Sunday, February 21, 2010

Marathon+ Weekend

Is it really Sunday already?

I decided that I would tackle the marathon distance this weekend, spread out over Saturday and Sunday.

I was able to recruit some company on Saturday morning for run #1. We set out from a local park along trails, some parts clear and some parts icy/snowy. It was a mild morning, right around freezing, with some wind - a pretty pleasant morning overall. We chattered away and before we knew it, the run was done. 15.2KM/9.4mi.

We got together Saturday evening at Juliana's along with some other friends for drinks and snacks. We had a great time as always with many laughs. It was a later night than I would typically have before a long run, and both Juliana and I found ourselves yawning on Sunday morning before setting out.

Our group had planned for a 22K run, so I set out ahead of time to log 5 extra (and found a few other crazies to join me). It was a much colder and windier morning, though sunny. I found myself frequently too warm, but quickly felt the cold when we turned into the wind. It was a good run overall, though I was feeling it for the last few kilometres. 27.6KM/17.1mi.

Total weekend mileage: 42.8KM/26.5mi. I had a much needed snooze this afternoon.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Watch for the Red Mittens winner tomorrow.

35 comments:

Aneta said...

Marlene, brilliant as always! u amaze me with ur running!!!! great job! and yes a bit crazy...hahha.

i felt the same way with the wind this morning. i was warm, and then with the wind, really cold.

is it spring time yet???

Kelly said...

Sounds like a very productive weekend. I really want the red mittens, pick me!

happygoluckyalex said...

absolutely amazing! I think about how drained I was after 25km this weekend and then think about how you did almost 20km more. Whew. I need a nap thinking about it

happygoluckyalex said...

absolutely amazing! I think about how drained I was after 25km this weekend and then think about how you did almost 20km more. Whew. I need a nap thinking about it

ShutUpandRun said...

Wow amazing mileage for the weekend!

A Journey to a new me... said...

Awesome job!! The wind was pretty consistant here too (St.Louis area) but I didn't mind too much. Of course spring would be nice! Have a great week.

Laurel said...

Nice job on the marathon weekend! Sounds like fun and a great way to get in a ton of miles.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Your weekend mileage is more than I've run all month -- funny that you posted about this after my post today! :) You're awesome girl!

MCM Mama said...

That's some amazing mileage! WTG!

runnernic.com said...

Awesome awesome awesome weekend girl!!! Way to go!! Sounds like you kicked butt!! :)

destinationathlete said...

You are a rock star!

Jocelyn said...

Nice milage for the week and great job on your run!:D

Boris T. said...

Nice mileage for the weekend, you've beaten my entire week.

Meg said...

Yikes, that's a lot of mileage this weekend. You are brave!

ajh said...

Nice job on the mileage and all the running partners!

Jill said...

A well-deserved snooze at that this afternoon!!! Awesome job on the weekend miles!!! Hope you hae a really great week (and do you take bribes for the mittens???)

Heather said...

Nice job on the running this weekend - that's awesome! You definitely deserved the nap (and the drinks!).

EndorphinBuzz said...

Impressive kms this weekend. I much prefer 2 shorter runs amounting to the same amount rather than to do it all at once!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Super impressive! Great job ... and I wouldn't mind the mittens at all ...

J said...

Great job on the marathon weekend!! You are really racking up the mileage!! Sunday really was beautiful outside!!

trialsoftraining said...

Keeping up with the double LRs!!impressive! you definitely earned that nap :)

objectsevents said...

alriiiiight way to go lady! looove the weekend snooze esp after some quality running! i needed some snooze action on sunday but never got any grrrrr. and the pug likes to wake me up an hour before i usually get up so i am tirrrrred!!! that's okay, right? BRING ON THE NEW WEEK!!!! happy moonnnnddayyyyyyy :)

Allie said...

Sounds like a great weekend...and makes me feel a little lazy since I only did 5K this weekend. :) Good job!

ShirleyPerly said...

Good job on your marathon weekend! I am doing something similar with my cycling, it appears, riding the distance of my race over 2 days. And I agree that having other people around does make workouts go faster.

aron said...

nice job on the marathon+ weekend!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Oh I hope I WIN the mittens...I would love and cherish them.. LOL!

Good work getting out there TOUGH lady! I think I will do this on a weekend soon.. Love the idea soo much.. Hmmm not sure I should tackle it in the high altitude of Colorado? Or should I?? Hmmmm..

Staci Dombroski said...

Way to go on the mileage! I only made 3 miles this weekend :( Now I am back on track!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Ali said...

Awesome mileage weekend!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great marathon weekend. I did the same thing (well, I have a 50k trail race coming up so I did my race distance) over the weekend. Great minds think alike.

Denise said...

impressive weekend of running!! you deserve a good snooze after all that!

sideofsneakers.com said...

What an impressive mileage weekend! I hope I can run that much one day :)

joyRuN said...

Nicely done!

You ran more in a weekend than I did all last week, btw ;)

Amanda said...

Awesome job on the marathon weekend!

The Happy Runner said...

Great job, Marlene!!!!

prashant said...

Sounds like a very productive weekend. I really want the red mittens,

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