Monthly Archives: February 2013

Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day 5k

I’ve added another race to my schedule, the Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day 5k on April 20th!

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From the Seattle Magazine’s site:

Check-In and race festivities will begin at Bell Harbor International Conference Center. From there, runners will head through the Olympic Sculpture Park and onto the Elliott Bay bike trail. Take in breathtaking views of the Olympics and the oceanfront we are all lucky to call home as you reach Centennial Park and circle back to the Bell Harbor pier for the finish line, complete with sustainable beer garden and awards ceremonies.

The exact race route can be found here.

To entice you to run with me, I have a 15% off discount code for you to use. On the registration form (click here to open a new window) enter RUNWITHWES13 in the coupon field.

I hope to see you there!

LA Marathon Training – Week #14 & #15

I strained my right leg two weeks ago. I could feel the muscle pulling when I tried running, so I stopped running. I rested, iced, and stayed off of it for a few days. However it did not get better. So I started seeing a Sports Chiropractor last week to get this muscle strain worked out. I’ll be seeing him every day for a week to get the strain treated. The doctor is hopeful that it will be good to go for the LA Marathon.

Needless to say, it has been a frustrating last couple of weeks. I still have hope that I will be able to strong enough to run the LA Marathon in a few weeks!

Total Week #14 & #15 Miles:  13.43 miles
Total LA Marathon Training Miles: 209.91 miles

LA Marathon Training – Week #13

Finally back on track with my training schedule with less than 6 weeks to go until the L.A. Marathon! Overall a pretty strong week. I was extremely lucky with the dry weather this week. Definitely surprised myself this week!

Tuesday – 4 Miles
Weather: 46 degrees
Actual Miles: 4:14
Pace: 8:27
Time: 34:55
Notes: Woke up early to get my run in. Nice to finish before 8am. Not a bad run. Right leg felt a little sore and stiff. Overall not bad. Found $2 on the ground during my run. Ran to a store and bought two $1 scratcher tickets. Sadly my luck ran out there!

Wednesday – 9 Miles
Weather: 47 degrees
Actual Miles: 9.3
Pace: 8:39
Time: 1:20:29
Notes: The weather was perfect. I ran a few hours later than planned, but less people were out. Legs felt a little off and I almost wanted to stop 2 miles. Yup, one of those runs! But powered through it and came out with a not-so-bad time.

Thursday – 5 Miles
Weather: 47 degrees
Actual Miles: 5
Pace: 8:13
Time: 41:14
Notes: I could definitely feel that legs and hip were sore. Thought I could only run 3 miles, but hit my 5. I thought I was running slower than usual. I thought wrong!

Saturday – 18 Miles
Weather: 41 degrees
Actual Miles: 18
Pace: 8:34
Time: 2:34:39
Notes:  Felt pretty good for miles 1-13. But miles 14-18 were pretty tough! Had to take a few breaks to catch my breath. Overall a pretty good run with prefect weather.

Total Week #13 Miles:  36.83 miles
Total LA Marathon Training Miles: 209.91 miles

LA Marathon Training – Week #12

Not one of my best training weeks. Didn’t get my long run in, but I did manager get my mid-week runs in. <insert-every-runner-excuse-in-the-book-here>

Tuesday – 4 Miles
Weather: 45 degrees
Actual Miles: 4.01
Pace: 8:27
Time: 34:00
Notes: Made it outside before the rain started. Picked my route as I ran to make it interesting. Overall a good run. But I think I’m pushing myself too much and need to pull back a little.

Wednesday – 8 Miles
Weather: 48 degrees
Actual Miles: 8.1
Pace: 8:27
Time: 1:08:24
Notes: Checked the weather, said it would there would be ‘dry conditions’. Not the case at all – sprinkling rain. Oh well, still ran and killed it. Ran one of my first running routes. It was nice to run it again!

Friday – 5 Miles
Weather: 46 degrees
Actual Miles: 3.1
Pace: 8:00
Time: 24:46
Notes: Whoa! Really surprised myself! My left leg was bothering me the other day and still bothered me a bit today. But I ran my fasted 5k yet! And my last mile was under 8 minutes (7:55). In total shock.

Total Week #12 Miles:  15.21 miles
Total LA Marathon Training Miles: 173.08 miles

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