Thursday, October 09, 2008

10 days to the PEI half!

On October 19 I'll run in the Prince Edward Island half marathon. I'm so pumped about this I hardly have words. I don't really know why... It's not my first half. I'm not expecting it to be my fastest. My trusty friend A. won't be there to hand me a razor blade at the end to lance my blood blister. I have no idea why I'm so excited. But I am.

Maybe it's the thought of being back in my beloved Maritimes for the first time in 14 years. Or the fact that I'm pretty darned sure the heat won't get to me. Or that I'm trundling off to the island with a draft of *4* chapters of my thesis with me. (No guarantee on the quality. It is most likely all rubbish and I'll be told so by my supervisor.)

Training has been going well. I am really enjoying the Tuesday night speed work with the Calgary Road Runners. This week Karen was there and we paced and motivated each other well. I had a blast. This week we did a pyramid in minutes - 2-4-6-8-4-2, with rest in between. On three of them we were clocked in under a 9:00-minute mile. Wowee!

The leaves have mostly all fallen off the trees here and I have been wearing gloves this week. Fall is definitely here. Love this time of year.

11 comments:

Claire said...

I wish I was going back to the Maritimes with you - I'd be excited too! All the best for your run time!

Love2Run said...

Cool that you're mixing work and pleasure (racing the 1/2) on your visit. It certainly can be a nice time of year but my fingers are crossed that we don't get a big gale of wind & rain. See you there maybe!

Downhillnut said...

That sub-9 mile must've been on a 2-minuter. It was fun running with you - just what I needed!

She Who Makes Waves said...

I sense your excitement about running in the land of the bright red mud!

Are you a Maritimer?

Legs and Wings said...

Hey - I think I remember you committing to this but I must have forgotten about it. I'm on the island this weekend for a wedding. Looks like I'm gonna miss you.

You squeezing in a trip to NS?

Backofpack said...

Sarah,
Of course you're excited - a fabulous race in a beautiful place? A trip across the country? Holy-moly - you are gonna have a blast!

She Who Makes Waves said...

I tagged you! If you care to play along, check out my post title "You're it, I've been tagged!"

Sarah said...

Luv, luv, luv the fall! You're all set for a great trip/race. : )

Journey to a Centum said...

GO DEATH RACER!

Half marathon is a great distance. Have a fun week leading up to the event.

Perhaps that speedwork will show a little on your time.

ipm said...

have a great time!!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay for excitement!