Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Better than Nothing...

Last Saturday, I was supposed to meet the Team in Training crew for another hill run in Clermont. I started out with plenty of time to make the 5:30 AM meet up. A few miles down the road I realized that I had not grabbed my arm band for my iPod. I thought, momentarily, about running sans iPod, but I desperately needed credit for those miles for the current iPod Challenge with Petra, Charlie, Robert and Greg. I returned home, grabbed the arm band and I was on my way. The closer I got to the turnpike, the more I realized I was never going to make it. At 5:25 AM I was still two miles from the turnpike, I knew that if I would be left behind and that particular trail is really, really dark.

It was not meant to be. I headed home (again) and went back to bed for a few hours. It was Darrell's birthday and he had planned to ride his motorcycle with some of his buddies and then we were headed to his parent's house for a birthday party.

A little while after Darrell and the boys headed out on their motorcycles, I jumped on the treadmill. I was able to get in a little more than 7 miles when Darrell returned. We needed to be at his parents earlier than I thought. So I cut my run short.

Seven miles, better than nothing...

Sunday, I bought my marathon shoes. Nothing new. The trusty Nike Air Structure Trix 10+. I thought about ordering them online, but I wanted to be sure I had them for my upcoming long run this weekend. I looked at RoadRunner Sports and was dismayed to find that the shoe I love is now "endangered".

Nike is going to discontinue them. Boo Nike! I hope I like the replacement as much as I like the current model.

So far this week my runs have been good and really nothing special. It's turning into a great week.

I am running my final twenty miler this Sunday. Wish me luck!


At 11:08 PM, Blogger MarathonChris said...

I think you are going to find that 20 miler easier than you thought...with all the company you will have. You are doing great! Just 3 more weeks - after this weekend it's taper time for you

Looking forward to running part of your 20 this weekend with you.

At 4:04 PM, Blogger CewTwo said...

Shoes are evolving! I have my favorites, but it is turning into a manufacturer preference more than a specific model. Every pair of shoes I get are better than my dear, departed, faithful friends.

As for the long run this weekend, you'll do it! You are ready and it will be a fun thing to do.

At 9:21 PM, Blogger David said...

My friend Susan and I are doing 20 this weekend too. She's running the Nike marathon out there.
We're racing tomorrow in the Miracle Miles then going long Sunday.
I'll race ya.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Good luck Maddy! Kick that 20 in the rear! I just returned from a 12-miler (reduced from 16 to save my hamstring).

It's strange how some days are just not meant to be. Sounds like you made a wise choice in the longrun. You got to RUN and celebrate with the fam!


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