Monday, October 31, 2011

6 days to go....

Well I didn't end up running on Saturday because it was just to cold and rainy/snowy outside.  I made the excuse that I didn't want to catch a cold or ruin my new shoes.  I didn't run on Sunday either.  It was still a little slushy out and the new shoe thing was really keeping me strong from not going. :)

This what it looked like outside on Saturday.

I did however, venture out to buy my Chia Charger butter.  
Love it!  It is way good in my oatmeal and on toast.

So finally today I headed out for my last 10 miler.  Mile 1 was my warm up along with mile 2 because I was climbing up a bridge and then 3 is a little speedy because I was coming down the other side of the bridge, coasting into a 7:55 pace. I felt pretty good for the most part.  It wasn't until about mile 7.5 that I felt like I was finally into the groove of things.  I think that is what happens when I worry too much about getting into the right pace.  When I know I have more time to warm up I don't stress as much about getting into my 8s. 

My 10 miler today.

I checked the weather forcast and it says the high on Sunday will be 60 degrees which will be perfect.  It is still a little early to tell so I am not going to get my hopes up.  I am going to hit up the expo on either Thursday or Friday to get my race bib and bag.  I am debating on getting something new to wear??  I go back and forth.  It is nice to have something new but at the same time I don't really need more running clothes.  We shall see.  I plan on wearing shorts, my knee high compression socks and a tank with arm warmers that I can rip off when I get hot.

I think the thing that I am most excited about it I have only ONE MORE TRACK workout and ONE MORE TEMPO workout!!  Woot! Woot! Woot! Woot!  Yep cannot wait. 

Wednesday I will do - 6x400s at 1:35-1:39

Friday I will do - 1 mile easy and 2 miles at 8:00

Sunday 26.2 at 8:00-8:23 pace!!!!

So what do you think?  New clothes or wear something I already have?



  1. I'm in the same boat, clothes-wise. I think I'm going to get a new shirt. I love running in something I FEEL good in. It makes a difference for me!

  2. For my first half, I wore a shirt I'd had forever, but wore a running skirt for the first time. It worked for me. I was nervous about wearing something I never had, but I didn't chafe! ha :)

    Good luck this weekend!

  3. Wear something you have already run in definitely!!!! Good luck!

  4. Such beautiful shots of the rainy day!
    For my half I wore a new shirt and ended up with some chafing so now I wear things that I know will be comfortable for however long I will be running.
    Good luck!!

  5. Good luck! If you go with something new I'd do a new top but not bottoms. You're going to do great!

  6. A new top is always fun but then again you get a great NYC marathon tech shirt...Hopefully I can wake up in time to watch the race, good luck!! Can't wait to read your recap!

  7. YOU'VE GOT THIS GIRL!!! I can't wait to see you smash your goals:) I hope we get to meet up! Great 10-miler speedy woman!


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