Saturday, August 30, 2008

(10 miles) I had a great training today despite climbing the hill at Highbanks twice. Though there is a mile loop that we all think is short, my best pace was a 14 minute mile. I even managed a 15 minute mile as I climbed that evil hill. The New Albany Walking classic is just 21 days and I'm really excited for it. It is a sold out race and should be a lot of fun. If someone told me 4 years ago that I would be this excited to walk 13.1 miles, I would have laughed.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

(8 miles) It was good to get some miles in after not having a great training last weekend. I coached for 4 miles and then was able to get in another 4 miles at my race pace. I have the best walk trainers that help me out and they are now coaching me and will be in Orlando with me to push me along! It was really hot when I finished today and I'm over the heat! I'm ready for fall training! Only 27 days until the New Albany 1/2 Marathon and 139 days until the Disney Marathon!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I didn't get any training in today. I did hear that one of our team heros (honored patient or survivor) passed away last night. It is a sobering reminder that we still have a long way to go. There is a cure out there but the funding hasn't caught up so a clinical trial can be done to make those cures become a reality. This is why I'm going to keep fighting, keep training and keep fundraising! Please spread the word and pass along a link to this website to everyone you know!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

(8 miles) I had to work yesterday and didn't get to train with the team but I headed out on my own today. The weather was amazing and I was feeling extra speedy. I maintained race pace for the whole 8 miles...I even had my fastest mile EVER: 14:48!! My mind wanders when I walk alone and I start to slow down so I really had to concentrate on what I was doing so its good practice to be able to get that pace on my own.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

(7 miles) It was a great training day! The sun was intense this morning but the temperature and breeze were wonderful. We are busy recruiting for the winter season teams (which includes Disney!) so we had some new people at training. We also had people doing 14 miles so I did a lot short trips out and back. When we have Saturday trainings, I don't coach so those will be the days I will focus on my own training and pace. I'm staying pretty low in miles right now but will be doing a 1/2 marathon next month so I will start to build up some for that. The donations are still rolling in! Despite the thermometer, I have over $2000 already! Each day I get closer and closer to my goal and each day we get closer to a cure!