Friday, January 6, 2012

In it to win it

New year, new job, new challenge.

Thats right. I finally am going to venture into my career choice (you know that one that I spent about 6 years getting a masters degree in.) I was offered a teaching job last week and will be starting on Monday! I can not wait and I think that its a great step in the right direction.

I also kind of jumped the gun and quit my other job, so I have had sort of a weeks vacation. Which has been perfect because this week I officially started training for marathon #2, with the goal of achieving a BQ this time! Not sure if its possible, but I'm sure as hell gonna try! :)

Here is my week in training thus far:

Monday: Easy run (6 miles, avg. 8:30 pace)

Tuesday: Intervals (20 min warm up at 8:30 pace, then 20 minutes of alternating 1 min=7:30 pace 1 min=8:30 pace, then 20 min cool down at 8:30 pace)

Wednesday: Easy run (5.1 miles at 8:30 pace)

Thursday: Weight training and Easy run (4 miles at 8:30 pace)

Friday: Rest

Tomorrow will be an interval run and Sunday will be my first long run. I am going to play it by ear, but I'm aiming for 8 miles.

So far I am off to a pretty good start. My goal pace for the marathon will be about 8:15-8:30, and my comfortable pace is about 8:30 right now, so I'm feeling pretty good! Hopefully it will continue to improve!!

Another thing I have done with my week off is a little DIY project that I'm quite proud of:

I have been wanting to make one for forever and finally decided to take matters into my own hands. Next project will be one for my race bibs! And if you guys are interested in a tutorial on how to make one yourself let me know and I will post it! Its super easy!

What is everyone doing this weekend? Any race plans?


  1. I'm headed to Ouray for the ice climbing festival!!

    Welcome back by the way, and congrats on the new job!! What grade level?

  2. You're back!! I was beginning to wonder what happened to you :) GOOD LUCK on BQing, that's my big goal too :) :)

  3. You have not posted in awhile! Nice to see one from you. Good luck on Marathon #2 and the new Job!

  4. congrats on the new job! and good luck with the BQ; definitely possible!

  5. New job, CONGRATS!
    And I'm so glad you ended up having one week between the jobs, I bet it's great to have one week to relax and get everything in order.

    You can TOTALLY get a BQ girl! If I can do it, YOU CAN TOO :)

    What time do you need to qualify? Aren't you around my age? I just wanted to double check with you b/c you mentioned your goal marathon pace is 8:15 to 8:30, but you need an 8:10 pace to get under 3:35. Or maybe I'm just confused! Maybe you're talking about a different future race where you want to BQ?

  6. no no you are totally right! For some reason I was thinking that my goal pace would be 8:15, but you are totally right it should be 8:10 or better. Looks like I'm going to have to train a little harder! :)