Saturday, February 2, 2008

9 on the 9th + 2 for good measure

I just finished reading Lisa's blog, and for some reason my dear running partner wants all our readership to believe that we set out this morning~ at 6:30 in 36 degree temps, in the DARK ~ to simply complete our 9 miles for next week's race.

TRUE, TRUE ~ I did notify the race director of our schedule conflicts and our intent to run the virtual race this weekend instead (any particular shade of red, Nancy?)......however, in order not to mislead our readership.....Lisa and I didn't exactly run 9 miles and then feel so overwhelmed with energy and spunk that we just decided to add on another 2 miles!! HA!

Nooooooooooooo. The REAL story is that my Mileage Maven dictated the 11 miles on today's schedule ~ the 9 miles for the 9 on the 9th was just an added bonus.

The real truth is also that we were a couple of TIRED chickies long before we ever even began.

That being said, I have no complaints about today's run (that's because I used up all my complaining from mile 8-11 :P

Here's the scoop:

We ran a relatively long portion of the run along the Hunt Highway, a 2-lane road that runs right along the edge of the desert (where Lisa and Tewonda have sometimes been known to travel). How can you not love a long run when you get to see this?
The vultures were circling over us for a bit, but I guess in the end they figured out we were just slow ~ not dead. I told them to come back in a few miles and they might have a chance ;)

For the rest of the Event Photos, you'll have to visit Lisa's blog. I realized today that she is also the TRC Staff Photographer. Next long run I might actually have to put on some makeup and do my hair :)

The last few miles of the run were tough ~ my calf muscles held up great again (knock on wood) but we were both just exhausted. We did practice some good self-talk along the way ~ "I am stronger. I am stronger. I am going to die, but I am getting stronger" ~ you know, that kind of stuff. Somehow we managed to hit the target once again.

Final Data:

9 on the 9th Report:

9 miles ~ 1:48:06

Long Run

Distance: 11.0 miles

Time: 2:22:45

Average Pace: 12:58


J~Mom said...

LOL!!!!!! You crack me up! Great job today!! And forget the make up chicky~ you looked great!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

HA HA HA!! Was that red lipstick you wore?

You guys are fantastic and the first finishers. I guess you won!! :D

Hope you had a good time. Thanks for running.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I loved the part about the vultures!

WannaBe5Ker said...

You both are hard core!!!!!

WTG on such a long run! Hard core!

My Life & Running said...

Wow you two get her done, don't you?! ;)

Marcy said...

WHoooaaaaa I didn't realize you chicks went on for 11 miles! Dang!! Lisa must have had the super caffeinated coffee for that baby LOL. AWESOME JOB LADIES!!! ;D ;D

Michelle said...

Great job on the long run!!! You totally rock!

Wes said...

Here's another tidbit of info for you. These socks not only make you look like a runner, rumor is you FEEL sexy :-)

Viv said...

LMAO off the the vultures and that Lisa is also the photographer of the club.

You two really keep me going with the running :-)

The pic of the desert was gorgeous!

P.O.M. said...

Ha ha. I am stronger, I want to die. I got back and forth like that all the time! I guess it's "normal," right???

Great job on your run! Way to keep up the miles after your race. I usually slack after - which I'm trying to not do this time - so far not so good. ha ha.

Cheryl said...

You two are amazing! Great run!