Saturday, February 4, 2012

Twelve Fantabulous Miles & Winners

February 4 - This morning I had a fantabulous run. On the schedule was a twelve mile run for my half marathon training. My first of the year is in two weeks at the Hampton Half and my second is in May at the Cox Rhode Races. I met my training partner at the Executive Health Club near MHT at 8AM. She had the route since it was one she has run when training for marathons. Here's what it looked like afterwards:

Everything worked today. The route was mainly flat with just a couple of small, easy inclines. At about 30 degrees the weather was just right and even managed to puff out a few flurries for us. All of the sidewalks and paths were clear and open. Most importantly my legs were feeling good and loose. I love when my runs are nice and easy like this.

Do you ever wonder what causes a good run to happen? The weather? Your meals? The right frame of mind? Wouldn't it be great to know so that you could replicate it right before that BIG RACE?

I don't know what my combination was exactly, but I love weather like today in the 30s, my dinner last night was a pepperoni calzone with some wine (ok a lot of wine), and my mom surprised me by coming to visit from Cincinnati! Fantabulous!


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  1. super pict of you and mom! happy for you that your 'momma' suprised you and that you had a feel-good 12 miler! enjoy your day of rest and the super bowl tomorrow! go pats!--deb

    1. Thanks Deb! Hope you have a great Superbowl Sunday too =)

  2. It was *definitely* the calzone. Or the wine. LOL - i LOVE those great runs that remind us how awesome we are and how much we're capable of - and how our training pays off! Those magical elements combine and not that often - temp, nutrition, rest, ...

    Here's hoping you feel the same for the race in two weeks!!

  3. Funny how that running alchemy is rarely logical or reproducible! I had a similarly good 10-miler Sunday; the distraction/entertainment provided by my teammates probably was a large part of that!

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