Thursday, August 31, 2006

autumn is on the way.

i was super sleepy this morning, and barely made it out of the house before 7. and guess what? it was *chilly*! no kidding. for a moment i thought of running back up stairs, but the 5 flights deterred me and i decided to tough it out.

after about 5 minutes, i wasn't cold any more. i was really nervous that my calf was going to bother me again, but thank goodness, it didn't. instead of running today and tomorrow, i decided i would do a longer run today, and do a light crosstraining tomorrow (probably yoga) so that i'd be good and rested again for saturday's long run. and was down to the brooklyn bridge and back to my house for a record breaking 4.77 miles!

i think i ran at a little less than a 13 minute mile. i'm a little sad about my time, but i decided today that i am at least steady and maintaining a consistent pace, which i think is better than huffing and puffing my way through the mileage simply to get down to a 10 or 11 minute mile. speed will come...and if it doesn't...well, then it doesn't. number 1 objective is to fundraise and complete the marathon. then we can worry about speed. i keep thinking of the silly little tortoise and hare fable...i am certain slow and steady at this point!

and in fundraising news...we're doing great - $3,666 to date!! thanks again for all the contributions, very very very generous.

today's mileage: 4.77
total mileage: 41.65

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