Countdown to Boston

Monday, March 30, 2009

20 miles - check!

I did my 20 mile run in an interesting fashion. I planned to do the Ocean Drive 10 mile run on Sunday the 29th of March, and there is also a marathon that takes place. I did the 10 miles, stopped, took a break, received my medal for finishing, and continued on with the marathoners along the course to do the 20 miles. It was GREAT! What a great course, plus mile markers and people to run with! It gave me a whole bunch of confidence, I was doing a nice pace and it felt great! The day started off rainy and windy but ended up clearing by the end. This race started in Cape May and I ended in Avalon while the marathoners finished in Sea Isle.

2 more weeks of long runs - a 12 and an 8 and marathon day will be here in about 2 weeks!!

Thank you for your support!

Friday, March 20, 2009

1 month to go!

Yikes - one month to go! This weekend a 16 mile run is planned and I feel pretty good! Then it will be the home stretch, and that FLEW by! I've been keeping up with 35-40 miles a week to prepare for the big day.

Nick is 6 weeks old today!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

14 miles in the bank

At 5 weeks and 1 day after Nick was born, and 1 week and 6 days until Boston, today I did my first legit long run with my friend Abby in preparation for the big day!!

We met in Conshohocken and ran towards both Manuyunk and Valley Forge to cover the mileage.
Abby was a bit faster than me so I was pushing it a bit and ended up doing around a 9:15 pace. I have no pace goals for the marathon and I think I'll be a bit sore tomorrow, but all in all, it was a successful training run. I am READY!

14 miles/2:09:34/9:14 pace

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Training update

Nick is on the couch on the right in the background. Sometimes he sleeps through me running and other days he plays

It has almost been a month since Nick was born! I have been able to get my mileage back up to where it was before he was born, and my speed is coming back. It feels good to get a good sweat!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Dana Farber. This is a great cause!
The winner of the "door prize" is Rich Farr - some great harvest bread and jam!
Thank you!