Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nova Scotia and a PR race

Mom, Me, Linde - sister
Linde - love that smile....
coming out of the bushes....potty break (sisters can be evil - yes)

 Crazy tides in Nova Scotia
 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
 Nova Scotia
 Nova Scotia
 Nova Scotia
 Mom supporting me at MDI 26.2
 Finishing marathon # 21

Getting "blown away" on Cadillac Mountain, waiting for sunrise, and FREEZING...
Mom - she's awesome!
Acadia National Park Fall 2011

So What's Up?
week of Oct 31st
Run - 62 miles
Walk - 2.5 miles
Yoga - 1 class
Supreme90day - 2 times (slacker)
Sat. - Senior Bowl 10k - Mobile, AL - 55 degrees 
**47:20 official time (7:37 avg)  (1:18 PR) 
**Garmin time 47:28
**Overall 111 out of 827
**Age Group - 40-44 - 2nd place (not sure how many in age group)
(previous 10K pr was in 2008 Senior Bowl 10k - 48:38)

What a super day in Mobile.  Linde (sister) went to the race this year.  She walked the 5k.   I had a SUPER day, and you guys KNOW, I'm savoring ANY and EVERY PR that I run.  I appreciate and savor the victory.  It's not a natural thing for me.  I WORK, EXTRA HARD,  and some days it pays off.  The week leading up to the race, I just felt like I would run a PR.  Mid-week, the weather was predicted to be on my side, so it was "game on"....nothing left to do on race day but execute the plan (the plan - RMAO)  
After the race I saw a couple of friends and then we headed to Louisiana for Chad's big day - the IFA Redfish Tour Championship tournament.   He and his partner, Jay ended up 7th in the tournament and won 1st place in the "Ultra 6 Tournament" - a good day for him too, and he walks away with VACATION MONeY - Sweet!
Chad & Jay 2011
Week of Nov 7th
**This week I'm working on 70 miles for the week, with a 20 miler on Sat.
**need to get the S90D workouts back up to 3-5 per wk
**Mon -S90D Tabata,  recovery from 18 miles on Sunday - 6 miles am and 4 miles pm
**Tues. - 11 miles on the Longleaf (asphalt) 8:55 avg. - 2 mile w/u, 6 X 1000 @ 7:24 avg pace, & then just finishing out to get 11
**Wed - 15 miles - first 10 at 10:10 avg. - last 5 miles I picked up the pace, and ended with 9:48 avg pace for the run.
**Wed weigh-in - up 1.5 lbs. -  first week to be up - MUST "nip this in the bud", regroup, and cut back a tiny bit. Upping the maintenance motivation through podcasts.  
Some of my favorites to keep me on track:
(all of these can be found on I-tunes)

Each of these help me to focus on healthy eating, a healthy lifestyle, and moderation.  Running for PRs doesn't come easy for me, and neither does weight maintenance.  I have to work hard and stay focused.  

**Please send me maintenance tips and motivation - podcasts, tips, tricks

**We're at peak leaf season in MS.  Today, I had 15 miles on my schedule.  I met Kelly and Jen on the Longleaf.  Kelly ran 3, Jen ran 10, and then I finished the last 5 solo.   The leaves were amazing.  So awesome to go out and enjoy the beauty on a run.  

**Sat the 12th - will be 3 weeks out from Baton Rouge marathon - goal race.

**Sat the 19th - need to find a 5k to go for a PR.  If I find the right course (flat and fast), and get a good weather day, I KNOW I can PR, and feel like I can go sub 23.   (current PR is 23:06)


Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

wow, i did not realize you ran 21 marathons! Congrats on the PR, and wow, high mileage already? rockstar!

Jenn said...

So, I did not realize you ran 21 marathons either!

SUPER congrats on the big 10K PR! That's awesome and your numbers are GREAT!! Great confidence booster with just over 3 weeks to go!!!

Big congrats also for staying on top of the weight maintenance. You look really great in your pics right now!! Put yourself in a perfect position for this marathon!

Hope you find a 5K and can knock off the PR there too!!

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

OMG, you are a marathon monster! Are you running Gulf Coast at Stennis this year?

Lisa said...

I've yet to get to Nova Scotia and looking at your pictures makes me want to go!

Congrats on MDI - 21 marathons, you are the woman :)

runnergirl training said...

Great pics! Amazing races!!! haha Love the "calories" graphic!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I always love reading your about your races - great job on the 10K PR, pretty speedy!

Christine said...

Beautiful pictures and what a great PR!!! You killed it :) Congrats!!!

Runblondie26 said...

COngrats on the PR! That's some crazy high mileage you're running and you still have speed too!

HappyTrails said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome. We know how much you LOVE PR's!!!!! Those are great pics too - you and your mom and sis look so happy together - great smiles on all three of you. Great memories, with a race thrown in for good measure ;-) Congrats to Chad too!!

mfranks said...

21 marathons??? Wow, again, you make me feel lazy. That's outstanding!