Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Training In Progress

Just a quick update on my 10K Training: It's going!
(taking off my sarcastic hat) Seriously - it's going well :)
I have been running 5-6 times per week and I've done a few runs that were at least 6.2 miles in length, so I know that I'll be able to at least get through the 10K without falling off the face of the earth :)
I also drove out to see the course and I realize that I'm going to need some hill training, so I have to work that in somehow.
I am starting to get more excited than nervouse about the race. I will continue to train really hard this week (I'm actually headed out in a few minutes for a distance treadmill run) and then slow it down just a bit next week to give my body more opportunities to rest and incorporate the muscle and endurance I've been building. I'll end next week with a massage the day before the race and then next Saturday, 8am, I'm off and running!

Monday, September 6, 2010

My 5th 5k

I completed my 5th 5k this morning with another personal best (every race has been a personal best for me so far:). I ran the Labor Day 5K Pump and Run in Tipton, PA (home of DelGrosso's Park).
This was the most diverse route including running through a wet, dewy field, into the woods and on a path, up a a rocky hill, through a development that had hills, and back. It was 45 degrees when I got to the race, so I dressed warmly (a lesson I learned after running my first race and being too cold).
I didn't want to do anything but finish it, but when I came across the finish line in 26:27, I was #1surprised, and #2 thrilled. I ended up finishing 1st in my age category and got a nice medal for it!
This running thing is treating me really well and I'm really diggin it.
Next on the agenda is to continue to train for the 10K in October and possibly run the Great Race (5K) in Pittsburgh on September 26 - that's what I want to do for my birthday (crazy, huh?)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

1 Month to Go

Today is 90210 - that either means that I'm a huge Jason Priestly and Shannon Dougherty fan or my 10K is just 1 month away.....
Found the race route on Mapmyrun - love that website.