Friday, April 20, 2012

Five things Friday.

1. Yesterday was a speedwork day. I was supposed to do the workout on Wednesday, but life got in the way and I ended up not being able to run. Good thing I'm tapering!

I ran my new favorite workout: 2-mile repeats, running 2x2mile at 8:20 pace, then running 800 at 7:15 pace and a 400 at 6:45 pace. I had wanted to run another 800 and another 400 but the kids needed me to be done. Overall, though, I loved the workout!

2. There was, however, one thing I did not love about the run: My new fuel belt. I've been going back and forth about whether or not I'll use one for the marathon and I finally broke down and bought one. I tried it out during my run yesterday and it bounced around like mad. Ugh! I was disappointed and now I'm back to thinking I might run without one. What to do, what to do . . .

3. If you're in the New Jersey area and looking for an event to run, walk or bike in May, I have one for you! The 4th Annual Health Trek on May 12. The event raises money for the Joseph Enright Foundation, "a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community about melanoma and other skin cancers as well as working with medical professionals to prevent this deadly skin cancer." You can learn more about the event on their web site. It looks fun!

4. My long run this weekend is 16 miles and I'm going it alone this time. I've been running with others for almost all of my long runs this training cycle and I think I need to prove to myself that I can push it and run strong when I'm out there alone. So, I'm going to set out for 16 miles and I plan to run the middle miles at marathon goal pace.

5. Have a great weekend, everyone! 

~ Felice


Spartan300workout said...

Great things you've done, Congratulations ! Looking forward for more updates, thanks for sharing. You really had fun and such a great event.

My Marathon Training Program said...

Wow! You've accomplished so much -congratulations!

Regarding your fuel belt problem, what brand did you get? Are you planning to get a new one? My friend once didn't have any fuel belts when she did her first half marathon and it was sort of a disaster. I do hope you figure this thing out.

Thanks for this post! I love everything that you talk about in here!

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