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Thursday, March 31, 2011

8.5 Miles.

Wind, oh wind...why must you torture me so?  (Queue Christina Aguilera's "Fighter")  Because, dear running girl, it's the resistance that makes you stronger!

This morning's run was 8.5 miles.  I will never understand how I can have the wind fiercely blowing against my face when I'm going one direction, and when I turn and head back in the opposite direction, there is no wind at all?  The thing that kept me going for the first 5 miles was knowing that soon I'd be heading back home and would have the help of the wind pushing me forward...no such luck.  Nevertheless, it was a decent run.  The sun even came out for a few minutes near the end of my run.  I averaged about 11:40 min/mile, so I finished in a little over an hour and a half.  Not too bad, considering yesterday afternoon I had a cold hit me like a ton of bricks, and woke up this morning with lymph nodes the size of golf  balls and nose that wants to run faster than I do!  After my run, I did 10 minutes of Pilates while I filled the tub with ice water for just a little more self-torture.  ;)  Well, that's my longest run for this week of recovery.  Up next week: a 22 miler, then I start my taper!!

Aahhh...dreaming of Sunny St. George (or any other warm and bright place)...


  1. I hate wind. We should start a club. And wind ISN'T invited.

    We got a cold bug in our house, too. It's like mother nature is playing April Fools on us. We're getting another 8 inches of snow tonight!

  2. Priscilla! This blog is aawesome. Great job on training for your second all ready. I'm still not there yet. If you wanted to read my journals from the book I wrote, I can email the "transcript" in a word document. Unfortunately, it won't coincide with the pictures, but you could still read what I wrote, if you want to. Send me an email, so I have yours : amygcody@hotmail.com
    Keep up the hard work. I am currently doing P-90X to work off those baby pounds!


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