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What’s Up? (Long Time, no Blog.) Training, Family and Fun!

on April 15, 2016

Hello everyone!  It’s been a while.  I am way overdue for a post so here it goes.

I have been very busy with family life, working and training.  My daughter’s gymnastics competition season has come to an end.  Did I mention she made Regionals?  Because she rocks!

 

Proud Mom Moment :)

Proud Mom Moment :)

 

Basketball season is over, and Boy Scouts is wrapping up for the year.  Meanwhile my oldest is doing Lacrosse.  I have also been volunteering with the Just Run program at my youngest’s school.  And then there was the weekend we took a little trip to Yosemetie for some of this…

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I learned to snowboard…sort of lol

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Lots of awesome hiking in Yosemite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite

 

See we have been just a tad busy.

But am I running?  Yes I am still running and doing Heart Rate based training.  I moved up from pure base Heart Rate Training to an 80/20 plan about 6 weeks ago in preparation for a few upcoming races.  I had been doing purely base training for about 3 months.  .   Sometimes HRT is easier to do on the treadmill.

HRT just me and my "Treaddie"

HRT just me and my “Treaddie”

 

I have 3 races and a fun run (so far) in the next 2 months

3k Fun Run with my youngest

9 miler at the Big Sur Marathon Weekend

Double Road Race in Pacific Grove

Capitola Half Marathon

I also switched back to the Maffetone / Keto eating method of High Fat / Low Carb** to become fat adapted, back in January.  And for fun 😉 have added in a weight training program.  So I am a pretty decently “Fat Adapted” running machine.  All in all I am down 10 lbs and have added some much needed muscle.

Last week I did a Virtual Half Marathon + extra with water and no food what so ever. I had some macadamia nuts with me just in case.  (I have a few friends that are doing it and they can do 20+ miles without food)  I did however learn that it’s probably a good idea to put something like Nuun in my water.  I never felt hungry or slow while running but my electrolytes were defiantly off after.  Lesson learned.  Other than that I think I am ready to race.

I have also been enjoying the views around here.  This is our first Spring in Cali and honestly we didn’t have that much of a “winter” so its been pretty fantastic.  Enjoy the views!

17 mile drive

17 mile drive

 

 

Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trails in Pebble Beach

Trails in Pebble Beach

17 mile drive

17 mile drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Its not as crazy as it sounds, really.  Google Fat Adapted Running.


2 Responses to “What’s Up? (Long Time, no Blog.) Training, Family and Fun!”

  1. Fat adapted…it’s the only way to run!

  2. shannonjoe says:

    I’ve never heard of fat adapted running. Sounds interesting??!?!? 🙂

    That is some gorgeous scenery where you are!!! Good luck with all of your races. I’m slowly getting back into running lately and loving it.

    Shannon

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