Wednesday, April 14, 2010

5.1 miles in 36:20...

So my 5.1 miles in 36:20 comes out to a 7:07/mile average. Of course I should probably mention that I cross-trained today so these are not running mile splits. The truth of the matter is they are biking mile splits. I went to a food show today for work and I was walking all over the building sampling all different kinds of foods from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM and my feet were a bit sore. I figured running 5 miles on them might not be in my best interest if I want to be successful this weekend during my 20+ mile run with "cuz" Michele. It was beautiful outside so I figured why not head out on the bike for a little cross-training session. It was a nice change of pace and I definitely got a good leg workout out in. My friend Deb has mentioned that our goal after the Cleveland Marathon should be to complete a triathlon. I know I can handle the running portion without a problem and I can probably muttle (is that even a word) my way through the bike portion. However, I have to be honest and say that I actually fear the swimming portion and that makes me question my ability to complete a triathlon. So for now I will continue to focus on my May goals (the Pittsburgh 1/2 Marathon and the Cleveland Marathon). Speaking of the Pittsburgh 1/2, as I have mentioned I am running as a St. Jude's Hero in memory of Sophie Quayle. Please visit my fundraising page and consider making a donation for peadiatric brain tumor research.

Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!


  1. When I was on my break from running, I got into cycling a bit. It definitely can work you in a way running can't! I'm sure your body thanked you for taking a break from all that foot pounding. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks for the comment Jodi! Good luck with your half and marathon training and jumping on the tri bandwagon!