Thursday, September 22, 2011

Three Things Thursday ...

Race Pace - Yesterday morning, I couldn't fathom getting out of bed to run. 9 consecutive days of early morning runs had finally caught up with me. So, instead, I told J to shut off the alarm and I went back to sleep. In the moment, it felt great. By mid-afternoon, I regretted it. I knew I still had to run and kind of wished I had just sucked it up and gone at 5 a.m.

Thankfully, however, once I was able to get my run in, I crushed it. First six miles at marathon pace (8:49) and since I was feeling so good, the last three miles were at half marathon pace (8:20). 9 miles in 1:17:57 = Awesomesauce. I totally needed that run.

Rock N Roll Providence - G and I registered for the 2012 Rock N Roll Providence Half earlier this week. They are offering a $65 entry fee to the first 500 registrants and since the two of us had already made tentative plans for this race to be our "Girls' Weekend," we really had no choice, but to register. Sure, it's no Bermuda or San Francisco, but we both have family there and it's convenient enough that maybe we can finally convince some of the posse to join us.

Virtual Race - Have you registered for my virtual race HERE yet? It's my way of saying thank you for donating to Grassroot Soccer for my NYC Marathon fundraising. So, if you've already donated and want a chance to win some great prizes HERE, all you need to do is let me know your race distance, name and blog address (if applicable). If you haven't donated and want to race, head over to my fundraising page HERE, make a donation of any size and then send me the above info.

The race runs through Sunday, September 25th and the winners will be announced on the 26th. And don't forget to send me a link to your finishing time and race report link once you are done.

8 comments:

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I hear ya' on finally saying "forget that!" to the morning runs. But you're right - you always feel better after having finished them no matter how much of a struggle it is to start them.

Jessica Karazsia (@irun26at8) said...

Your ability to pace yourself is really amazing and inspiring. I really have to work on that!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

"It's no San Francisco..." I hope that means less hills, haha!

Meredith said...

Your run was definitely "awesomesauce"! Nice job!! Love that you girls are planning your girls weekend - those are the best!

Kathy said...

I ALWAYS regret it when I blow off my morning runs - good for you for getting it in AND at a great pace!

Dani said...

I jumped on the $65 race fee as well--hopefully it will bring me close to a PR next year...this year I was 18-wks pg so I wasn't racing it to say the very least!

ajh said...

The first 500 is already long gone. Lucky you. If it was still left I would have been tempted. I wonder how hot it will be???

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