Monday, October 16, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 12 & Weekly Wrap: 10/9-10/15

Week 12 of marathon training is done! Had to run indoors one day due to the air quality being bad because of the fires here in Northern California. So sad how so many lost their homes. My heart goes out to all those who have been affected by the fires. On a brighter note, I did get my Rock'n'Roll San Jose race recap up on the blog and you can check out how the race went here.

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Rock'n'Roll San Jose Half Marathon Race Recap 10/8/17

Rock'n'Roll San Jose Half Marathon Race Recap 10/8/17
I ran the Rock'n'Roll San Jose Half marathon last weekend and it went as great as a race can get for me. I ran this half marathon last year but I ran it as a training run before Chicago. You can check out last year's recap here. It's not often I can say that I actually am happy with my results. However for this one, I'm exceedingly happy with how it went. The last time I tried for a PR, I was disappointed because I knew I could have done better. This time I exceeded my expectations and finally got that PR I have been hoping to get for a while. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 11 & Weekly Wrap: 10/2-10/8

Week 11 of CIM Marathon training went great! It was an easy week of running due to the San Jose Rock'n'Roll half marathon race on Sunday. Coach was kind and gave me a mini taper and it worked. I took it easy and the race turned out to be an awesome run because I finished with a PR! :)

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan:

Friday, October 6, 2017

Urban Cow Half Marathon Race Recap 10/1/17

Urban Cow Half Marathon Race Recap 10/1/17
I ran the Urban Cow Half Marathon last weekend and it was a great run! I had heard it was a good race in Sacramento and even signed up early for the race while I was at the CIM expo with a friend last December. The route is a good one and I was impressed with the course and how well organized the race was. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 10 & Weekly Wrap: 9/25-10/1

Week 10 of CIM Marathon Training is in the books. Another good week of great runs! It was busy with work and fun (my parents visited over the weekend). I didn't get any cross training workouts with the girls due to work so I miss them especially the battle ropes but it looks like I've got to cut down this week as well due to Rock and Roll San Jose coming up on Sunday! 

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chimney Rock Trail Point Reyes National Seashore 8/5/17

Chimney Rock Trail Point Reyes National Seashore hike
After our short hike to the Point Reyes Lighthouse, we decided to check out the Chimney Rock Trail. It is only about a 6 minute drive from the Lighthouse parking area to the Chimney Rock trailhead. It was neat trail to check out and we were happy that it wasn't as foggy as at the lighthouse and we got to see more of the ocean and nearby cliffs.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 9 & Weekly Wrap: 9/18-9/24

Another solid week of training for CIM! I got in all of my running workouts and even some cross training. I also started working again. I got a part time job at the local running store and so far so good. It's pretty awesome working at a store where I'm learning about running shoes and gear while also helping people! I'm busier but I'd say it's a good busy. :)

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Point Reyes Lighthouse Hike 8/5/17

Point Reyes Lighthouse Hike 8/5/17
We ventured to the Point Reyes Lighthouse a weekend in August. While there were bright blue skies in Davis, it was a different story at the Point Reyes National Seashore along the coast of California. We were a bit disappointed but should have known the weather could be iffy when getting closer to the ocean.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 8 & Weekly Wrap: 9/11-9/17

Week 8 of CIM marathon training is done and went well! I got in all my running workouts along with some good cross training workouts with friends. I really think that the cross training (arms, core & sometimes leg work) I've been doing is helping me get faster. 

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan:

Monday, September 11, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 7 & Weekly Wrap: 9/4-9/10

Week 7 of CIM Marathon training is done! Another good week getting all my runs in. I only got in one cross training workout this week but I'm ok with that. It was an active Saturday for the boys with the Coyote Crawl fun run at the boy's school and back to soccer games for 8 year old. Next week will be even busier with two soccer games to go to and my In-laws will be in town.

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan: