Good morning and happy Friday!
Well, it’s official… I’ll be speaking at the Route 66 Marathon Bloggers Forum.
There will be a forum on both Friday and Saturday of the race expo, and I was selected for Friday’s. The rest of the panelists include:
Friday 5:15 PM:
- Sarah @ Rungingerrunblog.com
- Angie @ angiepaceruns50.blogspot.com
- Colin @ canapeel.us
- [insert me here]
Saturday 3:00 PM
- Esther @ esthernorinedesigns.blogspot.com
- Amanda @ tootallfritz.com
- Angela @ webeatfat.com
- Joules @ Jouleseveans.com
I’m more excited than I am nervous! And I feel very fortunate to have been invited to participate.
But first, I’ve still got 8 days left of training…
We had speedwork yesterday. Mile repeats were on the agenda, and I was assigned two. And you know what…? I showed that speedwork who’s boss! 😉
The last time we did mile repeats, I think, was in August. It was hot. And it was hard. But, I remember running like a 9:30. That’s good for me!
So, now that it’s “cooler”, I had two goals going into this workout. I wanted a 9:18 and a 9:22.
I didn’t run a 4:04, but… I crushed BOTH goals. 9:06 and 9:15. Boom! And, it felt good!
I also feel like I ran it smart. I feel like I paced myself well until it was time to open up and let loose.
That really boosted my confidence and hopefully I can carry it through to next weekend.
Next weekend! I can’t believe how close it is getting. I still have so much to do before the big day.
I need to finalize my list of mile-dedications, and figure out my race-day jams. I am hoping to create a brand new playlist laid out to accommodate where I plan to be physically/mentally/emotionally/spiritually when each song comes on. This may be a bigger undertaking than I am thinking, but I wanna try.
Some of the early contenders include:
- Brave- Sara Bareilles
- Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke
- Rollin’- Limp Bizkit
- Style- Taylor Swift
- Helena Beat- Pumped up Kicks
- Angel’s Son- Sevendust
- Thunderstruck- AC/DC
I ended my night icing my knees, and foam rolling. I can totally feel a difference when I DON’T foam roll, and it’s so crazy looking back to my last training cycle when I’d do it maybe twice a week…
Can you say crazy?! 😉
Questions of the day
How often do you foam roll?
Last song you added to your playlist?