|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
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!
**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)