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Week 7 Run Report

Posted in motivation, races, road with tags , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by afuntanilla

Week 7 had me continuing to feel some effects of sickness, but it’s gone now as I head into Week 8.
Sill, I was able to get in 3 running days. I ran Tuesday and Wednesday in Petaluma. 4 miles and then 4.7 miles. I’ve mostly been running the same loop with some slight variations. The route starts in quiet neighborhoods and at midpoint is downtown amidst all the cute little shops. Then, I wind through more neighborhoods back to the starting point. Most of the route is flat, only a few small hills along the way. Petaluma is actually not very big. I know when I start getting into higher mileage, I will literally be running all over the town and will have seen everything.

My last run of the week was a 6.10 miler on Sunday. I incorporated 3 good hills into the first 2 miles and it was flat from thereon. A good run. On purpose, I ran without the iPod…just wanted to be with the morning and listen to the natural sounds around me.

Should be getting a job soon and can then look at whether or not I can logistically run the Hollywood Half Marathon in April. I hope so!

Week 7: Total approx mileage 14.7

Week 6 Run Report

Posted in motivation, races, road with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2012 by afuntanilla

Week 6 of running: hmmm…not so much running, as it turns out. I had been going non-stop since I got back to california and on Tuesday, Feb 7th, I was in the East Bay for an interview, the day before, I went for an good fast run in at the San Leandro Marina. Great memories there from Sept 2010 when I ran my 40 miles for my 40th birthday! Run felt great but then the next morning, as I was driving back to Petaluma after interview, I felt a sore throat coming on. And man, it came on strong! Full blown sore throat on Wednesday night. Felt better next day by midday; sore throat gone, but felt some other things coming on…achy, headache, etc…
Each day I woke up and could still feel something lingering. Tried to rest, but very difficult for me. So, I rested in between visiting with friends and applying for jobs. I felt good enough for a very solid 6 mile run on Saturday!
So, I oly ran 2 days for Week 6. Wish I could have run more and in hindsight maybe should nt have run at all cause I am still not 100%, but like I mentioned very hard for me to rest for days! I think I am now almost 100%!
I was looking at upcoming races and the Hollywood Half has peaked my interest! Early April! Will keep you posted on decision…

Until then, Onward!

Week 6: total approx miles 9.10