Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Since Dailymile's going to round up, I want you all to know that my finish time was 1:54:59... exactly one second less than my goal of 1:55:00 :)
I had visions of a PR dancing somewhere in the back of my mind, but today was not the day for that. Considering I could barely walk yesterday (pulled something, perhaps carrying my five year old to bed, there will be no more of that action in this house!), I am very happy!
While I do not approve of the biodegradable race bibs (they were a bit too degradable once they got sweaty and rainy), I love this race. I love that they don't send you home with a bag full of paper and coupons and other crap that you're never going to use!
It was great to see Dave and Renee, as well as have Oneal (from Biggest Loser) to send us on our merry racing way.
I will now be going to partake of my celebratory huevos rancheros and bloody mary. Today is a good day. Actually, every day is a good day, even the bad days. I like running, I like it a lot. (For those of you who follow Greg P., yes, I stole that because I like it, I like it a lot).
In addition to that, Chris and I ran 15+ miles last Saturday. It was HARD! We were away for the weekend and ran on Madeline Island. Running on Madeline Island was very cool, but we were just totally off our game. I didn't eat an appropriate meal the night before (steak sandwich with a salad... simply not enough fuel for that kind of mileage), and apparently I didn't eat enough before we took off. I had a banana and half a clif bar. I made it through with the help of Gu, but it was not fun. And, we ran out of water. Major bummer. We did manage to find this place and the owner filled our bottle for us. I could have kissed him!
Other than that, I've been running five or six miles on Mondays, and three to five miles of sprints and hills on Wednesdays with the Y club. I hate those Wednesday workouts, but feel my half marathon time is proof that they're worth the trouble.
Monday, August 2, 2010
After 10 years of living here, I guess I'm getting to be a real Minnesotan. I found myself cursing the heat today.
I knew this run was going to be underwhelming, but wanted to log a few miles after falling slightly short of my goal yesterday. Despite the heat and humidity, I felt pretty good for three miles. Could have covered a little more distance, but opted to call it quits after four in an attempt to save a little gas in the tank for tomorrow's sprints and hills. The frozen yogurt smoothie pops that my daughter created and named made for a nice post-run treat :)
Enjoyed meeting the Ragnar crew yesterday evening. Thanks to everyone for coming... I know the time and location created some challenges, but it was great to have almost everyone together.
More sprints and hills. I was certainly lacking in mental toughness tonight. Though I'm seeing benefits, I am weary of this routine. Enjoyed the company and the post run frosty, though :)
This is a scheduled step back week, so this was my 'long run.' Half marathon a week from tomorrow, then a whole new running world for me (I've never run more than 13.1 miles).
Now, to go load the car for the weekend camping excursion. Love the camping, hate the packing! Happy weekend, all :)