Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ready for the Minnie Marathon - 9.3 miles complete!

I was happy to see that everyone agreed with my decision to cut my long run short last week - didn't know if peeps would think I'm a cop-out or something...

So I took it easy during the week and then on Saturday, I had my scheduled 9 mile run. It went well - no weird pains or anything. I even tacked on the extra 0.3 miles to make a full 15K.

1: 10:02
2: 10:51
3: 10:22
4: 10:13
5: 10:33
6: 10:10
7: 10:41
8: 10:41
9: 11:08
0.3: 2:53

Total: 9.3 miles, 1:37:40, 10:30 pace

So now I am officially ready for the Minnie Marathon 15K in two weeks. Can't wait! I know the FL weather will slow me down but I'm not looking to set any records there. I'm just excited about getting a do-over for the last 9 miles of the WDW marathon. I had to walk most of that part this past January because I was so beat.

On Sunday, I decided to do a little bit of a recovery run. Unfortunately, I decided this about 20 minutes after I had some lunch. I don't know what I was thinking because less than a mile in, I started getting some cramps. So I decided to scrap the idea of a recovery run and just did a brief 20 minute walk instead. The weather was perfect so it was really nice. Afterward, I followed up with some abs and arm exercises.

On a separate note - I'm excited for all the runners doing the Boston Marathon tomorrow! What a great achievement - I can't wait to read all about it.

Also, congrats to Deena Kastor, Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, and Blake Russell for making the U.S. women's Olympic marathon team. Deena Kastor won with a 5:43 pace - can you imagine??? If I run under a 9:00 min pace, I feel like I'm flying! :)


Marcy said...

The run looks great ;D ;D

LOL I know what you mean about running in the 5's. That's just INSANE!

Laura said...

Good luck in the Minnie! I'm doing the Disney Marathon in January so I'd love to hear more of your insight about at least part of the course :)

Jess said...

The run looks great -- you'll do awesome at the 15k! Wanna meet up at either the expo or after the race? If so, email me at tygress422 at yahoo dot com. Or just reply to this comment; my email is on there as well.

Sarah said...

I'm going to be doing the Minnie Mouse 15K too! I'm really excited, although a little nervous since I haven't been able to run much lately!!

Good job on the 9.3 miles! It looks like you are ready for the race!!

Jamie said...

Nice work on the run! Good luck with the Minnie. It sounds like fun!

Runner Leana said...

Great job on the 9.3 miles. Sounds like you are in good shape for race day. We may even be close to the same pace. Hopefully I'll see at the start somewhere. If I recognize you I'll be sure to say hi!

Moon said...

Hey, maybe I'll see you at the Minnie as well! (Though with the crowds at the Disney races, well, it's like "Where's Waldo" times a million trying to track anyone down ;)

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