Thursday, May 05, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. I planned to start breaking in my marathon shoes on Tuesday's run (first run of taper), but it was raining all day and I thought for sure that would be bad luck. Plus, I didn't want to get them all wet and icky just yet! Yesterday was the perfect evening to take them for a spin. I hope these shoes treat me very well on May 15th!

Behold, the marathon shoes!


2. Speaking of Tuesday's run [in the rain], it was my last big workout and I was excited about that. I still have some light speed work on deck, but nothing close to this volume. The plan was a 21K (13mi) run with 3 sets of 5K at slightly faster than MRP. Hubs was running the same workout (maybe a tad faster) so we ran the warm-up together before separating to do our own thing. We were running on the park paths and saw one another a number of times. Later hubs told me that I was making it look too easy, like I'm just floating along on an easy run. (Funny, I would say the same thing about him!) The good news is, I am cruising pretty comfortably at this pace.


The goal was ~5:07/KM and I had a 1000m recovery between each set of five.

5:06 - 5:05 - 5:07 - 5:06 - 5:05
5:05 - 5:07 - 5:06 - 5:05 - 5:06
5:04 - 5:06 - 5:05 - 5:06 - 5:06

Average: 5:06/KM (8:12/mi)

Done and done!



3. 10 more sleeps!!!

34 comments:

kristen said...

AAAHHHH!!! 10 sleeps!!

Isn't it weird about new running shoes- even though you know that they will eventually get super muddy and icky, the first few weeks you want them to be shiny and new :)

Laura said...

We are sympatico...I starting breaking my shoes in as well last night. I felt so .... springy.
10 more sleeps..holy...where did the time go?

Running Ricig said...

ah!! so close!

MCM Mama said...

I didn't wear my new VFFs yesterday for that exact same reason LOL.

So.very.close! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

dietitianontherun.com said...

TEN?? Whoa this is coming up quickly!

Nice work on the repeats! My attention span would never last through doing the same thing that many times ;)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

that picture is really funny, your legs look like 5 miles long. Agreed new shoes must be treated with care...for approximately the first 3 runs, after that all bets are off :)

Julie said...

I purposefully try to always get my new shoes dirty on day one so I don't have to worry about it anymore :D

Heather said...

I am always holding off on wearing new shoes because I don't want them to get dirty - even though it just takes a couple of times and then they look well worn! Nice big workout. :)

Morgan said...

10 SLEEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I'm getting so excited for you!!!!!

Bethany + Ryan said...

It'll be here before you know it! I can't wait! lol :-)

Teamarcia said...

Wow 10 more sleeps!!!!
Yes I think your new shoes are going to DO THE JOB!! And you're gonna make it look easy!

Emz said...

you
know
i
LOVE
the "more sleeps"

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love new shoes. But I don't like getting them dirty the first time. Well, the road shoes. Trail shoes I have no problem making a mess. I look forward to dirtying them up!

Yeah 10 more sleeps! The count down begins.

SupermomE12 said...

Good luck with the taper! I love the axcitment leading up to a marathon. :)

Denise said...

let the countdown begin!!!! almost to single digits!!

Runners Fuel said...

Love the new, clean, white shoes!

Amy said...

So impressed with how fast you have gotten! I know how hard you've worked for it and can't wait to hear about how it pays off for you at Mistersauga!

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

Yayyy! 10 more sleeps, so exciting :-) You are speedy - get it girl!

destination262 said...

Super YAY for new marathon shoes. Nothing like new shoes to get you excited for what's coming up in 10 sleeps! YAY!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

10 more sleeps--how exciting!
:)

Michelle said...

Enjoy the next 10 days. Reflect on all the incredible work you've done. Think of the taper as a NECESSARY part of your training and your body will thank you.
And who doesn't love new shoes?!?!?!

Michelle said...

Enjoy the next 10 days. Reflect on all the incredible work you've done. Think of the taper as a NECESSARY part of your training and your body will thank you.
And who doesn't love new shoes?!?!?!

Still Running said...

Those shoes look fast! Oh...maybe it's you...good luck.

Aron said...

Yahhh marathon shoes!!! Love that part :) GETTING CLOSE!

macnic said...

Great job on the work out!

Gah, seeing you say 10 more sleeps makes me feel sick (for me!)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Sharing a taper with hubby could be VERY interesting!!!

The Happy Runner said...

Great job on that workout!
And nice kicks :-)

Jess said...

It's getting close!

Char said...

I thought it was running law that you couldn't wear new shoes in the rain.

ajh said...

Ahh. I love counting down to a marathon!

Richelle said...

Those shoes are so new they're shiny! :) Only 10 more sleeps--yay!

J said...

You nailed that last workout! Well done speedy! I am so excited for you and this race! You have worked so hard and I know you are going to have a great race! Keep up the great taper and enjoy those new shoes!

Nicole said...

wahooo! way to go on the last workout!!! :)

Leana said...

Marlene, it is going to be here so quickly! I'm so excited for you!!!