Saturday, March 24, 2007

8.31 MILES!!!!

You read that right! I finally reached the 8 miles milestone, and then some! Woohoo, there it is!!! I've been derailed for the past 2 weekends due to illness & snow/ice, but it's finally DONE! Also, I ran over 20 miles this week which is my highest weekly mileage EVER!

So I think I'm going to go ahead and sign up for that 10-miles race now. I've been holding off on it. I know if I can run 8 miles, 10 miles is possible. I'm going to be slow, but the goal is to finish and enjoy the race.

I also made another goal that if I run 8 miles, I'm going to treat myself to a running skirt, which I will hopefully wear to the race. Hey, since I'm going to finish in the back of the pack with the 87-years old runner, I might as well look cute, right? ;-D

Heck! While I'm at it, I just might treat myself to another massage this week. ;-D

I'm also planning to run a 5K race next Sunday. Just for fun. I found out about this race a couple of days ago that is "limited to those running with a dog on leash, baby jogger or headphones". It is basically a race that breaks all rules! I'm still running my scheduled LSD run on Saturday (which is thankfully only 10K, LOL) so I'm not looking to break any records on the 5K race. I just thought the rules description is funny!

In addition to the 5K race, I am also going to sign up for a 5-miles race scheduled a week before the 10-miles race. This race is going to be HILLY! Am I CRAZY or what?!?

BTW, I am loving my new Garmin Forerunner 205! I just have to figure out how to do the cool maps and stuff.

So with all the running I've been doing, I am going to slightly modify my already hybrid BFL program. I just can't do LBWO 2X/week anymore, especially with the long runs on Saturday. So I'm going to do UBWO 2X and LBWO 1X every week. I think between the LBWO and the leg strengthening exercises I do after every run, it should be fine.

That's all I've got for now! Thank you all for still reading my blog! I know it's boring for some coz it's mostly about running, but I appreciate all your comments and support.

Till next time!


Eileen said...

Not boring at all! I'm very impressed. I am struggling through my own beginner running thing...I'm wondering if it's my shoes (even if it's not, it's a good excuse for good ones).

So, to be able to run 8+ miles...great job!!!

Irene said...

Yay! 8.31 miles is great! You won't be in the back of the pack unless you decide to walk. :) Let me know how you like the skirt. I've seen several ladies wear them but I don't know if it's for me, but I haven't worn one yet, either. Don't forget to post pictures if you do get one!

Melissa said...

Girl you are doing awesome in your training. You WILL do well in a 10mile race and do NOT say you'll finish in the back! Show us pics when you get the skirt, how cute!

Amy said...

Congrats on all the exciting running news!!! You are really doing awesome. What a list of upcoming races.. make me motivated to look into finding a race. Yep, can't wait to see a pixs of this running skirt. What a great treat. Well along with the massage that sounds divine as well.

KatieFeldmom said...

You are awesome. I love reading your blog and seeing what kind of running you are up to!!!! Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

What a great accomplishment!!!! Not boring at all! Wow, that's alot of running. They'd be carrying me home!

Pamela said...

Whoooo Hoooo great stuff ! 8.3 miles is NOT boring at all!

doidle said...

8 miles is a big one! You can definately do the 10 miler now, no problem. Congrats!!

Greg said...

8 miles? Wow! I've got a ways to go before I could reach that milestone. I'm still working on my 5K's lol. Maybe I need a running skirt.

havlow said...

Glad to hear you went the distance!! Great job and keep up the good work!!