Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sitting on the edge of your seats??

Are you hanging on?  Wondering will she?  Won't she? 

I started playing with different running styles the last few runs.  I've been doing a tempo (ish) 9km route with intervals mixed in.  Using hydro poles or mail boxes as markers, I run at a 4:xx pace and then slow to a 5:10 - 5:20 pace for 2. 
I like having a 'game' to play while I am running.

Having met my goal I set for myself in 2011, I've been thinking what I was planning for 2012.  With a local half in February, and then ATB in March, I am thinking it should set me up nicely to run MY FIRST FULL.   There I've said it outloud.  YIKES.  My heart slightly pounds faster as I type it. 

So by this time next year, I strive to put a full marathon under my belt!

OH and this........ SUPER FUN

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

FA LA LA LA LAAAAAAAA ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Well, we are done the first week of December and I have 80 some odd KM to go.  Can she do it? YES, she can!
The last month or so, I have been making some changes to my runs,  more hills and intervals, and 2 'longer' runs in the week, and a tempo run. 
I signed up for Around the Bay, a) to better my time from last year, b) great motivation to keep me moving this winter.   Way to easy to sit in the house during the cold and snow if there is no goal to work towards.

I've really been slacking on updating here, because I discovered my own form of crack.   Hey, if it's cool enough for Alec Baldwin.........