Pump It

With the exception of the cold front that rolled in over the weekend, temperatures are on the rise which means my miles will be tapering down.  As for races, I have a few more 5Ks and then one last longer distance (5 Miles for Moffitt) until the cooler weather returns this fall.

Since summer weather brings shorter distance races and triathlons, over the next few months I’ll be focusing on lots of cross-training (swimming, biking and strength training exercises) and speed work.

Yeah, it’s time to pump it.



On the subject of speed work, Ricole Runs and Run DMT will be hosting a new linky party every Tuesday called Track Tuesday.  We’re hoping a weekly blog hop and little peer pressure will keep us motivated to do weekly sprints.  I definitely need to focus on speed and I could use some virtual running partners encouraging me to stay focused.  If you’re a runner, I hope you join us tomorrow for Track Tuesday.

And there’s one more thing for me to be pumped about!  The lottery for the NYC Marathon will happen this Wednesday at noon and I will be watching the tweets and the live streaming selection process with bated breath.  You can watch it live too at http://www.nyrr.org/media-room/nyrr-tv.

God, I hope I make it.  I’ve got my fingers, toes and laces crossed that I make it this year.  Wish me luck and link up and share what music is moving you this week.


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  1. krisranhere says:

    Track Tuesday sounds great! Motivation and peer pressure make a big difference 🙂 Once I am done my base phase maybe I will join you ladies. I look forward to reading about it!

  2. Amethyst Moon says:

    I’m doing Miles for Moffitt, too. It’s especially important to me, because of how well they treated me last year for my hysterectomy. But, you’ll find me in the way back of the pack…I’m walking it. Good luck to you on Wednesday!

  3. xmasdolly says:

    I so love the Black Eyed Peas, and I bet that’s a great song for you to pump up with. That’s one of their first HIT WONDERS so you’re right in with the theme as far as I’m concerned. I’ve heard the song, but I don’t think I’ve ever saw the video. That is awesome. Good luck on your training my friend, and also be careful remember your limits. We don’t want nothing happening to our “Track Star”! Have a rockin’ week!

  4. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I don’t really like BEP, but this is one song that you really can’t help but tap your feet to.
    As usual, thank you for linking up with us and being such a great support to us. I know I haven’t had a chance to get over here regularly, but I really do appreciate all your support and friendship.
    Have a great week. =)

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