Sunday, January 06, 2008
One More Week!
Just one more week until my husband and I run Disney! Training lately has been tough but it went much better this past week. After a tough 16 miler that left me drained on the 22nd of Dec, a difficult 5 miler the following week, and an even harder 12.5 miler last weekend - I was worried that I just didn't have the energy anymore and the race was going to be a bust.
But I regained some confidence with my past 2 runs. On Thursday evening my husband and I ran 5 miles in 44 degree and 11 mph winds(translate that as 38 deg wind chill....cold for us Floridians). The chill felt great and we had a wonderful run - finishing at a 10:42 min/mi pace (with 5 min run and 1 min walk). Yesterday late afternoon (probably around 70 deg) we ran 10.2 miles in 1 hour 55 min - an 11:17 min/mi pace - again using the run 5 min walk 1 min approach.
I feels great to see my running times return to the "normal range." The focus in the coming week is to do a few easy short runs - get plenty of rest and eat well. I think I will leave the iRiver and iPod home. I will have the cell phone so I can always use Jott to record anything I want to say. Jott let's me do Twitter on the fly as well - if desired.
I am beginning to get excited. The extended forecast has been a mixed bag, depending on which website I pay attention to. Accuweather says cloudy and nice with temps ranging from upper 40's to around 70 degrees. Weather.com is calling for some rain with highs around 80. Cooler will be better but you know how it goes - you get what you get. Let's hope Accuweather has it right!