Sunday, April 13, 2008

snowy sunday

Seriously April 13th and it's snowing. whatever. I still got to run yesterday on the towpath in sunshine for most of the run. It was in the 50s and the weather was perfect until the end of the run. I met up with a few co-workers and Iron G at 8 am. The co-workers only ran like 2 miles out and back, so we weren't with them for very long. Gina and I had a very nice 10 miler, keeping a slowish pace of 9:40-10 min per mile. The sun kept fighting to come out from behind the clouds. We saw a beaver! A heron! And a giant white goose. There were a ton of people out on the path, it was just one of those nice enjoyable long runs. Gina had to leave after 10 miles so she could go sign papers on her first house! Congrats to Gina and Neil! After she left I continued out to do another 10 miler. But I quickly lost my motivation. It was starting to sprinkle and get really cloudy. My feet were starting to hurt, I kept telling myself, you're going to get 5 miles out and it's going to start pouring. I started bargaining with myself. I was running the opposite way on the towpath so I was going into the wind. Eventually my aching feet and lack of motivation won and I called it quits after 16 miles. I am very very worried about my marathon. My PF hurts so bad after about 2 hours. I am going to try and take it easy for the next 2 week during my taper. After my run I took a nap and headed to a fundraiser for shar pei savers and then to a birthday party for a friend. It was a long day. Toady I am exhausted.

I've been checking out the Ironman live site. Carrie (tritobefunny) is having an awesome race today and I hear that several folks from CTC are doing really well as well. I can't wait to read the race reports.


Running on Something said...

do not worry about your marathon. you will be fine - you have been training really hard for this - and one rough run doesn't mean anything! you've got a taper coming up - that will give your body time to heal. You are going to do great at the pig!

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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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