“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Thursday, September 23, 2010

First Race of the Season is in 2 Days!

It's here!  My first 5K of this training season is in 2 days, and I feel pretty good about it - so please send positive thoughts my way on Saturday morning!
Had a shorter run this evening at 2.5 miles, and the first at the new 3:4 pace, which I must say I really like - I feel like I'm pushing myself a little more than going at the 1:2 pace, but not too much like the 1:1 on Tuesday.

Today's stats:
  • 0.55mi walk
  • 2.51mi run; 34:17min; 13:40min/mi

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Not Ready for 1:1. YET...

If you haven't been following the blog from the beginning, you might not realize that when I say "run" what I really mean is run/walk.  That's right, I'm a run/walker.  I use interval training, which is where I run for a certain amount of time and then walk for a certain amount of time.  So why say I'm running when I'm really not?  It's just easier to say "I went for a run" than "I went for a run/walk."

Today I switched from a ratio of 1:2 to a ratio of 1:1.  That means one minute of running followed by one minute of walking, repeating until I hit my goal distance for the day (thank goodness for the Garmin watch or I'd never be able to keep it straight!).  I realize this was too dramatic of a shift because I got so tired I ended up having to walk through a couple of the run intervals and didn't increase my overall pace at all.  So I've decided to switch to a 3:4 pace (run 45 seconds, walk 1 minute) for at least a few weeks, which should then make the transition to 1:1 a little easier.

Until then, I just have to keep on track and continue working towards a fitter, faster, me!

Today's stats:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Final Race Instructions for Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay Posted!

10 days to go until the 2010 Inaugural Walt Disney World Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay Race!  Whew, what a mouthful - we call it the W&D Relay.

Waivers and Bib Numbers were posted this morning: Carrie & I are #10417 (as a team, we share a #).

Final Race Instructions: Race Instructions

Wine&Dine Weekend Program: Program

The Finish Line Party Map: Map  (Ooooh, Yum!  I wanna try that, & that, & that...)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I've added Easy Donation Links!

I have added easy-access links for anyone who'd like to donate to the causes supported by the races I'm running this fall! 

If you'd like to donate to the Austin Purple Stride 5K, benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Network you can either:
  • Follow this link
  • or go to box on right side of the page and click on "Click Here to Donate"
If you'd like to donate to the Austin Turkey Trot, benefiting Caritas of Austin, you can either:
Thanks to everyone who has already shown their support by donating and thank you in advance to those who are donating now or in the future!