This is me last fall in Portland Maine so so so glad to be done! I ran the whole way and never walked. I had to keep changing my goals as the race went on and this is the one I made!
This coming weekend I am going to race the Capital City Stampede - advertised as Vermont's fastest 10K. We shall see! I think Run for Empowerment that I am missing because I will be in DC has to be the flattest 10K (or 5K) as it is on Burlington Bike Path which is pretty much totally flat! I haven't signed up but unless something comes up I am there!
Jill's Monday Brain Exchange Here is the question:
What are some of the things you have learned on your own personal journey through fitness, whether it be from triathlon, running or just simply training?
I am thinking about the ending of my half marathon last weekend and how terrible I felt. I have to think I was somewhat dehydrated as it took a long time afterwards for me to drink enough to have to pee. I always worry in a race about having to go to the bathroom and the time it will take and I tend to drink too little. I didn't respect the half as a very real distance on a hot day. I can get away with this attitude in the winter but not on the last weekend in May. I would have been much stronger with water/Gatorade and I think I could have made up the time a bathroom stop would have taken. Even if I lost time I can't afford not to hydrate properly!
This weekend T and I got to run together after a long dry spell due to busy schedules and races. We had a lot of catching up to do and it was GREAT running with her again. We ran in the rain both days. Today it poured for a lot of the run and I was SOAKED when I got home! But it wasn't cold so life was good.
I am still pondering my fall marathon choice. I got conflicting advice from my last post which is natural. I need to make up my own mind. I am leaning toward Mount Desert Island. I need to redeem myself after my last marathon. Previous to that I was 5 minutes away from BQing. Last year in Portland, ME I was about 25 minutes away, my second slowest marathon ever, the only one I haven't PRd in. Oddly enough I got second in my age group. I think I would rather run a marathon for pleasure (if running 26.2 miles on a challenging course can be called pleasure) and go for a BQ another year. I have wanted to do this marathon for awhile and then Runner's World gave it so much good press it heightened my interest even more. The biggest problem is it is 8 hours away. But it is what I am leaning toward at this moment.
Today I very happily sorted and organized my books. I put authors together, picked out books I want to reread and separated ones I am ready to get rid of. A great way to spend a still very rainy afternoon.
Did you see the Rave Run in the new edition of Runner's World? It's not very often I can look forward to running the Rave Run!
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