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.

Monday, August 9, 2010

My Pacer Em

Bloggy Buddy Emily is in town from the other Washington, DC. We met a few months back for 16 miles and a tasty brunch, she gave me AMAZING confidence training for Eugene and helped me believe I could BQ. Em is super super super FAST, check out her Half Marathon last weekend HERE. I have had a couple bummer Half Marathons, the Halloween Half in the rain that was .5 long and the HILLY Mercer Island Half where I was recovering from 2 weeks of being sick. I am DUE for a Half PR!! Soooooo

With the help of my adorable Dimple twin we will RUN an impromptu Half Marathon in Magnuson Park Seattle. The course is 4 loops....not sure how I feel about that, at least I will know what to expect after loop 1. I am PUMPED to have a pacer and I am sure Em will like running SLOWER with me :)

Fun times ahead...

  • Have you ever run with a Pacer? Or a friend who was a bit faster than you? How did it go?

11 comments:

Angie Bishop said...

I am running (hopefully) tomorrow in a 5k with my super speedy friend Molly. She is awesome and will push me for sure. I ran my last 5k with her and PRed by over 2 minutes :)

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Good luck!!! And yes, I have run with a few people who were quite a bit faster than me!! You being one of them! =) My friend RED used to be a lot faster than me too, she would run off and leave me in races though. I wasn't mentally or physically able to keep up with her. It would be a different story now though. I am sure you have the abilty and the mental capacity to do it!!!

GO MEL!!!!!!!!!

track coach and adorable wife said...

Coach ran with me, and I did PR but it doesn't really count because it was only my second race and my first one was AWFUL! Had I actually trained more for it, it might have worked out better, he he he. Good luck to you! Just run fast, great advice I know!

Java Joggers said...

Seems like most people I run with are faster than me, lol... my husband paced me in a 5 mile race last winter, and I did PR, but kept telling him to "shut up" when he was telling me to go faster, you can do it, almost done, etc. Clearly I was feeling a little stressed :)

Tricia said...

have fun!

TNTcoach Ken said...

I've paced runners before and it can get ugly when you have to get them to run faster than they want/able to.....

amy said...

Good luck in your half! You'll do well!! Your post inspired my blog post for today :) It is so great to have someone to encourage us to go further, faster. LOVE it!!

ajh said...

When Em lived here and ran with me I def. ran faster! Have fun. She is a fast gal!

Do you mean the Halloween half was .5 longer than it should have been? That would have sent me out of my mind if that is the case!

Katie A. said...

Have fun with Emily! I'm super jealous! You are going to do awesome with her :) I haven't been able to have a friend pace me before - but I have paced quite a few peeps for their own PR's. It feels just as good as your own :)

Just getting caught up and saw the pics of your beautiful family! Love it! Huggss!

Marlene said...

Awesome! You will love having a pacer. And you two will have fun for sure!!

Emily said...

Awwww I'm just seeing this, I love it! I'm SO EXCITED to run with you this weekend. I am 100 percent confident that we are going to CRUSH your PR and have so much FUN doing it!! CAN'T WAIT!!