Monday, March 31, 2008


since my last post I ran the rest of the week. Saturday I went to the gym and did five miles on the treadmill, I did some heavy lifting which I know I should not have because I was planning on running the The Boston Blowout 30K I have miss this race the last couple of years because it conflicted with the More Marathon. I was lucky this year that they are a week apart, More is next Sunday. I really needed this to see if I could pull off the marathon this weekend. I made the 18.6 miles just under 10 mins miles. This gives me hope. Results have posted my final 3:05:15 not bad for feeling lousy. My best time on this course is 2:47 last time I did the course was 2:57 in the October 07




Later that afternoon I did The Spring Equinox 8k it was tough but I got it done in 9:20 miles. I felt great the first mile because it was a gradual down hill and not too much work but within a mile and a half we we were gradually climbing a hill for at least 1 mile. After that it was easy running. I did not push it I don't think I could have even if I'd wanted to . So all in all I did about 23.46 so I'm feeling pretty hopeful for Sunday. Results have posted 47: again not my best not my worst, but I'll take it after a 30K.

I had a fun day and felt like my old self again. Today I took it easy, went to the gym did the elliptical for 20 mins and some upper body weight. I don't think I can overdo it this week even if I were to try.

9 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

My word, girl. I guess we know how you feel about 2 and 3 week tapers. You are amazing. Hope you can rest this week before the marathon. GREAT RACES!!

Dusty said...

Holy cow, you make me feel like such a pansy! I guess this is good for me to read a few hours before a really hard workout - I'll keep your tough spirit in mind. Why didn't you slap me silly when I was worried to death about my 8K. Just say - "what is your problem?? 8Ks are cool down races after a half!".

YOU INSPIRE. Good job and glad you are able to get back on track with your workouts, I know that can be tough when you miss, but sometimes the body just needs a few days to catch it's breath - especially when you beat it as hard as you do!!

Good luck in your upcoming races!!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Looks like the running machine is back at it. Great job!

Maurice said...

Two well run races in one day, most impressive.

bill carter said...

Hi Dawn

I am always amazed at the sheer number of races you do. I think from a mental standpoint I get so nervous that so many races would give me a nervous breakdown.

peter said...

A 30K race, then an 8K race in one day? Couldn't you find a li'l ol' 5K race also so you could do a chopped up marathon-plus in one day (42K). Way to go, I like it!

Sunshine said...

Oh are you ever rocking!!
Congratulations.. What great accomplishments.

Bob Gentile said...

ahhhhh Your Doing so Great!! Awesome Job and get in some taper please :-)

Ok !

robtherunner said...

Way to go, Dawn! Good luck with the marathon this weekend.