Sunday, September 03, 2006

Running in Wisconsin

I'm in Wisconsin for the weekend and spent a fabulous day yesterday at Candace's parents' cabin on the Mississippi (yes, DLang, it does go up this far). A day of eating and boating and more eating tired us all out, and I was asleep by 10:30.

After an excellent night's sleep, I was ready for a run this morning. I'd mapped out a 16 mile route with an option to call it quits after about 9 miles. The morning was perfect for running, and I managed not to get lost running on county roads past farms. It was a lot different running here than in NYC! More roadkill for sure. The neighbourhood is quite hilly, which was a good challenge for me. The weather was a little cool - perfect for running - and there was hardly any traffic.

I decided to do the 9 mile route, and felt really good the whole time. Running downhill actually proved more difficult than the uphills, which felt pretty good.

At the recommendation of my friend Leslie who has completed 2 marathons, I want to get in at least 3 18+ mile runs in before the marathon. With that in mind, I'm starting to map out my distances for the next 6 weeks:

Sept 9: 16 miles
Sept 16: probably less, because I'll be in Toronto for a wedding
Sept 23: 18 miles
Sept 30: 18-20 miles
Oct 7: 20 miles
Oct 15: Oktoberfest 10k (tapering week)

And before I forget, it's my husband's birthday! Happy Birthday DLang! Thanks for being the best cheerleader a girl could ask for.

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