total runs: 7 (because of my sheer stupidity)
total miles: 26.2
time: 3:43:31 (damn, just 3 minutes shy of a BQ!)
average min/mile: 8:31
i couldnt figure out how to print off a bigger photo, so i had a teeny tiny race bib. i wasnt creative enough at the time to think of putting a cool race number on it. i had worked all night. give me a break. (holy bags under my eyes... and i slipped a little ncaa march madness promotion in there, GO DUKE!)
my first run went well. 3 miles, 25:04, pace 8:05 (i wanted to try to BQ this fun marathon, which meant keeping all my runs under a pace of 8:20). so far so good.
second run: an outdoor run down broadway
3 miles, 24:14, pace 8:04
on friday it was almost 70 degrees, so i wanted to get a double run in (prepping for reach the beach relay!). i was also babysitting a 7 month old all day (see previous blog post)... pushing a jogging stroller was much harder than i ever imagined. but it went pretty well...
3 miles: 26:11, pace 8:43 (first time with a jogger = not super speedy)
second stroller run:
2 miles, 17:54, pace 8:57 (i blame the wind)
sunday i did NOT feel like running. at ALL. i wanted to do a long run (i got my work schedule for the next 6 weeks and im off on a day of a half marathon ive run 3 times before and really love, so i decided im going to do it... figured i probably need to train a little) but i just didnt feel like i had it in me. i got my running clothes on, put on one sneaker, and then sat on the living room floor and watched basketball with ty for almost a half hour. i finally got off my ass and decided it was time to go. within the first mile i stopped at 2 open houses (neither of them were anything great). i wanted to stop after mile 3. ended up running 11, and it felt really good! haha go figure.
11 miles, 1:35:10, pace 8:39 (BQ fail)
somehow i cannot press stop quick enough and end up with .01 a lotand then theres todays run. i set out to do the remaining 4 miles, the weather was cool but not very windy, and i felt good. i ended up on a street ive never been on, and had to go through the citys public works area to cut through to another street. at 0.98 miles i stepped on a mini boulder that i didnt see, and my ankle rolled right off. from 7th grade through senior year in college i have probably sprained, rolled, or twisted my ankles hundreds of times (i wish i was kidding). the first few were awful... black and blue, swollen, etc. i dont think there is any cartilage left in there cuz now i can roll them and be walking/running again in seconds (im sure thats not a good thing). but this.really.HURT. and i was pissed. not only did i still have 3 more miles to run, i had just signed up for the maine marathon minutes before heading out for my run! i would pretty much be the most miserable person ever had i broken my ankle out there today... but a few minutes of swearing to myself and stretching it out, i was hobbling... then limping... walking... and finally off and running once again. i finished my 4 miles and came inside, excited to submit all my pics and spreadsheet to jason.
then i realized, i was 0.1 miles short. awesome. somehow i had thought i did a 5k run twice, but going over the runs again, i realized that no... i was supposed to do 4.1 miles today. so i laced up my sneakers once more and sprinted out the door.
4.1 miles, 34:59, pace 8:31
4.1 miles, 34:59, pace 8:31
and now we wait for the results and see if ive won myself any cupcakes!