"When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race." Jay Foonberg



Weekly Running Log

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lots to Race

I know it's been a while since I've written but honestly there's not been much to say. My running is feeling so much better but I've got to get back on "pace". As you may have noticed, I've updated the Upcoming Races in the right-hand column. I know, I know...there have been a ton added. And, I won't be able to participate in all of the half marathons I want to do since there are some that are pretty close together. But since I'm not sure which I'll sign up for yet, I added them for my reference.

Thinking of upcoming races is so exciting! I haven't truly raced since February except for the 2-mile race I did in July. It was very hot and I did hit a new state record in that one. Probably wouldn't have raced then since I'm not a summer racer except that this was a short one and the possibility of reaching a state record was a big deciding factor. 2012 really left it's mark on my racing career. Actually, both of us. We've raced less this year than ever. So many things, particularly health related, that stole them from us. But we survived/surviving. With cooler temps and a past of bronchitis that plagued me for months, I'm getting excited about racing again. As a matter of fact, the excitement has already begun while preparing for races I want to do. Woo-hoo!!

I've decided to plan races differently. I want to add some DURING my training for the longer races. Usually I back out of those because I don't want to take a chance in getting hurt. As you know, racing kicks in that adrenaline and you push/run harder than you normally would. But I'm going to embrace the "fear" of this and enjoy racing all the way around. Of course, it wasn't until I realized I loved the longer races that this cutting back occurred. Now, I want to see what I've got throughout the training so as to strengthen my long runs instead of tiptoeing around it. I really miss running well in the 5ks...REALLY miss it!

I've gotten in some good daily runs lately. One being on the OS Bridge last week. The weather was cool and I felt great. It was my best run ever on it, across and back. The following day I ran the BSL Bridge which is further. I didn't expect to do it as well since the first one was tough and I had run hard but I was fine with it. This is something I'd wanted to do for a long time...back-to-back bridge runs on these two. One alone is a good run but to do both within 24 hours was a goal I wanted to achieve and did it. I paid for this though...two days later, I was still sore. BUT...I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Another week and we'll see how things will be looking for us. There's a medical issue that we're dealing with right now and I'm hoping it will be taken care of soon...real soon...so that we will be back on top by the end of the year. Got to work on "regular" speedwork. So much to do with 90% of it fun. Fall is waiting for you, too, so get out there and

Run 4 It
Robbie

2016 Races

  • 10/15/16...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/16...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 03/19/16...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/13/16...St. Pat's Leprechaun 5k
  • 03/05/16...Bay to Breakfast 12k...1st trail race
  • 02/20/16...Sea Turtle Half
  • 02/13/16...Double Bridge 15k

2016 Goals

  • Run 1,000 miles-Done
  • Bike 300 miles
  • Half Marathon-Done
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Push through the hard times-Done
  • Cut back on refined sugar

2015 Races

  • 12/19/15...Make It To The Line 4 Miler
  • 11/21/15...Wild Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11/14/15...Oyster 5k
  • 10/10/15...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/15...PHind a Cure-W/D
  • 05/02/15...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 04/18/15...Zydeco 5k - W/D
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Remember the Fallen 5k
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Boston Strong 5k
  • 04/11/15...Magnolia 5k
  • 03/28/15...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/07/15...Circle K 5k
  • 03/01/15...Gulf Coast Lulu's 10k
  • 02/28/15...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/07/15...Double Bridge 15k

2015 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Overlook past failures
  • Push through the hard times/things

2014 Races

  • 12/06/14...St. Jude's Half Marathon
  • 08/16/14...Pinky 5k Virtual
  • 08/15/14...Howl @ the Moon 10k Virtual
  • 02/15/14...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/01/14...Double Bridge 15k

2014 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • 700 Running Miles
  • Strengthen my Upper Body
  • Recuperate, Recover, Renew
  • Get active in WW
  • Eat Fruit Daily
  • Start Clean Eating
  • Begin Eliminating Sugar from Diet

2013 Races

11-30-13...Stennis 5k
11-23-13...Turkey Trot 5k
11-08-13...Run For The Kids Virtual Half [St. Jude's]
10-12-13...Shrimp Festival 5k
09-22-13...Talladega Half
07-04-13...Wesson 2 Miles
06-29-13...Emz Liverpalooza 5k
05-18-13...Pursuit of Fun 5k
04-20-13..Warrior Dash
04-07-13...Gulf Coast Half-Pensacola
03-23-13...Azalea Trail 10k
03-10-13...Leprechaun 5k
02-24-13...NOLA Marathon
02-02-13...Double Bridge 15k-Pensacola
01-13-13....Gulf Coast Half-Lulu's

2013 Goals

  • 3 Half Marathons-Done-Plus 1
  • 1 Marathon-Done
  • 1000 Running Miles-No, due to RC Tendonitis & Broken Shoulder
  • Eat fruit daily-A little aggressive but better
  • Maintain weight in 130's-Did NOT happen!

2012 Races

12-08-12...FloraBama Jingle Bell 5k
11-24-12...Jingle Bell 10k
11-17-12...Turkey Trot 5k
10-27-12...Jazz Half
10-20-12...OS Rotary 5k
10-13-12...Race for Grace 5k
09-29-12...5k For Katlyn
07-04-12...Wesson 2 Mile
04-15-12...Gulf Coast Half...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
04-14-12...Diversity Dash 5k
03-24-12...Azalea Trail 10k
03-03-12...MS50 20k...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
02-25-12...Kids Need Heroes 5k
02-11-12...Sweetheart 5k
02-04-12..Double Bridge 15k
01-14-12...Pensacola Half



2012 Goals

  • 1 Full Marathon-Marine Corp filled up
  • 3 Half Marathons-2 Down-Sick had to drop 2
  • 20 Miles-Wkly Mileage-Bronchitis kept me from this
  • Cross Training 2x Week-Poor Commitment
  • Weekly Weights W/O-Again Poor Commitment

2011 Races

  • 11-26-11...Kaiser Half
  • 11-19-11...Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11-11-11...Thumbs Up for Bill 5k
  • 11-05-11...Senior Bowl 10k
  • 10-22-11...Running the Streets 5k
  • 10-15-11...Shrimp Festival 10k
  • 10-08-11...Mullet Run 5k
  • 09-24-11...Waiting for a Cure 8k
  • 09-05-11...Labor Your Legs 5k
  • 07-04-11...Wesson 2 Miles
  • 06-04-11...Bay Fest 5k
  • 05-14-11...Stargazer 5k
  • 04-30-11...Fiesta 5 Flags 5k
  • 04-16-11...St. Benedict's 5k
  • 04-10-11...Gulf Coast Half
  • 03-26-11...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03-19-11...St. Patrick's 5k
  • 03-05-11...Eco 5k
  • 02-13-11...Mardi Gras Marathon

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