apparently does boil. That's right folks I do occasionally help out around the house with mundane chores like cooking :) Tonight I am making rice with herbs and salmon. Yum!
Last night was a good running night. Got out with the Tuesday gang, we were short a few triathletes but we had a fun time regardless.
It was B2s b-day so we cut all the hard work out and just ran (plus three of us are running races this weekend).
3 loops. So 6+ miles. I ran with J the first lap. We talked marathons and I decided I am definitely doing Chicago in October. I paid for my registration today. Now I just need to fax them my Columbus Results so I get a preferred start. First Loop: 18:08
2nd loop I hung back with the girls and took it easy. BB is going to kick butt in her first half this weekend. I can't wait to see her and SS do Cleveland. My mentees rock! Loop 2: 19:37
3rd loop B2 and J and I picked up the pace a bit and chit chatted some more about upcoming races etc. It was nice to run with the boys :) Loop 3: 16:14
After the run we went downtown to celebrate with B2. We started at Johnny Mangos but their big table was being occupied by a group of 4 who didn't want to move. As we were going to be a group of 11 we headed down the street to Heck's Cafe. As good as the tacos sounded Heck's was divine. I had a steak and portabella mushroom salad and it was to die for. Also had a glass of Merlot. It was a fun crowd. It was nice to just kick back and enjoy dinner and company. Mouse will be glad to know there were some Michigan fans in the group so I was accepted right away ;)
I was going to try out the mental toughness DVD tonight but I am having second thoughts. I think I am going to attempt to race pretty hard on Sunday so I am going to save my legs a bit. I did the Runner's World Ab workout from the February Mag last night and my hips are feeling a bit off. Don't want to push anything too much until the race :)
I might hop on for a quick ride after dinner. Since I got this blogging thing taken care of ;) But I am planning on swimming in the morning so I want to get to bed early. decisions decisions!
I guess I should put this out there, depending on how my legs feel being that it is winter and I haven't really trained for it, I am going to try and PR on Sunday. That will mean holding 7:25 pace. I know that it is in my legs, it is just a matter of whether it is in the cards this weekend. I am not going to push it. If I go out and 7:25 isn't slightly comfortable I am going to ease back and try for 7:35-7:50s. But lets hope for some magic ;)
More on Phoenix tomorrow!