Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Training for Tuesday #4

Another countdown complete!  Another medal achieved!!!

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Upcoming events:

14 November 2015: Sweet Tea Half in Summerville, SC
18-21 February 2016: Glass Slipper Challenge weekend + 5k in Orlando, FL (Disney World)
02 April 2016: Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC

September's Goals:

-Keep up with the training plan(s).  Those long runs are killer and fall means several activities on the horizon, which means keeping up with the runs, EVEN IF I'm out of town for the weekend.
-Run the Greenway in West Ashley.
-Run the bridge again/run more with Teh German who really pushes my pace.
-Add some cross training into the mix (I might count sexy time and random dance offs with Teh German (this is my motivation to not be so shy and just shake these hips), don't judge me). 
-Navy-Air Force 1/2 Marathon!!!
-Keep running after the Navy-AF 1/2.. the Sweet Tea 1/2 is coming!  We'll see if I try to talk someone into doing the Sweet Tea run with me or just run it as my first solo 1/2.
-Manage this chafing issue I've been dealing with.  If it's not underboob chafing, it something else.  I wish I was kidding, but I got hip chafing from my hydration belt recently.  WTF?  #chafingsagaof2015


I didn't even have to really talk Teh MD-AR into running the Sweet Tea 1/2 with me.  It was just meant to be.  She reminded me that she's visiting in November and the Sweet Tea 1/2 just so happens to be the weekend that she is here.  Annnnddd she's running her Army 10 Miler a few weeks before so it's really not much more training to scale up 3 miles.  Wiiiiiiiinnnnnn.  Teh German also mentioned running it, but we'll see.  He wasn't impressed with the price.

I added the Sweet Tea 1/2 event to RunKeeper.  Gold star for me.

I got tramp stamp chafing during my Navy-AF 1/2.  I'm not even sure why/how since the shorts I wore were Navy shorts that I've owned for a long time and I've never had an issue.  I could feel the tag rubbing my back around mile 3, but I just shifted my shirt (throughout the race) and powered through it.

That said, I purchased Body Glide AND Gooch Guard to combat the underboob #chafingsagaof2015.  After the Body Glide didn't work on a 3 mile run, I was pissed and took to Amazon to find something better and I discovered Gooch Guard and several other chamois (wtf does that mean, I'm seriously too afraid to google it) creams.  I figured if it was for balls (I made the assumption since it was for bikers) it would have to be better, right?  Whatever.  I slathered on Body Glide, I rubbed on the Gooch Guard, and I wore my original running bras (please never die bras, plllleeeeaasssee) and I was underboob chafing free.  Too bad I still wasn't chafe-free.. Le siiiigh.

At one 1.5ish weeks after the 1/2, I'm back to running.  It was difficult continuing to run because I was hurting so bad, but after 2 sessions in 1 week with the chiropractor, I was way better than I was after my Divas 1/2.

October Goals:

-Keep training for my Sweet Tea 1/2.
-Get my pace down.
-Try out Crossfit.
-Don't get hurt.

We're keeping it simple this month to try to avoid hitting that running wall again.

Wanna be friends on RunKeeper and stalk each other?  Yes, please.
Linking up with Alyssa and Tracy!

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  1. Your "Don't get hurt" goal is my #1 goal always. My tight calves and knotted shins are laughing at me as I type this.

  2. You did a lot in September! And go you with another medal! I think don't get hurt is a great goal. Hahah! Good luck this month!

  3. Congrats on another finish line in the books! I wish I could race as often as you seem to, you make me jealous! Good luck in this next round of training and thanks for linking up!

  4. Simple is good! Not getting hurt is always a good thing to strive for. And thanks for reminding me that I need to pick up some chamois cream for cycling! I've never used it before but I did a 53-mile ride last weekend and....yeah. I need to try it.


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