Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I haven't had time to blog in what feels like ages. I haven't made time to run in that long either. Everything is catching up with me and there's no way I can slow down the time between now and the marathon, so.... some stuff will just have to wait while I train.

I did run with the group on Saturday. We were slated to do 12 miles but the turnaround was filled with debris from Hurricane Ike; we cut it short and thought we'd made it up on the extra distance to the restrooms. As it turns out, we didn't. The run ended up at a distance of 11.67 miles: 2 hrs 56 minutes. That's not going to be good enough for the <6 hour target for the full marathon. It was really humid, somewhat hot, and toward the end, my legs (hip flexors mainly) were causing me serious pain so I walked more than I planned. I can counter that negativity by saying that prior to Saturday, I'd done one 3 mile walk/run (mostly walk) in 2 weeks. I think that was it. I did run 9 miles two-Saturday's before but then I didn't do much of anything else. Well, I did loads of stuff, just not running/fitness-stuff. Considering that, I'd say that even finishing the almost-12 miles was an accomplishment.

We have 10 miles on the plan for Saturday and I'm looking forward to it. I will try to finish in 2 hrs 15 minutes. This week I've already logged 6+ miles. Sunday, Dakota and I did almost 3 miles of a fast walk with a little bit of running ~ just to stretch my legs and to get her accustomed to pacing herself. Monday all the kids and I went for a 1.5 mile walk to the track, around it once and back home. After they went to bed, I did another 3-ish miles on the treadmill. Overall, it felt good and my legs were strong. Consistency this week will make it all that much easier on Saturday.

Gotta run now ~ work is still a priority. Happy running!

1 comment:

Fe-lady said...

Good luck with your training and marathon goal.

I tried to get to your e-mail but couldn't for some reason.
Is your son still in the system (public schools) or has he graduated?
Interesting about the communication device and his progress being a threat to what? Him qualifying for a certain classroom? I have never heard of such a thing.
And shame on the district saying it would be "too expensive" to keep the device updated. That's DDD's responsibility and the Speech Path's too!
Sounds as if you needed a lawyer a long time ago.
Here we have the opposite thing going on. Parents really don't want to see this child improve as the behaviors will probably improve and then they will have to take her back. It's a can of worms and I am just trying to do right for this kid.
Nice talking with you! :-)
Hope your hips feel better! (Yoga stretches really help!)

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