Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Plan

More info to come but have been eating better and have dropped a few pounds. Been running more and more; now starting training for Brew-to-Brew on April 6.

I am not a professional...

Funny thing happened the other day on the way home from a run; my neighbor stopped me and asked me to give advice to her roommate who is training for the OKC Marathon 15 weeks away. It is hysterical that I can pass along advice that others have given me and even offer to be a support person for her. We will see what she does..she didn't seem so excited about it, but I don't blame her. The person that she has been taking advice from is having her run 7 days a week and she swims. Guess she would be in shape but....AHHHHH, talk about overkill. I would be exhausted.

As for my running....back to the treadmill this week; early mornings in the dark aren't fun and today we have a little ice, snow, and wind. Ran 4 outside (73 degrees) on Monday and 5 on the treadmill today.

New tool, maybe not so cool: In sharing my new found use for Google Calendar with a friend...I noticed that when I wasn't logged into my Google account that none of the dates showed up. So we would need to all share our calendars to be able to view them on a blog or webpage.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Cool New Tool: Google Calendar

Not that this is really a new tool...Google has had it out for a long time but now I have an idea that might help us out. Right now you just see my calendar but Google Calendars have the option of sharing and we could keep track of everyones running schedules and maybe coordinate runs. If you want to be added to this calendar let me know and I will add you.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

"Run with the Wind"

...think it might be a little crazy to run a 15 mile race in February when you don't like the cold. Yesterday must have been my lucky day because it was 38 at 7:30am and did get a few degrees warmer. There was a head wind out of the west :-( Wish we would have run from Carthage to Sarcoxie instead of Sarcoxie to Carthage, but it was all good.

The race format is either individual or team and the CRC (the Carthage Running Club) had 3 individuals (Julie-1st place over all, Brady, & me) and 1 team (Chanti-Robert-Debbie: 1st place). Julie and Brady were of course in the front pacing each other with a 8:10 pace and finished in 2 hours 7 minutes. I was a bit behind, but ran 9:16's which was awesome and finished in 2 hours 24 minutes. Ran first section with Chanti (who then rode her bike the rest of the way), the second section with Robert (who set an great pace, got me through the hills, and blocked the wind for me - thank you, thank you, thank you), and Debbie (who kept me going through the last miles when I wanted to walk and complained a lot).

It is so fun running with friends. Next race: Brew-to-Brew - April 6