Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My goal run

So, if I decide to man up and do the full Columbus marathon, this is going to be my last training run:
I'm going to run to Lake Michigan from my town!  And then jump in the water!  This "walk route" from Google maps says it's 23.9 miles, but I think I could tweak the route a little to make it more direct (I mapped to the one public beach I know of at St. Joseph, MI).  Here's a more zoomed-out map if you don't know the geography:
Seriously, how cool will that be? People will be all "Oh, what'd you do this weekend?" and I'll be all "Oh.. nothing much... just RAN TO FREAKING LAKE MICHIGAN FROM HERE."  :D

so humid here

Running... I'm trying to do it even though the humidity is freaking crazy here.  For awhile I was doing some run-walking because I lost so much fitness.  I don't know if the full Columbus marathon is a reality for me in October or not, but I'm going to pretend it is and try to train even if I'm behind schedule.

On Saturday I had a really good 8 mile run starting at 630am with Lisa, Kathy, and Bridget.  It's the first time I've run that far in quite awhile, and it's also the first time I've run that much without walking throughout (I think I took 3 walk-breaks... one to chase a lawn sprinkler, one at the turnaround point, and one at mile 5 when I was feeling a little rough.  But even that is FAR less walking than I'd been doing.)  I wouldn't have made it without the group to talk with... it really kept me going (thanks girls!)  My plan is to squeeze in a mid-week long run (maybe 10??) and if it goes well I'll see if I can also run pretty long on the weekend.