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Ready. Set. RUN! April 18, 2010

Filed under: Run DFMC — Kelocity @ 6:26 pm
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Oh my gosh, I’m running a marathon tomorrow!!!!! Can’t believe it’s here!

Ready. Set. Run!


The hay is in the barn! April 11, 2010

Filed under: Training — Kelocity @ 3:24 pm
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Our DFMC coaches told us that by now, “all the hay is in the barn”. Whatever training you have now is all you’re gonna get. There’s not much more we can do at this point except rest up, get excited, and run the best race of our lives next week.

This morning, I met my Los Angeles Racers at the Beach for a 6 mile fun run. It was glorious! We all had such a great time. The sky was cloudy and breezy, perfect for running (in my opinion!) 

I ❤ My running group. These guys rock!

Peter and Karen

Valerie, Me, Cory and Sharon
Autumn and Natalia
Valerie and I

Rhoda! How did you escape the pictures? You rock too!

We ran a great 6 miles. I didn’t wear my watch today, but it took us 1 hour, 11 minutes. We chatted the whole way, it was so nice!

After we were done, the group planned a fun little potluck breakfast!!! Mmmm!

There were breads, cookies, fruit, chips and drinks! I love these guys! They even had coffee!!
It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday Morning at the beach!

I especially loved that after our run, we spent a good half hour discussing our favorite children’s books. Seriously, who didn’t love “Matilda”, “Bridge to Teribithia” and “The Baby Sitter’s Club”? Ah, so much fun!


10-Miler at Balboa Park December 11, 2009

Filed under: Training,Uncategorized — Kelocity @ 11:14 am
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I ran my first double-digit training run last week at Balboa Park. I did the first 5 miles mostly by myself, and the second loop with my friend Peter.

I saw Chely at the start! They have awesome purple TNT fuel belts!

I started out good, and then my shins got super tight and I had to stop and lean up against a tree to stretch out my calves. I think with the cold weather, it took a while for my muscles to warm up. (Note the slower pace at mile 2 because of this stop).

But after that, i felt great! Sometimes I like to run solo. I swear I was running with a dumb grin on my face the whole time.

I had some Shot blocks in the middle (maybe 4 total?)

Yes, I can run, take pictures, and eat at the same time. haha

In the back of the park, they were shooting an episode of “Cold Case” I think. They set the whole thing up to look like a run down carnival. It was so cool!

My Splits:

Mile 1: 11:06 — 8:1 Intervals (run 8 minutes, walk 1 minute)
Mile 2: 12:12
Mile 3: 11:23
Mile 4: 11:59
Mile 5: 11:45

Mile 6: 12:31— 5:5 Intervals (run 5 minutes, power walk 5 minutes)
Mile 7: 11:34
Mile 8: 11:30
Mile 9: 12:01
Mile 10: 11:42

Isn’t it wierd how I went from 8:1 intervals to 5:5 intervals, and still maintained the same pace? I think it’s because our power walking was actually at a really fast pace, and our running was a little faster in between.

After the run, Peter, who is also on the Dana-Farber Marathon Team, presented me with this awesome shirt! I almost cried! That was so thoughtful!!!

I wore the shirt all day long!

Thanks Peter!!!!!!
After the run, I headed straight to the gym to do a few minutes in the ice bath! Sounds like torture, but my muscles were very grateful!!! Nothing like burning nearly 1,000 calories before 9am. 🙂


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