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Friday, November 20, 2009

Returning to running

Wed - Nov 18

After getting the middle one off to school I ran my fav 6.5 loop (50:12/ 7:43) and felt pretty good. I ran my 3.5 out and back twice (53:15/ 7:36) that evening to avoid the hills on the longer loop. That run really took it out of me.

Thur - Nov 19

Again after the morning bus routine, I went for a run but only got in 3.5 (28:47/ 8:13) in the rain before feeling like I was pushing way too much too soon. So I called it a day.

Friday - Nov 20

I ran 6.5 (53:10/8:10) this morning. I felt like I was running in sand. I thought after eating better yesterday (I lost about 5ish pounds being sick) I would be better fueled for my run but my legs still feel a bit heavy. I want to run again tonight even though I have a short race on Saturday. I know that is not how most runners perform their best but I often do better on slightly "warmed" legs than legs that have rested too much. I will wait and see how the evening goes.

I am eager for the 5k on Saturday. It is a benefit race for a local young lady who is battling cancer. She is really having a difficult time. You can read about her here: http://www.occnews.net/heathermillerstory.htm

This reminds me everyday that my family is very blessed. I hope we all take time this holiday season to do something for someone else who is not as fortunate as we are.

I am also running for Kelly's sister Cathy. Read about her here http://www.runfastmommy.com/

To all the runners this weekend. Enjoy those races!!


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog - the video should be working now if you want to take a look! Great job on the 6.5 miler!

  2. Good luck on your race!!! Run run RUN!
    I run a little better on shorter races with a good run the day before, too!

  3. I love running for a reason- makes it feel so much better :)