Training, September 17-23

Monday: 5mi in 52 minutes, 10:27 pace. Legs were still a little tired from the weekend (20 miler + dancing at a friend’s wedding on Saturday).

Tuesday: Massage! I bought an Amazon Local deal for a 60-minute in-home massage for $25. I think her normal rate is $50. SUCH a good deal.

Wednesday: 4mi in 37 minutes, 9:18 pace. Did miles 2-4 at marathon effort/heart rate.

Thursday: 1-hour Yoga class at the gym; 5mi in 52 minutes, 10:23 pace. Yoga felt SO GOOD. My back was sore and felt so much better after yoga.

Friday-Saturday: rest

Sunday: Fort2Base 10 Nautical Mile Race, 11.5 mi in 1:50, 9:34 pace. Nice chilly temps, great race … great day!

Total miles: 26
Total time:  5hr, 11min

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On the left: Race outifts (mine is laid out, my husband’s is folded on the arm)
On the right: Post-race goodies


  • It starting to becoming glaringly clear that my core workouts have dropped off. Good thing bikini season is over.
  • Doing yoga felt so great; I need to make a better effort to do that more.
  • Less than two weeks to the marathon. OMG.

Totally unrelated … but I hate my phone. It’s slow, it doesn’t hold a charge, etc. It’s just inefficient for what I need it to do. (I’m on Verizon and have the Samsung Stratosphere.) Unfortunately, it’s not that old (less than a year), so I can’t use an upgrade. Even if I stole an earlier upgrade from someone else on my family plan … I still have to wait until 2013. So if I went to the Verizon store, I’d have to drop like $600 on a decent phone. That’s not happening. Is there anything else I can do? I’ve been checking ebay for refurbished phones, but it looks like I’ll still have to shell out $200 for a well-reviewed phone (like the iPhone or Droid something-or-other), and I get nervous dropping that much money on something that is used and not from an “official” source, like the Verizon store.

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6 Comments on “Training, September 17-23”

  1. Wow! I thought the CPD’s Run to Remember each May had the best post-race goodies, but looks like Fort2Base has them beat!

    I’m going to email you about your Samsung phone. I’m in IT and love helping people out with tech issues. Sounds like it’s time for a battery replacement or OS update on your device. 🙂

  2. Congrats on another great training week! Are you enjoying the taper?

    Have you tried looking for a refurbished phone through Verizon? It isn’t really something they promote, but there should be a section of their website (or maybe you can talk to someone over the phone/in the store) to get something through Verizon. Just a thought!

  3. Your phone dilema sounds like mine. I looked on ebay briefly and it totally freaked me out. It seems ridiculous to pay a high price for a used/refurbished phone that may or may not work when it arrives. Plus my iPod died, and 2 of my phone charges died I am going to have to spend money on something very soon. I’d like to upgrade to an iPhone to eliminate the purchase of a new iPod (since I use it so sporadically anyhow and the cheap iPods die very quickly) so I think I’m going to go looking at verizon. Aby has a REALLY crappy phone, I think she is up for an upgrade, so maybe I can steal hers and she can have my phone? Not sure. I don’t really want to spend the $$ cuz it seems like phones just don’t last long these days. 🙁

    1. I’ve stolen upgrades from my parents (we’re on the same family plan), so you should be able to steal her upgrade.

      My problem is that no one on my family plan is eligible for an upgrade until 2013. BOOOO.

  4. Hmm maybe you will have some luck with buying a fairly new phone (like an iPhone) now that the newer models came out? For example, I’m sure many people will upgrade to a new iPhone and want to sell their old ones. Anyway, good luck! And ask around – maybe you can find a friend to buy a phone off of?

    Hope you’re enjoying the taper!

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