Saturday, December 1, 2007

A whole lotta RAIN and RUNNING

Yep, this was the gang this morning...


Of course, Lisa made us wear the bike helmets. Sometimes these triathletes are just SO demanding....


Lisa, Pat and I hit the mudbog this morning, also known lovingly as the canals.....and somehow managed to knock down 11 miles together in the wind, rain and (sometimes) mud.



This of course, was despite my whining and the pained look on my face from about mile 4 and beyond. My legs still had a rough time, and I fatigued very early in to the run. But as any good running buddies would do, the dynamic duo pushed me trudge on. Just like the US Postal Service....not rain, sleet or snow could stop the TRC this morning.


Pat took off like a bandit and held our first mile at an 11:50 pace. Mile 2 was 12:08. Yes, funny enough, these are the fastest 2 miles I have ever run in my life. It was good to find out during the car ride home that Lisa had also taken notice of our increased starting pace and shared some initial concern! But I am the Pokey, so the rest of the miles became much more indicative of our typical LSR pace. And I take full responsbility for the CRASH during Mile 10 :P My buddies had to accommodate some additional walking on my behalf.



And since I was in charge of Garmie this morning, here's the skinny on the mudbog run:




I think I am going to take next weekend off from a long run.....first, because I'm not able to run (schedule wise) on Saturday morning, and second because I think I need a rest. Stop laughing all you serious runners, but for some reason I think my legs are not getting well-rested enough between long runs. Lisa said that maybe I didn't rest long enough after the HM?? I dunno....but I think a break is in order. I am traveling this week also, and won't get much (if any) running in....so I think a 5 or 6 miler next weekend will suit me just fine. I'm sure the TRC will have another long run together the weekend after.

BIG thanks to my running buddies for another great run, and a whole ton of laughs!


Happy weekend!



11.01 miles


2:25:40


13:14 pace


**Okay, so I stole the picture from Pat too :P


When running in the dark, dreary rain, it is always important to have a running buddy with neon shorts :P




15 comments:

Marcy said...

You guys better start slapping on your postal uniforms ;-)

J~mom said...

If I had only known the shorts would be such a hit I would have busted those babies out a long time ago! :>)
Nice job!

J~mom said...

PS I think a rest is a great idea. You deserve it!:>)

Sunshine said...

We have beautiful pictures of snow... and you have beautiful pictures of mud!! Wow!

Irene said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I was kinda wondering why your name looked familiar, then I remembered Pat's blog!

Nice job on the 11 miles!

Michelle said...

Nice job doing 11 miles in that terrible weather!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Great job on the 11. There must be equivalent to 13 on good ground.

Keep it up!!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I LOVE that mud pic, a whole lot more dramatic than Pat describes :D

Wes said...

Yes, rest! I think long runs every other weekend is a good thing, with "shorter" long runs between! Way to laugh in the face of the weather!!

Laura N said...

Nice 11 mile run. And in the rain, you ROCK.

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Ugh those triathletes and their "diva-like" behaviors *rolls eyes* LMAO! Great job on getting the run in. I would take mud in a heartbeat over the ice that has been plaguing my streets :(

Dan Seifring said...

Great job battling the weather and getting the run in. Wish I did.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

If the tumbleweeds do 8 on the 8th together, we definitely need pictures.

Stop by my blog if you want pick out a hunky pacer, er, I mean tshirt. :D

Jeff said...

Great runs! Short run approved!

Tigerlilly said...

While you are getting rain, we are getting snow ;P pfffft.. I miss the rain! LOL

Great job running 11... good grief, I would have died after the first 3. No, really, I would have! So you are doing fantastic.

I find I run my fastest miles after not running for a couple of days, so I think you are right to take a break! Have a great trip where ever your going...and enjoy the rain, while I am shoveling the drive way!