1/26/08

Good and Bad news....

Before I get into it, I want to introduce to you the newest member of the family.....

ASICS GT-2130 Trail



Finally, yesterday I was able to make it over to road runner sports and get a new pair of shoes. The put me in a stability shoe rather than a motion control, which was my old pair of running shoes (since August).
I also picked up a couple pairs of socks, you can never have enough of those.







I was also able to get in a short 4 mile run in during lunch. Seems to be my usual routine when I am at work.

Mile 1 - 10:46
Mile 2 - 10:56
Mile 3 - 11:03
Mile 4 - 11:35 (through traffic along Mill Ave.)

Now the good and bad news.

The bad news is that I will not be running in the Lost Dutchman 1/2 marathon Feb 17th. I do not want to push myself to much because. . . . .

I have been asked to run on the Chances for Children relay team for the Ragnar Relay Del Sol race. which will take place Feb. 29th and Feb 30th. 181 miles, 12 member team. Cost is zero, the race is to raise $$ for the charity, and so they gave the charity a free entry into the race and I am on the team. How cool is that :)

I will be running anywhere from 12 to 17 miles depending on which position I am placed in. I will run in 3 segments ranging from 3 to 7 miles each.

I am recovering today - doing house work and tomorrow is the start of the Walk across AZ, and I will be doing my long slow run which I will be adding hills and trails to the mix (it is suppose to rain and I am a virgin to running in the rain). I am hoping for about 14 or 15 miles.

7 comments:

Marcy said...

Did you see the RNRAZ Maraton on tv? One of the elite women's runners was talking about the Chances For Children and they did a little blurb on it. I thought it was a wonderful org and AWESOME for you to be a part of it :-)

Pokey said...

Eric that is SO cool!! I would definitely ditch the Lost Dutchman for that - what a great thing to be a part of. Cant wait to hear all about it!

Pat said...

Running in the rain. I have one advice - nipple guards.

Mary Gee said...

I don't know about nipple guards, but I sure enjoy running in the rain - if it is warm enough.

J~mom said...

Very cool about the relay!! Nice new sneaks!!

Jess said...

Sometimes you have to make critical decisions about races and decide what is the priority. I think you've chosen wisely, grasshopper.

Tiggs said...

I have the same shoes- girls version. Love em!