Saturday, October 15, 2011

Air Show and 13.1 Miles

Canadian Forces Snowbirds
When my husband suggested that we go to the Houston air show today, I had no idea that it would be such a fun day. The pilots did fly-bys with breath taking head-on passes. A helicopter flew upside-down and people sky-dived from a plane, too. It was amazing!

The Maine Marathon was 13 days ago. Now I'm training for the Houston Marathon in January and I'm running more miles than usual after a marathon. You never know just how far you can push yourself until you try. The first week after the marathon, I walked a lot and I ran 4 miles. This week, I ran 35 miles.

4 Planes Oh-So-Close To Each Other
Before I started yesterday's run, I wasn't sure if I'd do a short run or a longer 13 miler. I wanted to play it by ear and see how I felt. After 6 miles, I decided it was a long run day because I felt great so I took a Gu gel and continued running. During the middle 9 miles, I averaged a 9:28/mile pace, thanks to the cooler temperature of 61-68.

I still felt great when I neared the finish and since I only needed to run a little more to run a half marathon, that's what I did... I ran a half marathon yesterday!

9 comments:

  1. This year, I've had lots of running between marathons, but I just listen to when my legs are tired. I ran a marathon last weekend adn I'm going to try for 6 today, then 2 weekends of longs runs (10-12?) then taper for San Antonio.

    IT was perfect weather for the airshow- I need to get out there one of these years.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think the airshow would be really cool, I love planes (well, I'm not a good flyer, but I love the concept :)). Nice job on the 13.1 so soon after your race a couple weeks ago, that's fantastic!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. You are a machine!! A smart one too....listening to your body is the only way to go to avoid injury and continue enjoying w/out burnout.

    I'm not a tad bit less than 2 wks out til Cape Cod, so in full taper mode now :)

    Happy training!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You're definitely diving back in faster than I did, Tina! Good work on the impromptu half. I'll be there in January too! Yay Houston! :^)

    ReplyDelete
  5. awesome tina!! just awesome!! you reallllly inspire me!! so glad you felt great and your back to those fun long runs!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Tina, it's great to "meet" you. I love your blog.... what an inspiration you are!! As someone who's goal is to achieve her first marathon, I look forward to being a regular reader here.

    ReplyDelete
  7. PS ~ Zoe is ADORABLE! So cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Doing very well, Tina! Nice 13 :)

    I have been to a few air shows too and always have a good time.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love, love, love the airshow! Unfortunately, it's been about 7-8 years since I've been. Maybe next year? Great job on jumping back into the running!

    ReplyDelete

I love comments! I'll post your comment ASAP!