Saturday, July 23, 2011

Decision made...

"Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
David Joseph Schwartz 

I sure hope that's true :)

Every run I've done since Québec has been with a 5/1 ratio and that has proved to be the solution for me. No knee problems and my relative speed has not been affected at all. I'd like to thank Kerrie for indirectly motivating me and helping me accept that using a 5/1 ratio could actually lead to a successful sub-5 hour marathon. She did great, running a sub 4:45 first marathon using a 5/1 ratio! I was inspired and impressed...and this has played a big role in the success of my recent long runs I'm sure. 

Today, I had 130 minutes at LSD pace on my training schedule, but I decided that it was time for another test and so I opted for a 23Km run. The last time I ran 23Km, which is my longest distance to date, I had a cold and I ended up injuring my ankle. Today, I felt great, no injuries, and I finished 23 minutes faster. It was a sign and I listened...so this is my decision:

Anne L. is now Registered for Marathon OASIS de Montréal in the MARATHON!!!!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Cheers!

30 comments:

bobbi said...

YAY!!! So glad you've found something that's working SO WELL for you! Congrats!

Kate said...

Oh, YEAH!! That's great news, Anne!

Xaarlin said...

Whoo hoo! That's great news! I've never tried the 5/1 or anything like it, might have to look into it in the future.

TX Runner Mom said...

Awesome! BTW, I used 5/1s for 6 marathons and it worked great for me.

Paul said...

Great! SO happy you found your recipe for training!

On to the marathon....8)

Evolving Through Running said...

Outstanding that you've found your secret formula for staying healthy. Still searching for mine, but in the midst of a relatively healthy stretch, so I'm not complaining.

Good luck in the marathon - sounds like you're on your way to a great result.

RockStarTri said...

Congrats! Exciting stuff.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

So exciting! Congrats!

ajh said...

That is truly awesome!!

Alma said...

AWESOME! That is very exciting Anne! I think this sounds like a great plan - you can do it!

Caroline said...

quelle bonne nouvelle Anne!!!
je suis bien heureuse pour toi!!!

Char said...

Good on you! How exciting and how wonderful that your confidence is coming back.

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

So happy you found something that works :)

Black Knight said...

.....and you will run a great marathon reaching your goal.
Great news!

Jamoosh said...

Nothing wrong with 5/1. One of my fastest marathons (albeit I am slow) was taking a short 20 second walk break every mile with a full minute walk break every four or five miles. Good for you!

P said...

YAY! What exciting news! Cheers to training injury-free and run-walking a great race!!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

I think it was a very well thought out decision and I am soooo HAPPY for you. You will have a great time.

Claire said...

Woohoooo!!! Pas d'autres mots!!!! Woohooo!!! J'ai moi aussi adopté le run/walk lors de ma dernière longue (en 10/1) et ce sera comme ça que je ferai mon marathon. Je crois sincèrement que ça évite les blessures! Bravo pour ton inscription, nous ferons notre baptême-marathon le même jour!!! Hâte de t'y voir!!!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Yahoo!!

Teamarcia said...

Fantastic! So excited for you!
Way to kill that 23k as well!

Laura said...

WooHoo! Congrats on the run and the marathon sign up!!

Amy said...

so glad you figured out what works for you - and congrats on being signed up for your marathon - you can do it!

Jennifer said...

Fabulous! Proud of you for keeping at it!

Pat said...

That's awesome! I love your quote!!

Sylvie said...

Yeah !!! Sooo happy for you :) Will be there to cheer you on Pie-IX!

Marlene said...

YAYYYYYY! So happy & excited for you!!! Glad you've found something that works - keep it up!

Molly said...

Whoo hoo!!

kilax said...

Awesome!!!

Giorgio said...

You are registered for the Montréal's Marathon, that's a great news :)
Have nice runs, Anne!

Beth said...

Yeah!! I'm so excited for you! 23 minutes faster on your training run is amazing. So glad you found what works for you and that you are feeling great. Enjoy your training!