Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cross Training & Marathon Training

I somehow dragged myself out of bed at 5:30am this morning, wondering why I torture myself this way, for my morning bootcamp sessions. I love my bootcamp, going 3 times a week at 6am at The Ice Chamber facility (which is about 10 min away). It's getting up and geting there that's the hardest part. Once I'm there, I'm doing all sorts of isometric workouts, kettlebell workouts, partnering up with really great athletes and like today, running around with 35 lb sandbag on my shoulder and working up quite a sweat. Like I said, getting there is the hardest part. It's probably the best cross training workouts I've ever engaged in. I used to love to spin but that got old kinda quickly... I was just curious how other runners mix up their cross training, when they're not running.

I've begun my training for NYCM and CIM officially! Ran 10 miles on Sunday with Duane and met up with the ROHOs (Aron, Kristin, Tara and Maritza) and other awesome local runners (Audrey, Layla and RoadBunner) for brunch in Walnut Creek.


Yummy pancakes for brunch!

Girls who run together brunch together!
And last night somehow managed to run 8 miles after work. I felt really great on Sunday for the 10 miler. I averaged about 9:40 per mile. Last night was another story, I think I eeked out about 10:15 min per mile average. I am just thankful I can even pull out these miles without stopping. Taking several months off and getting back into the routine was a bit painful but feeling good about the running workouts again! I don't think I'll be PR'ing anytime soon but I'll be happy to run a race where I gave it my all.

13 comments:

  1. You started blogging again? Yay!

    I wish I could come to these group runs. You girls look like so much fun! It's too bad we don't live closer and can run together. :( Wah wah.

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  2. Great job! I usually do yoga, spin classes and cardio machines on my off running days.

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  3. What? Your bootcamp sounds like torture. I can barely run on my own much less with the weight of a toddler on my back!

    But regardless, go Julianne!!!

    P.S. I'm still pushing for you to do NYC in 2011 :D

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  4. Hey you're doing San Jose? You didn't tell me!!! I'll be pacing my cousin to a 2 hour half if you want to join us!!! Miss you tons!

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  5. YAY for blogging, YAY FOR NYCM, YAY for RUNNING & YAY FOR JULIANNE AND NICOLE TAKING OVER YET ANOTHER BIG MARATHON TOGETHER!!!!

    corny? yes! awesome? YES!!!! :)

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  6. Holy SNAP! A 35 lb. bag?! DANG! Way to kick ass :)

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  7. It's great to hear you coming back to running and blogging! You're gonna do great in NYCM/CIM...I just know it! Awesomeness!

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  8. damn bootcamp sounds hardcore!!!!!

    glad we got to see you at brunch and enjoy some delicious pancakes together :)

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  9. I completely agree - getting up IS the hardest part. I've been trying to do more morning runs because I never, ever think "I'm so bummed I missed an hour of sleep this morning" - no way! I'm always so happy to get out there, exercise and then feel good all day. Good job Julianne! Stick with it, maybe we should send each other encouraging morning texts...

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  10. It was great to see you!! We have to plan our run together soon or else I won't be able to keep up as you get speedier :)

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  11. Nice training...it seems the training has more fun...:D

    zbsports

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