Saturday, January 13, 2007

Finish Line: 30 Miles in January

Landon was correct: I woke up around 8:30 a.m. and listened to the sounds of raindrops tacking the windowsill. It was relaxing for a moment, until I thought about my remaining miles. So, I up and drove to the Kent State rec. center and ran my remaining 7 miles. I'm done!

Today, I ran in three sets to get to seven miles: 5K (3.13 miles), 2 miles and 2 miles. I don't typically run long (for me) distances on back-to-back days, so I was tired today. The first 5K was a little slow, but — with a little encouragement from a Kent State wide receiver and the Will Smith track "Freakin' It" — my first 2-mile set was tiger fast: 8:01 for the first and my personal best 7:00 for the second. We won't talk about the other sets: I finished them and I'll leave it at that.

But now I must start over again. I haven't determined next month's goal(s), but will definitely be thinking about it. 40 miles? 50 miles? We'll also see what will be at stake.

Thanks to everyone for their encouraging words and very close guesses on my finish line. As the winner, Landon will get "Ricki-Ticki-Tavi" on DVD. Your next chance for equally cool prizes will be coming soon.

3 comments:

TriAndTrue said...

Congrats, girl! That's awesome. Maybe I'll win Ricki-Ticki-Tavi next month! Keep running.

Prof. Glidden said...

Don't be such a tease. Tell us what you had for dessert last night.

: )

Landon said...

I totally deserve that DVD. And one day I may actually see it. Nice job, by the way. You should feel proud.