Thursday, May 03, 2007

It's Marathon week!

and I'm staying home. Good luck to those that are running the Flying Pig in Cincinnati and the Whiskey Row in Presscott, AZ. Someday, I'll do both of those races. But, not this year. Three half's in the first three months of the year was quite enough.

This week I ran on Tuesday night. I could see the lighting going on over the reservation to the south of Chandler and I thought I could get a run in. I made it .67 miles before the drops started falling. I considered continueing. I've run in the rain before, but the lightening was getting closer and closer. So, I packed it in and called it a day. My time was a blistering 7 minutes and 26 seconds for a 10:59 pace. I wasn't panting and I don't think I even sweated a bit. Last June I would have been wasted by such a long run. Now, it's nothing.

On Wednesday I ran 3.07 miles in 37:26 seconds for a 12:09 pace. It seems like my first mile has been 11:21 for the past 3-4 times I've run. Is my nike+ out of whack? I'm going to have to compare it with my heart rate monitor to be sure.

Softball is starting on may 11th. I'm excited.
The Suns beat the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. I'm pumped.
The Reds? Oh well, they're in second place. Some days are better than others for them.
I just finished reading in the Cincinnati paper that my brother is sueing a comedy club and Chad Johnson of the Bengals. Turns out my nephew won a trip to the super bowl that Chad was supposed to pay for. He never fulfilled that obligation. Then he was going to give away a Lexus at the comedy club. So, my brother bought a bunch of tickets to that show. He gave the car away to his girlfriend instead. Insteresting stuff.

3 comments:

bigmike600 said...

How many more games until my Brewers fade? I think I should be soon. Thanks for the comments on my crazylegs race report. It was a blast. The coolest part was feeling the sportsgrass turf. It really was close to real grass feeling. It was great. Come join us sometime.

J~Mom said...

Great job, Pat!! What a great year it's been! Amazing progress! Didn't rain by my house....I sat at soccer and watched it roll in all around us and nothing.

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on the run!