Thursday, May 28, 2009

What I Got

Activity: Run
Date: 05/28/09 11:42 AM
Distance: 1.77 miles
Time: 0:21:05
Speed: 5.0 mph
Pace: 11' 54 min/mile
Calories: 168

Last run before the marathon. Purposely slower, but I suspect that's what my marathon pace will end up being. I'm hoping to have a pace somewhere between an 11 and 12 minute mile pace, and that's factoring walking when I need to. Since several streets are closed off due to pipework, I ran a different route than I normally do. I ran down a section of the marathon route, kind of getting a mental image of what it's going to be like. I know what it will be like, which will be crowded with people traffic, not cars, and I will be approaching the streets that go by my grandson's elementary school and the house that always gives out fresh orange slices.





My husband has a cold and has been snoring up a storm the past couple of days. The snoring is keeping me awake, and if I go try and sleep on the couch, the cats and dog come to check me out. I guess they get curious as to why I would be sleeping on the couch, and the dog wants to kiss my face and the cats want to walk all over me. I'm glad the office doesn't need me right now, otherwise I'd be going though the day on auto pilot.

Our coach at the track club gave my husband's name and info to one of the writers at the San Diego Union Tribune because he ran the marathon last year in the 5 hour range. (5:49) My husband talked to the guy for over an hour! The article should show up in the paper tomorrow, but there's no guarantee that my husband's info will show up in the paper. Either way, I'll link the article here. My husband was surprised that they wanted to talk to him, but I guess the article is about regular people doing the marathon. We'll see.

Thanks for all of the songs! I'll post the entire play list tomorrow. If nothing else, the songs will definitely put a smile on my face, just because the selection is so divers. I love it! If anyone else has something to add, I'll add more songs until Saturday. I'm still waiting on a few people...

Monday's song:
If You Love Me Like Music, I'll Be Your song - Heart



I Run for Fun said...

Good luck at the race!

Backofpack said...

Oh, have fun! It's gonna be great, I just know it. I'm excited for my first RnR event in June - I'll read up here for details on what to expect!

Rhoni Renee said...

I'll be thinking about you Saturday. SOooo stoked you're doing this!

barbie2be said...


i recommend poker face by lady ga ga for your run.

AKA Alice said...

You are going to be awesome Irene! I know it.

I'm not surprised that the UT wanted to talk to Michael (or that he talked to them for an hour!)

I'm amazingly excited for all of you!

IzzyBubbles said...

Hey, have a great time!! BTW, my latest fave running song (if no one's mentioned it already) is Christina Aguilera's Fighter, I just like the words - "makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser, so thanks for making me...fighter."

Pat said...

Good luck. Enjoy the race.