Monday, September 3, 2012

TrainingTruths: Workouts & August Review

The last week of August was focused on getting ready for my first Reach The Beach Relay and enjoying the last of my weekday morning runs since school is starting this week. Although I am regretfully saying good-bye to summer, I am excited about the new running adventures I have coming up this month.

#TrainingTruth: Sometimes poor fueling and pushing too hard on a run catch up to me on a humid day.

#TrainingTruth: My RTB Cyclops head lamp made my first night run a success.

#TrainingTruth: My legs do not like running on loose gravel roads, but they love Zensah compression socks. 

#TrainingTruth: Running with a BPM playlist from Rock My Run helped me maintain my pace on a solo run.

2012 Goal Maintenance - August review: 

1. Keep running

2. Run a race a month

3. Continue to improve the blog 

4. Add another New England state to the list of places I have run 

5. Keep meeting new running friends

#TrainingTruths is not just about me. We all like to see what everyone else is doing and use that information to assess ourselves. It's not judgement. It's a way to share and learn and make changes when necessary.

To participate all you have to do is share your #TrainingTruths:
  1. Tag a Twitter post with the hashtag #TrainingTruths
  2. Comment on the Running Escapades Facebook page 
  3. Leave a link to your own blog post in the comments
I look forward to reading your #TrainingTruths!

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  1. I am so excited to hear how RTB goes for you. I loved doing RTB last year and credit it to turning around my love for running last year. Have fun!!!

  2. You have a big month this month with RTB and ZOOMA...I'm so excited for you!!! Good luck too heading back to school...we go back tomorrow....can you hear me whining up there?

  3. Great job on your goals! You're right on track... and I hear you on the humidity, it's been awful down here!

  4. The humidity! Is it ever going to let up!?!?! WTG on your goals!

  5. Great job! The humidity has been tough this summer.I love my Zensahs too :)

  6. They are such miracle workers!

  7. Not over my own whining ;)

  8. It's going to be the craziest thing I've done in a lonnnngg time!

  9. Sounds like you're doing pretty well on the goal front, all things considered!

    Training Truth: I am terrified of speed work hurting my leg more, but I'm scared of not improving.

  10. Angela @ Happy Fit MamaSeptember 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    I'm so excited and jealous for RTB! I wish I was doing it this year but decided not to join a team because I was doing Smuttynose Marathon 2 weeks later. What do you think about making a NH blogger team for next year???? Could be fun???!!!

  11. I'm totally with you about the humity. If you're not well fueled and hydrated it is so much harder.

  12. Great job with your goals! I'm so with you on the humidity Good luck with the start of school :)

  13. Great job on your goals! I'd love to do the NH RTB relay in the future but I'm just not there yet. Maybe next year! Can't wait for the humidity to be gone. Bring on the fall weather!


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