Sunday, 8 June 2008

10 Miles

This was my changing room AKA passenger seat of my automobile today.  I started a run at 8:30 in the morning when it was pouring rain and 49 degrees.  I planned it so I would be at my car again at 5 miles - just in case I needed to take off my rain coat and long sleeve shirt.  By the time I had completed 5 miles, it was sunny and warm, and I actually changed my shirt in my car!  A little singlet instead of all that bulkage was just the ticket.  

I am now confident that I can finish a half-marathon in Anchorage on June 21.  I will be in pain, as I am right now, but what the heck is another couple of weeks of pain?  I am so excited about my trip and the race and I am just happy, happy, happy.  I would have loved to have been able to run a whole marathon, but it just may never happen.  I need  to stop minimizing the accomplishment of running 13.1 miles.  

After the run, I went straight to the best running store in the universe - Runners' Roost, Lakewood, Colorado - to talk to them about some shoe issues.  I left there with a new pair of Brooks Trance 7's in a size 9.5  Nine and a Half?  How did this happen?  I have always been an 8.5 or a 9.   Anyway, they fit me perfectly and don't hurt!  I can't believe they were so kind to trade out my shoes.  I didn't have that many miles on the other pair, but they were mainly on a dirt trail, so the shoes were definitely used.  

Here is a question for hopefully at least one of you who has a garmin and a mac.  That software is craptastic.  I cannot get my lap information and I really need it. I just downloaded the latest software this evening thinking I surely had the wrong version, but apparently not.  Could it be that this is the one thing that isn't better on a mac?  If so, it is a heartbreaker.  

9 comments:

Running Knitter said...

Be careful and try not to push yourself too hard. :)

Michelle said...

You can definitely do the HM! I agree, don't push your body too much, but I know you can do that distance. And don't beat yourself up over not doing the full marathon. I say if it's not fun, it's not worth it! And doing a full when you're in pain would not be fun!! :-)

I am jealous you get to go to Alaska!

Debbi said...

My Garmin/Mac combination works fine. What, exactly, isn't working for you? I'm happy to help if I can.

Glad you're doing the half in AK. Might not be a PR, but it will surely be beautiful!

Wes said...

My car often looks like a train wreck! Nice job on the 10 miler! You are one touch cookie :-)

J~Mom said...

Yeah for 10 miles!!!!!! I am glad you have that confidence for the half!! I am so glad you got new shoes...that is great service!

Joe said...

Glad you made it thru 10, MG. That's a good sign. Yes, you needed it for confidence for Alaska!!

Sorry, I'm not a Mac user...

Take care and enjoy the run up to the HM!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I have a Garmin. I don't have a MAC. But I agree that the Garmin software...I use a freeware called SportTracks. I do not know if it is compatible with the Mac, but if it is, there is no harm in trying it because it's free. I don't even use the garmin software at all anymore.

Good job with your run. I always believed you could do the half-mary in Alaska, glad you believe it now too. :)

Mary Christine said...
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Jess said...

If you can do 10 miles, you can certainly do 13.1!