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Training Update

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Today I completed my last fourteen mile run of my Princess Half Marathon training plan!  I was really worried because the forecast showed that it would rain all day.  I had to complete the long run today because on Saturday I am running in the Lady Track Shack 5k.  I did get a window of opportunity at about 8:30 am while it was just partly cloudy.  During the run it did mist and by the time I got back to the condo my clothes were soaked.  I’m not complaining because the run was amazing!  I ran a different route than usual and even ventured off to an area where I had never run before.  It is always nice to have a change of scenery.  I even saw a rabbit in the new area!  It got scarred when I passed, but I was able to snap a photo.

By the ninth mile I was pretty tired.  These last couple of weeks have been crazy so I have been modifying my Nike training plan to accommodate them.  That has caused me to have three hard workouts in a row both weeks, which probably isn’t the best.  I may rest tomorrow so I can do my best on Saturday at the 5k!

Last week I went down to Fort Myers to watch my Dad play in a baseball tournament (he did great!).  I found out that running laps in a parking lot wasn’t as bad as I thought that it would be!  The hotel was supposed to have a gym, but they closed it down before we got there.  We were on a busy street, but the hotel parking lot and adjacent Burlington Coat Factory parking lot were huge and empty that early.  My Mom got up with me about 6:30 every morning and we ran laps through the parking lots.

I am still waiting for corral assignments for the Princess Half to be announced.  I am excited and nervous at the same time.  Track Shack said that it should be within the week, but I just want to know already!  Last year since I only did the 5k and 10k I had to find out my corral assignments at the expo when I picked up my packets.  This year I get to find out ahead of time, but the wait is killing me!  I plan on racing this race and I hope my hard work paid off by allowing me to be in one of the first couple corrals.  When I finally find out, there will be an update!

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