Friday, April 16, 2010

Training Update

I haven't posted for a couple weeks, so I thought I would do a quick update.  My training is going well.  The Team in Training Saturday practices are getting a little longer each week.  Last week was supposed to be 100 minutes, but they decided to change to miles.  So I ran for 8 miles!! My longest distance yet!! And it just took a little over the 100 minutes, it was 110 total!!  And I ran all the way across the Narrows Bridge and back to Vassault Park! It is TWO MILES from the top of the trail at Jackson Street to the top of the ramp on the West side of the bridge.  It was very windy, had to take my hat off, but very cool!!

Tomorrow we are back at Vassault, but we never know our route until we get there.  I hope we do 5 Mile Drive this week, I've been wanting to do that.  This week we run 120 minutes..2 HOURS!! The Half Marathon will take me about 3 hours, so getting closer!

Sunday, Jenn, Brianna, Jessica and I are doing the Mud & Chocolate run at the Redmond Watershed.  Jenn, B & I are doing the 4.5 mile run, I think Jessica is doing the half marathon.  This is a trail run, the mud part, followed by a chocolate party with chocolate medals!  Should be a fun time!!  Will be tired Sunday, but fun times!!  

Got new shoes this week, I pretty much wore out my old ones already, but they are still good for alternate shoes on shorter weekday runs, and trail runs.  I pound the pavement too hard, so not a lot of cush left.  Hopefully these ones will last through to the Rock & Roll in June!! Good shoes cost too much to buy every 3 months!! But they do protect the body, so a needed item.  Got a good deal at Running Warehouse, they have lots of great prices and I got a discount as a TNT member.  So saved about $40 over the local store, YAY!  But it is important to be fitted, so I needed to know what shoes work for me.

Wish me luck in further training!


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