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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

National Running Day - ready for The Race for the Cure

Short update:

Tuesday - ran 3 miles:
Lap 1 - 9:52
Lap 2 - 9:27
Lap 3 - 9:18
My foot felt fine - this is the start of Hal Hidgon's 1/2 training schedule.  ;-)

Wednesday:  For my warm-up I went for a 2 mile walk with the dogs - Sophie (on left - top)  and her mum, Nutmeg.

The training schedule called for 5 x 400 repeats at 5-K pace . . . the last one - well actually the last two were killers.  Obviously I was running a little fast . . . for me.  :-)

Lap 1 - 8:38
Lap 2 - 10:18
Lap 3 - 8:47
Lap 4 - 11:08
Lap 5 - 8:50
Lap 6 - 11:41
Lap 7 - 8:12
Lap 8 - 11:52
Lap 9 - 8:31
Lap 10 - 12:55

It was such a nice morning - overcast and cool that I decided to bike to work.  It was a beautiful morning for a bike ride.  This is a great way to get a 15+ mile bike ride in during the week.  Only problem is that the weather didn't cooperate.  I had to be picked up after work because it was pouring out - my son picked me up from work.

Tomorrow's run will be 3 miles -

Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure - Saturday - June 5
Getting ready for the Race for the Cure.  I was concerned with my foot stress fracture that I would not be able to run.  I have run the last 5 years - and really wanted to run the race - not walk it.  Based on my miles this week - I will be fine.  Last year I ran it in 28:20.  I am not sure I will be faster, given that I have only been back running for about 2 weeks and that has been limited . . . but it doesn't matter . . . at least I will be running.
I am also super excited about this years race - this is the first year the company that I work for is sponsoring a team.  My company is involved in a lot of community activities - but is very careful about adding to those activities.  I felt compelled to get the company to sponsor a team - my hope is that it will grow into an annual event.  Over the last year and 1/2 we lost two co-workers to breast cancer and I have been thinking that we really - really needed to do something to honor them.  Considering we only got going 2 weeks ago - we have a 26 person team and have raised $1,300.  Additionally the company is making a $2,000 contribution, paid $15 of the registration fee per person . . . and we ordered custom  Bondi Bands - they just arrived in the mail today - in my rush to get out of work (my son was waiting for me) I left it at the office.  Picture below  will be taken tomorrow.  ;-)

Signing off . . . have a great evening . . .  HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY.


  1. Happy NRD yesterday. Good luck at the 5k on Saturday. It's awesome that your company is so committed to community activities. 26 people and $1300 is an amazing response for two weeks- especially during the summer.

  2. So glad your running is going well! You are speedy...I'm impressed!

    Great job getting your company to sponsor a team...you guys did awesome collecting money in such a short time!

    Good luck with your race!

  3. Nice job! I have followed Hal Higdon's training plan for all four of my half's and it has gone great!

  4. Way to go on your plan! I can't wait to hear how you feel about Hal's plan. I have heard so many good things about it!

  5. Yeah -- Good luck in your race -- there are supposed to be so many people participating this year (just when I didnt' think it could get any larger). Have a blast; you're going to do awesome. LOVE LOVE LOVE the custome bondi bands -- that's too cool. And kuddos to your awesome son for picking you up in the rain!! Good boy!