9.03.2012

In Running News

Happy Labor Day! I hope you get today off and are enjoying it! I have finally gotten some errands done that have been on my To Do list for ages! This weekend I also participated in the Mommy Run Fast Labor Day Virtual 5 and 10 mile race. Laura, of MRF, is a Texas runner, spin teacher and mom who has some great recipes! I especially love, and have made several times, her Garbanzo Brownies and her Apple Oat Cookies. You can find all of her recipes here.

On Saturday, I ran the 10 miler. I did two loops around the lake, which is a little over 3 miles. That, coupled with the 1.5 miles each way from my house to the lake equaled out to a nice round 10. I procrastinated this run and did not do it until about noon, but luckily the day was not too hot. However, the lake was crowded with people, which reminded me that I need to go earlier if that is where my route is. I finished this run with a time of 1:22:45, which is an 8:17 average. After the race, I went to a baseball game and ate nachos and beer. Post race carb loading is the best!

On Sunday, I ran the 5 miler. I went with a friend to the lake, walked around once with her for a warmup, then ran around once and then ran back home to complete 5 miles. I finished in 41:31, which is, you guessed it, an 8:17 average. You can't get much more consistent than that! I did not take any photos either day, which is too bad, because it was beautiful out!

Also, I found out my registration date for Boston. It's September 14th! Here's hoping that there are not already 25,000 people in line ahead of me. You probably already know how they do the registration, but in case you don't, they let people who qualified by 20 minutes or more go first, on the 10th. Then, those who met the standards by 10 minutes or more go on the 12th. Then on the 14th, anyone who met the standards by 5 minutes or more (me!) get a chance. If you qualified by :01 - 4:59, you get to register on the 17th. However, if all the slots are filled by your registration date, you don't get in. So, keep your fingers crossed for me that there were not a lot of really fast people this year.

Last but not least, the winner of the book giveaway is... Steph The Book Worm. Thanks everyone for participating! Steph, email me your address so I can send the book your way!

18 comments:

  1. I'm crossing my fingers for you getting into Boston, that would be an amazing experience!
    Thanks so much for participating this weekend! If you'd like to link your post up, I just posted a link up here: http://www.mommyrunfast.com/my-5-mile-recap-and-a-labor-day-virtual-run-link-up/
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

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  2. I am so excited to watch your Boston journey unfold! I'm running Laura's virtual today :)

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  3. I am crossing my fingers that you get in! I really do think you will, though!

    I am impressed that you have recovered so well from this marathon and are already back to running at your usual speedy pace. Nice work! Your body was clearly so ready for this!

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  4. That's awesome about Boston! I hope you get in and I agree with Jill, watching that journey will be fun! :)

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  5. I'm also crossing my fingers for you that you get into Boston!

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  6. Nice work getting both races in. I have done the 10 miler and hope to do the 5 miler today or tomorrow:) So exciting about Boston! I didn't know how they worked the registration, thanks for the info:)

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  7. I JUST got back and have power (today!) after Isaac, but congratulations on your fast marathon and BQ! Not that I had any doubt - I was just waiting for it to happen - but it's exciting news nonetheless. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

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  8. Good luck with Boston registration! Happy Labor Day! I loved this weekend!

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  9. I hope you get your Boston registration. Nice job on your two virtual races! I did 2 also, but just did the 5 miler twice. You had a good time on what sounds like a pretty route.

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  10. You did both the 10 miler and the miler? Awesome! I'm stiill trying to build my mielage to do a 10 miler! Keeping fingers crossed for you!!

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    1. That's what I get for typing too fast. I meant to say "and the 5 miler" and "mileage" :)

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  11. Good luck with Boston registration :) I am ignoring the dates since I told hubby I would give us a break and not run it 3 years in a row ;)

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  12. Ah, Boston...someday. I hope you get in!

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  13. Boston!!! So exciting! Fingers crossed.

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  14. Wow...you really are consistent. And I am keeping my fingers crossed for you on Boston. How exciting would that experience be?!

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  15. Wow great job! Way to be consistent! I hope you get into Boston, good luck :)

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  16. I think you'll get in to Boston! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    And congrats on doing the double for Laura's race. I did the 5-mile....much more slowly than you. But I was grateful to do it at all.

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  17. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!

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