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2.8 @ work (11:06)

10 Apr

Comments: The blisters are better. I can still feel them, but the urge to go outside today won and I promised myself to stop running should it become irritated.

The run was nice. I was trying to pretend that is was the first few miles of the 1/2 marathon. Going through a preflight check list so to speak. Making sure all engines are fireing and there is no major malfunctioning going on. The first mile is always a bitch when you are not warmed up. The second mile is not much better, but by the time the third rolls around things are good to go.

Even though I only ran (a bit under) 3 miles today I did go through the whole race in my mind:

  • Mile 4, 5, and 6 would be easiest part of the race. Those are my favorite miles to run.
  • During 7 and 8 I will try to relax my body as much as possible.
  • Sometime during mile 9 and 10 (I think) there will be cobble stone and I’ll have to watch my step (unless they changed the route), my feet will be sore and hitting them wrong will be like running on broken glass with no shoes on.
  • Mile 11 will be hard for me, uphill at times, if I remember correctly, but I’ll push through, because I just did 11 last week and was fine.
  • The 12th mile is dedicted to my boss who broke his leg skiing last month and was suppose to run the race. Last year he and his wife stood at mile 12 cheering me on. This year he won’t even be able to do that.
  • More than likely the last mile will be pure survival and not much of a thought process will be going on then! lol

Cranky, I almost signed up for the NY marathon (lottery) after reading your post that you might have no one to run with….but when I saw the entry fee of $155, I decided I need to make sure that’s what I really want to do this year! lol

Tomorrow I am taking the day off work…I shall put my feet up and not move much until the evening when we are meeting some friends for dinner at the Olive Garden for my pre-race dinner. Yummy!

1158 is my bib # should I have not mentioned it before.

I am ready to run…

Time: 10 am

Weather: 50ish

ClothesMiT shirt, Adidas shorts, BB Hat

Shoes: Saucony Grid 5 Guide (278.6 miles)

Distance: 2.8

Time: 31:04

Split: 11:06

Course: Goodale Park and back via Nationwide Blvd.

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4 Comments

Posted by on April 10, 2008 in 3, Pre-race jabber, Running

 

4 responses to “2.8 @ work (11:06)

  1. crankygirl

    April 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    My friend K might be running with me–nothing is certain. It is an expensive race, absolutely. Hope the GI issues are getting better!

     
  2. crankygirl

    April 11, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Good luck on your race–as long as you have a good time. And you know the drill…if it feels excruciatingly slow when you start, you’ll still have something in the tank at the dreaded miles 9 and 10.

     
  3. crankygirl

    April 13, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Me again. Congrats on finishing the race–I hope you felt good about it.

     
  4. kspin

    April 14, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Tell tell! I can’t wait to hear how your half went! I have 6 days left until my marathon and I have the jitters for sure! I know exactly what you mean on the three mile warm up. That’s my minimum to get into a groove as well.

    Hope you had a nice post-race weekend to rest and relax.

     
 
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