Outdoor & Rain?

Well this morning it was raining decent but I had committed myself to getting a run in and also getting this run in outside.  I plan on running a 5k in Idaho Falls this coming Thursday so I thought I had better be able to deal with a little weather.   Well I had left my running shoes at the Y so I headed downtown to the Y and head from there for my run.  I got changed and out the door about 8:25 in the morning.  I ran my normal 2 mile loop that heads up through Hyde Park on 13th street to Camels Back park over to 9th street and back down towards downtown and the Co-op.  This is easily the coolest run I have done to date (I have ran this route 3 or 4 times now).  I would love to live down here in this area.  I stopped and walked for 3 different blocks during the run.  I do think I run faster outside but I lost that made up time with walking 3 different times.  I do struggle breathing a little more outside but I think that might be linked with running harder outside as well.  The rain never really bothered me at all.  The rain really felt good for the most part.  It was cold enough that I did wear a long sleeve Nike shirt.  Another good run that ended up being ran in just about 25 minutes.  I will take it…

Location:  Y-Camelback & back
Day:  November 17, 2007 8:30 AM
Distance:  2.13 Mi.
Total Time:  25:00
Speed:  11:44.23/Mi.
Workout:  Running: Intervals
Shoes:  Saucony Trigon 4
Weather:  Raining about 45 degrees
Description:  This was a great run in the rain. I love running this route…
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Published in: on November 17, 2007 at 7:39 pm  Comments (1)  

Plan moving forward….

So the decision was made after a long hard process of laying out my goals for next year.  I had decided to run a marathon in year 08 at some point this past summer and that was the game plan until the announcement came through that there was now going to be a Half Ironman here in Boise….Man would it be cool to run in the first ever Boise Half Ironman….BUT then the realization of time and money that I would pump into it this year would not be fesiable.  I simply couldn’t pull it off by June 1st considering where I am at right now…(Well maybe I coupld but it would take more then I am willing to give right now not to mention the swim still scares the *&$% out of me…)

 Well with that said my main goal this next year is OFFICIALLY a MARATHON……..

I will track my progress towards a Marathon right here on a weekly bases and utalize this blog to stay connected with a few other runners and specifically my buddy Mark.  Mark and I got of the phone the other day and both are gearing towards running our first marathon this next year….(I will write about down the road).

 Issues soon to come

  • Race Schedule about 90% figured out
  • Mark and I’s marathon conversation
  • Running plans
  • Race Reports
  • Training Reports

I hope you enjoy…

Published in: on November 16, 2007 at 5:40 pm  Leave a Comment