Sunday, February 26, 2012

Another beautiful morning run...

Went out for a 11 mile run this morning... it felt wonderful!  It was cool out when I left the house, but it warmed up pretty quick!  It wont be long before I will have to leave the house EARLY to get the run in before the heat sets in... I figure I got about another couple of weeks... then its brutal heat season!!

I remember when 10 miles seemed like a marathon distance... and now I am starting to get comfortable with it, which means this summer, I will be bumping the long runs to a higher mileage!  Keeping the long runs between 10-13 miles is perfect, unless you are training for a marathon!  I don't have one planned at this time, as I am not sure I can train for a fall marathon, while living here!  I did it two summers in a row, and the heat is just too much!

I have a race next week, that I am really excited about!  It is an  inaugural race, which means anything can happen, good or bad!!  It should be a beautiful run down the mountainside, at least that is what they are advertising!!  Best not be any hills, as I have not trained for them...hahahaha...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Still running...

No, I haven't forgotten about this blog... I have been running off and on... but nothing really exciting!  I have been running at lunch time at work...it really does help to break up my day... I suppose I will be able to run outside during lunch for another month... and then I will have to go early or late...with the heat that starts to kick in here about the middle of March!!!
I am preparing for a Half Marathon, March 3rd!  I am excited abut this one as it is a new race this year, inaugural, and I find those to be especially rewarding!  They can also be rather disappointing...but this year, it falls on my Birthday weekend!  What better way to start the party, than with a Half Marathon!!! Woohoo!  Can't wait!

As I write this, I am getting ready to go out for a run this afternoon!  I went out yesterday, but it was a short one...so today, I am hoping to go at least 7-8 miles!