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Brief update

Posted Jun 25 2013 9:04pm
Please excuse the recent radio silence. The reason for it hasn't been because things have been sucking on the running front (quite the opposite!) but because I'm looking to migrate the blog from Blogger to Wordpress and I've been paranoid about the blog going under in the process, like it did for about a week when I first got my domain. I'll get to it eventually and hopefully it'll be smooth sailing.

As for running, I still don't really know what went wrong at Newport. I have a couple of ideas, of course, but now that I've gone to the doctor to get checked out (nothing) and I have actually started feeling okay while running, all I can do (and want to do) is move forward.

Over the past couple of weeks, I've alternated between running my favorite out-and-back route and run-commuting the three miles to my gym near work, followed by three more miles on the air-conditioned (!!!) indoor track. Since I know the 6.2-mile out-and-back route like the back of my hand, I've been running with my Garmin on indoor (stopwatch) mode to avoid freaking out about my pace when it's 80 degrees with 95 percent humidity at 7 a.m. And what do you know? With Garmin, I'm normally the queen of 10-minute miles when it's hot. Since hiding my pace, it's been more like 9:10 on average. Go figure.

I also ran the Father's Day 5K and felt like I was running in  oven for ~25  minutes. It wasn't pretty, but I have a feeling my July 4th one will be better.
I'll be running whatever (probably nothing more than my 10K happy distance) for about another week or so before starting marathon training. I decided to take on a new coach to work with through the Houston Marathon, which I'm excited about, because she's kind of a real-life pro and stuff.

Are you surviving training through the summer? Ever worked with a coach? And is there anyone out there who has made the Blogger-to-Wordpress switch and can enlighten me?

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