Monday, April 5, 2010

signs of the new season

You may not always be able to tell by the temperature that the seasons are changing. If the weather doesn't always tip a you off (40's one day, 80's the next, back to rain and 50's!) here are some other ways to know winter is on its way out...


the bathrooms are open and ready for your business...
the water is no longer frozen and some of the boats are making their way back to the water
flowers!
In other running news I had another windy long run on Sunday. Go figure... The schedule called for 15 miles with 12 at race pace. Because of the headwind on the way South I couldn't quite hit my desired race pace on the first few miles. Overall I ended up with a decent run and my best 2 miles were at 12 and 13! That gave my confidence a little boost.

This week is another busy, busy week. It's my highest mileage week along (including my first 20 of this training cycle) with a couple work trips and a trip home to Ohio for work and family. Not sure if it's all going to come together as I hope but I'm going to do my best. Started off tonight with a 11 mile easy run. The legs felt heavy so I stretched and relaxed the rest of the night. Let's hope that's enough to make them feel like rock stars on Tuesday!

12 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

So true about the change of weather and all the little things that show the signs!!! :) Great confidence boosting run! Have a great week, and safe travels!

J said...

Hope you are able to balance everything this week and get outside for some runs! And maybe the wind wont be too bad! Great job on the run! Total confidence booster!

X-Country2 said...

Yay for spring! I love when the whole city gets ready for runners.

Marlene said...

Water fountains and real washrooms along the running path... JEALOUS!

Great job no the long run with miles at pace. Feeling strong at 12 & 13 is a great sign.

Good luck this week!

Jess said...

I love seeing boats appearing back on the water. That's the true sign that the weather's changing!

Jeri said...

oh man, I'm so jealous. we are still without water and toilets. Good luck on your 20 this weekend. Hopefully the weather is wind free for ya. :)

kilax said...

I am happy the fountains are on now!

Way to go with that 15 miler! Did you announce that you are training for something and I missed it, or are you running for fun? :)

The Laminator said...

Yay for signs of Spring! I love when the fountains are on...that's my favorite! Good luck with the high mileage week.

Tara said...

What is up with this freaking wind? It's windy everywhere! GO AWAY!

Cheers to the bathrooms being open! Wish they would open our here in CO.

MCM Mama said...

Yay for spring!

If you are ever out this way for more than a day trip, let me know and we can meet up!

Christina said...

Thanks for leaving a comment about your DNF. That is indeed terrible. Was it dehydration?

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