Wednesday, January 8, 2014

8 Felt Gr8

I was going to go out this morning after I made the kids' lunches at 7am.  It was still dark and below 10 degrees.  My warm bed was a more enticing option I couldn't refuse.  As the day progressed, so did my laziness.  Finally at 3pm when my oldest got home from school, I ran out the door.  It was 21 degrees.  I was wearing a fleece hat, my sunglasses, my Mizuno cold weather tights, a tech turtle neck, and my Avalanche pullover jacket.  The run felt absolutely great.  I ran 8 miles in 1:04:01, an 8:00 per mile pace.  I incorporated 10 x100 strides.

Good to know the reflective zipper works 
like a charm!

Someone mentioned the Martha's Vineyard 20 miler on the Runner's World message boards.  I thought traveling to the race in the winter from Long Island would be more difficult than the actual race.  But when I thought about it some more, the more it became attractive.  We have friends who live on the Vineyard, one of whom is an avid, accomplished runner (5ks in the teens and marathons in the 3:teens).  He is actually a course marshall at the ten mile mark on this particular race.  He said the great thing about the 20 miler is that most participants are Boston bound and that I will likely find a nice group at any particular pace to chat up about the marathon.   Doesn't he know I don't like to talk to other people?  Especially during a race?!  Well, if I do decide to run this, it would be a training run.  It would be a nice change of scenery (I'm getting so bored of my routes!  Like, seriously.  Bored.).  The weather can be kind of iffy (the first ten miles are along the coast), but I think it will be worth it.  Looks like I already made up my mind.  Now to get the rest of the family on board!  


  1. The Martha's Vineyard 20 miler sounds great. But how do you feel about running those ten BORING miles along the water?

    Yay for you for getting out today in the cold. Yet another speedy long run. You will be so ready for Boston.

  2. Isn't that the day of the 3x2???!?

    1. Oh! If it is, then I'll definitely scrap MV. I am psyched to do our relay!!

    2. Sorry about the MV conflict. I'm so glad you're running with us. It's supposed to pour, but if the weather cooperates this weekend, I'm going to do some training on the trails.

      BTW, do we need to submit our team info or is it a case of just putting the same team name on each of our applications? And what is that name? I think Bloomberg for Pres was suggested, but I'm concerned that we'll get tripped by Tea Party runners. Runsketeers? : )

    3. Tea Party Poopers (maybe not), Tea Party Crashers, Pro Anti Tea Party, Pro Anti Anti Political Pro Running Bloggers, or the Runsketeers.

    4. Pro Anti Anti Political Pro Running Bloggers has a nice ring to it, but it probably won't fit on the form.

  3. I can't believe I missed this thread. *sigh*. I think I'm working too much.