Sunday, February 21, 2010

Great RUN with my MOM & Drove the MARATHON course!

My mom wanted to get another run in before she left.  Figured it would be a great run for me and for her to feel better about our run since Friday wasn't as great as we had hoped.  The first mile of our run was a little hard since it's uphill, but after that it was great.  It was a beautiful sunny day here and was soaked up the rays!  I had a great 4th mile!  We had a fun and I'm looking forward to running with my mom when we go to Portland in a couple of weeks.

2/21/10 Stats:
Miles: 4.01
Pace: 9:53...GREAT!
Time: 39:36
Calories Lost: 524

Mile 1: 10:33 Uphill
Mile 2: 10:12
Mile 3: 10:05
Mile 4: 8:43...WHAT!!! FAST JILL! 

875.42 - 4.01= 871.41 miles left to run in 2010

See how sunny it is...LOVE IT!
4 Miles moms pinky got cut off in the pic!

ROCK AND ROLL MARATHON SEATTLE! My mom and I always like to drive the course if we can and we could so we did. We knew what the front half is like since we ran it the half last year but had no idea what to expect for the 2nd half. It's hard to drive a running course so we did the best we could. I CAN'T BELIEVE how far 26.2 miles is. You think you know but you really don't know until you drive 26.2 miles or run them! Course seems ok…Not huge hills but there are some. We have to run through tunnels which isn’t my favorite thing to do. I keep thinking how weird it will be to actually have my feet touching the roads on busy streets that I have driven my whole life. My official training for the marathon started this last Friday...Feb. 19th so we are in full swing training NOW! Only 18 weeks to go!


Jen said...

So cool that you are doing this with your mom!


I would love to run with my mom. You are so lucky. Super cute pictures and you're right, you don't really get how long 26.2 is until you put it in perspective like that! Good luck!

Paige said...

I think it's awesome that you and your mom run together! One question...Are you sure she's your mom and not your sister? :)

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Wow, that was one fast last mile! Super that you are doing this with your mom!!!

ajh said...

Sometime on an interstate start paying attention at 0 and watch until you have gone 26.2 miles. It is AMAZING how far it is in one straight line. It takes a long time to DRIVE it.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Having been there and done that you will eat the words "Course seems ok…Not huge hills but there are some" The hill at miles 18 and 23 will feel like GIANTS! I know that you run hills daily so you will be fine.. But the course is not easy by any stretch.

Hannah said...

You and your Mom are so cute!

I will be running RnR Seattle, too! Looking forward to meeting you! (I found you through Tall Mom.)

I am sure it was crazy to drive the course. WOW! I've never been to Seattle, so I have no clue what to expect. I am totally excited, though! :)

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