Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weekly Training Report-- 4 new legs running for the cause

Slightly cooler weather this week made for some nicer training runs. Wednesday was a very long day at work, and I had intended on meeting DRC for the group run that evening. But when I got home I realized I would feel too guilty leaving my dog, Lilo on her own again for a few more hours. So the choice was to run on my own and spend some quality time with my dog-- or meet the group for the training run... until I finally concluded on a third alternative and brought Lilo along for her first DRC group run. She loved the excitement and all the people, but once we hit the trails around the lake she only made it for 2 of the 4 mile distance before I decided to walk her the rest of the way. I take Lilo on short runs with me several times a week on Katy Trail, but I think the combination of the heat that night, and the slight hills on the trail took a little more out of her than expected. As soon as she started lagging behind I knew she needed a break. But at nearly 7 years old, Lilo is doing great and whether tolerating my long absences while I run, or joining me on shorter trips-- is a huge support of my marathon training efforts. So here's a shout out to you Lilo. Congrats on your first DRC group run!

For Saturdays long group run I joined the 10:30-11:00 pace group. With the heat and keeping health situations in check, I hadn't planned on running this pace so early in the season-- but it felt GREAT! I'm hoping I can stick with this group once we start increasing mileage. After the run a bunch of DRCers met for breakfast at the cafe upstairs. There were so many new people there I wanted to meet and talk to more, but at the same time I was exhausted!! One of my favorite things to do on Saturdays is wake up rediculously early, put in a really good run, and then coming back home and go to bed! So once I had my fill of french toast, that's exactly what I did!

You might have noticed that Texas Marathon Miles opened a little early-- this week only, sponsors from the Arizona or Oklahoma marathons can request Texas miles. All miles will open to everyone for sponsorship August 1st. I STILL can't believe we're already starting on marathon #3!! Thanks to all of you for your support!

On this week's schedule:

Monday- 2 miles/3 miles

Tuesday- 2 miles/REST

Wednesday- 2 miles/5 miles with group

Thursday- 2 miles/4 miles

Friday- 2 miles/REST

Saturday- 8 miles with group

Sunday- cross training day (aka-- long walk with Lilo and kickball game)

1 comment:

Nelson from Garland, Texas said...

Anna -- your blogs are a blast to read. You are such an inspiration. Thanks. I'm saving up my money so I can sponsor one of your miles.