Summer Craziness and Running Updates

I know that my blogs have been inconsistent as of late, and I want to apologize.

These summer months, and the nice weather lasts only so long, I like to spend the majority of my weekdays with B.

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Fill me up with gas please

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You’re taking to long, let me handle it

He received a bunch of wonderful outside toys, and before you know it, it is going to be brutally cold, so I want to make sure he has ample time to play with them.

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It’s also only about 8 weeks until the Zooma Half Marathon (by the way you can still get 10% off with the code: CCAMB9) and I don’t think I have had a great training so far. I am getting the miles in but I feel slow, and my last long run was supposed to be 7 miles and I had to tap out at 4. My left hip, right leg and left heel were bothering me and instead of hurting myself I decided to take a break.

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I am still doing a ton of strength training and metabolic conditioning at Achieve, so I am hoping that I will be able to log some serious miles these next few weekends, I really want to PR at Zooma, but I know that I need to set myself up for success.

I know I will be out and about the next 3 or 4 weeks so I need to make sure that I make training a priority.

How is your summer training going?

6 thoughts on “Summer Craziness and Running Updates

  1. I’m in a similar boat as you with training this cycle! I feel like after Aub was born I was on a tear and really trained hard for my two halfs. Now that I am feeling stronger, I am sucking at training. Not sure if it is the weather or what! Ran a 10 miler this week just to see where I am and what work I need to do for the next 8 weeks….later miles need to be my focus!! You’ll get there!!! And yes enjoy this weather while it is here!!!

    • It’s on for the next 8 weeks. I think the fact that I run with fast runners isn’t helping as I tend to start out too fast then try to hang on until I run out of gas. Not the best idea. Can’t wait to finally meet at Zooma!

  2. I find it more difficult to train in the summer simply because of the heat! I have a half-marathon next weekend and my training cycle is more of a *weekend warrior* type of thing than any consistent training – but I’m feeling great on those long runs so that’s a bonus!

    Love the gas pump! Enjoy the sunshine with your family while you can!

  3. Summer has been crazy around here as well. Hopefully things are settling in for you soon and you can get the solid training in that you want/need.

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