Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Running Lately + A Giveaway Winner!

It's Tuesday! And you know what that means - it's time to announce the winner of my SLS3 Marathon Compression Sock giveaway! 

And the winner is . . . April from Food n Focus! Congrats - I'll send you an email and we can figure out the mailing address details.

Alright, on to the running portion of this post. Lately, it's been all about logging consistent miles - most of them at easy pace with maybe a few strides or a fast finish thrown in for a bit of variety. It's been pretty boring, but necessary for rebuilding mileage and strength. I've even taken to running my Saturday morning long runs at a slower-than-I've-ever-run pace for a quicker recovery. 

Of course, now it's time to step it up a (modest) notch. Here's this week's training plan:

Monday: 6 miles @easy pace; strength training (Lower + Core)
Tuesday: 8 miles speedwork (inc. 1.5 mile warmup and 1.5 mile cooldown); strength training (Upper)
Wednesday: 6 miles @easy pace; strength training (Lower + Core)
Thursday: 6 miles @easy pace
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 20 miles (8 @goal marathon pace)
Sunday: Rest day

Total: 46 miles + 2.5 hours strength training

In other running-related news, you all know that I run for Oiselle and now two of my friends have joined the team as well! I'm excited that Michelle and Sheila will both wear the Oiselle singlet at upcoming races :)

 Isn't it a beauty?

If you're not already familiar with Oiselle, check it out stat! The company makes the best apparel for lady runners - both quality and style are exceptional. Here are a few of my current faves:

I especially love the Flyte tank - I'm pretty sure I will soon own it in all three colors because it really is that great. A perfect, flattering fit and zero chafing!

Well, that's it for now. But wait - before we say goodbye, you need to tell me . . .

  • What are you currently training for and how is your training going?
  • How are you staying motivated to keep up your training?

Obviously, I use cute clothes to keep at it ;)

- ST


  1. I'm training to run MCM in October. I've got a couple of 1/2's that I'm running too, one in September and one in October. I've been staying motivated bc I have an ecoach and I have to report to her which keeps me accountable. It's really making a difference for as opposed to the past where I just trained on my own. Love the Flyte tank!

    1. An eCoach sounds like a great idea! I haven't thought much about getting a coach but it's an interesting idea. Hmm . . . :)

  2. I'm currently training for the Brewers 10k in September. It should be a fun one! I think I'll do Al's Run as well and maybe the Irish Fest run as well.

    1. Ooh, if you do Irish Fest, definitely consider joining Team Olallie :)