- Week 1
- Sunday: 12 miles at easy pace.
- Monday: off ... :>)
- Tuesday: 3 miles at race pace.
- Wednesday: 6 miles Fartlek
- Thursday: 5 miles at easy pace.
- Friday: Off ... :>)
- Saturday: 6 miles at race pace.
- Week 2
- Sunday, 3 miles at easy pace.
- Monday: 1 mile at easy pace + 6x 1.5 minutes brisk/ 2 minutes easy + 1 mile at easy pace.
- Tuesday:1 mile at easy pace + 5x 1.5 minutes brisk/ 2 minutes easy + 1 mile at easy pace.
- Wednesday: 1 mile at easy pace + 4x 1.5 minutes brisk/ 2 minutes easy + 1 mile at easy pace.
- Thursday: 1 mile at easy pace + 3x 1.5 minutes brisk/ 2 minutes easy + 1 mile at easy pace.
- Friday: 20 minutes at easy pace.
- Saturday: 10 minutes at easy pace.
- Sunday: Race Day!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Run, Walk, Cycle, Wheel or Blade at this year’s Run For Rights
Please consider participating in this run. Why? Well for starters, the cause is just, the course is divine, and it's a nice run one week before marathon day... how sweet it that! Suggested donation is $25.00 towards one of the social justice groups present on site (my personal favourite is Welcome Place because of what they do to help war affected families). I'm hoping my run group, and others, will join me. Here's the dirt:
- Saturday, June 7
- Kildonan Park @ 9 AM
- Race start time @
- Choose between a 5 k or 10k route.
- Suggested donation of $25 or pay what you can. There is no minimum donation.
organizations working for social justice and human rights. Winnipeg
- Choose to support all of the organizations or select a specific participating organization.
- To sign up and receive a pledge form, contact Janine at 475-3816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah writes... Well, my story is that I only got half way through the marathon. It was super windy and dusty, my asthma acted up and I had to stop, which was a disappointment. BUT it turned out to be a really positive experience The people who took care of me and drove me back were extremely nice and I got to watch everyone else come in and cheer them on which was SO MUCH FUN!
Speaking of marathons and amazing people, remember that guy named Terry, Terry Fox? The guy who ran a marathon a day... on a prosthetic leg! The Terry Fox Foundation to date has raised over $400 million towards Cancer Research. Terry's brother, Darrell has located the original Ford Econoline van 28 years after the Marathon of Hope. Ford Motor Company has restored the van to its original condition. The van is hitting the road again starting in St. John's, Newfoundland on May 25 Plans have been prepared for the van to travel cross-country, making stops at hosted events and arriving in Victoria, British Columbia to coincide with this year's start of the annual Terry Fox Run. Terry's dream lives on.
Monday, Victoria Day, 6.21 miles, 8.41 m/m pace, 53 minutes, 5 seconds.
This was one of those fairy tale runs... running perfection... light rain, fresh air, quiet, no cars, peaceful. Form. Pace. Stride. Breathing. Form. Pace, Stride. Breathing. Just me and my thoughts, alone. Life is good. :>)
Tuesday, Run Club, 3.39 miles. The older kids are trying hard to log big distances. They leave earlier and earlier every day. I have located an old Garmin which I loan the lead runner (he's the boy running the MB half). Lots of moms today and one good old dad. I led a small group to kiss the pole.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
- Warm-up, 1.13 miles @ 10.06 pace
- Hills, 5 reps @ 0.88 mile each = 4.4 miles
- Elevation about 800', grade varies 4% to 18%
- Cool-down, 1.14 mile @ 9.52 pace
- A typical marathon diet is around 65% carbohydrates, 25% protein, and 10% fat.
- Marathon runners burn between 600 to 1000 calories per hour.
- A typical runner will have between 1800 and 2500 calories of stored carbohydrates which is needed to maintain marathon pace.
- A 4-hour marathon runner burns between 2400 and 4000 calories, and a 5-hour marathon runner will burn 3000 to 5000 calories over the course of the 26.2 miles.