To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
Make it simple, but significant.
- Don Draper

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Run 1.12, 1.13, 1.14 - Experimentation

I ran 3 days in a row, for a total of 13 miles, and I survived to tell the tale! Okay, so it wasn't THAT dramatic. It wasn't dramatic at all - but it was fun!

Run 1.12 - Friday night.  I got lucky with the weather and it almost seemed like a storm was coming in. Perfect! I ran my newly created 3 mile route and it was lovely. Sure I was sweaty, but mostly from the crazy humidity -- but at least it wasn't scorching hot!

Run 1.13 - Saturday morning. My first experiment of this 3 day stretch. Man Friend joined me for my early morning 3 miler - and I mean early. I think the goal was to run at 6:30am actually - but I procrastinated a hair. Anyway, it was GREAT!! It is risky for me to run with people because if you aren't Lesley, Rose or Giraffy then you WILL annoy me to no end. But Man Friend didn't!! Phew - close call. I was nice and gave us a non-hilly route for our first time out together. We talked the whole time and I kept my eyes on my Garmin to make sure we didn't go too fast. He was worried I'd just leave him in the dust - Ha! Yeah, that'll happen. But being aware of my pace more and trying to keep it around 11mm was great. We did it in 33:33 and both felt really good at the end. Hallelujah!  That was just the first of the day's running. After that run we went up to Eugene for the Prefontaine Classic. That gets a post of it's own!


Run 1.14 - Sunday. This was my 7 mile long run for the week. And this was also a double experimentation. In Eugene I created my outfit for the Seattle Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon and wanted to test out part of it just to make sure everything would work, not irritate me, and not cause chafing! Success with that. Yippee!! I seriously cannot wait for this race, if for no other reason that the outfit I'll be sporting!! I also tied hooking up both of my little bottles to my fuel belt to see how it felt having two on there (thinking ahead for those long runs during the hot summer mornings!) and to see if they were still leaking. I have 2 bottles, 2 different styles, 2 different brands. For a while they both seemed to hate me, so I didn't use them. But today I filled them up, put them on and NO leaking. Radness!  So it was a good run. Nothing exciting to report. I focused on not letting myself go too fast and staying steady. I was a bit tired - I think mostly from hunger and not hydrating much yesterday at the track meet. But no complaints. It was a nice day. I was a bit concerned during my cool down walk home when I kept watching vultures circling and realized that they kept moving with me. Did I really smell THAT bad??

Next post --- my accidental stalking of the Prefontaine family .... again.
I swear I kept it cool this time and did NOT do it on purpose!!

6 comments:

  1. Haha I thought I was the stinkiest runner out there ;)

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    1. Apparently I just stole that title from you - at least according to the vultures!

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  2. Awesome job!!! You are totally kicking ass!!

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    1. Thanks - it is sure getting kind of fun actually! I can't believe I even just said that!!

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  3. Woohoo!! Go you! And we totally need to meet up at Seattle because I want to see this outfit in person! :)

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    1. Seattle - we MUST!! I'll have no time constraints this time, no long drive home, and a short walk to get to the race. So we have no excuse to not meet up!! -- If you find the hot pink, turquoise and purple person - then you've found me! ;)

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