Monday, March 2, 2009


The Running of the Green (Island) 4 miler is 5 days away. 5 days. 4 days of training left. four.

I'm a bit panicked. Today is cold and snowing and windy. Tomorrow is going to be cold and windy. Weds is going to be COLD. Who would think that high temps for this week would be in the teens? Most likely, I will have to train on the treadmill this week, which is not ideal or my idea of fun.

I want to do well. Okay: I want to do well for my standards, which are pretty low compared to the rest of the running world. The course is flat (which is good). I haven't run in a race since 2004. I've never entered a 4 miler.
I'm trying to keep this in perspective-but it is not easy. 4 miles is more than most people my age could do. Many people my age could not walk 4 miles with out taking a break. two months ago I could not have run 4 miles. I certainly wouldn't have been committed enough to get on the treadmill for it.
So, just running it is a success.


PennyCandy said...

Maybe they will have to cancel the race and then you will have more time to train.

HeidiTri's said...

They won't cancel-unless there's a snow storm. Which there won't be.

PennyCandy said...

If it is yucky then yes just running is good enough. I would not go if it was yucky.

HeidiTri's said...

I **Have** to go.No matter what. It's a matter of pride for me. plus, it's been 5 years since my last race.

Felicia said...

YES! Just running in it is fabulous! Good luck!

floppy foot said...

Good luck. I know you can do it. Hopefully it will warm up just a little and be in the 30's. It seems like the 30's and 40's are the best temps for me....maybe for you too. :-) It would be a plus if the wind calmed down. If it's windy just imagine it's a hill....that's what it feels like anyway. You'll do great. You just ran 43 minutes without walking. You're a rock star.

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