Woo To The Hoo!

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I wish I could accurately express how EXCITED I am for my race – two weeks to go!  It’s consuming approximately 30% of my thoughts right now, which is actually a very high percentage for something that is just a hobby. Winking smile

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There’s something else to be really, really excited about. I just finished my last long run, which means that I am officially in TAPER MODE. Oh sweet Baby Jesus, I needed this mental and physical break so much. I can’t wait to rest up and use the extra time to read over the race website, familiarize myself with the course maps, and organize my gear.


I capped things off with a 30 minute bike ride + a 10 mile run.  The weather was PERFECT.  I ran to my Dad’s house, where a water bottle was waiting for me (he was out to lunch).  What a nice water stop.

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I fueled with a combo of Shot Bloks and HEED, which I’ll be doing on race day.

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This was a really slow run, but that’s okay with me.  Coach Marni wanted me to walk every mile for 60 – 90 seconds to simulate the water stops on the race course.  Oh, Marni, you don’t have to tell me twice to walk. Winking smile


Here’s Last Week’s Workouts:


Monday – 3 mile run

Tuesday – 2000 yard swim + 1 hour bike (I think – I forgot to write it down but I’m pretty sure I followed my plan)

Wednesday – 1:45 hour bike

Thursday – 1 hour run

Friday – 1 hour bike

Saturday – 3:30 hour bike + 15 minute run

Sunday – 30 minute bike + 10 mile run


Totals: 20.5 miles of running, 2000 yards of swimming, 7:45 hours of biking (woah)


Low on the swim side of things (I missed only one workout this week, a 2700 yard swim), but that’s okay. I’m a lot less worried about the physical aspect of the swim as I am about the mental aspect.  This was my fullest week yet – nearly 12.5 hours of exercise… like a part-time job!  No wonder my house is in shambles, and my email box is full. Smile 


How was your workout week?



  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs October 13, 2013, 5:12 pm

    Wow — way to go! You’ve certainly set yourself up for success on race day! 🙂

  • Janelle October 13, 2013, 5:42 pm

    Woo to the hoo for sure! My “workouts” consist of fall walks right now… but you are making me consider lacing up the ole running shoes. It’s been awhile!

  • Rosey Rebecca October 13, 2013, 6:16 pm

    I love that there was a water bottle waiting at your dad’s house. I can totally see how exercise can feel like a part-time job. Enjoy tapering and hope you have a great race!

  • Cassie October 13, 2013, 8:14 pm

    I *should* taper off just to give myself a break… it’s been so hard to get myself to run lately!

  • Emily at Transitional Objects October 13, 2013, 8:54 pm

    I’m envious of your time in the pool! I need to get back into the water now that I’m finished with my first full marathon. As far as workouts go, gah! I biked a bit for recovery and took an intensive Zumba class. I’m just thankful that I can walk down the stairs normally now! 😉

  • Alison October 13, 2013, 10:39 pm


  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change October 14, 2013, 8:36 am

    Great job on your workouts this week! Mine were just okay! An intense leg workout mid week totally blowed my legs!

  • Katie October 14, 2013, 10:02 am

    NICE WORK!!! Hooray for the taper! I’m just trucking along with teaching my yoga sculpt class 3 times a week. Sunday I did take a hot yoga fusion class which was wonderful, except the teacher was “old school strict”, and I wanted more “do what your body says” but the heat felt wonderful. Now I need to get on the road for my half marathon on the 26th!

  • Kartki urodzinowe October 14, 2013, 10:06 am

    Great job on your workouts this week!

  • Emily @ The Good Era October 14, 2013, 10:24 am

    Whew, 12.5 hours of exercise?! That’s crazy! Enjoy the taper time 🙂

  • kristen @ livinlifeinlouie October 14, 2013, 10:55 pm

    wow!!! that is AWESOME!!!!!!!! You are an inspiration just to get out there and get moving

  • Marni Sumbal October 16, 2013, 10:52 am

    WOW – what a journey you have taken your body and mind on!! Can you believe 8,10,12 weeks ago it was all so hard for your body and now you are about to embark on a 70.3 mile journey with your body and mind!! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to watch you in action on race day!
    Thank you for letting me be your coach and share this journey with you!

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