Thursday, July 08, 2010

Three Things Thursday

It's been a while since I've posted my own Three Things Thursday a la Redhead, so here goes.

1. The heat wave continues, but today I opted out of the early run in order to run with my clinic group tonight. I'm sure I'll be regretting that right around 7PM when it's still 30+C (86F) and closer to 40C (104F) with the humidity. I've missed the last two weeks due to Seattle and Canada Day, so I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up, even if it's going to be one miserable run.

2. This Saturday is Rebecca Run 5K. It's a nice local event that takes place on the park trails where hubs and I run several times a week. It has grown in recent years, but still only has a couple hundred participants (read: good shot at placing!) In 2008 I won my age group and last year I was first overall female. I am definitely not expecting that again (last year I got lucky in terms of the field that showed up), but I still hope to place well and hopefully squeeze out a new PR of sub-22:36.

I don't have high expectations given that I have not trained specifically for a 5K, having run marathons in both May and June. It also looks like it will be a pretty hot day, especially with the 10AM start (it was cold and rainy last year). Hopefully my legs will find their speed!

3. Giveaway coming up tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!

40 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Yuk! that weather is still gross. But I am sure it will still be fun! Kick bit in the Rebecca run! :)
Happy almost friday!

Indi said...

Wow..our temps have dropped, well at least to mid 80s, but humidity remains stupidly high! Good Luck on the 5k..go get that AG finish!!

P said...

Good luck this weekend! Fingers crossed for cooler racing weather!

Julie said...

I'm not sure I could handle that heat!! That is grueling...way to go!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, has it been a year???? Yeah, you're be regretting the heat but loving the people.......

Laura said...

Yeah..giveaway!!
I too didn't do my run this morning and am going to 'burn' for it tonight. Oh joy...

Stephanie Nichole said...

You're "K's" vs. miles always get me so confused! But I DO know what a 5K is-- GOOD LUCK! You can totally be first overall female again-- keep your thrown! You're a marathon runner and thus much tougher than the other runners :)

I'll be thinking of you while I'm eating my amazing donuts... oh yeah and running 50 miles :(

-Steph

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I love love the small races and 5K's. YIPPERS!!! We will be running 5K's while Steph is doing a 50 miler....GULP!

Oh the HEAT, hang in there buddy!

Hugs!

teacherwoman said...

Wow. It's still really warm there! Yuck.

Looking forward to hearing more about the giveaway!

Teamarcia said...

Our heat is supposed to break soon...'only' 86 tomorrow....help!
Have fun and stay cool at the 5k!

joyRuN said...

With the speedwork you've been doing, I don't think that 5k will be a problem for you :)

Denise said...

our temps dropped to a cool 92 today! woo hoo!

good luck this wknd, i bet you kill your time from last year after the year you've been having!

J said...

Hope the heat isn't too bad tonight! Have fun at the group run!! And Good luck this weekend in the 5k!! lets hope Sunday is a cooler day!

Lacey Nicole said...

good luck in the 5k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Amy said...

Have fun with your group run and at the race this weekend! You'll kick butt, I'm sure!

Carly said...

Have fun at the race! I hope it cools down a bit for you. The heat is a killer!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

This year you'll win the race!! :) Have a great one this weekend :) Stay cool!

runnernic.com said...

this heat is SICK..... but it is nice for swimming!!!


cant wait to hear about that giveaway!!!

Anne said...

Good luck this weekend! Have fun :)

Heidi said...

Good luck at your race this weekend. And be careful on your run tonight. Those high temps are killer.

Winged4Victory said...

I commend you for even attempting at running in this heat. I have resorted to running on the treadmill for the past month. Running 14-16 miles on my long run days can be quite boring on a treadmill, but thats when downloading a movie on my iphone comes in handy. :)

Middle Name Marie said...

Good luck on the run this weekend! While I love big races, it is fun to run the ones with just a few people and have the opportunity to place! I look forward to hearing about your results!

The Happy Runner said...

Good luck in the 5K! Have lots of fun!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

hoow do you have the energy for another race, I bow down to your amazing athletic ability!!!

Sarah said...

Have fun in the 5k, hopefully it will cool off a little :)

Mark said...

Hang in there friend, that heat index is aweful!! Good luck in the 5K!!

Jess said...

Who knew Canada could get so hot?! Crazy. Stay cool up there!

H Love said...

good luck...I am sure you will fly!

ajh said...

Excellent job on being first last year! I bet you will do well again. Can't wait to hear. I have left the heat wave behind and am now in Colorado Springs! It is 54 degrees! Yahoo!!!!

向霖向霖 said...

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Meg said...

Have a super fun race, it sounds nice! I hope the heat calms down for you!

Kerrie T. said...

Kick some booty, lady (in a nice way)!

Heather said...

Good luck with the warm runs this weekend!

Her Name is Rio said...

Your group should appreciate your sacrifice of a cooler run! Have a great time this Saturday no matter the outcome!

destination262 said...

Yay for the giveaway. I am definitely staying tuned. Yippee! Also, I hope your hot run went well. I know how important the comradery of a running group can be. I hope you didn't get too scorched tonight.

Boris Terzic said...

kick some ass, good luck!

marie said...

Hopefully today's rain cools things off a bit. Either way, stay hydrated, stay cool and kick butt!

Rachel said...

the heat has been killer over here on the west coast, too! mid-high 90s every day is not very conducive to running! hope the group run went well : )

Exgf said...

The humidity here is terrible...makes it hard to breathe when you walk outside much less have a nice run!

So glad I found you!

Angie Bishop said...

Dang girl! You are fast!