Saturday, May 29, 2010

145.95 Miles in 2010

2.4 mile jog/walk with Katie at Rough Creek Lodge! I started wheezing pretty badly, so we mostly walked this one. We also stopped completely a couple of times to chat with our cousins, aunt, and a friend we ran into along the way.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

143.55 Miles in 2010

3.55 miles today on the treadmill. I was feeling GREAT until right at 2 miles running when I had a sharp pull on the outside back of my left knee. I immediately changed to walking, and it was gone by the time I stopped. Weird. I'm glad it was (apparently) nothing, but I'm sad I stopped running. I was going strong!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

140.20 Miles in 2010

2.71 miles today at the rec center. I just wasn't feeling it today, so I ran faster and cut it shorter.

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LauraC "interviewed" me for the 500 in 2010 blog today. Go on over and see it!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

137.49 Miles in 2010

3.26 miles this morning in my first 5k ever! Yeah, Nike+ gave me a little more credit than the race course. Who to believe? I'll put checking the calibration on my list of things to do.

Anyway, the race was fun. I got there about 45 minutes early and just wandered around. I made sure to use the porta potty per LauraC's advice. I lined up toward the back of the pack, but I ended up needing to pass a bunch of people to really hit my stride. The course was 2.5k out, then a turn-around. As soon as I turned around, I realized we would be into the wind (and it was windy!) all the way back. Yikes! There was also an uphill section right before the 3 mile marker. Double yikes! If I had not been in the race, I would have definitely allowed for some walking. You can see how crazy up-and-down my pace was on my Nike+ graph.

My boys were waiting for me near the end! I definitely looked forward to seeing them cheer me on!

My official time was 33'26". My goals had been no walking and under 35 minutes, but in reality, I'd hoped to be closer to 30 minutes than I was. I blame the wind. =)

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

134.23 Miles in 2010

2.57 miles this morning around the neighborhood and a park loop. I wanted to take it a little easy today so I feel top notch on Saturday morning. I can only hope that the weather will be as nice as it was this morning!

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I picked up my race packet yesterday. There wasn't really any information about the race itself: just my number, timing thingy and stuff from the sponsors. They did give us a running shirt with the logo on it. LauraC recommended not wearing anything new at the race itself. I ran in it this morning, and she's right. I prefer my sleeveless shirts. Luckily, my other running skirt has a bit longer inseam, so no chub rub!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

131.66 Miles in 2010

2.96 miles today. I ran around our neighborhood and ended up on the trail behind the house for the last mile or so. It. Was. Hot. Also: chub rub was worse than it has ever been. I pick up my race packet from a running store on Tuesday, so I will be sure and pick up some Glide. If you have another preference, please let me know!

Saturday is race day!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

128.7 Miles in 2010

4.1 miles today on the treadmill. I ran 3 and walked 1. Felt ok.

I am getting pretty nervous for the 5K next weekend. Any tips on what to expect?

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

If I had a Treadmill...

... I would run tonight. (said at least 3x per week lately.)

Care to repeat your recommendations in the comments, since I lost that piece of paper? All I remember is a thumbs up on Horizon and that Laura's was a floor model + coupon deal from Dick's. I think I will pick a couple of options and it put it on the radar of my deal-finding BIL. He is a master Craig's List- and pawn shopper.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

124.6 Miles in 2010

Just 2.03 miles today. I decided to go check out the 5k route, which is a trail over by where Bryan works. The trail is paved and wide. Unfortunately, it was crazy-windy today, and there were also three men that were just ... loitering. They made me nervous. So I left.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

122.57 Miles in 2010

3.73 miles today for Week 9, Day 3. That's right: I've finished the c25k program. Yea! I ran at 5.1 today.

5K is in two weeks, so it's time to move it all outside. I'm hoping to get over to the race location at least once before the race to see what I'm up against. Exciting!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

118.84 Miles in 2010

Great treadmill run today for 3.66 miles. I think I ran 3 miles... it not, it was darn close. Yea! I ran at 5.0 today. Nike+ has miles 2 & 3 at 10'16" pace. I'm counting this as Week 9, Day 2. One more workout, and I've graduated from c25k!

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I'm not sure when I will get to run again. Bryan is leaving town tomorrow, and I have to work downtown W-F. Saturday is JTC's birthday party with all that implies.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

115.18 Miles in 2010

2.7 miles today back on the trail. It didn't feel right from the start, so I only ran one mile of it. My left hand swelled up painfully, and the only thing I can think of is that I was wearing a watch? I took it off immediately, and it's getting better. Guess I won't run with a watch anymore!

Also, the no-see-ums were CRAZY! I'm sure I inhaled several hundred. Yuk.

Edited to add: Nike+ Graph