Saturday, April 30, 2011
Seattle and Speed Surprise
So I am a bit giddy and unsure all at the same time. Tressa @ Training with Track Coach and his Adorable Wife, another bloggy buddy was planning on running the half....but is expecting baby #3 and will have to wait until next year. That means the bib is up for grabs and she is sweet enough to let me use it! So sweet...I love bloggy love and kindness. It seems to be everywhere theses days!
The Seattle Rock N Roll half is a special race to me. It was my first half EVER. I ran a 2:02.
I went back again last summer but was dealing with a serious knee and IT band issues. (some of you may remember...it almost sidelined my Portland Marathon)
I probably should not have attempted to run but I did. I ran/WALKED it and got a 2:28. BOO!!
So the thought of being able to go back and RUN healthy...off marathon training is very TEMPTING!
I know I can run a sub 2:00. I have done it the last three weekends on my long runs...coming in right around 1:55. I could POSSIBLY run with my COACH and that would be way cool! Why oh why is there such a long road from here to Seattle?
I will be back again that way in July for the Warrior Dash....so that could add up to some summer miles. BONUS: My mom and lots of lovely friends live over there and I have a new niece arriving in late May that I could LOVE spend some time with.
Thoughts? Who else is running Seattle Rock N Roll??
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
My running this week has been crazy, due to LIFE being crazy. But I did have a fabtabulous speed day and ran two 5K's...wait for it.....
5K 23:30 (7:25 pace)
5K 24:30 (7:54 pace)
Happy with this but very tired!
Tomorrow I am running 13 miles and with just 13 days to GO TIME!!
Tomorrow is also a BIG day as LOVELY L has decided she wants to be baptized! She is over the moon and so excited to share her love for God with anyone who will listen. Proud, thankful mama!!!
Have a beautiful day! Thinking of all the EUGENE runners...I almost joined you, maybe next year!! GO FOR IT..you can do it!