Sunday, March 8, 2009

One week away!

One week left until the Shamrock'n Half Marathon!!! I am getting excited now, despite the issues with my knee. I didn't run at all this week to let it rest. I did go to the track and bust out a quick two-miler today, which felt good. I should probably run on the track a lot more than I do, as the surface is much kinder to my joints. Kara went with me and had a blast running, too. She managed about 3/4 of a mile, which is pretty darn good for a five-year-old! We played on the swings afterward. :-)

So I've resigned to the idea that this HM will be of a just for fun event rather than an event to PR in. The course is supposedly flat and fast, but I think if I PR it will be a freakin' miracle. But I'm OK with that. It should be tons of fun!! There are bands planned to play at every mile (kinda like a Rock 'n Roll HM) and the field is full (4,000 people have registered). Every finisher gets these awesome shamrock-shaped medals. It will be very cool. I'm actually considering leaving Garmin at home for this one, but we'll see how it goes. I will definitely be taking my camera so I can snap some shots as I make my way down the course.

Today's stats:
Distance: two miles
Time: 20:56
Pace: 10:28 minute/mile


Rookie on the Run said...

That sounds like a fun run! How great that your 5 year old ran 3/4 of a mile. I'm impressed! Take care of your knee and enjoy your week. :)

Run Mommy said...

I see there are a few runners heading out to this event on these blogs! Good luck! BTW- I always enjoy your blog design but this one is particular pretty. :)

Laurel said...

Good luck on your race!

Michelle said...

Thanks, everyone! And thanks Run Mommy for the blog love. ;-)

Jason The Running Man said...

Michelle - Hey there! You are one awesome running machine!

Mary Gee said...

I will await your full report! Have a great time.