Sunday, November 23, 2008

Great Running Week!

I was really happy with my running last week. With the belated 20 miles on Tuesday and with my 12 miler yesterday (along with the rest of my midweek runs), I reached 50+ miles this past week! I haven't run 50 miles in one week since July when I was training for the SFM. I ran my last of double digit run before the CIM yesterday morning with my training group and so glad that is over with. I ran my 12.5 miles at 9:44 min pace, finishing at 2 hours. Not the greatest pace but I'm happy with it.

This morning, I met up with Aron around 7:30am to get a good running start to the week... Had planned on an easy 8 miler but ended up (what felt like sprinting) running a tad faster than normal. I was huffing and puffing for the first half of the run. (Also, it was much cooler than I had expected! It must be in the low 50s. Hello, winter is upon Northern California!) That's what I get for trying to keep up with a faster runner. I will consider that my speed work for the week. Honestly, if Aron wasn't waiting to run with me today, I may not have gone running at all! I ran an average of 9:14 min pace for the 8 miles! Phew, no wonder I was so tired after!

I ended last week with 50.25 miles! Woohooo!! It's definitely taper time!!!

Happy Thanksgiving week to all! Duane and I have a Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 10k this Thursday... and then, I'm all over the low-carb Thanksgiving meal that day. We're planning on smoking our whole 20 lb turkey on the BBQ. I'm not quite sure what that entails but I hope to have some pictures of the bird later this week!

35 comments:

  1. Great week. I was so excited to finally be back up around 30 after months of rehabbing it...hopefully I can keep it up and get back to the 50's even with the dreaded cold!

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  2. Great running! Yeay for taper time :)

    I can't wait to hear how the big Turkey Smoke goes...

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  3. Whoa...50 miles last week!?! That's great. Start that taper!!

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  4. Way to rack up those miles! Now it is time for taper.

    What better way to start Thanksgiving off with than a 10k run. I am sure you guys are going to have fun. Can't wait to read about the BBQ turkey.

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  5. Turkey on the BBQ? Can't wait to hear how that goes!

    Congrats on a great week and for keeping up with Aron. :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, a 50-mile week? That is amazing, you are a rockstar, Julianne! I don't know how you do that!

    This might sound really dorky: So on Thanksgiving, we're both running a 10K Turkey Trot, both of which are guaranteed to have some hills. (I'm assuming yours will, since it is in N. Cali.) I'm definitely going to be thinking "Julianne is doing it, so can I!" as I haul myself over hills, which I haven't seen since I left VA in August.

    Good luck, lady!

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  7. AWESOME job!! Have a blast at your your Turkey Trot, and I am looking forward to pictures of the "smoked" turkey:)

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  8. That looks like a lot of running!

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  9. Wow, a 50-mile week!! Good job! My weeks are like...hmm...2 miles....3 miles...0 miles! I also have a 10k turkey trot this week...only for me it will be more of a turkey walk considering I haven't run more than 3 miles in the past month.

    Can't wait to see pictures of the turkey!

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  10. Wow. 50 miles. Great running week for you.

    Have a great T-day. Can't wait for the smoked turkey pix (is that a joke?)

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  11. excellent job on your 50+ miles!!!!! You are a rockstar!!

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  12. wow, a 50 mile week! tell me you don't feel like a total badass- you should!
    we should totally do a meetup when you're in town. my email is cynthiahliu@gmail.com; i'll send you my info. enjoy the smoked turkey- yum!

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  13. Congrats on your great week of running. 50 is a whole lot of miles!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Have lots of fun with your bird.

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  14. WOW 50 miles 3 weeks before the marathon?!?!! you are awesome!!! definitely taper time now :) congrats on such an awesome week!!

    so fun getting to run with you!! see you in less than 2 weeks!

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  15. Great week! You are always so positive and I love it. You make me want to run more. Congrats on the 50 mile week!

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  16. Holy Cow! 50 miles! You are amazing! Great job! Have a good thanksgiving and good luck at the Turkey Trot!

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  17. Those are some good runs. FIFTY MILES! You are definitely in an elite group now-- how many runners ever do that much? I'm wondering how I'm even going to get up to 35 in my marathon training. :)

    I'm glad nobody's BBQing our turkey for Thanksgiving because smoked turkey definitely sounds too tempting to this vegetarian. Good luck and enjoy!

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  18. Awesome mileage. And how fun to run with aron too. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  19. 50 mile week! I never really get that much in at this time of year. nice job.

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  20. Taper time = great time. Enjoy. Can't wait to hear how well you do.

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  21. Wow! Terrific job with the mileage! Good luck with the turkey trot and I'll be waiting for the turkey pics :-)

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  22. Great job on the 50! Looks like everyone's tapering into December!

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  23. Good grief i thought 30 was alot, your friggen awesome! Great job hun!!! Enjoy turkey week

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  24. Wow, I don't think I've ever done 50 miles. That will be a goal after this child comes on out! Great job on the high mileage week, speedy run this weekend and overall running all week! Good luck on the turkey trot and have a great thanksgiving!

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  25. 50 miles in one week!!! you're a superstar!!! start resting up CIM will be here before you know it! :)

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  26. Great job - 50 miles in one week is AWESOME!

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  27. Go YOU. I've never got over 30, myself, but hopefully by spring I'll be in those ranks.

    Smoked turkey is great. This is the first year we haven't smoked a turkey in ages (we're going Dickensian this year).

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  28. Total running rockstar! Enjoy the turkey on the BBQ. Sounds yummy.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  29. What a great 50 mile week! Welcome to Taperville. Good luck with your upcoming race.

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  30. Wow! Way to go 50 miles..you're insane! Awesome work lady.

    Have a great turkey trot!

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  31. Project Management Certification? Sounds awesome!

    I will thinking of you on that day! Best of luck and let me know how it goes. I'll probably post my score up so I better do good!

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  32. Woohoo! Congrats on running over 50 miles! Awesome job and great paces!

    Have a fun SV Turkey Trot with your husband!

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  33. great running! wow, over 50 miles-thats definately one to be proud of!

    Kelly Turner
    www.groundedfitness.com

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  34. Holy Hell! That's a big mileage week!! Congrats!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  35. Have fun with the 10k! Always makes you feel better about eating Thanksgiving dinner afterwards! :)

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