Friday, April 09, 2010

TGIF!

Last night's 5 x Yasso 800 workout was a success! Once again, too quick on the first, but managed to hang in there and still tore up that last one at puke-threshold pace.

800m splits:

3:35
3:38
3:37
3:36
3:26

I'll be heading out for a short and easy run tomorrow morning followed by an epic 35KM (21.75mi) run from our local store to our coach's house out in the country. I enjoy point-to-point long runs, especially this one which offers gorgeous scenery along the way and a massive brunch fit for a bunch of marathoners when we arrive.



It should come as no surprise that the route will be challenging, including several significant climbs in the second half. Some of our friends who are headed to Boston and therefore tapering will be setting up two refueling/entertainment stations along the way. It's sure to be a memorable morning!

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Race pics!

Chilly Half Marathon










Around the Bay













**I do own more than one race shirt, I just love this one from my first marathon.**

And speaking of race shirts... the folks at Around the Bay were kind enough to send me a ladies medium after I got stuck with the mens originally. Never hurts to ask!




Have a great weekend!

43 comments:

Shannon said...

Nice race pics!

Jocelyn said...

Love all the race pics! :D

Great job on your 800 splits! you're epic run sure does look epic, although I bet it will be a lot of fun!

Fair Weather Runner said...

nice on the puke worthy yasso's! good luck on your long run, that does sound fun, as fun as 21 miles can be of course.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Great job on the 800's!

Love that shirt!

J said...

Great job on the 800s! So glad you were able to get a womens t-shirt! I hate the mens sizes! Hope you have a great run and a good weekend!

Kim said...

Great photos! Awesome shirt!

Staci Dombroski said...

Great race pictures :)

trialsoftraining said...

I LOVE that new race shirt!! Looks like a really good fit, and cute color :) Certainly does Not hurt to ask

Gotta love the post-run brunch that serves as a large motivation to just keep goooing :) enjoy the run!

Laura said...

Great job and nice pics. We are doing 35km as well on Sunday..apparently our route takes us past a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream shop...that's cruel in my opinion...

lilmeg said...

LOVE the ATB shirt. Maybe I'll run it next year just for that.

Have a great long run this weekend. It's great that you have such an awesome support network to help get you to the end of the 35k!

Lacey Nicole said...

great job on your 800s! gosh you really jumped down for that last repeat, 10 second jump!!!!!! whew.

and i loooooooooooove teh magenta race shirt!

Amy said...

Way to go on those 800s!

I love the new race shirt - much better than a men's one!

Good luck on the 35km run and enjoy the brunch!

aron said...

AWESOME 800s!!!

love that pink shirt!! so cute :)

Aneta said...

oh lala, nice picutres!!! i love race pictures.

very nice splits on the Yassos!!! great job.

i actually enjoy doing them. will do more of them next week! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

whoohoo! Awesome that you got one of the women's shirts! I love 'em! Your race pics are great! I swear I ran those two races, but only one pic of me at Chilly, which I had to find on my OWN, and none from ATB!??! oh well. Have a great long run!

Claudia said...

Great race Pictures and LOVE the race shirt!! !! That Color is so me :)

destination262 said...

Great job on your run last night. Loved the race photos too! :) Have a great run tonight and a great weekend. YAY for TGIF!!!!!

MCM Mama said...

Great job on the 800s. Love the pics!

misszippy said...

Your 800s were so consistent--a good sign! Love your race pics.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Your weekend training run group would leave me spoiled. How cool!!!!

LOVE...love ....LOVE that the event race sent you the correct shirt. SO COOL and it rocks much better than the guy one.

Emz said...

Loving your blog. Happy I found it!

Sarah said...

Good job! xo

Anne said...

That 35K sure sounds like a blast!
Great job on the Yassos :)

The Happy Runner said...

You nailed them! Nice!!!

Love the pics. Have a great weekend!

N.D. said...

you're rocking YASSOS!! I love the race shirt.

Meg said...

SUPER job on the 800's!! I was waiting to hear how they went. Have a nice long run and enjoy your brunch, yum!

Char said...

Nice shirt! I bet it's a prettier colour than the men's and a better fit.

Jill said...

Swwwwweeeet 800's, girl! You did awesome! Love your race pictures, those are always so fun to look at, you look great! Have a great weekend...yay!!!

RunningLaur said...

The around the bay shirt is super cute! I love the photos of you as well - in that first race you've got such amazing legs muscles - that's how you have such awesome speed!

prashant said...

Love your race pics.
data entry work from home

Heather said...

Great race pictures! That around the bay shirt looks nice. Have a great weekend!

lindsay said...

love the pink shirt! very sweet that they hooked you up with a ladies shirt instead of mens... as much as i like my boxy, oversized men shirts and all :)

nice job on the 800s! kinda jealous of that 21miler with brunch at the finish!! (hope it went well)

Kelly said...

Awww I love the female race shirt, good for you for asking!

Lisa said...

great job on the 800s, great photos, and how nice that they sent the cute ladies shirt. :-)

rinusrunning said...

Nice race pics and do a good run!.
Rinus.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Doesn't look that chilly at the chilly half ;)

Good work on getting that shirt. I like the women's color better even if the men's blue is also pretty cool.

Jamie said...

Hope it was a good long run! Great pics and cute shirt.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Greaf photos! I love that shirt! Great color!

Wow I am jealous of that point to point run. Sounds like a great challenge with a sweet ending.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

HOPE your run went well, guess I should check facebook. LOVE LOVE your race pictures. And wow is that race pink shirt adorable.. AWESOME!!

Wifey said...

Really cool. Love that you got your shirt.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Runner Leana said...

So glad you were able to get a ladies shirt. It looks great on you! Fantastic pictures too!

RoadBunner said...

ooh! I LOVE your ladies shirt! So nice! Bet we'll see that one in lots of future photos :)

runnernic.com said...

love the race pics!!!

great job on the 800s and that pink top is SO cute!!!!