Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's heeere!

Race day is so close I can smell it! :)

So I'm definitely suffering from training burnout. How do I know this? Well, I'm no longer looking forward to my long runs...I just want race day here. NOW. Who knew I'd get so antsy?

How am I maintaining sanity? Apparently by doing some speed and hill work. Hill work?? Meh...it's pretty tough to avoid at this point. I'm going to embrace the hills. It'll only make Chicago seem easier, ya?

Tonight's run was FABULOUS. I met up with the running group for a breezy 5 miler that went over Fort Mason, through Fisherman's Wharf, along the Embarcadero and back. My legs were feeling particularly speedy and I whipped that puppy out in 44 minutes! Woooo! I even closed it out with a charge up the Fort Mason hill. Definitely feeling it in the booty, but nothing a little extra stretching won't fix!

And I had the pleasure of closing the run out with this lovely view:
Now the important question...who else, aside from Val and Jessica, is running Chicago??


B.o.B. said...

You are going to LOVE Chicago. I got to spectate for Red last year and it's an amazing route.

Karena said...

LOVE the Chicago spectators...made me forget I was there all by my lonesome :) I'm headed there with spectators this time around. Almost forgot you were all over the place for the Redhead! Best locations for cheering??

meghan@travelwinedine said...

I wish I was running Chicago, but Boston has my heart again :) I really hope we can meet up on November to celebrate your marathon success. Enjoy these last few weeks and get enough rest!