Thursday, September 29, 2011

all out mile

Today was my last workout before the marathon. It was a short one- one mile all out. I ran the mile in 5:09 which I was pleased with. Before the Eugene marathon I ran a 5:21 so I think that means I am going to fly on Sunday. I am feeling confident in my chances of going sub’s just going to be a matter of the weather.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

tune up 5k

I did the Comer Kid’s Classic this morning. I felt solid on my race but I ran the exact same time that I had run in a 5k at the beginning of my season- 17:44. Well at least I am consistent : ) the race was fun. It was a smaller race and everyone was so nice to me afterwards. These little kids came up and asked for my autograph- it was super cute. It was on U of C’s campus in Hyde Park. The campus was so beautiful. I was glad that I got to explore a new park of Chicago.

Paw's 8k

I big big PR and win for me in my 8k race. I was super excited with how I felt. This made me excited for the marathon! The race was to raise money for PAWs an dog adoption agency so it was not the typical race. By the water there was also water on the ground for dogs and afterward along with Bagels there was dog treats : )

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Making Tracks 5k

Despite a week of being sick I managed to pull off a victory in the 5k- in fact I almost beat the first male which would have been fun : ) I felt good and controlled the whole race and ran a 17:47 which was 20 seconds faster than when I ran the same 5k last year. Everything has been boding well for a fast marathon in a couple weeks. Just got to get healthy and rest up.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

balancing act is going well

I have been so busy I have not had a moment to write! I am loving my classes but it’s hard to be in class for 8 hours and also train for the marathon and study and talk to my husband! Training is going very well. I did a 12 mile marathon pace run today and I felt great so that’s a really good sign. I went right from my run to anatomy lab and then spent the next 4 hours in the library working on my research paper…..but the weird thing is that it was actually a fun day.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Torch Lake

I went to Torch Lake for Labor Day weekend. I had a great time. It was so great to spend time with Jeff after 4 weeks apart! We did it all- water skiing, played Tennis, badminton, ran, ate good food, hung out with family…good times!