oh my!

Posted by Elizabeth Frost on Fri Jan 16th, 2009, 1 comment

well it’s right around the corner, isn’t it?

I am happy to report that I ran on Thursday evening after work: it was a chilly 25 degrees all day, so by the time I ran as the sun went down, it was getting colder.

I ran 3.64 miles in 35 minutes: I am still nothing if not consistent… I think it’s good news that my pace still seems to hover around 10 minutes/mile.

It was cold and I was dressed up warmly enough so that I think a few drivers thought I was a bank robber ;)

One guy was in a car and almost hit me, crossing perpindicular to the way I was running. It was dusk and he wasn’t paying attention. It freaked me out and I thought, ‘Look, man, I’ve been training for this race for months. Not now, please…’

I focused on keeping a steady breath, good arm swing, small steps and legs swinging to the rear. I was able to warm up fairly quickly once I got going and it made me realize that I can probably wear less clothing during the race.

The run made me feel better about my potential for Sunday, since the long run on Wednesday didn’t help my ego any…

My breath felt good, my muscles felt good and I didn’t feel any weird twinges. That was a relief.

Off to Houston this evening… and a quick run tomorrow to keep my body awake…

 

Tags

  • arm swing,
  • leg swing,
  • cars,
  • cold

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LOL. Ha. How funny you mentioned the “bank robber” thing. It’s been pretty chilly lately in Dallas. As I was walking out the front door the other night for a jog, wearing a thick fleece sweatshirt about 2 sizes too big , my black warmup pants and my hair tucked up underneath a skull cap pulled down just above my eyes, my boyfriend asked if I was going to go rob a bank. lol.
I enjoyed reading you blog. I’m doing my first half marathon here in Dallas this coming Saturday. Nervous and excited but I’ve gotten some good pointers from you and Chi Running.  Thanks.

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