Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'm doing the weekend trail run

I sent my entry form in the other day for the Arcata Sunrise Rotary and HealthSPORT Trail Run and Walk, set for this Saturday. The entire course (5.6 miles) will be run in the Arcata Community Forest. It is such a beautiful area, but trail running scares me. I am hoping entering this event will help me get over that fear. But I also anticipate having to walk some of it, especially since there are some gnarly uphill climbs in said forest.

After that run, I plan to tack on another 2.4 miles to meet the eight mile distance for Nancy's 8 on the 8th Virtual race. Looking forward to it!

I am planning on a short track run tonight. I don't want to run too much before Saturday's big event. I might do an elliptical workout today, too. We'll see how everything feels.

Oh, and I am DONE with physio! I don't know my final test score yet, but I feel confident that I scored better than 73, which is all I needed to get to keep my A. I should find out within the next couple days. I am so relieved it's over! Only 19 days until microbiology starts....

*Coming back to add stats*

I ended up doing two miles around the track. But I did "sprint" intervals instead of running a straight two miles. I only recorded my actual running time, although the entire workout was probably about 30 minutes (since I walked between intervals).

Today's stats:
Distance: two miles
Time: 18:43 (includes 1/2 mile warm-up jog, 1 1/4 miles of intervals and 1/4-mile cool-down jog; no walking calculated)
Pace: 9:21 minute/mile

*Coming back to add more*

I just heard from my physio teacher (via email), and I got 96 out of 100 on the final exam!! I got an A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


David said...

That sounds like a fun, and challenging, run day for you. I'm getting the itch to do some trail running, too. Well, more off-road than goat trails.

Great job on the grade, Smarty McSmarterton!

J~Mom said...

Looking very speedy out there!! You go girl!!

Mary Gee said...

Ninety-Six?!?!?! That is GREAT!