Running and Fitness Goals
Break 1:50 in a HM (current PR 1:53:09) --Didn't even stand a chance during the 1 HM I did this spring. It was a joke.
Run under 23 minutes for a 5k (current PR 23:55)
Break the 4 hour mark in a marathon (we'll see in December!)
Run 1500 miles for the year (at 723.6 1/2 way thru the year. With HM training followed by marathon training, this should work out well)
Stay injury free--We'll give this one 3 stars. I've had some "tweaks" here and there that needed resting, but nothing that sidelined me for more than a few days. Just my body's way of asking me to slow down.
Operation: Alba Abs (aka do ab work consistently)--It comes in spurts, but I am doing ab work much more consistently. Just making sure I stick with it.
Lift weights at least once in 2010 (sometimes I like to start small, sue me!)--Technically I did Jillian's 30 day shred w/water bottles so we'll count it!
Find a volunteer opportunity I'm passionate about--Found some. No implementation yet.
- Not only have I looked into Master's programs, but I have a ridiculous comprehensive spreadsheet to narrow down the online options. And have a plan of attack. Heck yes, me.
Since I'm heading out of town this weekend (and not racing for the first time in....uh....weeks) I had to get my long run in during the week. I work late on Thursdays, so that seemed like the logical choice. About a week agoI won a sweet running hat from Kovas*, and was beyond excited to try it out on my long run! I have what you call "a large forehead" and also a bit of a "sweating problem." Combine the two, and my sunscreen is long gone 10 minutes in to my run and my forehead does not need freckles to draw more attention to it thankyouverymuch. I didn't think I looked like too much of a goober (no more than normal anyway). So it got the cute check of approval from me.
For some reason I thought a bite of a Larabar would be sufficient fuel for an 11 mile run. Hi my name is Jeri. I used to be a smart runner, but I seem to have misplaced my mind. I started out on the run, and was super happy with the weather. Mid 60s, insanely humid, but bearable because of the low temp and slight breeze. The run was going great until I started feeling hungry. I took a GU about 4 miles in (about 1.5 miles sooner than I wanted to) and realized I probably should've brought 2 along with me. I *was* smart enough (go Jeri!) to bring along my handheld water bottle, and managed to fill it up 2 times along the route to keep myself hydrated. Jeri: 1 Running: 17. The last few miles I was simply out.of.gas. I normally like to kick up the pace the last 2-3 miles, and today it was a struggle just to put one foot in front of the other. Lesson learned (I feel like I'm saying that a lot lately...).
At least I'm getting all of the stupid mistakes out of the way early on right? Positive outlook people...that's what I'm all about here. :p I did manage to sweat through my entire new hat. Don't act like you're not impressed.
I did 11 miles in 1:45:50 for a pace of 9:38, which is almost identical to Wednesday night's pace. Crazy.
And after the non-stop weekend racing, and run run running of this week, my legs are more than craving a relaxing Friday and Saturday. And I think they deserved it. Phew!
*Speaking of Kovas, check out his CEP compression sock giveaway!!