Friday, June 29, 2007

Fundraising Update!

Quick update on my fundraising status. Currently at $1,090 - 22% of the way towards my goal of $5,000. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far - you all rock! If you haven't yet, please take a minute to make a donation. Thanks.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tuesday Training

Training last night was intense. We worked solely on technique last night. We worked on leg turnover and push-overs. Very intense workouts. And we did it on the Bridle path, which takes more effort because its dirt and up 2 hills. I am very sore now. But a good workout.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hope and Possibility Splits

Here are my splits from the Hope and Possibilty 5M:

Mile 1: 9:31
Mile 2: 9:00
Mile 3: 9:10
Mile 4: 8:53
Mile 5: 8:32
Total: 45:12

Avg. per mile pace: 9:02

Pretty good. They aren't 100% accurate, my watch was being weird.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Hope & Possibility 5M

Yesterday was the Hope and Possibility 5M race. We did this race as a team and even now, I still get a thrill when approaching the finish line and some 30 odd people are screaming for you. Gives you a nice boost before the end. Had a good run. Was worried a bit before hand since my training has been so spuratic so far this season. So, I went out easy and tried not to push it to hard, just to get a decent run in. Ended up running a 9:00 per mile pace. That usually is not a "slow" run for me. I'm pretty impressed. Wonder what it would have been if I had pushed it. I have my splits at home. I'll post them tomorrow.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Upcoming Races

So this Sunday we will be participating as a team in the NYRR Hope and Possibility 5M. No training on Saturday because of the race. Although, I may try and get a long run in on Sunday anyways. Haven't really gotten a good one in in a while and with vacation coming up.... We'll see.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday traning

Last night was training. No rain thankfully. Can't handle that two weeks in a row. Ran about 5.5 miles. We ran the course for the race on Saturday with a warm up and cool down. Had an ok run. Got new shoes and last night was the first run in them, so they need to be broken in. The humidity also killed me. I soooo do not remember training last summer like this.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


We are rockstars. Especially after last night. Tuesday training, tempo runs. Did one lower loop for a warm up and then ran the rest of the 5 mile loop at a hard pace. But that's not what makes us rockstars. It was the fact that we did this in the POURING RAIN. And when I say rain, I don't mean a drizzle. It was pouring. And it was cold. But we did it. I won't lie, I have never been so wet and cold in my life. Nothing like finishing a run and standing around in wet clothing.

In fact, after training, Jenny and I went to the New York Running Company in Time Warner and BOUGHT dry clothing. I kid you not. I did need a new running shirt, so that was good. And I really like the one I bought. Didn't really need new shorts....but they were dry so that's all that mattered.

My lower back has been bothering me since yesterdays run. Feeling better today, but last night it was tight. Hoping doing a light run and lots of stretching will help it feel better.

Monday, June 11, 2007


More proof that I have lost my mind. I am officially registered to do Reach the Beach - a 200 mile relay race in New Hampshire ( Yep. I'm crazy. Check out this video from a previous years race:


Well, I wouldn't call last week my best week of training ever...didn't really get a lot of good running in. Missed our Tuesday night practice b/c of a work thing and couldn't go to Sat. b/c of a wedding. Hoping this week is better...

Friday, June 1, 2007

huge dork...

I think my obsession with running just confirms the fact that I'm a huge dork. Case #1 - this shirt I just bought: Chicago 2007 In Training. Yup, I'm that much of a dork.

And to top it all off, they have a Chicago Jacket that I am seriously considering pre-ordering. I love that my running has given me a new wardrobe and a way to expand my shopping problem :)