Saturday, March 31, 2007

End of another week

Let's see - how did it go this week? Today I biked on the rail trail with eldest daughter - first time either of us did the (almost) whole trail from Amenia to Millerton. We went north, the uphill route. EldDaught's bike is tiny - made for a six-year old. Now that she's so confident on the bike she's really ready for a bigger one, which I think would also go faster more easily (bigger wheels - stands to reason). So I had to go extra slow which I think made it harder. I really want to get out there and do it on my own - it took us 90 minutes to go just over 8 miles. Obviously I need to go twice that, and half again as long, AND on hills. I tried to jog a bit afterwards (holding my bag, so it didn't count) - I was winded and exhausted almost instantly. But I don't count that as a "brick" as I was just trying to get back to the car!

What else, this week. Skipped the swim yesterday. Spinning class Thursday. Jogged in the evening Wednesday. Nothing Monday and Tuesday (had to get to work early both days, no chance in the evening either.) Tomorrow I'm going to run, and this coming week, a REAL training schedule, bricks and all. Swim Monday, Spin Tuesday, etc. etc. Yes, don't worry, I'll rest too! But I have NINE WEEKS TO GO - I need to really step it up! I really want to run in the Sharon Classic on May 5, too - a five mile race. I am almost certain I'll never in my life actually run that distance nonstop, but there's no reason I can't cover it faster than I did last year, i.e. not come in, not only dead last, but at least 10 minutes behind the next-slowest person (and a 73 year old, to boot)! It's got some serious hills, though the website describes it as "gently rolling." Hah!

I wasn't an official entrant as I was a walker, not a runner - the last runner finished in a 12:43 pace. I wonder if I could make that! I can run at 12 minute miles, on the flat track, for maybe a mile - but on hills, for 5? Hmmmm.


RUTH said...

I can't believe it's only 9 weeks! Good luck with the rest of your training.

RUTH said...

Just read your comment on my Banana Bread recipe.....I can't believe I've never thought of adding chocolate chips!!! Banana and chocolate go so well! Will definitely be doing that next time.