Oct 27, 2011

Three Things Thursday

Happy Thursday!  It's actually like a Friday for me because I  work a 9/80 schedule and I love it!  I have a few things that I wanted to share with everyone because I am excited about them..
1) I finally registered for a 10K!  I will officially be running my first 10K on November 13, 2011!  I registered for the Mission Inn Run and since it's my first 10K it's going to be an instant PR no matter how good/bad it turns out!
2) I updated my Race Schedule and I am overloading myself excited for 2012.  I have quite a few races from 5K's to marathons that I am hoping to participate in.  I haven't committed to all of them quite yet but I am really hopeful that I can squeeze them all in and see some progress!  I am also hoping to redeem myself in Long Beach so wish me luck! I need to stay injury free and make some changes to my training so that I can earn some PR's and move a little bit closer to that BQ that I have been dreaming of!!

No pain...no gain!!
3) Speedwork is not fun! I have decided that I am not a big fan of speedwork because it kicks my butt and challenges the heck out of me!  I tried it for the first time this week and I just about died and thought I was going into cardiac arrest! I know that it is going to payoff for me in the long run because it is hard as hell!  I don't have a track close to my house so my neighbors are probably wonder why I am running up the down the street numerous times gasping for air! I need to be a faster and stronger runner so I am determined to do whatever it takes to get me there!  No more junk mileage!! I am determined to make each run count...quality over quantity, right?

So is anybody doing any fun races for Halloween? Are you running in a fun costume? 


  1. Thanks for the subliminal cupcake. I want one...now!

  2. P.S. (See, I was so fixated on the cupcake!) I agree, speedwork sucks. But it does help :)

  3. i am a firm believer in quality over quantity and eliminating junk miles. and you should love speedwork because it challenges the heck out of you :) you're going to kill your next marathon!

  4. I try for quality over quantity 0too especially since I can only run four days a week due to work, kids etc.

    Good luck on your first 10k gotta love an instant PR!

  5. Ive adopted the "no junk miles" mantra and it DOES help. Speedwork isn't fun, but it makes a difference.. When're you going to spill on your races?!?! :)

  6. Great news about the 10k--and instant PRs! I'm craving a cupcake now too....

  7. Well you have left me wondering, what is a 9/80 week? Does that men you work four days per week? Sounds interesting.

    I have a funny work schedule too, I work three twelve hour shifts every week...rotating between nights and days.

    Lots of races to look forward to, can't wait to hear about them all!

  8. I can't believe its time to start thinking about 2012 racing, but you are right...it is!