Weeks are flying by and time is ticking away...and while my life is crazy, it's amazingly fun and I'm enjoying every minute of it. Here's what's happening this week:
1) Long run on the schedule for Saturday morning. 18 miles. Without my running buddy. But my totally amazing mom who started riding her bike a couple years ago has decided to ride with me and carry me some beverages:) Isn't she amazing?? She barely even flinched when I said, "Well, I'm starting at 6am, mom." I have to start that early because we have a packed weekend of events...Friday, Maddie has a friend staying the night, sat, long run, pedicure, picture taking and off to Kalamazoo (about an hour away) for a college friend reunion (I love getting together and letting all the kiddos play!) Should be fun:)
2) I'm on vacation next week. Totally rocks. I'm planning on organizing my house, trips to IKEA and painting AJ and Jack's bedroom (who want a football room, but I'm still trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with it!) I was thinking maybe green walls with white stripes...but, eh, we will see. I've never taken a week off just to "get stuff done," but I'm really looking forward to it. (Is it too early to get out my Halloween decorations??) Even more, I'm looking ahead at my 20 miler that I'm going to get done on Friday and possibly an adventure on the train to Chicago to visit some friends. Either way, it will be amazing!
3) I'm finally trying to figure out blogger and hook up my blog with fun tabs! Nicole got things set and made me this cute new header, and I spent some time last night working on the Distance Dreamers Tab so I now believe I have them all in one spot! I'm busy making my way around to every one's blog, if you're bored and want to wish them luck, please do! All of these amazing people are signed up to run their first half/full marathon and would love some encouragement! Way to go peeps! Thanks Nicole for the cute header:)
One last thing...while running on the treadmill at work today (did I mention that I made it 6 miles in 51 minutes...that's pretty speedy for me:) Brandon asked me what my goal was for Long Beach. My response. Just to finish. He asked, I mean, what are you running your long runs at...
I try to stay consistent at around 10 minute miles.
He made it seem like I should be running my long runs a lot slower until race day. Like 11-11:30ish.
What do you think?
How fast do you run your long runs?
Hope everyone is having an amazing week!