I hate tapering but I know I have to do it in order to be successful at these 100 mile races!!! I always feel fat, antsy, sluggish and irritable :( Necessary but not fun!!!!!
Today was a complete day of rest!!! I did a lot of housework and of course, a lot of puppy play!! Kyle came home with tons of laundry and will be home for a week. He will be training some people at OWU for the summer and is looking for another part time job in Delaware. A very ambious boy, I must say!!!! Keith will be running in their conference meet tomorrow but is still having some hamstring issues. What he will be running is still undetermined!! Good luck to Keith and the Loudonville team!!!
4 days and counting.................................
Wednesday evening turned into quite an evening of turmoil, or maybe I should say excitement or disbelief!!! I was downstairs and I heard Mark say"oh, no, Terri, come upstairs and look out the door." There in our yard was Keith, his girlfriend, Kate and a little puppy!!! Kate works with a friend that had a dog with pups and of course, they thought that we needed one!! At the time, I thought it would be fun to have something young and playful at the house but didn't think twice about it until I saw the puppy in the yard!!
He's a cute little thing and he is VERY playful!!!! He is a mutt, part jack russell, english bulldog and terrier. I haven't got much done around the house the last couple of days except play with the pup, that we have named MO!! Quite fitting, don't you think :) Good thing I am tapering for MMT and have time to fuss with the little thing!!!!
Tapering is going well for MMT and my legs feel good except for the right achillies which is not happy at times!! I think with only a couple of days of running this week it should be good to go!!!
Thursday 5-5-11 8.5 miles on the road, very easy :) Lifted weights Kyle came home for the afternoon to buy his girlfriend a graduation gift. She will be graduating from OWU on Sunday! A little bittersweet!! Kyle is done with finals and is now a Sr. at OWU. Hard to believe!!!
Friday 5-6-11 Day Off!!!! It was puppy duty all day :) Keith had a meet but didn't run due to his back and hamstring!! Hopefully, he will be ready for the conference meet on Tuesday.
Saturday 5-7-11 11 miles on the trails and core work!! Went to Oberlin College to watch Kyle run in the finals of the 800 at the NCAC Conference meet. He had a great race with a time of 1:57 for 8th place!!!
Sunday 5-8-11 5.5 miles on the trails I was going to meet some runners at MO that were going to run long but decided I didn't want to get caught up in the excitement and run any more than 5 so I ran early and by myself. It was a peaceful run and I am(at this point) at ease with running MMT!! I think I'm ready!!!
I did my last session of cross training today before MMT. 10 days and counting!!! The nerves are really starting to set in!!!
6 miles on the road and the longer I ran, the better I felt :) Had a great swim, 1.25 miles, and it was one of those days that I could have swam forever!!! 45 min. spin class and held myself back so I wouldn't have to crawl off the bike, like I normally do :) Things are finally falling into place and my body seems to be rested with still one more week to go!!! Fingers crossed that things continue to go my way!!!!!
As I am typing here on my blog, I have received a BIG surprise!!!!!!! Keith and his girlfriend, Kate, have brought me a present!!!!! The story will continue tomorrow........................................
I woke up this morning to the sound of pouring rain!! UGH!!!! So, I waited and waited until about 11am and then decided to run on the stupid treadmill!
Did a 6.5 mile run that included 3 x half mile walks on the highest incline, all under 15 min pace. I ended with a half mile walk at 0 incline at 13 min pace. It was a lot harder than I thought but I needed it!!!!
Lifted weights and felt good doing it for a change :) I think resting a little is starting to pay off :)
Nerves are starting to set in for MMT 100!!!!! It will be, what it will be!! I just have to keep my head straight!!!!
Man, last week just flew by!!!!!!! Nothing really new at this end!!!! I started to taper for MMT 100 and of course, all the little aches and pains are coming out :( I always feels so fat and sluggish when I'm in taper mode!!! Hopefully, it will be worth it in the end!! All three boys got their new cars this week :) To be young and riding in style, must be nice!! They all were so excited to show off alittle!!!
Sunday 4-24-11 Day off :)
Monday 4-25-11 6 miles on the road, 1.25 miles in the pool with 450yd pull, 45 min. spin class
Tuesday 4-26-11 8.5 miles on the road and lifted weights
Wednesday 4-27-11 6 miles on the road, 1.25 mile swim that included pulling and kicking and 45 min. spin class
Thursday 4-28-11 8.5 miles on the trails and lifted weights. The boys got their cars :)
Friday 4-29-11 9 miles on the trails and lifted weights. I didn't spin or swim because I think at this point, it is tiring my legs out way too much!!!!
Saturday 4-30-11 15 15 miles on the trails and did some ab work. I walked into the kitchen after running errands in town and there sat Kyle and his girlfriend, Megan in the kitchen!! What a great surprise!! They even stayed the night :) Good luck to them with their finals this week!!
Sunday 5-1-11 16 miles on the trails with Michelle Bichsel, Eric Huff, Joe Crawford and Seth Chin-Parker. Joe's wife, Dawn met up with us for some miles :) Really a good run and I was able to talk with Joe about MMT, since he will be pacing me!! Thanks, Joe!!! Also, it was my mom and sister's birthday, so we all got together for lunch!!
Monday 5-2-11(today) Day off :) Keith and I drove to Marion to see our neuromuscular therapist!! Keith has been having trouble with his back and hamstring. As for me, I need adjusted and of course, he twisted and stretched me until I screamed!!!!!! My whole body is just one big mess!!lol
I have lived in Loudonville all of my life. I have been running since I was 12 years old. Ran cross-country and track in high school and college at Bowling Green State University. I taught Phys. Ed.and Health for about 10 years and then became a stay home mom. Married to Mark for 24 years and have three sons, Corey,age 21 - Kyle,age 19 - Keith,age 16
High School Mile 5:30
High School 800 2:30
College 5k 17:28
10k pr 33:40
Half-Marathon pr 1hr.18min.
Road 5k pr 16:33
Marathon pr 2hr.51min
Trail 50k pr 4hrs 25min
Trail 50miler pr 9hrs 41min
Trail 100miler 24hrs 4min