Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Runners High and 5K Plans

I know I posted yesterday so what the heck am I doing posting again today???? Well forgive me but, I am on a super runners high.  Wahoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! That is right. Despite almost getting hit by a car I had the best run today.  I was beginning to freak out about mileage and my legs being sore and what not but, as it turns out I just needed a night off from my 2-a-day work outs.  This morning I just chugged up and down the hills/mountains like they were nothing.  I finally cracked 20 miles while Chloe was at school.  I have been so close everyday but, you know how that goes.  19.5, 19.75, 19.2 they all just get annoying when you really want the satisfaction of seeing 20.?? on the Garmin.  Today I ran into the parking lot to get Chloe and Garmin said 20.15 miles, oh man was I happy.  My legs feel awesome.  So maybe these back to back to back to back 20 milers are going to work after all, I am just going to have to play the second runs by ear, if my legs are dead I won't hit the TM at night.  I hope this training will get me ready for Headlands.  I want to be strong going into the race but, I find it so hard to know what is enough when training for a 100 mile race. 

On another note:
Race to Cure Diabetes (Virtual 5K)
is in the works.  I have contacted companies to start getting items to raffle off to entrants and plan to host the race for an entire week in June.  I already have one item donated.  Yes ladies you already have a chance to win an awesome necklace.  Wooot Wooot.  Thank you to my awesome friend Liz for that donation.  I am still thinking the entry fee will be $10 if anyone thinks that is off please let me know now.  I am super excited about this. 

Happy Running All!

11 comments:

Scully said...

YAY! for the runners high and for the virtual 5k. I'M ALL over it! and you can count me in!

Anonymous said...

I just may make this my first 5K if all is OK on the home front. Love, mom

Lizzy said...

Hey. How about I make two necklaces; one that has the double hearts with "to run" and one that has something about curing diabetes. Our creative selves need to come up with a catchy title. Solicit Heather for promoting and ideas for sponsorship, too.

tara said...

Omg Liz you are so generous. Thank you. Wahoo and picked up two more sponsors today. Injinji socks and Razzy roo headbands. Man this is already going well. Will try and think of more companies to contact. Wooohoooooo. And well what to say to Mom, wooot wooot, you can do it.

FeltFinland said...

Hi Tara, I have winged over from Reyna's blog and would like to help out with your 5K run. No running for me due to dodgy hip but would be willing to donate a felt creation for raffle prize - I can be contacted at amanda@feltfinland.com.

Jessie said...

Good to hear! I love when I am on a good streak! It makes the bad ones tolerable!

Wendy said...

I AM IN!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a novice runner. Okay. Maybe even less than novice. Like...I just barely figured out how to run a mile without stopping ;)

BUT...I can do this. And I will! And I will drag every other running mama that I know to do it with me!!

TOTALLY IN!!!!

Reyna said...

WoHOOOO. I love this. I cannot believe how fast it is coming together.

KerryC said...

Love it! Just found your blog via Reyna. I'm a keen runner - nowhere near 20-mile standard any more but I'm doing a half-mara on 12 June. I don't think my Garmin has ever gone over 20km! Definitely up for the virtual 5k. What a fabulous idea. Keep on running!

Ronda said...

Count me in....I will pass this along to all my running friends!

Sysy said...

This is awesome!!!