Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What a difference a week makes!

Distance-13.88
Time-2:18:00
Av. Pace-9:56
Calories-1303
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Welcome to the east coast of Virginia.  One week it's 73 degrees and the next it's 45.  Well it seems 45 suits me for my long runs! Yahoo..... I tried the Vanilla Bean GU which wasn't bad at all, I've had worse things in my mouth before.  I think I went a little late, mile 7 and I took it with plain water rather than gatorade/water mix.  I think race day, I'll "GU up" around mile 5 and again at 10. 

Thanks to this guy, I'm going to beat 2:18!

I want to thank this running coach, Men's Fitness Model, & #1 smart a** for getting me there.  Your encouragement and wisdom is appreciated and John and I are thankful for you!  We can't all run Boston and look as fine as you, but we can sure try. :)

Good luck this weekend to Jay (my baby boy is running 5), My honey, Sam, Penny, Padilla, Bob, and Travis.  Travis, thank God it wasn't a torn meniscus and just that dreaded IT band that we all love to roll out.  Good luck Bro-"don't puss out, just push through." LOL....

20 comments:

billpierce said...

Shannon -

Excellent training run. It should give you the mental confidence to do your best on Sunday. I really think that the temperature, not your nutrition, is what caused you to bonk last week.

Good luck to you, John, Penny, Sam, Bob, and your son. I hope the weather is perfect for all of you. You'll all have good races, based on strong training seasons.

PS - If you're trying to build traffic on your blog, I'd suggest removing that scary looking picture that you have posted there now. Keep it away from young children especially.

Missy said...

We don't want to hear about the 'worse things you've had in your mouth before.' Sheesh, who do you think we are? Sick-o!

Beware of chocolate gu/gels, you dribble any anywheres (and besides being sticky as hell) you look like you shit all over yourself. Just a helpful tip from me!

Gotta Run said...

don't puss out, just push through....

This is now my NEW FAVORITE SAYING!!!! Love it!

Wes said...

That's a stella training run!! Way to knock'em out!!!

tfh said...

Great run! Cooler weather suits my long runs, too. And still chortling over your Gu comment. I agree- I don't mind that flavor at all.

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like you're ready to race! Good luck to everyone on your list this weekend.

raulgonemobile said...

omg, great post. A couple of great lines in there.

Nice run, have an awesome race

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I've had worse things in my mouth before

Uhhhh ... no. I'm not going there. I'm too classy.

Pfffttt! Who am I kidding?

Shannon the runner is fleet
Her pace: nine-five-six, which is sweet!
She lives in the south,
She's had ??? in her mouth -
Whatever it was helped her feet!

RunToFinish said...

you're going to kill it... assuming the whole thing in your mouth gets worked out

92.9 The Wave's Jennifer Roberts said...

That poem rocks! :)
Can't wait to hear how you and the boys did...
big hugs!!

Lora said...

Glad you liked the GU! Thanks for the encouragement on my blog the other day. So, stretching and strength training helped you a ton, huh? That's great to know. Have an awesome evening!

- :ora

laryssa said...

Great job!!! I take the vanilla bean Gu during long days & races and you are dead-on -- timing is key. I pop one at approx. mile 4 or 5 and at mile 10. Has worked for me every time. All the best to you!

Marcy said...

I am soooo laughing my butt off at the comments in here. Bunch of pervs!

Travis Owney said...

I'll leave the risque comments to the rest of the clown factory ;-). Great training run and thnak s for the shout out. I'll see you at the finish line one way or the other!

Nicole said...

don't puss out, just push through....

Loven it!!

I really didn't need to hear about what goes in your mouth and what you did or didn't like about it!!! That's gross.. You need to clean it up!

aron said...

great job!!!! i think 45 is my favorite running temp too :)

in half races i usually take my gu around 4.5/5 and 9/10 and i follow it with plain water.

Kevin said...

Look at Marcy calling others pervs? Talk about the pot.. Great job on the training run

RunToFinish said...

OMG so crazy you mentioned the hot air balloon!! I reallllly wanted to do that but I'm afraid it may still be too chilly this weekend....ok now I have to go check it though

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, cooler weather can make such a difference on long runs. Glad this one went better. BTW, where are you getting your calorie numbers from? I think my HRM is lying big time.

billpierce said...

Shannon -

The folks at Google contacted me. They've determined that all blog traffic is down 25% globally simply based on the picture that you posted with this blog. People world wide aren't blogging simply because they are afraid they may accidently come across the frightening picture you've posted with this entry. On behalf of Google and bloggers around the world, please delete it.