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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. I signed up for the National Race to End Women's Cancer on November 6, so I'll be racing an 8k in a little over a week.  I'm excited to see what I can do in a shorter race and am I'm hoping it will be a good tuneup for the marathon.

2. I realized on Tuesday that I could get to 50 miles for the week (for the first time ever!) without too much difficulty.  So, of course, I had to make it happen.  I only need to get in just under 7 miles tomorrow, which I normally do for tempo workouts, and I'll be at 30 miles before Saturday's last 20 miler.  When I mapped out my original training plan, which was discarded when I started with CAR, one of my goals was a 50 mile week.  So I'm pretty excited to get there!

3. Obviously I don't have any idea what the temperature will be for the marathon, but I've already started considering possible outfits.  I'm hoping it will be warm enough for a long sleeve tech shirt or a t-shirt and sleeves.  I ordered a bunch of arm sleeves to test out and they should be arriving today.  Main criteria - pockets for holding gels.  I'm hoping that I like one of them! 

Conveniently the temperature has decided to drop on Saturday (highs in the 40s), so it will be perfect for testing out my race outfit!  I have a feeling it will be just a little too cold on race day for shorts, so I'm glad I can get in a long run in my capris this weekend!

8 comments:

Sarah said...

50 miles in one week = awesome!

Arm warmers are the best because they are easy to take off if you get to hot during the race.

And this weather is messing with my fun bike ride I wanted to do on Sat. I guess I have to buddle up now.

Jessica Karazsia (@irun26at8) said...

Congrats of the 50 mile week! Doesn't that feel awesome!?!?

amy said...

Yay for 50 miles!

J said...

Good luck on the 20 miler! That is awesome that you could hit 50 miles! Such a great milestone! I am hoping to hit 40 miles this week (for the first time!) Hopefully my legs make it!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on hitting the 50-mile milestone. :-) I hope you have perfect weather on Marathon day and for your 8K tuneup!

Katie said...

pockets for holding gels?! what?!

Rachel said...

i'm maybe just a wee bit jealous of your 50 miles this week...i never did quite get there : / good for you! you're getting so strong, i can't wait to see what happens at philly!

Dash said...

Congrats on the 50 mile week! That is aweesome! Hope your tempo run was good yesterday.

I'm anxious to be in armsleeves, but it feels like we skipped past that weather!!!!! :) Have a good long run today!