Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Wednesday Bullets

• I ran a strong 14K (9mi) yesterday and another decent 10K (6mi) today. Feeling good so far! 24K down and 56 to go for the week.

• I can't really believe this is my last week of actual training. Wow.

• I've been testing out some new socks that Drymax sent me, so watch for a review soon.



• I'm running a marathon in 25 days!

• I picked up this MPG "Hurdle Jersey" Skirt and it is by far the most comfortable piece of running gear I have ever owned. Looks like it will be joining me for 26 miles or so in a few weeks.

• Now I just need to find a new top - preferably bright.

• Tomorrow we have 8 x Yasso 800s on the schedule. I haven't done Yassos since May!

Happy Hump Day!

28 comments:

X-Country2 said...

You are sooooo ready to kick marathon ass!

The Happy Runner said...

I LOVE Drymax! My fave socks.

Good luck with the Yassos.

happygoluckyalex said...

love the skirt- super fun for the race! lulu has some NEON tops now- bright enough? :-)

Megan said...

I was totally against running skirts, until I bought one... and now I LOVE it! I like the one you got. Let me know how it works for ya!

Cindy said...

i like the skirt! just bought my first one recently , but i haven't worn it for an actual run yet.

Badgergirl said...

I like the skirt. I bought myself a skirt about a month ago. Have only used it once, but I like it so far. You'll have to tell us how your new one works out for the marathon!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Never tried those socks either, you're getting quite the swag lately! Nice!! Love running skirts :) too bad we don't have the weather to wear them year round!! Great job running!!

AZ said...

Well, I think I'll skip the skirt but my wife does want me to wear a nice bright shirt for my marathons. Something easier to pick out of the crowd.

Marci said...

I heart running skirts, you will have to let us know how it feel to run in, it looks nice!

Mama said...

You'll have to let us know how the skirt works out. I've yet to find one that fits me right. :o(

You are really rockin' the training!

MCM Mama

Meg Runs said...

Wow, a marathon is just steps away, how fun! Love the running skirts, they are so cool and unbinding!

Jamie said...

woohoo almost marathon time! excited to hear your sock review too.

Zorbs said...

Uhhh, how did you score free Drymax socks?!?! I paid an exhorbitant amount for mine, they're the only socks I'll wear during HM distances and longer.

trialsoftraining said...

Ooh nice socks - haven't seen those ones yet! Um, 56K to go?! It's Thursday! That sounds crazy! ;) you marathoners....

J said...

I hope the 800s went well! That skirt is so cute - you will look great in all your marathon pictures with that! Pick a really brightly colored shirt so you can be seen on the course!

cami said...

Marlene, you're so ready for the marathon! I'd go with a bright top, too. Bright colors make me run faster. ;)

Mark said...

You are finishing strong!! Yay for the taper!!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Hope your Yassos go well, it sounds like a fun training. 4 minutes for 800m should be easy for you based on your previous track training sessions.

D10 said...

I really need to find me a good pair of socks. Can't wait to hear what you think of the drymax.

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

Can't wait to read about your Drymax experience - I'm dying to try them out! They sound totally legit!

B.o.B. said...

Hope the Yasso's went well. I missed mine this week. So I will live vicariously through you!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I love the short, quick post that are FULL of great info!

heyitstay said...

Hey girl thanks for entering my giveaway! Good luck with the last of your training. How exciting!! :-D

Runner Leana said...

Wow, is it really almost taper time? Your training has been so stellar!!!

unathleticrunner said...

You're down the homestretch girl! Love the skirt! rock it! :)

lindsay said...

you are going to own the rest of this week and your entire taper, and then you are going to beat up on 26.2! i am so nervous and excited for you already. eeeks :)

i hope you find a bright new top to go with the skirt soon so you can rock it in the marathon.

Irish Cream said...

I LOVE wearing a new outfit for my marathons (of course, only after testing it out on a few long runs before the race)! It's just adds to the excitement! I hope you find a cute top to go with! Once you do that, there's NOTHING standing in your way ;)

Amanda said...

Wow, your marathon is coming up soon! You'll definitely get your marathon redemption!