Dear Running Shoes 4/17

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Dear Running Shoes,

This week, we ran on the treadmill twice because of rainy and cold weather. Luckily after two “winter” days, we have spring again! We ran a great track work out, 6×400’s at a 6:38 pace consistently. This was supposed to be 5k pace, but we were feeling great so I pushed it!  Best speed workout we have ever done.  After taking the RRCA Coaching course (recap coming soon), it really put our training into perspective.  There’s a lot for us to work on but my goal is to just keep adding more miles.  We are one month away from Race for Linmarie 5k, so we are running around getting everything in order.  Race directing is tough work but so rewarding.  We have the GW Parkway 10 Miler on April 26, that we are using as training for the Run for the Dream 1/2.  We ran this race once before and it is hilly but great weather and organized.  Getting excited for upcoming races and the weekend!

Love,

Kelly

Dear Running Shoes: 4/10

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Dear Running Shoes,

This week was exciting and overwhelming.  We went up and down stairs, carried furniture, and unpacked everything into the new apartment.  After moving for two days, we ran hills on Wednesday night.  My legs were fatigued to say the least.    We only ran around 10 miles this week.  My new shoe tags (fundraising for Race for Linmarie) are amazing on my new pair of shoes :) My hip is doing great with training, thanks to my PT.  Still hoping to get more miles in this month.  I can’t wait to run the GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler and the Run for the Dream Half Marathon in the next two months with you!  We will be getting certified as a running coach by RRCA this weekend and having another race committee meeting for Race for Linmarie.  That’s it for this week!

Love,

Kelly

(Thanks for bearing with me this week!  Who knew moving was so hectic?!)

Cooper River Bridge 10k Recap

Backstory: we had planned to run this race but leading up to it we decided we didn’t want to spend money on a hotel or anything like that.  So I did a giveaway on my blog for our two bibs.  I was disappointed because I absolutely LOVE Charleston and the infamous bridge.  I decided I would still go to SC that weekend to visit B since he can’t leave the state until June (military stuff).  I ended up getting to his barracks around 4pm and he had race packets for the race waiting for me! SURPRISE!

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Dear Running Shoes: 3/27

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This past weekend we pounded the pavement around VA Beach (race recap).  We didn’t PR, but felt good.  I’m sorry I took a couple days off from you but my body needed rest.  This week we ran only a few miles, but did a killer hill workout.  A fellow blogger (Dream Big Runner) sent me some shoe tags for motivation.  I cannot wait to try them out.

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It was time to switch running shoes, so another pair of Pure Flow’s are here and another are ordered ;)!  It’s time for me to get faster after 4 years, 14 half marathons, and 5 full marathons.  So I’ll be wearing you a lot more and putting on more miles.  Plus, spring is here!

Cheers to more miles,

Kelly

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Shamrock Half Marathon Race Recap

I ran my 14th half marathon this past weekend.  14.  Holy cow!  I started seriously running 4 years ago and haven’t looked back since!  Yuengling is my favorite beer, so long story short – I had a good race.  I ran the Shamrock full marathon last year, where the weather SUCKED and was a terrible race for me.  This year, I decided to run the half.

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Dear Running Shoes: 3/20

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 Dear Running Shoes,

This week, we ran 22 miles – taper week for Shamrock half. We ran a windy, but sunny 12 miler. Kicked some northern VA hills butts. We ran around the salt leftover from the snow storm.  We listened to Sharp Objects on audiobook, rather than music.  You stuck with me when I went out for a 4 miler and came back after one mile…the wind was killer, but I also didn’t feel like running.

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We trained our last week for the Shamrock half marathon.  Did some wall sits and plank intervals.  IMG_4916

Tomorrow, we drive to Virginia Beach to catch the expo and get ready to race!  Please be good to me for Shamrock!

Love,

Kelly

How Do You Fund-Race? Making A Difference Link Up

A couple weeks ago, I sent out FB posts for bloggers wanting to join a new link up: “Making A Difference.”  I have amazing bloggers joining me once a month to post about making a difference through running or other fitness activities.  Join us with adding your related link at the bottom and adding my badge to your blog (to the right).  My topic today is fund-racing!

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