Thursday, January 06, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. Tonight kicks off the winter/spring marathon clinic. This will be my 5th consecutive session with this group and I couldn't be more excited to be starting up again. I even convinced hubs to join in the fun this time around! We have a fantastic group and I wouldn't be where I am today without their support, guidance, dirty jokes, and a gentle push or shove when I need it. There are a couple dozen regulars who return each year and we also pick up some fresh meat newbies with the start of a new season. It looks like we are going to have an enormous group this time around - we are going to have 8 pace groups! Let the fun begin. (Best part: Coach is already organizing some of our first run-brunches!)


2. After missing my first scheduled run of the new program, I was feeling good yesterday and put in a nice 9+ miler with the group. Then today I made a triumphant return to lunch running with some "cruise intervals" - 3 x 2000m at tempo/LT pace with 40-second mini recoveries. It went great! I beat my target pace and felt great. I have another group 10K on deck tonight to finish off a medium-long day; hopefully the legs will cooperate!


3. Wowzers! Mission to a(nother) Marathon now has 500+ followers! Thank you so much to each and every one of you, especially those who take the time to read and comment regularly. It wouldn't be the same without you! If you're a silent follower, pretty please leave a comment to let me know who you are so I can drop by and say hello.


Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!



HBBC Week of Jan. 1 - 7 (tomorrow is the last day!!!)
Jan. 1 - 0
Jan. 2 - run (17.1)
Jan. 3 - cardio (3), weights (1), F&V (1) = 5
Jan. 4 - 0
Jan. 5 - run (9.4), F&V (1) = 10.4
=32.5

38 comments:

Jamie said...

Yea for another year of run club! Sounds liike a great group. And way to kill it on the runs so far this week!

Jogging with Fiction said...

500 followers, you are awesome!

TNTcoach Ken said...

And we all want to read about the awesomeness of Marlene! Now I have to go another mile............. HA

Juliana said...

What? You ran at lunch and are going to run tonight too, wow. Can I call you crazy?

dietitianontherun.com said...

500, and many more to come, no doubt! ;) Enjoy the start of a new training season!

Aron said...

lots of YAYs for this post: running group, lunch speed work and 500 followers!!

Runners Fuel said...

Yay for the hubs joining the running group!! Super yay for over 500 followers!!

Vera said...

The running club sounds like a blast! Congrats on hitting 500 followers - so awesome!!!

J said...

Your running group sounds like so much fun! I miss running with my group! Hopefully they will start practices up again soon! Congrats on 500 followers! I enjoy reading all your posts!

Pip said...

Unlurking to say hi! I've been following your blog for a while now. I've enjoyed watching as you've gone from strength to strength as a runner.

Kerrie T. said...

I don't know how you do it, lady!

Jill said...

502 followers - you ROCK!
You are just incredible...just like the Energizer Bunny, you just keep going and going! :)

Torie and Erik said...

Hi Marlene,
I'm one of the silent readers, and I've been here since WB days, I got married in 2005 also. Anyway, I admire your journey, and am always inspired by your dedication to running.

Looking forward to cheering you on from the sidelines in 2011!

:)

Michelle said...

I'm a pretty quiet reader. :) Saw you at the Rock n' Roll this year. Currently training for a BQ at the Eugene marathon. Speed work is new to me and I train alone because of my schedule. Wish me luck!

Sarah Richie said...

Your blog motivates to run further.

-Sarah from Iowa

Laura said...

Your running keeps me in awe...I am happy I am getting 10km today...after sitting on my butt at the office all day.

Lacey Nicole said...

we love marlene!!!!!!!! it is no surprise to me :) your enthusiasm is contagious!!!!! keep on inspiring :) and keep up the great running work!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I had an influx of Canadians sign up yesterday.. What is that A'Boot??

hehehe

Faith Ann said...

Wow... congrats on reaching 500!!

I think I commented *ages* ago, but I'll say hi again from the east coast of Canada.

I enjoy reading your training and race updates. I'm in awe of how much running you do!!

lindsay said...

wow! i am the best out of 500! that is so awesome. gosh i am so awesome.

now where is our 500 follower giveaway, where the #1 follower automatically wins?

Joanna said...

I didn't even realize I was being a silent reader until just now. I always read posts in Google Reader, and so I hadn't noticed that I hadn't signed up as a Follower. Hi!

Did I hear right that you're headed to the Martian half/full? Jess (from RunJessRun) and I will be there too. I would love to meet up!

Char said...

Good to hear that you're back on deck and kicking it again. Stay well!

Mark said...

Marlene, you are one of my favorites!!

the dawn said...

i'm always so jealous of you and your running crew. you have so much fun with them and i wish that i had so many committed runners to motivate me.

Nicole said...

I'm jealous of your running peeps! :)

ajh said...

You have a lot of followers because you are such a good commenter yourself!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I ran across your blog last week and have really enjoyed. Best of luck with your training - looks like its going great! Be great today!

Richelle said...

I always enjoy reading your posts, especially your race reports. I originally found your blog because I wanted to see what the BAA 5K medal looked like (I ran it in 2010). Thanks for your honesty and insight.

Feel free to check out my blog--http://rtahc.blogspot.com

MCM Mama said...

You are amazing! Way to go! And congrats on hitting 500!

Meg said...

I'm glad you're starting back with your clinic, it sounds like fun and it will be motivating!
Happy 500, you are so fun to follow and you are very loyal, that's why we love you!!

racing dawn said...

500+...whew hew!

that's one thing i've been thinking about trying...a running group. i think it would be so fun! and i'm sure it'd make me a better runner too. good luck with the new year!

lish said...

Love run clubs! They are so important. Yours sounds like a blast!!!!

Sarah said...

Hello LMAO!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I'm not a "silent" follower, but I don't comment a ton, though I always read and have for awhile.

Nitmos said...

Consider it at least 501 because I don't "follow" folks but still visit/comment. Congrats!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

So envious of your big running group. I won't know what to do with all those other runners around. But I'd love to find out!

Wow! 500 followers. You are inspiring a whole herd! ;-)

The Happy Runner said...

Yay for your clinic!
Have a great weekend!

Wifey said...

Congrats on the 500 - you're such an inspiring and fun read!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey