Tuesday, 15 April 2008

32K Recap

After Sunday's 32K run I sat down to write up a full report on it...but as you know if you sit too long after a run like that you start to cramp up...so I thought well, I'll just wait for Monday and then post.

Monday arrived and so did my massive bout with the flu...gah, you don't need all the sorted details of woofing my Wheaties, tossing my cookies, whatever way you want to describe it...blah...I was sick....but.....

here it is in a nutshell:

Positive : ) We did it!!!!

I think our average pace was about 8:28 (well, that may have been mine, Shirley, Rick and Jen were soldiering on at a faster pace than me. They will absolutely Rock the Marathon!!!

Negative : ( Cold, wind, no really windy, and some frozen snow

The run itself was not too bad, considering....then we turned to finish the last 5K and I ran into my nemesis...the wind...I really started to lag behind, I was huffing and puffing like an old freight train, my mind was fried. Rick the dear that he is dropped back to run with me....thanks Rick!!!

Positive : ) We did it!!!

We still have a lot of miles in front of us before the actual marathon including another 32K, but with that one down, the next one may be a little easier!!

Tonight is our clinic night and a 7K tempo. I'm still not feeling great from the flu, but I feel amazingly great from the run....go figure....

That's it in a nutshell!!!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,



Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Wow, awesome job with the 32k! 8:28 pace is great, especially in those conditions. Sounds like your training is going really well.

bill carter said...

Hi Lily

Just getting caught up. Great job on the run and just getting through it despite the weather. LSD is really just about experiencing being on your feet and just continuing forward for so long. You will get much better weather and only tailwinds on race day... I promise!

blondie said...

Fabulous job on the run, Lily! ^5!

I hope you are recovering from your bout with the flu. You poor dear.

love and hugs,
~ b

babooshka said...

Poor you flu again!

Well done on the run. My running friend(cross country, she likes mud) has assured be in typical England talk that your stats were"jolly good".To translate, you kicked some ass out there.

Congrats. Now go and have a hot toddy and a fag like Buster.

Anonymous said...

oy! we gotta get you healthy girl!
but great job on the Hamilton run. Very well done.
By May the wind will be non existent and you'll probably be dying in humidity instead. Last year was a great run day but I remember the year before was deadly hot!
It's still gotta be better than cold wind!

HUGS and gold stars!

Wes said...

I am impressed :-) That's like my 10K well rested pace!!! Way to go girl!!!

Chris said...

That pace is awesome! Great job.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Nice work. Any new distance about kills me the first time but it is such a feeling of accomoplishment afterwards. And you're right, next time will get easier.

Great job.

Groover said...

Hey Lily,
I am not a runner but found your blog through your comment on another blog. I like your style, so much positive energy and life. I'll be back to read more.

And ... good luck with your marathon.

Amy said...

Good job, Lily! Wow! I'm sorry you got sick afterwards, but that must have been a great feeling to have accomplished that distance!

triguyjt said...

great job lily...that sounds like a very strong pace you were zipping along at.

keep up the positive energy...

remember..the journey of a thousand miles......is much better after you woof your wheaties ;)

Rudy said...

Like Ter says, the weather will only keep improving.

Great job especially considering you were probably already starting to feel the effects of the flu.

My fave, from ALF, techni-color yawn ROFLMAO

Kim said...

That is awesome! I would die for that pace...no matter what the conditions! Keep up the great work-and take it easy (a nice recovery from your run and the flu).

Kim said...

Lilly-Thanks for the kind words! BTW-I stole your countdown clock.

Vickie said...

Good running! And warm weather will be here before we know it. You're doing better than me on the training.

Bob Gentile said...

Hope ur feeling better today!....Awesome job on ur 32k in that crappy cold windy ass weather :-( Way to tough it out & get it done!!