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A Few Last Words Before Race Day!

So, tomorrow is THE BIG DAY! My first race since running my first (and only) marathon in September of 2007! I’m super excited…and a little nervous!

Originally I was training to run this race is under 2 hours – which would have been a PB for me…but, things got in the way and I did not get in as much running as I had hoped. That being said, the training I did do has more than prepared me for tomorrow’s run….but, a few weeks ago I decide to to change my whole race perspective and run with my sister to help her reach her goal of a sub 2:30 half. You see, my sister Cathy has trained really hard for this race (you can read all about it on her blog) and has SERIOUSLY improved in her running, but she still lacks a bit of the mental toughness required to compete a 21.1km race. She, (like pretty much everyone else) always runs better with someone…she just needs a little push sometimes, someone to get her running again after her one minute drink break towards the end of the race, someone to make her run up every hill, someone to distract her with mindless chatter…enter ME! I am super excited to run with my sister, we have done many races together, but have never actually run together. It’s going to be awesome!

So, here’s a little something to keep us both going as my sister I run the Toronto Women’s Half Marathon tomorrow…

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So, that’s it. Everything we have worked so hard for comes down to tomorrow. We’re ready! We can do this! We will reach our goal of a sub 2:30 half marathon!

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Three Things Thursday – Ready For Race Day!

Only 3 days to go until The Toronto Women’s Half Marathon! I am SUPER EXCITED and READY TO RUN! This week’s Three Things Thursday is all about race day!

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Apparently I will be sporting a little Lululemon for this race…hehehe…its all so comfy and cool – I LOVE it!

Top – Lululemon Run Swiftly Tank
Shorts – Lululemon Run Speed Shorts
Bra – Lululemon Flow Y Bra
Hairband – Lululemon

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Cliff Shot Energy Gels – Vanilla –                                                                                 The plan is to take one of these 45 minutes into the race and then the other 45 minutes after that.
Honey Stinger Energy Chews – I will be eating a few of these every walk break (at each  mile) after the one hour mark. They are just so yummy, I can’t don’t want to run without them!! 

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Shoes – Asics Gel Nimbus 12 –                                                                                                      I have been running in Nimbus’ for a long time, and absolutely love them, they are so cushiony!
Watch – Garmin 410 – I just got this watch this week, it has one run in its history. I think I’ve got it figured out. I’m hoping to use the training partner to help my sister and I finish by her goal time!
Sunglasses – Ryder’s – These are also new…so much for not changing things up before race day! However, I may not need them, as the forecast is now calling for rain 😦 Refreshing but not so fun!
Waist Pack – FuelBelt – will be filled with water – sometimes the water stations just aren’t where you need them!

Let’s hope that is still the case AFTER the run!

 

Three Things Thursday

1. So far in my marathon training I have run a total of 120 miles (192 kilometers). That’s like driving from Aurora all the way to Parry Sound – a 2 hour and 15 minute drive!

Only 100 more miles of training to go before race day! YIKES!

2. I have decided to sign up for the Sporting Life 10K race on May 13th. I figure I need a little fun in my training, so why not? It will be two weeks before my race, a great opportunity to see how fast I can actually go…or, just an easy 10K…we’ll see! Click on the picture below for more info.

3. This weekend I am going to Brockville to play in a hockey tournament with my favourite team, the Corona Crushers!  I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to this weekend! Yes, I’m going to miss my family, but I’m super excited to spend some quality time with my friends, have a few Corona’s and play some hockey. I haven’t been away in forever! OMG, I can’t wait! Only one more sleep!

The Corona Crushers at the Brockville Tournament 2011