Monday, January 10, 2011

chug chug chugging along!

well i feel like we're really getting down to the wire! this past saturday i went out and ran 9 miles! it was slow and i felt pretty awful during most of it! i managed a 11:19 min/mile pace. but that is a big average. the first few miles i was running at about a 10:00 min/mile pace and i swear the last 2 miles i was going at a negative pace! haha! i just kept telling myself to put one foot in front of the other. there was a time when i had thought that because i ran 4 miles at a 10:30 min/mile pace that i'd be able to keep that up for the half marathon. yeah, who am i kidding? that is totally not going to happen. at this point i don't care if i have to crawl across that finish line! i'm a beginner runner, no need to worry about time.

what i really want to do, if possible, is have FUN during this race! disney works so hard to put these races on and have entertainment for the runners that it would be a shame for me to at least not TRY to enjoy myself! why not try to get some pictures, right? that's what these new tiny cameras are for! it's not like back in the day when your camera broke your back! i could probably just hold mine in my hand!

so, after the 9 miles i was really tired for the rest of the day and my hips were killing me. in fact, they've been bothering me ever since. i can't figure out how to stretch my hips! still, i managed to find a college kid in the neighborhood today who could watch thomas for an hour for me. i ran 4 freezing cold miles. FREEZING COLD!!! did the usual maritime college loop. hips are sore again but the massive amounts of pulled pork sandwiches i just ate for dinner should make me feel better...right??

workout: 4.2 miles
time: 43:22 (10:20 min/miles)
next: we're supposed to get ANOTHER snowstorm and i'm hoping that i will be able to get out on wednesday. if not, ugh, i don't know. i guess i'll go out thursday although i need to do a long run on friday since i'm going down to NC to my friend's baby shower this weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Definately enjoy the race and take your camera. I know my time won't be my best but that is okay b/c I have to stop and take pics with the characters ;)