Team Nuun Tuesday Dedicated Tuesday Posts Available {Just Sayin’}

There is only one week left before Nuun announces their 2012 Hood to Coast team!  I have had moments where I’ve been super relaxed about it as well as moments of sheer terror.  Is my entry good enough?  Am I good enough?  The fact that I can even write about it proves that I’m in a mellow, let-it-be, mood.  We’ll see how the rest of the next 7 days pan out.  I can pretty much guarantee that there will be lots of internet chatter the closer we get.   And I predict that the 24 hours prior to the announcement social media sites will explode with the anticipation (at least in circles that pay attention to such things).  Remember that you can check out other ladies’ submissions – and have your own posted – both on my site (here) and at Run, Zoe, Run (here).

Speaking of Nuun, they announced today that they have FLAT RATE SHIPPING!  $3.99 for all ground shipments.  Please remember that they currently only ship to the US.  I’m thankful that I live close enough to the border to be able to ship it there and pick it up…

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Congratulations to everyone who completed the Boston marathon yesterday – I’m sure every finisher had a story to tell, especially regarding the heat.  I’m super proud of my HTC2011 teammates Dorothy, Melody, and Mason as well as my IRL friend Laurie!  You are all huge inspirations!  I might never aspire to Boston, but the work that goes into getting there still amazes me.

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I’m currently reading “Run Less, Run Faster” and debating if I should go that sort of route with my fall marathon.  I love the “run less” idea – although it doesn’t mean “train less.”  I’m scared ****-less of the “run faster” part.  It seems daunting for a marathon training cycle.  And I’m completely unsure if it’s compatible with my heart-rate based training.  I may take the concept of it – fast run, speed run, long run – and work it into what-ever custom training plan I devise.  I like the two cross-training sessions per week, but know that it’ll be hard to fit in over the summer with money/time constraints.

Please let me know if you have used this program and how it worked out for you.  Any feedback on the marathon program specifically would be greatly appreciated.

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In the same vein as the last point do you have any suggestions for training programs I should look at.  I’ve been using the Running Room programs (it’s a running store that’s mostly in Canada) since I began running and, while I love them and know they work, I feel like I need to mix it up a bit.  My problem is that there are so many out there that people swear by that it’s hard to know what to pick.  Ideally I’m looking at 4 days running (maybe 5 if I’m really feeling up to it) and 1-2 days cross-training.  I know that I’ll probably just be doing spin for that and, if I’m smart, strength training as well.  I have no desire to swim so please don’t suggest it!  So have at ‘er – Higdon, Galloway, FIRST, Runners’ World online, etc.  I can’t fork out the cash for a coach as much as that idea appeals… we have Disneyland 2013 to save for. 🙂

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2 responses

  1. I tried the Run Less Run Faster. I think this plan is better for 10k or half marathons. For a marathon I think it’s better to go back to the basics and prepare your body to run a long time. Slowly increase your mileage will help to stay injury-free. I do like Hal Higdon plans and I use this as a base and usually take the Saturday out. 4 running days/week works best for me.

    April 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm

  2. I “kind of” use Run Less Run Faster plan, in that I’ve gone to 3 days a week in an effort to avoid injuries, but their full on plans are still ridiculously hard core so I don’t subscribe to all of the paces or that many long long runs!

    April 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

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