7.09.2007

Running Update

Since last October, I've ran a total of 117 miles. Woo Hoo!

This last Saturday, my friend, Ann, and I went and ran a section of the NCR Trail. She is a marathon runner and I wanted to try her tecnique of running. When she enters marathons, she runs for 2 min. and walks for1 min. She says she can make the same time as people who run the entire thing. Well, we tried it and I ran 7 miles. I thought I only ran 6.1, but my Nike+ipod needs to be recallibrated. I checked the trail map and Ann's Nike chip was more on target than mine. I can't believe I was able to do it.

I was quite sore on Saturday and my ankles are still a little sore. I'm icing them as I write.

If I can get the money together, I am going to try and enter a virtual half-marathon. You sign up for it online and then you run with your Nike+ipod chip. You have to upload your information from your nike chip to the marathon site by a certain date and they send you a t-shirt. To me, the best part about entering the races is the t-shirt.

7 comments:

mimi said...

So does this mean you can run a marathon while jogging in place in front of the TV?

Taylor Martin said...

That's great Rach! Over the summer I've started running two miles a day. I've never been a big fan of running...but its a good feeling to know that you've accomplished something you didn't think you could. I don't know if I'm brave enough to ever do a marathon though. Looking forward to maybe seeing you in a month!

Amy said...

So, how much does it cost to run a virtual half-marathon? I'm sure more than the shirt is worth.

Rachel said...

It is probably more than the shirt is worth for sure. You also are contributing to help fight lukemea. Entering in the race is also motivation for running the distance. Knowing that I paid the money makes me want to train.

Kelsey said...

hello running partner for the week of July 16-20!!!

Kelsey said...

p.s. Thank you so much for dinner tonight! It was delicious!

Jessica said...

hey rachie rach!!! i feel like i haven't seen you in ages!!! i'm pretty much new to this whole blogging thing.. but i found you and thought i'd say hello!

that's awesome about the running and the Nike+ipod thing. music always makes excercising better!!

hope all is well!! miss you! and love you!