I've been busy all week, so here are three things to read.
#1 - Tempo Run Fails. I want to do my tempo runs on Thursday and Saturday. I do track workouts on Tuesday and long runs on Sundays, so this works best for my legs. Some people from my running group meet on Thursdays to run, but there is a problem. One group runs around a 6:30 or faster pace. The other group runs 9:15 or slower. That leaves me, who wants to run around a 7:45 pace, out of luck. I cannot keep up with the fast group, and I like all of the people in the slower group, so that is where I always end up. I am trying to figure out how to make my running schedule work by not doing a tempo on Thursday.
#2 - First 20 miler. On Sunday I am going to run my first 20 miler of my Illinois Marathon training cycle. I have done 2 18 milers, but this is the first big run. I am excited to run it. I've been doing all of my long runs at a slow pace, and i am hoping this pays off on April 28th.
#3 - Polar Dash Award. As I was reorganizing my running medals a few weeks ago, I realized that I was supposed to receive an award for being the 3rd overall female at the Polar Dash, but never got it. I emailed Team Ortho, who puts the race on, but have yet to hear back. Honestly, I am not surprised. From what I can tell, they could improve in the organization department. I got an email saying that they are hosting another event in Chicago called "get lucky" on St. Patrick's Day. I hope they are lucky enough to get their permits on time for this event.
Happy Thursday, almost Friday!