Pete went into work later today so I figured I could do my 11 miler after the kids went to school. I find it very stressful to do a run with time limitations. I did 3 miles in Sketchy Park down the road and then the remaining 8 through the neighborhood. Postponing my run to 9:30am when the forecast is for a steamy 90 degree day is not recommended. Ever. I stopped twice for water. The people who work at the local Dunkin' Donuts are fantastic about hydrating me. Thank you! When I got home, my clothes were soaked. I could wring the sweat out. Lovely thought, right?
I need to switch up the schedule for the rest of the week because my half marathon is on Sunday instead of Saturday as per my Pfitzinger marathon training plan. He has me running a 9 or 13 mile race on Saturday, easy 4 Friday the day before, and a 17 mile long run on Sunday. I will run 9 or 13 easy miles Friday, 4 Saturday, the half on Sunday plus 4 at the end. Scheduling can get tricky. There's a method to this madness. It's important to have certain runs precede or follow others.
Monday was the first day of registration for the Boston Marathon. Apparently, 4,000 people signed up.that first day. What?!!? I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that there will still be room for me on Monday. There's a lot of speculation on the Runner's World Online Forums as to when the registration may close. The majority seem to believe it will close between BQ -4 and BQ -3, meaning people who have run either 4 minutes faster than their Boston qualifying time or 3 minutes faster. I fall right smack in the middle of this category.
And at last, I would like to do a shout out to my freighbor who not only PR'd at the Angels On the Bay 10k this past Sunday, but also won 1st place in her age group! My fellow blogger, The Petite Pacer, also ran this race after taking time off to recover from injury. Fantastic comeback, TPP!
This is me after my run. Look at how happy I am to run my fingers through my sweaty, smelly hair.
I just love sweat.
(Of course, that's not me. I'm never that irritatingly happy. Mostly just irritated.)