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kacie tri-ing2011-02-01 17:17:33 +0000 #1
Great running weather!

I did a half marathon with my mom saturday, and it was her first. We finished in around 2:10, though we stopped three times for a port-o-pottie. Mom planned on that, and it didn't bother me at all, because it was SO great to do the race with her. Great time and wonderful to run with my mom!!!

Recovery run Sunday of 3 miles.

My 50K is 5 weeks from this saturday (December 11th), and i am beginning to feel the nerves creeping in. Today was the first day that I really reigned in my nutrition for the next 6 weeks. I know what to do, I just have to do it
solobiker2011-02-01 17:33:29 +0000 #2
Congrats Kacie!!! And good luck training for the 50K, I am sure you will do great!!!
colby2011-02-01 17:31:57 +0000 #3
I guess technically it was on the 31st, but I already closed the tab I had that thread open in, so.... yesterday I ran somewhere approaching 18 miles (my GPS didn't want to stay on or connected so I just ran the same route as last week's 14 miles and added an approximate 5 mile loop, which accounting for how I added them together without overlap comes out to probably under 18 but more than 17). I decided to get as close as I could to skipping 16 and going straight to 18, but I let go of running at race pace for the last 3 miles. I did run them faster, but not at race pace.

It felt pretty good, though it was at my "endurance pace" so I guess we'll see how that translates when the time comes. I wouldn't say it's effortless but it's certainly not what it used to be.

I think my problem with the Bikila are that the toes don't flex as much as I want them to (or as much as the KSOs do). I feel like my toes are frozen in a specific position and can't curl downward because of the extra rubber pattern on the toes and forefoot. Maybe they'll get softer with more wear and my feet will adapt, but as it was they made my toes almost feel cramped by the end of the trip.

I left late again for varying reasons, it was still a bad idea, though I ran into a lot of trick or treaters at the end.
OakLeaf2011-02-01 18:37:43 +0000 #4
Congrats Kacie! That's so cool to get to run with your mom.

You'll do fine in the 50K, it's got to be a breeze after an Ironman, right?
skhill2011-02-01 17:58:58 +0000 #5
Just an easy 3 miles this morning. But I noticed something awesome-- all the 6 or so bike commuters I saw had lights! Not all were wearing helmets, tho...
kacie tri-ing2011-02-01 18:29:42 +0000 #6
Nice 6 miler tonight. Got my last mile down to 8:15, which felt good.
Bike Chick2011-02-01 19:23:19 +0000 #7

Originally Posted by skhill

Just an easy 3 miles this morning. But I noticed something awesome-- all the 6 or so bike commuters I saw had lights! Not all were wearing helmets, tho...

That's cool about seeing the commuters but not cool about no helmets

I just had a 2 mile recovery run today so I ran 1.3 miles to the polls, voted, then ran home!
colby2011-02-01 17:40:18 +0000 #8
I am in Santa Clara (CA) this week for travel and today I headed out for a tempo run. I started running away from the hotel, and serendipitously ran into a multi-user path that runs for miles in either direction! Perfect. I ended up only making it 5-6 miles, I had to get to my conference.

It's WARM here. At home the high is in the 50s, here the high temp is in the 70s. I ended up running around 11:00 this morning, which was tooooooooo toasty after running in the late day through sunset on Sunday. I'll try to leave earlier tomorrow, but knowing my schedule, that might not work out.



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