Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rut-Roo Raggy

Yesterday, I jumped on the deal to sign up for the Hero's Half.  Then I got a comment from the ever funny pensive pumpkin saying that she thought about it but wasn't sure if she could make the cut off.  Huh? what cut off - so I went to check the website and it looks like the open the main roads at 11:00AM. The race starts at 8:00 for runners and 7:30AM for walkers.  This gives me just under 3 hours to complete this race. Now my best half to date is the Seattle Half at 2:57 and that course was crazy of and it rained on me. I was on track to PR on the Lake Sammamish half a few weeks ago until my body shut down. Now, I really need to focus on my nutrition for the next month and make myself in the best possible shape to complete this half in time. I am not looking for a PR, but I am looking to come in before the close the roads.  I did check out race times from last year and their were a handful of people who were over 3 hours, so I am not to worried about it. Just something to be mindful of.

Today I have a 5 mile tempo run planned, yup a hot date with the treadmill tonight since I slept in this morning. Like that is a shocker to anyone. The  plan 1 mile warm up, 3 miles at 12:00 which is faster a little faster then my 5K race pace. Then 1 mile cool down. The reason I pick the 12:00 on the treadmill is it is a little easier on the treadmill so I feel like I should be able to push myself more. One of these days I will run outside again, first I need to kick this lingering cold. Running in the rain the past two weekends did nothing for making me feel better.  Oh, and yes I am bitter that the rest of the country is having record high's and the PNW is stuck in winter also. Prepare yourselves if we get screwed out of a summer again I will be livid and super whinny.  I need warm weather and I need it now!

10 comments:

  1. I am with you on the weather. I keep reading other blogs saying they are having unseasonably nice weather. I'm stuck here thinking where is ours? When will it be our turn? Not fair! Don't worry about the half, you will do it no problem:)

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  2. Weather suuucckkkksss. You can do it in under 3! Glad you signed up!

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  3. Yeah doesn't our weather over here totally suck? Grr, we got snowed on this past Sunday for our long run! Good for you for getting the deal, you'll be able to do it!

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  4. You can do it! Maybe you'll push yourself a little bit more than you do normally because of it. Who knows?!

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  5. Well that's motivation!!

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  6. You can do this, keep the motivation and focus and you will crush this race :-)

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  7. No worries - you'll be great! I've been in lots of races with a time cap and always freaked out about it, only to realize there was never something to stress about. You've got this!

    Sexy Friday night date with your 'mill - nice!!! :) haha

    We may have stolen your summer - it's been in the upper 80's for 2 weeks (our norm is 40* high). NUTS! I'm not complaining - loving it actually, but feel badly for you folks out there!!!

    Happy Friday!

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  8. You can do it under 3! You will do great on the course. And I agree! The PNW weather is NOT playing nicely. I really hope it gets better. I won't be here for all of summer though since we're moving at the end of June but I am still hoping for nice weather.

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  9. Yes, this weather is nuts but just think about how tough you are now! I was thinking about the Hero's Half too. The photos of the course look really nice. You can totally make the cut-off, go for it!

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  10. You can definitely do it under three Jen!

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