Saturday, October 25, 2008

The only constant is change

Ok, so girlfriend Donna has decided (as of today) that she's running her first half marathon TOMORROW! She's been training, but has had some knee issues, and wasn't sure if she could do tomorrow's race. Well, decision made, and I get to run with her!

So the plan is to run together, unless I slow her down (Donna is a speedy one), in which case we've agreed that she's going to take off at whatever pace works best for her. And after the race, I'm going to do 7 more miles, so I'll have another 20 under my belt! I'm looking forward to doing 20 this way, as my 17, 20, and 22 mile runs have all been run by myself, and that kinda wears on you as the miles go by.

So wish me luck, friends. I'm running Four Bridges tomorrow!

UPDATE: My running coach/husband, after looking over my training schedule, tells me I do not have to do the extra 7 tomorrow after the half -- woo hoo! I'm 6 weeks out from the marathon, and will be doing a 24 and a 20 as my last two long runs.


Irene said...

I wish you speedy feet! You'll be great! You put in so much training already. I'm already thrilled for everything you've accomplished this year and the year isn't even over yet! You continue to amaze me.

Sending speedy feet wishes to Donna, too!

Colette said...

Sending you good luck!

Enjoy your time with your friend too ;)

Brit-Man said...

GOOD LUCK. I'm sure you will be nothing less than brilliant.

:-) :-).


Julianne said...

You're gonna do great!!! I had no idea you're running a race this weekend. Good luck!!

leslie said...

Irene -- As you now know, your speedy feet wishes worked! Thanks for the nice words!

leslie said...

Colette and Matt -- THANKS FRIENDS!

leslie said...

Julianne -- Thanks, blog dotter! :)