Nick

Kara

2.28.2009

Jaaaaack-pot



10.5 miles in the bank today on the treadmill. Lucky me, I was able to run straight with Bill's mom watching the baby while I ran. I went up and kept checking on him every so often. It was kind of nice though, because Bill and his dad went to the Villanova game and I really had no excuse not to run being left home with just Bill's mom and a sleeping baby! I went through 2 GUs but man, GU just does not have the same appeal as it did when I was pregnant.

10.5 miles/1:38:40/9:22 pace

This run felt good. I felt like the second GU really kicked in towards the end so I pumped up the pace and did the last mile at 7.0mph which felt good, but I think my body may be a bit sore tomorrow. But it was a confidence builder. I'll attempt a few more miles next week. I'm a little nervous of 15+ miles - trying to get outside for these but not going to think about that yet. I wonder how little of a long run I can do and still feel fine @ Boston. 18? I think its all a mindset but I do want to make sure I'm prepared.

I have to think of better recovery foods, I just eat veggie burgers and powerbars.

I'm trying to make it a bit over 30 miles for the week and feel pretty good. So far I have 28.6 miles completed (2 fun ones with BOB!)

16 comments:

  1. Glad you were able to get in a nice run!

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  2. Oh you're going to be completely fine at Boston. 18 mile long run is *plenty*.

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  3. Great job on the run! I can't believe Gu ever seemed appealing to you. Ick!

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  4. How do you run more than an hour on the TM???? I did 7 miles on the TM today and had to stop due to being completely bored out of my mind. Plus I have the excuse that it makes my knees hurt....or something like that.

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  5. Nice work. 10 miles on a treadmill is like 15 out on the open road....at least in my mind.

    Great work.

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  6. You're such an inspiration. It's great that you have such a supportive family.

    Boston here you come!

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  7. You are really coming along with your running and mileage! keep up the great work! Good thing Nick is such a good little boy!

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  8. NICE!! Great run!! I'm glad you had some time to run and enjoy it with someone watching Nick.

    While 18 miles is a long run, there's something to be said for those next 2 miles. At least I thought so. Would you be able to fit in at least one 20 right before you tapered?

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  9. 18 was the longest i did for my first marathon...that should be plenty for what you want to accomplish. which, i might add, is amazing. i have yet to break 5 miles!

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  10. That's great that you were able to get out for a nice run. So, have you always been a strong long distance runner? Got any tips? I've been trying to increase my mileage but feel like I'm stuck in 5k mode.

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  11. You are going to be so ready for Boston.

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  12. I'm working on finding good recovery foods too. I am not very hungry right after some runs so that makes it a little harder

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  13. Veggie burgers and Powerbars? I thought I was bad with my chips and Gatorade...

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  14. DOOD! That's AWESOME! I can't believe you busted that out on the treadmill. You're doing so great!

    How many more weeks do you have before you have to taper?

    18 might work, but I would try to squeeze in 20 if you could. But, this Boston is just for fun, so 18 may be fine.

    Soon, you'll be running Boston for time! :)

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  15. WOOO awesome job on the 10+ miler AND the 30 mile week! you are seriously amazing :)

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  16. Villanova game?? Oooooh - tough loss to G-town!! :o)

    Awesome mileage - you are so inspiring!

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