I woke up to my seven year old daughter telling me this morning, "Happy Birthday Eve, Eve, Eve Mom!" Indeed! :)
Yesterday's 12 mile pace run was really good. I was shooting to be around 8:45-8:50 pace and ended up at 8:43 average pace for the run (and the mile splits were all really even) so I was very happy with that. It was a lot colder than I expected when I started running (my phone said it was 20 degrees but that it felt like 9 degrees, whatever that means). It was cold and did NOT feel like the first day of spring. The wind was really weird too... it would be really windy for a while, then disappear, and then pick up again and it seemed to be coming from random directions. But after the first couple of miles I felt pretty good and settled into my pace and enjoyed the run.
On tap this week I have 5 miles tomorrow, 10 miles on Wednesday, 5 on Thursday, rest on Friday, 10 on Saturday and 20 on Sunday. Then taper and only three weeks to the SLC Marathon.
The L. A. Marathon was this weekend and if you are interested in some "odd" runner news from that race... a Sumo Wrestler claims to have set a world record, and no matter how you feel about him, McRunner finished in 2:36 (5:57 pace). Imagine if he had fueled better. :)
If you haven't played/entered yet, remember to come play my IPOD runninglist game and enter my contest for a REALLY good book. :)
Thanks to all of you who have already left comments. They are fun to read and I have gotten some really great song ideas to add to my list. And it's good to know I am NOT the only person on earth who remembers the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" song. I knew you guys were cool. I have to tell you though, I ran by myself yesterday and did bring my music, and I ran extra hard to Barbara Ann! That song is staying on the playlist. Too bad Beach Boy haters! :)
Ok, work is calling. More soon! Have a great day everyone!