Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pittsburgh Half Marathon Tomorrow

Pittsburgh is completely amazing! Dan, Ondrej, and I walked the city up and down and left and right. We also had an amazing breakfast and awesome lunch (and ice cream) and are getting ready to go for a great dinner.

Dan and I went to the expo. I picked up my race bag (which had some awesome goodies). We thankfully also managed to get Dan signed up for the half tomorrow as well (they had messed up his registration). I also got some compression socks that I already am in love with (more in a future post).

Yesterday I did a very easy 20 miles on the bike to try to get some of the tightness out. I swam for 1,100 yds after that. When I got out of the water and got up I pulled something in my knee and it was hurting ever since. However, after some good old Advil (and maybe the compression socks) my knee has been perking up. So all is well race prep wise.

I am sooooooooooo excited. I am still trying to figure out if I am even going to try to go under 2 hours. I don't think I can succeed, but I also don't think I have much to lose, so why not try? My only 12 mile run I did in 2:02:something, included trails, hills and stops to cross busy streets, and I was not even completely destroyed. On Tuesday I ran 6 miles at an 8:50 pace. To finish 13.1 in under 2 hours I would need to run a 9 minute pace for 2 hours. Yeah... When you put it like that... I think I might settle for 2:05. We'll see! I'll keep you posted on how it pans out... Or you can track my (lack of) progress on Facebook. I signed up for some twitter/facebook service that promises to do exactly that :-)

Happy weekend to all you readers (Ondrej, Dan and Stephen)!

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