Last night was a productive good night. Don’t you love it when that happens?
I have been working on my mental running plan and knew that I was going to run after work no matter what. I told myself that rain or shine, running group or not, I would get some miles in.
It turned out that none of the Will Run For Wine-ers were able to join me so it was a solo run. Luckily I had mentally prepared for this moment and knew I couldn’t back out. I even planned on going to the gym but noticed that the sky had cleared up and it had turned into a beautiful day. I had no excuses but to get out there and get my run on!
I ran a great new route that ending up being around 3.75 miles.
Garmina was being weird at first so I didn’t rely too much on my mile splits. Though I was running between 9:50 – 10: 30 /minute miles. I had to take a lot of walking breaks after mile two due to an unsettled stomach. I finished the run in under 40 minutes. Judging from my picture above it was quite the work-out!
Good news! Last night’s run brought me exactly to 100 miles ran in 2010!! 🙂
In other running news….
I was excited to have my first official meeting with the peeps I am running the Sawtooth Relay race with this summer.
We met last night to discuss logistics like team names, lodging during the race, transportation, meal planning and even discussed which legs each of us are going to run.
The Sawtooth Relay is happening June 12th – which gives me 2 months to train. I’m not skiiiiiiirrrd, oh no. But I am being realistic, this is my first relay race, there will be mountains and inclines involved, cold weather and our start times could be as early as 2:00-3:00 AM for this race. So in my panic preparation I found this AWESOME blog that has everything you EVER wanted to know about running in a Relay Race.
Check it out – RunningRelays.com – It gave us tons of ideas for team names, training plans, things that we would never think of as newbies. Great resource!!
Question for my lovely readers:
I have this question that keeps running through my mind… Do I train for two a days, running in the morning and then again in the evening to better prepare myself for the two 5 mile legs I have to run in one day?
Or do I follow a half-marathon plan, since I will be running my first half a month after this relay. The half-marathon plan will still help get in the long distance miles, but not so much the running twice in one day. I appreciate your feed back as my whole relay team (except Will) is new to relay races.
So our big accomplishment last night was coming up with a team name. It took us over an hour of brainstorming and trying to play on words to come up with the winning name. Now, most of you won’t be surprised by the name we picked due to my other running group (Will Run For Wine). So after lots of discussion we decided to name our relay team – PBR (Proffessional Beer Run).
LOL! It’s funny to me because it’s a play on the word run and we all love our beer. I am running this race with a group of friends that I went to highschool with (plus J. Alabama) and we all used to drink the Natural Light and Bush Light beers. So we felt that PBR would definitely represent that bond.
I am just really excited to once again take my running efforts to a new level. I think a relay will be a great way to train for my hilly marathon and will be another fun adventure!
Have you run in a relay race? Do you have any tips for a newbie?