Saturday, March 28, 2009

California Sun

Activity: Run
Date: 03/28/09 10:06 AM
Distance: 13.83 miles
Time: 2:38:42
Speed: 5.2 mph
Pace: 11' 28 min/mile
Calories: 1346

Between the above stats and the warm up run, I put in just a little over 14 miles with the track club today. I wasn't planning to go that far today since I hadn't put in a long run since the Sue Krenn 15K earlier this month. I suppose the conditions were just right to go the whole way. Perfect weather, a slower pace, the ankle not hurting, and great conversation made for a good run. I deliberately went slower so I could complete what ever distance I was doing. I also ran with AKA Alice, and running with her was a boost to my running. We ran at a talking pace and ran to the halfway point, about 7 miles, which was also the second hydration stop. I lost her after that, but ended up running with a woman who was keeping track of pace with her Garmin, and she helped to keep me from going faster, which I wanted to avoid. I think the slower pace helped me to not feel so thrashed after this run, however... TOTM arrived and that did me in more than the run. Yay me.

AKA Alice remembered to bring a camera!



This soooooo does not suck!



I didn't make it into the Nike Women's Half Marathon, I'm not so miffed about it like I was last year, however, it's still kind of disturbing to see my name next to "not selected." I have a few other options to ponder.

Thursday's song:
4 Minutes - Madonna and Justin Timberlake - 2nd Chances

PEACE

9 comments:

AKA Alice said...

I LOVE your idea about getting specially made "not selected for the Nike Marathon" shirts made for whatever fall runs we are able to do together!

I had a great time running with you today. We'll have to do it again!

Miss Rachel said...

Yeah, you could start Team Not Selected!

Great photos, as usual. :-)

Anne said...

You both look so good in that photo! It really was the perfect day yesterday, wasn't it?

pchieng said...

Good job on the great run! That just shows how helpful running with others are. You were able to keep up a good pace and talk to a bunch of different people.

Melanie said...

wish you two would have been selected :( Sounds like a great run!

barbie2be said...

my chiro's wife got the not-selected email too. :(

Irene said...

AKA Alice,
I had a good time, too! I swear, I didn't mean to leave you behind, I though you were right behind me!

Rachel,
I like "Team Not Selected." Too funny!

Anne,
It was a spectacular day!

pchieng,
Yes it is!

Melanie,
Maybe next year!

Barbie2be,
Yeah, there's a bunch of us!

Deene said...

nice photo of you and AKA Alice!glad you enjoyed your run.

Irene said...

Deene,
We had a pretty good time!