Friday, October 3, 2008

You can really breathe in San Jose...

The Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon is a go!

I had no pain the day after my 7 miler.  Yesterday evening I went on a very slow 2 miler.  So far so good.  My main goal is to not crunch my shin again.  After the Disneyland Half I took 2+ weeks off.  I can't afford to do that again since the Nike Woman's Half is coming up in 2 weeks.

My game plan is to start slow, and finish slower.  I'm not sure how this will play out.  At Disneyland I meant to go slow and taking pictures with the characters not only kept my pace down, it also kept my brain busy.  I'm not so sure if there will be the same sort of distractions this Sunday.  But either way, I'm planning on taking walk breaks every mile.  I'm gearing up for my slowest ever half marathon.

My comfortable pace this past week has been way down, too.  I've been averaging 1+ minute per mile slower than I usually would be running for the same effort.  I think when I got back into things for the Disney Half I still had some residual conditioning from before I got injured.  Another month later I think my body is starting back at square one.  Things will be interesting to say the least this Sunday.

Today for the first time I caught a live taping of The Runners Roundtable.  It was pretty cool to hear all of my favorite podcasters chatting live.  The chat room feature was fun, too!  I encourage everyone to try it out sometime.  I even got a virtual high-five from Nik or Dan from 4 Feet Running!  I'm not sure if this will be legible (I am such a dork), but I'm Guest 9:

Tomorrow Boyfriend and I are getting up bright and early to schlep down to San Jose to the expo.  I freakin' LOVE expos.  I'll try to post something before Sunday.   But if not, pray I finish in time for my parents to get to the 49'ers game!


Nicole said...

Hey High Five again!
Thanks for coming by the RRT and being a BGoR

bunnygirl said...

I'm glad you're feeling good and I hope you have a good time at the expo. I love expos too, and I'll go even if I'm not running!

ShirleyPerly said...

Have fun!! I too have found that running slow when I was injured has made me run slower, but to be able to run at all is great. Good that you have plan!

Marci said...

Have fun, and I can't wait to read your race report!

*aron* said...

good luck sunday!!!

FrecklesandDeb said...

If you need a break, you could try hopping! Always works for me!