Monday, May 5, 2008

Flying pigs!

A short but huge shout-out for my friends and running pals Rebekah and Nikki, who ran at Flying Pig this weekend.

Rebekah grabbed her Boston qualifier on a long course, due to a detour for a fire at mile 22. The on-the-fly rerouting made the course unofficially some 400-600 meters long, with a lot of runners on pins and needles waiting to find out if they'll get adjusted time to BQ. Fortunately, there's no worries for Bek, who's chip time was 3:38:38! We are curious to see what her official time ends up being -- probably somewhere in the 3:36 range. She ran an awesome race.

Nikki ran her first half-marathon with no walking on an iffy knee in 1:52, exactly the 8:30 pace she wanted. She's made a ton of progress in the past few months!

So our group is marathoned out until the fall ... not including this lil' 50k we're doing in July!

Friday, May 2, 2008

No running today!

I am taking the day off from running -- I don't take many, so two in one week is weird. I am going to hit an hour-long hatha yoga class and some weights this morning, though. I think that's a good compromise, since I wasn't doing much cross-training before -- it makes more sense to me to start doing weights while I'm running a little less.

I am recovering also from an allergen-induced sinus infection, so I have a smorgasbord of meds for the next week or so. But, I'm already feeling much better, so it's totally worth it.

For the second time in 23 years, I will not be in Kentucky for Derby. I'll be in Cincinnati, cheering on two friends as one takes on her first marathon and the other her first no-walking half-marathon.

So about 30 miles for this week after Saturday's run ... Not bad for the week after a marathon! I'll start easing back into form next week, with that 5k on 5/31.