin Reflective Skin Spread - which I thought was a really good prize for a night run!
And for an added bonus, there were only 4 of us left wearing fancy dress by the time they judged the best dressed competition- so we all won by default! More 🍾 😁
Today was a great run for so many reasons. It was my 11th half marathon of 2019 and my 17th since I first started running a year and half ago. I felt off and tired this week so I rested rather than worked out, which meant I had no idea how today would feel. Answer: awesome. It’s important to always listen to your body even when you don’t know why. I clearly needed the rest. Today’s half marathon was so fast I absolutely loved my pace. New shoes felt great. The side foot pain wasn’t an issue even though I started to get a weird foot cramp around mile 10 that slowed me down. Oh!!! And that was after the SURPRISE mud mile up and down on a short path of unexpected trail. Overall, today’s run was so much fun. I learned more about myself and running. There’s also no better brunch than @torchystacos post race! I’m even more excited to run my fourth marathon in 35 days! .
When you think about the marathon and life, they both resemble one another. Both can be difficult at times. On the other hand, there can be moments where everything seems easy. The struggles in both sometimes don’t make sense, and maybe never will, but the experiences in life and in the marathon are more than just the finish line, it’s about the people you meet along the way the high fives, laughs and hugs you exchange.
Somewhere along the course of the marathon and in life there are people rooting for you. Those people allow us to enjoy the journey that much more.
This weekend is more than just another marathon, this weekend allows me to live another day and celebrate another moment in my life. 11 months ago to this day, something in the universe said it wasn’t my time to finish my story. Over the last 11 months I’ve been able to make new friends, share stories, high five other, hug and most importantly create more memories with the beautiful people around me.
Tomorrow’s marathon marks my 3️⃣2️⃣nd overall (1️⃣2️⃣th CIM). Though the CIM course has been very kind of me being the course where I have run 2️⃣ Boston Qualifying times, tomorrow will be a different tactic, it will be a training run for a bigger race at the end of the month.
For everyone running tomorrow, I hope the course is with you and you achieve your personal goals.
To everyone working, volunteering and cheering THANK YOU!
Since I was a kid I always dreamed of running a marathon. In February I completed my first half marathon at 45. My next goal is to complete a full marathon I will attempt this in late January. My first half I ran in a time of 2:16:20 today I ran this latest half in 2:02:42. It is never too late to make a change it is never too late too try and accomplish something you’ve always dreamed. At 46 I am living my dream. #marathontraining#livingadream#itsnevertoolate#dontquit#alwaysbelieve#perserverance
Vamos Valencia 🍊⠀
26.2 miles of carnival ⠀
Valencia marathon was about remembering how to enjoy races ⠀
I’m a bit competitive 🙋🏼♀️(thanks Dad) and when I race I always end up maxing out and wondering why races are so painful and unpleasant these days. They used to be fun I swear ⠀
So when I (drunkenly) agreed to sign up to Valencia marathon (6 weeks after Chicago) I saw the opportunity⠀
Valencia was about, looking up, high fiving kids, dancing to music, not wearing headphones, running with friends, smiling for race photos and enjoying a beautiful city ⠀
And because I can’t do anything just for the fun of it, I also tried out some new things: a new method of carrying my gels (a whole post on my new sports bra with pockets is needed); and a new fueling strategy ⠀
It feels pretty cool to remember the race and the iconic buildings; the thousands of costumes and spectators; and the endless music. ⠀
Different races. Different goals. All cool.
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Finished my week with a solid 11km hit out. Felt strong but a lot more work is still to be done. 39kms for the week is awesome considering I was in hospital 3 weeks ago. The road to the next marathon has begun.
Good Luck to Everyone racing CIM @runsra_cim We have put down the miles, executed hard workouts and now it time to show ourselves we can do anything we put our minds to! We will succeed knowing we will all be fighting the same battle tomorrow. Remember to not go out to fast, take the energy from spectators in and fight the good fight to the finish line. Go get it! @roguerunning 📸credit: @aaronrunner54
Had a long, busy & absolutely no running motivation of a week so today’s 10 mile run felt good to get outside, be with friends & feel like I actually could run. 🏃🏼♀️ Crazy how each day is different!!! Wednesday I could barely run 1 mile before I was in tears 😫
Today’s run was cold & foggy in parts but for the most part pretty clear. Ended up with wet & a BIG tangled mess of my ponytail! 🤣🤣 And frost all over my hat! ❄️
10 miles @ 8:28 avg pace