March 19, 2009

Spring is coming...

and there is a virtual Spring race just for the occasion
I found out about it from Marlene

Yeah Spring is coming

March 17, 2009

6 Tunnels to Hoover Dam...

We started the race going in the first tunnel

After the first turn around (about mile 4)

The second tunnel (about mile 6)

Running the last few miles (about mile 11)

The finish line

I plan to run a half marathon in every state...
2 down (NC and NV)
48 to go

March 16, 2009

We did it

Wow what a race
The views, the weather and the experience of running in another state was amazing!

The course was almost what they advertised.
The first 9 miles were not bad and we even had a 10 minute pace.
Then the last 3 miles were a killer.
We ran on rocks and sand
I knew I had a blouder in my shoe
funny it was just little pieces of rock

I'll post pictures I took during the race soon!

Finishing time

March 9, 2009

Mr. C and I did our last run until the half marathon.
We tried the Hammer gel, orange

We didn't need it for our 5 mile run
but we did want to try it before the 13.1 miles

I could definately tell I had more energy and I had a pretty good pace

We also tried to run when it was about 60 degrees.

We figure that will be about the temp when we do our race

Man was it hot

We have been running in 20-50 degree weather

March 5, 2009

8 more days...

...until the 6 Tunnels to Hoover Dam race.

This will be my second half marathon and Mr. C's first.
I'm really excited for the change in location and scenery

I have slacked off on my training this past week.
I hope that doesn't bite me next Saturday.

My main goal is to run the WHOLE thing and have a better time than my first half.


February 24, 2009

Grrrr ... Nike chip...

We ran 7.5 miles Saturday

Does my nike mini show this?


She is bored and playing paddleball!!!!!

We will be running tonight and once again I will try to load our run.

February 17, 2009

Didn't want to run...

So today I really didn't want to run after work.
Our schedule is to do short runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a long run on Saturdays.

When I get home , I tell Mr. C that he'll have to run without me cause it's just been one of those days. I'm going to ride my stationary bike instead.

Of course Mr. C says " gotta run with me, I hate running without you, it's no fun.."

What could I do but lace up those shoes.

And you know, I feel better after the run.
Even though the run was supposed to be 3 miles.

I guess I'll go ride my stationary bike to get the rest of the workout in.

Sometimes you just need a little push.