Sunday, January 13, 2008

Danielle's tips for PRing

1. Running through injuries like plantar fasciitis just makes you run faster to end the pain quicker.

2. Catching a cold two days before the race just means that one part of your body is effortlessly running (that would be your nose, hardy har har).

3. Training is for sissies. I ran a total of 55 miles since December 1st. Over 9 runs. That's pretty much averages out to 1.5 runs per week. I pretty much only did "long" runs in December, topping out with my one ten miler on Christmas. And I wasn't cross training. Since 12/1, I have ridden a total of 15 miles on my bike and done 1500 yds in the pool.

And yeah, I totally PRed by two minutes, coming in at 2:13. With a one minute negative split to boot!

I'll do a real race report for the Rock and Roll Phoenix Half Marathon when I am feeling more inspired (or rather, when I am more inclined to procrastinate).

8 comments:

Audrey said...

You honestly never cease to amaze me Danielle!!! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

ya, for real. go you!

Coach Tammy said...

Ha! Nice job. Looking forward to the full report.

Rainmaker said...

Hehe... that's awesome! Congrats on the PR!

Laurie said...

Yay! You make me giggle.

I hope it doesn't hurt too badly today.

Kim said...

you da bomb girl!!!! PR queen of america!

peter said...

There is something to be said for having rested legs.

That was a great joke about the runny nose. I had a cold at the Chicago "Fun Run." That race sucked even worse than the PR nightmare it was because of the cold. My antibiotic cocktail had finally stopped my effortlessly running nose though so nothin' went right. I couldn't even be distracted by constantly wiping my nose. But you PRd! Way to go.

jeanne said...

Now that is my kind of training schedule!