How They Train!
Angela Wable - July/August 2012
I did not compete in high school cross country or track and have been running since 2009. It all started with a question from my daughter, Autumn, of what I wanted for Mother’s Day in 2009. I told her I wanted her to run the Mother’s day race with me and finish in less than 30 minutes. I accomplished both of those! The true fun started in 2011, when I started training consistently so my daughter wouldn’t completely leave me in the dust.
5K -21:14, Palace Saloon
4M- 30:09, Potluck
8K- 36:09, Doggie Dash
10K- 44:55, Springtime
12K- 53:39:97, Flash
15K- 1:09:24, Most fun! Gate River Run
30K- 2:28:39, Bradley’s, I felt awesome!
Half-Marathon- 1:37:08, St. Augustine--at the turn around you got to see the sun rise above the water, it was a sight to see!
Marathon- 3:45:45, Tallahassee
Sad to say, I had to look all these up because I don’t remember them!
I take recovery time not down time, slower/easier runs. I listen to my body more when it needs rest.
I taper for some races.
Weekdays I run roughly 1 P.M. and weekends in the morning.
Yes, reoccurring bronchitis and MRSA (staph infection), along with nerve damage in my right foot from over-training.
Does that include whole wheat blueberry waffles with peanut butter and honey? With butter chip pickles on the side? If not, then only a multi-vitamin and calcium chewable.
I’m a Saucony girl.
I do some free weights. I do about three times a week to strengthen my upper body.
I enjoy running on Monday nights with the Trailblazers on the Cadillac trails. I like the Cadillac because of all the trails, even though I’m a native it was neat to see all the different trails. I like the Greenway at the Thorton entrance. A couple weeks ago, I was running down the hill at the Miccosukee Greenway, while the sun was coming up and I saw a hot air balloon rising above the trees! I was thinking how awesome is this and how lucky to be injury free to see this.
Since I haven’t been running for that long, I learned a few important lessons during the Tallahassee Marathon 2012--accept what race day gives you, whether it be weather or health. I don’t want to just survive another race, but actually enjoy it. I started training in the middle of the day to get used to the conditions.
I started running with Chuck and Janna’s group on Thursdays. It included interval training on Tuesday. I didn’t plan on running the Boston mini until Chuck asked. He swayed me and look where I ended up. There are days you don’t feel like running, but when you show up to run with the group you forget that feeling and just have fun.
For the Boston mini I earned my cow pin! But most importantly, I have gained a lot of friends along the way to enjoy my journey with.
Listen to your body! Do not be stubborn; it has a voice whether you think so or not. Be disciplined and I can’t stress enough to just have fun with it. Just a side note, if you happen to have children, two or four legged--please make sure you feed them during your crazy training schedules. If you don’t, they have a tendency to feel unloved.