Sunday, September 30, 2007

A Few Miles Together!!

Maddy and I had a marvelous run this morning on the beautiful Seminole-Wekiva Trail. I was very happy to be a part of Maddy's last big run as she now begins her taper going into the San Francisco Women's Marathon.

She was scheduled to do 20 miles today. She was happy to just run 18 or 19 if I did the 7 or 8 I was planning. Instead, I did 10 with her after her first 11....she ran 21 miles! She even let me take my scheduled walking breaks :-). Our overall pace was 11:24 min/mi. I hope I look that good after my 22 miler next week :-)

I took the iRiver along to record our training reports but since I have been device challenged lately, my battery ran out halfway through. Fortunately, I got the better half of the report - so make sure you listen to The Extra Mile Podcast - probably episode 11 - for Maddy's report. I can re-record mine later.

Maddy is going to rock this marathon, she is so ready!!! Oh, and just so you know, she has almost reached her goal for donations, so if you were thinking of supporting her, make sure you get that in soon (and she didn't even pay me to say that). She is representing a good cause and a good friend in her training.

In another week and a half, Maddy and I will be doing a fun run with Shirley and Adam. Only 3-5 miles around Disney's Dolphin hotel and Boardwalk area. Stay tuned!!!

I only wish more of you could join us. Maddy had a great idea for Jan 2009. We think that we should all run the Disney World Marathon together. Just think of what a magical day that could be :-).

9 comments:

IrishBlue said...

That's a great idea! Maybe it would inspire me to actually finish my training!!

Maddy said...

Awww!

Thanks for the kind words Chris!

I'm looking forward to our "Only 3 -5 miles" at Disney! Good Times!

We should all think about Disney in '09.

I'm thinking special shirts - everyone staying at the same hotel - making it a really, really magical time!

Petraruns said...

Oh wow guys - I have been secretly thinking of suggestion a big joint run as well. I was just reading an article in the UK runners' world about the Hood to Coast Relay which seems fantastic fun as well but we'd need quite a bunch of us AND we'd need to enter this October 17th to stand a chance of getting in. Otherwise Greg has suggested getting together to run the Reach the Beach relay in New Hampshire.. All worth considering. Disney seems like a fantastic idea as well though - couldn't begin to keep the kids away from that one!

MarathonChris said...

Well, the whole idea is to get the rest of the family to buy into the race....and let them play at Disney one day as well. However, you can't walk around the parks all day before the race....and you might not feel up to it afterwards...

MarathonChris said...

BTW, I love the idea of a relay! I think getting a team together by Oct 17 might be hard - but with a run in NH might draw Steve Runner to join the crew. 12 runners, 200 miles, at the height of the fall foliage season...sounds like fun!!

Petraruns said...

I know I know. Oct 17 might be too tricky - but NH next year? A relay seems like a fun, slightly different challenge. There's night-time running and all - but what a way to get to know each other!

MarathonChris said...

I think we should put the idea out there and see who will come...my husband and I are interested :-)

CewTwo said...

I only wish that I could. Sounds like a lot of fun, though!

Susan said...

Wow - Disney 2009 OR a relay sounds phenomenal. Excellent idea!