Running tips I am learning

October 20th, 2008

Yesterday was the IBM Uptown Classic 10K. I didn’t sleep well the night before. I had what our family refers to as “Disneylanditis”. You are too excited to sleep. I got up at 5:30am and was out the door by 6:15 to head to the race (that started at 8am).

As I got to the race WAY TOO EARLY, I decided to do some speed walking around the IBM campus. I walked 2 miles. As I was getting bored after that, I decided to follow a large training group that went for a “short run” before the race. They ran 2 miles. So…before the race started, I had gotten in an additional 4 miles. That was stupid of me.

I ran the race about 30 seconds per mile faster then I did last year. However, I know I would’ve done better if I hadn’t exercised before. That is another lesson learned.

I am scheduled to run 40 miles this week on the Hal Higdon Intermediate II schedule. Wow! That is a lot of miles! I am resting today and then start running again tomorrow. The big run this week? I run 16 miles on Sunday. Nothing like getting up two hours before the sun for a long run.

I can say that the plus side to all of this is that I feel better. My husband made me feel like a million bucks the other day when he said he can see me getting slimmer. That was the same day that I fit back into skinnier jeans. I am not stepping on a scale, but I feel like I am slimming down. Sure would be great to get into my skinny size 6 Abercrombie jeans (the ones I wore before I got pregnant all those years ago). Until then….I will just keep running.

Bring on the miles…

One Response to “Running tips I am learning”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    I’m impressed! YOU GO GIRL!

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