Tuesday, April 17, 2007


I've passed Hixon now, in my effort to run the distance between Chilliwack and Prince George. Check out the tracker at the top of my blog. Less than 31 miles left to go.


Carrie said...

Wow, good job! I miss running so much.

Thanks for your comment on my blog - I didn't see an address to respond to. Wouldn't a rain barrel give you nice, soft water? Mmmm. Sounds very clever of your husband.

Leisel said...

And didn't you say you run about 6 miles a day when you manage to exercise? That'd put you w/i a week of your goal distance... WOO-HOO!

Nicole said...

Keep up the good work!

Marlene said...

No, Carrie, it seems the new Blogger doesn't automatically send the email address of other Bloggers who choose to disclose it. It's a feature I really miss.

Any commentor who would like to get a hold of me personally, will have to refer to my profile page where my email address is provided as a link. *sigh*

I was running 6 miles 5 days a week in an effort to reach PG by April 1st Leisel. Most days I still do, although now that I have missed the goal date I am a little more relaxed about the actual mileage each day. I usually run 40 minutes and accomplish nearly 6 miles. Today I bombed and only did a mile and a half before slinking from the gym. My heart just wasn't in it today for some reason.

Anonymous said...

I just can't imagine going as fast as you on the elliptical. I do about 1/3 your speed if that. Congrats on your distance.

Marlene said...

I didn't originally start out at such a gallop Gillian. I've been working out very regularly, always pushing myself to do my best, for a year at the end of this month.

Other than a short warm up of about 3 - 4 minutes I usually run along at about 8.5 to 9 miles per hour (according to the read out) and my heart rate reaches 150 to 160 BPM.

I don't do "hills or intervals", I set the machine on "cardio" and it uses my heart rate as a guide for the difficulty level. Heart rate goes up too much? ... the machine backs off the difficulty level for a while. If the heart rate goes below the "150" I set the monitor for then the machine provides more resistance for a while.