The weeks keep flying by for all of us training!
Long Run Updates: Molly at I'm a Sleeper Baker did her last long, long run at 21 miles. She's ready to rock her marathon in a few weeks!
Kellie at Running Rodeo took on 19. Lisa at Lisa's Yarns and I both ran 18. Linz at Destination 26.2, Rene at The Amherst Shuffle and Chris at Evolving through Running all took on 16.
Kate at Run with Kate ran her longest long run yet at 13.5 miles and she also attended a training session for Girls on the Run (a group to build self esteem for girls and train for a 5K) - which I think is just awesome!
Kelly at MaxiFortend ran a long run of 10 in preparation for her half and Pam at Thirty Schmirty did 10 in preparation for her marathon. Jen at Jen is Green had a 7 mile run (mixed in with lots of fun outings it appears!). Bret at Just an Age Grouper kicked off his half marathon training this week.
Amber (Girl with the Red Hair) had to postpone her 18-mile long run due to the heavy smoke in the air but hopefully that issue is resolved now and the air is clear! Erika at Chasing My Monkeys... is half way through her training but had to postpone her latest long run as well.
Race Reports: Click the links to see what others have run in the last week or so! Rae's Hamot 5K report, Julie's Maple Grove 3.75 mile (she's a racing machine!), Jon at SwiCycloRun's awesome Half Ironman report , Katie's Saratoga 5K report, Becka's Warrior Dash report , and Allie's AFC Half Marathon report.
Ann at Sole Sisters is already thinking 'marathon' even though her upcoming half is still what she is focusing on right now. Zaneta at Zaneta Runs' first half marathon is also quickly approaching!
Bobbi at Zero to 26.2 is slowing able to run again and has a terrific outlook on her journey. Mindy at The Road to Becoming a Runner is back feeling good on her runs and so is Anne at Asthma and the Gift of Running. Heather at The Crazy World of Running Mom made the decision to put her marathon on hold due to her injuries and also has a great outlook about it!
Aimee at I Tri to Be Me went a great camping/hiking trip and sported her Vibrams. I also saw Katie at Legally Fit recently got a pair too! Amy at Tri Tri Again is now sporting a fuel belt for long runs (they're not that dorky - we need 'em! - well, ok, maybe they are a little dorky). Oh, and Raquel at Historiadora on the Run recently got a new treadmill to help with some of her training.
Finally, just a couple of great posts to point out. Kate at Run with Kate has a great post about athletes and a vegan diet. I admire people who stick to a vegan diet. I know there are lots of us in this group who at least make efforts to cut back on some of their meat/dairy/etc. intake so I wanted to point out her great series of posts. And, Olivia at Blissful Runner has a great post dedicated to her awesome Mom!
Last Week's Poll Results
What day is your long run?
Friday - 6%
Saturday - 48%
Sunday - 46%
Is there someone who inspires you to run? Anyone in the running community you admire?
I have a few more things for polls/questions, but I'll probably run out in a few weeks. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know!