6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mishmash Randomness

Forgot my shoes yesterday (DER!) and am CRAZY busy with meetings today so I most likely won't be running...so this post is a mishmash of topics.

STATS for 5/18:
5.05 Miles
Time: 42:24
Pace: 8:23
Running the day after my 1/2 Marathon, hills, tight quads, warm day, and running in my neighborhood.

I ran the Monday after my 1/2 Marathon, hoping to see what my legs would do after running to NEAR failure the day before....I believe it was Aron who offered the tip that it is a good idea to run on tired legs, I took the advice. All in all the run was AWESOME!! OK so these legs do have more in them, check!!

Reflecting on the race I have mentally prepared myself to no longer go on the easy level trail runs....yes folks I NEED more hills in my life. So my 5 miler was nearly all hills....all in preparation for this... Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on June 27th....

THANKFULLY the wonderful race people changed the course and the last 6 miles are pretty darn LEVEL....YIPPEE!!! I am not sure exactly what my pace will be...but tentatively I am slated for the BQ Coral 3:40min. Could be a Pie in the Sky Goal...but I am not shy to TRY.. Rookie qualifies for Boston first time out, sounds like a good headline to me. May re-evaluate after my 20 miler...will keep you posted.

TRAINING and PRACTICE...I am anxiously anticipating my belt from Nathan, hoping it will come this week before my LONG run. For LONG runs I have tried a few items from Gu's to Chews, my favorite Gu is the PLAIN...LOL...I am that exciting. I am a BIG fan of various types of chews (that may not be the correct term in running land)....I was TOTALLY bummed because my stash ran out before my race, I will not let that happen again. I went to REI and picked up a few items to try for fun..so look for a product report next week for the following items....


I am sure these items have been reviewed before....but not by me...LOL.. Happy Wednesday.. OFF TO MEETINGS MEETINGS MEETINGS...

11 comments:

Velma said...

Let me know how you like the GU chomps. I like the moons and the sharkies. Kid warning - you have to kids them or the kids will eat them (my kids are like goats). Seriously :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

Meetings blech! You can daydream about your BQ on your first time out (is it okay to be secretly jealous that you prolly will qualify, course I'm amped for you even still;)

I love sport beans, but some people find them hard to manage. I also like shot blocks but seeing how I choke on them, I have to cut them down to eat them.

Have you gotten a Nathan water bottle yet?

Mel-2nd Chances said...

interesting to hearing about the Chomps, even though not many stores here carry them yet.

tfh said...

I was totally sore and couldn't run a step for days after my first half-- sounds like you're doing GREAT! And I say definitely join a corral based upon your "A" goal-- everybody does it, so if you don't I'm guessing the start would be frustrating. :)

J said...

Running hills will definitely help you in the marathon. Even in my 15k training I make sure there are hills because otherwise I feel like I am going to die on the hills during the race!

Sarah Jane said...

My, my, don't you bounce back fast after your 1st half! This is only one of the reasons why I can totally picture you qualifying for Boston your first time around!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

I thought you'd get a kick out of this. Keira is behind me playing, and looks up and sees the picture of the GUs and Sharkies, points at the screen and says, "Mommy...nummies!"

IzzyBubbles said...

I'm also a fan of the sport beans but can't manage to eat them while running (too uncoordinated) so I just eat a pack before I run and save my GUs for during. I'm definitely a fruity GU girl. :)

I think you're going to do so great in Seattle, and it will be a blast. I can only imagine how pretty that course is going to be, maybe the scenery will keep your mind off the hills for at least a little while.

RunToFinish said...

the running on tired legs is great for distance training, but not really recommended directly post race. if you don't spend enough time in recovery you will get injured...which is no fun. be careful with that

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Glad to hear your legs were in good shape. Look forward to the product reports!

aron said...

haha well USUALLY i take the day after races off or run really slowly but looks like you still had an awesome run!