Well, it is day 161 of training for the 2013 Seattle Marathon. Today I had a bad run. I wanted to run either 8 or 12 miles. I was not committed to either distance, but I wanted to wait to see how I felt before deciding.
My body decided for me and I stopped running after 4 miles. I just did not feel good. When I went home I ate a large pot of spaghetti and then I felt better. I am not sure my running was cut short because of food. I did feel exhausted after only four miles.
Ha! How many people can say/write they only ran four miles? Anyway, I hope to redeem myself later this week with a good long run. It is a little uncomfortable to think about because in an actual race I won’t necessarily have the option to “opt out” after 4 miles. On marathon day I need to be on my “A game.”
In other marathon news, I will be running for charity. I will be meeting with the director of womenspace in the next couple weeks. She wants to meet me first before I get started. Actually, she already said yes… but meeting is probably just a formality so she can say she met me, and be able to say that YES I am a real person raising money in case anyone asks her. The charity director is currently busy planning a fundraiser for February 25th which is why I could not meet sooner.
I am excited about it. I have also decided to use ir4c.com as my fundraising platform. Expect an official page and information in a couple weeks! It’s actually a lot more complicated than I expected. I naively thought I could just tell a charity I wanted to raise money for them and have something set up in a couple hours. Well, it’s not the 1950s anymore and there are a lot of scam possibilities.
And finally, as far as my training goes, my best times so far are:
12.21 miles = 2 hours, 7 minutes
4.07 miles = 36 minutes, 40 seconds
1 mile = 7 minutes, 55 seconds
That’s all for now. Have a great weekend!