Happy Thanksgiving Bloggers!
I've been monitoring the weather for Sat. and so far it's looking great. If the current forecast holds it should be about 40-45 for the half marathon on Sat. at the Stennis Space Center in MS. This race has become somewhat of a tradition for me. After the "eat fest" on Thurs., is there any better way to spend a Sat. morning than running a half, or a full marathon? I think not! This year I vowed that I would NOT run it, if it ended up being hot and humid like it is some years, but so far I'm getting the "green light" for racing on Sat. Woo Hoo! Feeling totally pysch'ed about that! If the weather holds, I will race it, and hope for good results. Yes, it's a little too close to my full marathon to "all out" race it, but by now, you know my deal.
I'm going for it because:
1. tomorrow is not promised.
2. my running is going well and the weather will be right for Ginny, for racing this Sat. If I "save myself" for the marathon on Dec. 11th, and the weather is hot and humid, I would have missed a perfect opportunity to put my training to the test this fall.
3. I just can't help myself! After the Pensacola race, I'm ready to go for it, and "finish it" under the right conditions.
4. did I mention the Thurs. "eat fest" Well, this is all part of the plan my friends. With planning to "all out" race on Sat., Ginny will NOT "pig out" on Thurs. Yes, I will celebrate Thanksgiving, and yes, I will eat too many calories, but, I will NOT eat all day until I am miserable. Woo Hoo - now that is progress my friends.
Totally excited about the weekend.
Heading to the track tonight for 9 X 800 at 3:45 or under - LOVE IT!
Short work week! Yay!
Notes from last week's training:
Tues. - 8 X 800 @ 3:43 avg. with Audrey. Vicki and Steve joined us for part of the workout.
Sat - 20 miles @ 9:05 avg. - (leaving the Garmin running through all water stops)
miles without hydration stops averaged around 8:46 pace.