Friday, September 16, 2011

Chapter 2 page 437 - TR 164 finalizing pace and interval

First, a HUGE thank you to all of you who left a comment of support for my running partner "C" yesterday (click HERE if you missed it).  I think she was truly shocked that you would all care enough to share your support!  I told her you were all JUST.THAT.FAB!!!!  So a HUGE HEARTFELT THANKS!!!!!!

Today, we had an easy 4 miler on the schedule.  We ended up going 3.75 miles which was perfectly okay with us.  The main goal of this session was for "C" to test out the interval and pace we had planned for her to use during next weekend's half.  Mission accomplished - she tried it, liked it, and gained a HUGE amount of confidence and feels ready to tackle the challenge of getting a 2:45 in the half.  I'm soooo happy she finally believes what we all know already - that she's totally going to ROCK the half!!!!  As for me, everything seemed to hurt during my run.  My femurs felt as if they were going to snap in half - odd, truly odd!  I just felt awkward and unable to get my pace.  It's been an EXTREMELY stressful week at work and I think it's just really taken a toll of my body . . . and no doubt, my mind as well.

Guess what I'm doing tomorrow . . . I'm going to be participating in SUCH a FUN 5K/event!!!  I can't wait!!!!  It's Called Girls' Night Out - HERE is the race brochure which details ALL the fun.  This will be the 3rd year I've done the event.  I was SOOOOOO IMPRESSED by the awesomeness of this event that last year I (with the help of some AMAZING women) put together a nearly identical event in my home town!  You'll learn more about our Girls' Night Out event later in October, but for now . . . I'm participating in the original GNO AND.I.CAN'T.WAIT!!!!  You may have noticed my picture at the top of my sidebar - yeah, well, that's an age group trophy I won 2 years ago at this GNO event.  I'm SOOOO desperately hoping I can get repeat, but we'll see.  I'm just mostly looking forward to having a SUPER FUN evening!!!  Stay tuned on Sunday for a recap!

Have a fantastic weekend ladies!


  1. Glad that "C" gained confidence after this run. What interval did she decide to use? I know she was considering a few.

    Sorry that your run was a painful one. I am hoping your work gets easier so you can mentally and physically prepare for F4F. Either way you are going to rock it, but with rest I think you could do even better than you hope! :)

    I hope you have fun at GNO, I was hoping to join you but just couldn't work it into my schedule! I will be sending you "trophy vibes" - I totally think you can repeat! :) I mean, you have for sure gotten faster!!!