Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Taper since the 20 miler has been pretty good, but my taper tantrum has arrived right on time. I'm crabby, irritable, and ready to run. Let's go already.
Despite the whiny tone of this post, however, I do feel I'm mentally in a better place than I was for my two previous attempts at 26.2. I plan on lining up with the four hour pace group. Yes, I said it. I am officially and admittedly going for the sub-four this time. We'll see what happens...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
When I buy shoes, I buy based on feel, fit, cushion, etc. Appearance is a non-factor. If you don't believe me, take a look at my new kicks:
Um, yeah... they're Carolina blue. This pains me to no end, as it would any self-respecting KU basketball fan. These are good for my soles, but bad for my soul. I feel like I need to go to confession or something. Which is really weird, seeing as I'm not Catholic.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I took part in the Solomon Autumn Trail Series last night. It was a great little event, and my first ever trail race. I'm not ready to give up on asphalt, but it was a nice change of pace from running around the lakes. The scenery was absolutely beautiful, and I'm sure will be even more so when I go back for more on 11/12!
A brief report of my run can be seen on DM.
Monday, September 12, 2011
I'm training for my third marathon, thus this marks the third time I've done a 20 miler. I can't believe I'm saying this, but they do actually get easier. That being said, I'm two days past this endeavor, and I'm pooped. Lots of reasons, but the point I'd like to take away from this one is that I need to drink more water after these monster runs. Lots more.