Tuesday, May 4, 2010
April in Review + I'm Backwards Woman
Most hardcore run: My 8 mile tempo run that inadvertently turned into a 9 mile tempo run because my "cool down" mile was actually at tempo pace without realizing it. Oops!
Favorite Race: none. Sniffle sniffle.
Current Jams: Old school Blink 182.
Monday I had an easy 5 miler on the schedule. 5 miles?!?!?! YIPPEE! (clearly I'm loving all of these shorter runs that taper is allowing me.) I decided to throw on an older pair of running shorts (a pair from target that I had previously cut the built in undies out of b/c they didn't fit right). Of course I was wearing a pair of boy cut under armour running shorts to keep my cheeks in check. <---Um...that was pretty witty. Heh heh.
At the one mile-ish mark, I stopped to do my quick stretcheroo. As I was stretching I checked the band of my shorts to make sure they were still double rolled (I prefer running in some shorty shorts) because they seemed to be hitting in a really low spot on my legs. That's when I realized that my key pocket was off my left butt cheek. Waaaaaaaaait a second? Isn't that usually in the front right?? Uh.. yup. Drawstring is definitely in the back, and if I wasn't wearing the under armour -roos I would be baring cheeks for all to see.
I contemplated doing a quick switcheroo (really going all out with the -roo references in this post, no?) on the trail, but of course there were too many runners/bikers around so I kept going. I literally spent the next 4 miles looking for a hidden part of the trail that I could fix my shorts on, but sadly never found it. Instead I ran along the little kids' soccer practice looking like a ho fo sho. Oy.
The first 2 1/2 miles were with the wind at my back, so of course the last 2 1/2 were into the wind. I let my legs take a very easy pace, so that should tell you the amount of wind that's out there. Lame.
I did 5 miles in 46:44 for a pace of 9:21.
In case you missed it yesterday, the tracking site is up for the MARATHON!!!! Send me an email at jerbearshares at gmail dot com if you want my bib number. If you previous commented that you want it, please send me an email, because I don't know that blogger gives me the capability to respond back to you via email (or else it does, and I'm just a ding dong...whatevs...)http://www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com/race-day/track-your-runner