Saturday, September 18, 2010

EZ Run and the race week ahead

Had my last EZ run today 5k (3.1 miles) @ 6:54/k (11:03/mi).  My post-run is pictured at right.  I have one 6k training run on Monday and a 5k training run on Wednesday then I rest until my Saturday morning race in Guelph.

Then I get serious about a coach.  I'll probably want to hire somebody for 8 to 11 weeks [I have an alley-smoker in mind], and then review from there.  I really want to do intervals over this period of time.

My race shirt design is coming along - I'm buying a white poly-cotton blend long-sleeve shirt today.  Then using a color bubble-jet printer, I'll print on a couple of sheets of t-shirt transfer paper, and then iron-on the mirrored transfer onto my new shirt.

Finally, I was tagged a couple of days ago by Rio [who by the way has a really inspirational video on her page today] to splurt out 10 random things about myself and then find three other [victims] bloggers to do the same.

  1. I prefer soft serve ice cream
  2. I love my wife and family
  3. I'm a practicing (not perfect yet) Roman Catholic
  4. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
  5. That was a high-stick by Gretzky on Gilmour
  6. I often worry about where the next dollar is going to come from
  7. I spend too much time by a computer
  8. I have good neighbors and many good friends
  9. I am blessed
  10. I am grateful
And I pick:
Quinton J @ Q on the Move...

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Best wishes for the upcoming race!! :-)

skierz said...

SOunds like you are ready for your race! Kick some butt! Look forward to seeing the T-shirt!

Jennifer said...

It was you who did that review of runner websites! I was going crazy trying to remember where I got the info, I so wanted to give you credit! But thanks, it helped me a lot and maybe other folks will try out RunningAHEAD. Good luck on your race, can't wait to see the t-shirt! Cheers!

runningwithababyonboard said...

I like your optimism and humor. Nice. :)

K said...

You're going to rock this race!!

Rae said...

Love the post run pic! I can't wait to see your shirt and I'm super excited your race is less than a week away!!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Again, go get 'em in your in your race. Look forward to the report...

Barefoot Neil Z said...

I'm it! Nice. I have Saturday Night Blog Fodder now! Thanks!

Barefoot Neil Z said...

And truly enjoy the race. Take it in, you only get to do your first one, once! (insert jokes here)

Adrienne said...

First race next week! Your totally ready and that's awesome, can't wait to see the t-shirt. 10 things about me? Good thing they just have to be random and not interesting :) Thanks dude.

ShutUpandRun said...

Soft serve ice cream rules. It makes you a better runner.

The Green Girl said...

Whoo hoo! Good luck with the race!

Anne-Marie said...

Having a coach is probably the best investment in my training I've made - I definitely recommend it!

Sounds like you're about ready to go... have a good tapering week!

Why am I hungry for soft serve ice cream now...?

Luke said...

Good EZ run. Your going to smoke your first race.

Karen R said...

I love #2, #8 and #10 :)

Can't wait to see a pix of the shirt - cool idea!

Johann said...

Race week is here! That is so great! Can't wait to see the shirt. Take it easy this week!

Caratunk Girl said...

Can't wait to hear about your race!

Java Joggers said...

Don't forget to post pics of the shirt! You're ready to rock your race... good luck :)

Quinton J said...

Andrew...That pic is SO awesome. I was looking for a way to get out to Guelph to put this cheerleader outfit to work...but being one day before my race...I can't swing it. That said...I know we'll cross running paths soon. Enjoy this week of training and tapering before your race.

Adam said...

Is there ever a perfect catholic? Original sin after all? Although, I'm a newly RCIA'd convert - 7 years and counting!

Christina said...

Soft serve ice cream! Yum!

Jimmy @ Run, Jimmy, Run said...

Nice of your wife to let you borrow her hat :)