Thursday, June 09, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. At the urging of Coach Hubs and Dr. Pain, I decided to complete a 1 KM time trial during my first week of training this time around in order to measure progress throughout the season. Tomorrow morning I'm planning to head to the track for a nice long warm-up, a few strides and then the time trial. Any guesses on what the result of this bench mark time trial will be? If the conditions are anything like they were yesterday, don't count on anything spectacular.



2. Lindsey and I are having a little "friendly" competition next month. She's challenged me to beat her 5K PR and I've challenged her to beat my 10K PR. Clearly Lindsey is getting nervous since she has taken extreme measures to get out of the competition. Next thing I know, she's going to be tying my legs together again!

For the record, I don't think I stand a chance... but I am going to try like h*ll! There's a big ol' bag of M&M's on the line. [guess who chose the prize]



3. Tonight we kick off the summer marathon clinic session! Most of the regulars will be returning, and we should expect some new faces as well. This is my 6th consecutive season with this group (2/year); they must be putting something good in the koolaid gatorade!


Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!

30 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

At least from the hospital bed she can't pull a Nancy Kerrigan on you.

Teamarcia said...

Hilarious competition!
Enjoy the clinic kickoff--should be cooler hopefully.

Running Ricig said...

Your competition sounds awesome! I want a bag of m&ms! Good luck! I hope you win!

Shannon said...

I'm laughing over the M&M's!

Aneta said...

thats cool that you guys are challenging each other. it will keep u in check and you will want to run stronger and faster. good luck!

Laura said...

1km time trial......I am thinking you are Kenyan like so I guess....you could hold at least a 3:15-3:30 pace.

macnic said...

Nice competition! Do they have to be peanut?

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohhh i love the competition that would be great to get me motivated...must now find myself a competitor!

lindsay said...

What are you talking about Willis? Your 10k PR is a solid 2 mins better than mine... It's not like I stand a chance either. And don't even start!! You picked a prize too... Gonna have to find my skates so I can Tonya Harding you since I can't Nancy Kerrigan. Or maybe I'll pull a Keri strug and do it one-legged.

Now I need to get to running again...

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I could run pretty fast for Peanut M&Ms. I think with that amazing 10k time, you could definitely break that 5k time. Go speedy!

Emily said...

Is it said that I have no idea what a good 1k time for you, me or anyone else would be? I'm all miles, my friend.

But I love the idea! I can't believe you're in your next training cycle already! Crazy!

Jill said...

GO Marlene,GOOOOO!! You know you so NEED those M&Ms!!!

Deb said...

1km time trial? I'm guessing 3:57.

Looking forward to the results of your competition!

Denise said...

i only work in miles so i can't place my time bet! but i'll go with FAST! :-)

Aron said...

GAH 1k time trial?! That's worse than a mile ;)

Ohhh this is a fun challenge you two have going on!

Emz said...

Love the competition!!!!

If only it were pretzel m&m's. Why do I crave those!? Uggg. ;)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

What a great motivator! Who's holding the prize in the meantime? That bag might start getting lighter with all your training!

Enjoy your marathon clinic. I love that you have such a great group to train with. No wonderful your always smiling in your photos!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Hmmm....so .6 of a mile in less than 4 min? I have no idea but if you do 400 meters in 1:30, 800 in 3 then you can do 1000 in 3:28.45. How's that for exact? And how about me knowing how far 1k is??? I love Google!

So good luck with your 5k!! You can do it!! Any thing for those m&m's!!

I need a marathon clinic...too bad I can't commute.

Mark said...

I am going to enjoy seeing who wins the M&M's.....

J said...

Have fun at the clinic and good luck with your competition! You can do it! You are a speed demon! Oh and for the 1km time trail I am guessing sub 4 minutes! you got it! I am going to be exact and say 3mins 49 seconds. That is such a good idea to do a time trail at the beginning - we used to do that in track.

dietitianontherun.com said...

oooh, my guess is 3:35....I wonder if I'll even be close :) KMs are a strange world to my number-guessing!

Great prize choice, that would be gone SO quickly in our place!

kristen said...

A 1km time trial sounds hellish but I think it might be fun...

And now I need to find someone to challenge. Maybe I'll just choose someone's 5 or 10k PR to try to beat by the time the summer is over.

tink said...

Love a little friendly competition!
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ajh said...

If you win Lindsay may send you an empty bag of M+Ms because they will be all eaten.

Char said...

I've just tasted the new almond M&Ms (they're new here in Aust.) and I think they're even better than the peanut ones.

Richelle said...

I'm sure you'll kick her butt! And I bet that you chose the M&Ms! Good choice!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

Good luck....M&Ms are worth it :)

The Happy Runner said...

Go get those M&Ms!

Wifey said...

Peanut M&M's are my FAVORITE. Win, win, win!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

destination262 said...

Will run for M & M's! Love it!! :) And that is so cool that you have been running with pretty much the same group of peeps for 2 years.