Friday, March 28, 2008


Alright. I had an awesome 8 miler last night. I ran it with an avg pace of 8:53. I have never maintained under a 9 min mile for that long. Sweeettt. I might just have to do the Hermes 10 miler and see how I do. The last 10 mile race I ran was in 2006 and I ran it with an avg pace of 9:41. I felt good the whole run and managed to get 6 mile done before it started raining. It just sprinkled though, so it wasn’t so bad. But after my watch crossed from 7:99 to 8:00, I was d-o-n-e and in the house. Gary had dinner waiting, what a nice husband!

I was going to swim this morning, but decided I need to take just a total rest day. I am nervous about tomorrow. I hope I am remembering the hills as being bigger than they really were. Last year’s time was 3:19, so I should easily be able to beat that. But you just never know. My stomach has been wonky for well over a week now, it may decided to torment me tomorrow. I am heading to Fleet Feet on lunch to pick up some hammer gels. I have a case of accelerade gels at home, but I haven’t really tried them yet and they have protein in them, so I am not sure how my stomach will handle them. Best not to try them out on a race, even if it really is just a training run. Beth and I are meeting at 5:15 to make the trek to PA. I sure hope it doesn’t rain. I ran a whole half marathon in a downpour once though, so it won’t be the end of the world if it is. Of course that HM was in Aug, so it was certainly warmer out.


Joshua Middleton said...

Good luck on your run in PA! I wish it was in Philly!

Running on Something said...

nice job on the 8 miler! and good luck with the race tomorrow - I'm sure you will do great! I wish i could be joining you after all - but it's just not fitting into my schedule this weekend!

tracie said...

good luck!!! I can't wait to hear how you and Beth do!! :) Enjoy your mini road trip!

RunnerGirl said...

Good luck, can't wait to hear how it goes!

Susan Oseen said...

Hope you have a good day tomorrow and that you get the results that you want. Stay Positive!!!

Tri to Be Funny said...

Best of luck this weekend!! May the wind gods be at your back constantly!

Patricio said...


Brian said...

good luck on the race. I recommend the running jelly bellies. They are tasty. also cliff sells shot blocks in margarita flavor.

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