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Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Five

1. After two days off from running, I headed back to the track this morning.  My plan was to see how my ankle/leg felt warming up and, if there were no issues, run the tempo.  Fortunately there was no pain whatsoever and I ended up with my best tempo to date.  Apparently my body likes cooler temperatures and a few extra days of rest!

2. I always get a bit worried when new shoe models come out at the end of the year.  I've definitely had bad experiences with updates (hello Asics 2150!).  Now is the time that the current model is cheap and I'm pretty tempted to buy out the Internet and hoard some 2160s.  I do have one pair that I bought at the Army Ten Miler expo that I'm going to start wearing in the next week or so, and that will be my marathon shoes.  So how many more is it reasonable to buy?  I know storing shoes for too long is probably not the best idea...

3. I signed up earlier this week to volunteer with some teammates at one of the Marine Corps Marathon water stations.  I've actually never handed out water at a race before and I'm pretty excited about it!  Though I'm a bit nervous that I'll mess up!  I know I sometimes get annoyed when I get to a volunteer just as they are going back to the table to get more cups.
4. The Philadelphia marathon is now less than a month away. That's complete crazy talk!  Where has this training cycle gone? 
5. I feel like I've seen a lot of talk about 2012 racing plans on blogs and Twitter this week.  I guess it's time for me to start doing some thinking. All I have on the schedule right now is the Goofy Challenge the first weekend of January. I know I'm going to want to take some time off after that, but maybe it's time to start planning for later in the year, at least in terms of marathons.

10 comments:

amy said...

Best to date by a lot! You were seriously rocking it out there today!

Jon said...

Glad your ankle/leg is better and was only a mini scare. Phew!

{will run for margaritas} said...

Sounds like you & CAR had a great workout this morning. So glad you ankle is feeling better!!

Do you know what water station you are working for MCM? If you go to the expo, be sure to say HI in the Brooks section - I'll be working :)

J said...

A while back when they released the Ghost 4s I bought 2 extra pair of Ghost 3s because I don't know if I will like the new style. I hate that they change the shoes!

I have not even thought about 2012! There are a few standard races I do, but idk what I will be training for and what my goal race will be.

speedlaces said...

You'll be a great water station volunteer b/c you're a runner and you totally understand what people need :)

Victoria (The District Chocoholic) said...

Glad to hear the ankle is all better, with almost no time off running. Must be a serious relief.

Race schedule: Find a half marathon the 4th or 5th weekend in March. I will run it, too.

Elizabeth said...

Phew. So glad your ankle is better. As for 2012-- I don't even want to think that far ahead!

Katie said...

I heard you slam-dunked it this morning. Get it, girl.

Dash said...

Congrats on your rock star tempo!! You looked comfortable too!

I'll be running around taking pictures at MCM, so hopefully I'll see you later in the race or post race!

< 1 month!!!

Rachel said...

nicely done on the run! glad to here you're feeling better : ) as far as i've heard on the 2160 -> 2170 update, not much is changing so hopefully no hoarding is required!

now that i think about it, i've never actually volunteered for a race. i think this is something i need to add to my to-do soon list.

the main thing on my 2012 calendar right now is the IRONMAN!! somehow i think that's enough for now : )