Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Really, I'm training too!

First off, I know that I'm behind in cathing up with all of you. I'm very sorry about that. I'll catch up when I get home this weekend, I promise.

We still have a few days left here. A typical vacation day for us usually includes spending time at the beach or pool in the early morning, then cleaning up and heading out to explore the island.

We've been up and down the west coast, which is the dry side. There are several historic places to visit and learn about the history of the island. We've also explored the rainier side on the east coast which is where the waterfalls and rainforest areas can be found.

It's not all beaches and waterfalls here on the Big Island for me, I'm actually working through my half marathon training as well.

Before leaving, I made a point of getting in my long run for the weekend. I did the 9:1 walk run. I'm very happy with how that felt and even happier with my splits. I think the even miles were ones with two walk breaks and the odd miles were ones with one walk break. So it was fairly even once I got warmed up.

And on the island, I'm experiencing the wonders of oxygen. On Monday I ran 3 miles in just under 30minutes. And this morning, I ran 5 miles in just under 52 minutes, including walk breaks. What a different it makes to be at sea level rather than 5000ft!! Some day, I'd really like to do a race at a lower altitude.

That's all for now...have a great day everyone!

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Don't worry about us. Enjoy your vacation. We'll all be right here when you get back.

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  2. Hey Lisa - Kick back and enjoy your holiday!

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  3. Girl you better not be worrying about keeping up with us on YOUR vacation!
    Great numbers, I am impressed that you are getting time in!
    Enjoy the rest of your trip!
    Take Care

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  4. Hey, do not even think about blogs or reading or replying until you're back in real life! Then tell us all about your winderful holiday :)

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  5. Ok your post is an example of a "true blogger". You're on vacay but you're thinking about all the posts you haven't done!..;-) Way to get in your half-mary training while you're there.

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  6. Continue to enjoy your holiday and nice job getting your runs in!

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  7. Very impressed you're getting your runs in! Way to go. Enjoy yourself and no worries about us crazies in blogworld!

    Hope you have fun while in the beautiful Hawaii!

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  8. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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  9. Enjoy your vacation...and that is some fast running!!

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  10. Great pics!! Have a great time and don't worry about us!

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  11. I hope the journey home is as good to you as your vacation has been! Great runs!

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  12. Lovely pictures! Enjoy whats left of the vacation.

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  13. Sounds like a great balance of playing and training!

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  14. NIce pics.. It is cool sometimes to run at different places, espcially Hawaii..

    Have fun.

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  15. Wow. That sounds so wonderful.

    And I am glad to hear about the difference the altitude makes... I am counting on that for my marathon.

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  16. Good job training even on vacation. Its hard to do that sometimes, to work your schedule around everyone else's. But that's what moms do all the time, right? I keep forgetting you are at such a high elevation! I don't have that excuse! Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by.

    What a glorious journey you are having! Refreshing the spirit must be good for training too.
    I appreciate pictures that enlarge well... and Yours are a delight to view... enlarged.
    Have joy, come back safely.

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