Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday's Thoughts..........

As I was finishing a run and entering my sub-division, a neighbor drove by and honked. The neighbors think Sandy and I are crazy for running so much, we're known as the 'runners' on the street. How sweet would it be to have an entire neighborhood of runners? Can you imagine something like that or are you living that life right now? Boy, I would have no excuse to not run.....

Sandy ran a 10K race on Sunday and I ran the last mile with her. She had gone out too fast and didn't have a lot left in the tank, so she was in survival mode. I was trying to get her motivated to push pass the pain and finish strong(that's what I do!). We were passed by a few runners and it got me to thinking(notice the pattern here?). Are you a 'passer' or a 'passee' when it comes to the last few meters of a race? Do you save something for that final kick or are you just hanging on to finish?

Here's Sandy in the black compression socks, the woman in the red top is one of her age group competitors. They go back and forth beating each other at races. Sadly, Sandy didn't win on this day!!!!


How can I miss a couple of days of checking on post in Blogland and come back and have 65 post to read????

I spent almost two hours trying to renew my runner's World subscription online. I like to think that I'm tech savvy but I finally had to use the telephone!!!!!

My son completed the Malibu 1/2 Mary and learned some valuable lessons. Don't go out too fast and the hills will slow you down! Kids, don't you love them?????

6 comments:

Lisa said...

I try to save something for the final kick, in fact I often judge how well I ran by how well that last bit is. If I'm out of steam at the end, I usually think it was a bad run/race. I really like to finish strong, it makes me feel like I beat the course and not the other way around. :-)

lilmeg said...

I always save some in the tank for a strong finish. I think it's bad though. I have a feeling I'd be faster if I just gave a little bit more over the whole distance. I also kind of feel like a jerk if I turn it on and pass people in the last 50 meters, but I can't seem to help it.

Congrats to Sandy and your son on their races!

Lily on the Road said...

Congrat's Sandy!!!

glad your son had a good race, you always know it was a good race when you learn something about yourself, running & hills.

as for the Fog, that movie scared the crap out of me when it first came out....

Marlene said...

I have had more strong finishes with lots of passing than vice versa... no matter how tired I am, I almost always have a little somthin-somethin for the final K (or mile...)

But of course I have my weaker days too. ;)

lindsay said...

i'm definitely a passer, or i try to be at least! that's my fav part of the race - kicking it in past everyone.

anddd i definitely don't live in an active neighborhood. the one neighbor we talk to does always ask about my running, "they see me running all the time". there are a good number of runners in the area though, just not my immediate neighbors (they're all a wee bit hefty)

CoachLiz said...

Congratulations to your son on his half marathon! Did he have a pack of women running after him? I am sure he did if he ran with his shirt off the whole time.

 
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