Sunday, October 23, 2005

10 Miles and back on pace!

Ok, after a couple of hit and miss weeks because of an overloaded schedule (imagine that, me busy?) I'm back with a new pace group. Unfortunately when I switched from Honolulu to Miami, I lost all of my great friends in the Hansen group. They are a great group of people and hope to see them soon! Now with the Miami training, the groups are a little slower therefore so am I. I've gone from 9min/mi to 10min/mi. I guess that's not really that bad of thing. Just spend more time out on the course. Plus I am now driving all the way to Golden Gate Park to run, which just strains my time a bit. Only a few more months!
So, this weeks training looks like Tuesday 5 miles, Wednesday 6 miles, Thursday (moving day!), Friday if I can get my butt out of bed right away (5 miles) (also moving day), Saturday is 12 miles over at GGP! Amazing how 12 miles seems so doable nowadays!
Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Planning on my next update Wednesday.

Monday, October 03, 2005

I'm still here!

One may think that I've dropped off the face of the earth...well I haven't! I've been very busy! Tuesday I ran 5 miles at Lake Chabot. Wednesday I worked out in the morning. Thursday I ran 6 miles at Lake Chabot. Friday I slept the hour instead of working out in the morning (much needed) and went to bed very early (around 8pm). I was just completely exhausted from the past couple of weeks and decided that rest was the best thing!
Saturday I got up early and ran with the East Bay FrontRunners. I would have gone over to the city for the AIDS Marathon training group, but I had a choir retreat that started at 9:30. I still ran the 6 miles that were scheduled. It was a very fast 6 miles (8 min/mi). I about gave up at mile 5, but somehow stuck with it. After the retreat a played volleyball for about 2 hours. Lots of fun. The last game was pretty pathetic though. You could tell we were tired!
Sunday I was up early to sing with the church choir and then made my way back to the park and played volleyball with another group (a little more advanced) for a few hours. I had a great time learning how to play 6-on-6. Mrs. Dosser would have been proud of me! I'm not in the net anymore! I was invited to play tonight in Castro Valley. They are an advanced group, so it would be a great learning experience!
Depending on the day, I may run a short 3 miles after work. Tomorrow will be 5 at Lake Chabot.
Fundraising: $2,190 of $3,000 raised. I have until November to raise the last little bit. Since moving the marathon to Miami at the end of January, I'm getting antsy to run a marathon!!