This Sunday I will run my first half marathon since the May 1 Oklahoma City DISASTER (if you didn’t read that recap you can read it here). It was the coldest, rainiest, slowest, most miserable run of my life.
The MO’ Cowbell is going to be CRAZY COOL.
You can get your picture taken with this life size charmer…..
The weather forecast for Sunday:
The race is mostly flat from miles 1-9, 10-11 are pretty much uphill, and 12-13 are downhill. AWESOME!
I’ll be meeting and running with coy Martinez of First in Philly! SUPER AWESOME!
It’s going to be an absolutely AMAZING Day!
My only wish – that I was more prepared. I am in full marathon training mode, but I’m early into my training. My longest run since May has only been 10 miles. I did 8, 10, and 9.3 over the last several weeks. I know I can get through the half, but I do think I’ll start struggling a bit around mile 10…..just in time for the hills. I’m also STILL dealing with some back pain. My visit to the chiropractor last night brought some much needed relief, but it’s still painful. I’m hoping I’ll continue to improve over the next several days.
I had to skip my speed run yesterday. I was supposed to do 5 miles (3 speed). I ran/walked 2 and called it quits. I was in way too much pain – it was very frustrating. So today my back felt much better and I decided that instead of my regular 4 mile easy run I would do a 4 mile speed run (2 miles speed) since I missed it yesterday. I did my two miles in 10:24 and 10:20. My overall pace for the 4 miles including the warm-up and recovery mile was 11:08….NICE! My times are improving.
I’ll probably do a couple of miles on Friday and maybe even Saturday before I head to St. Charles, MO for the race. That's it....then it's COWBELL time!