Three Things Thursday

1.  Colin and I have a 16km/10mi race pace run to do this Friday or Saturday.  We am going out of town to visit his parents for Easter.  They live in a town that could be termed “Podunkville, British Columbia”.  So, my options are:

  • to run 8km out and back on the highway – boring and there’s the chance of being hit by a car, truck, or big horned sheep (and my mum might kill me not be too fond of that option).
  • to run a big loop around town like we did last summer.  Pretty, but there are lots of hills.  Not conducive to keeping at pace and the only real hill in the race is going over a bridge.  Might be counter-productive.
  • to run around town as it is almost exactly 4km to run a square loop.  Repeat 4 times.  While this will be the most boring route EVER I think I’ll have to take it.  Did I mention that Colin and I don’t run the same pace?  Yeah, we’re not even close – my race pace is his steady…  So it would probably be best to be at least somewhat close together.    
2.  I need to start thinking about what to wear on race day.  While I’d love to have new pretty clothes that’s just not going to happen.  I’ll be wearing what I’ve been training in even though I am (and I’m sure all my friends are) sick of seeing the same shirts.  The long range forecast is so far calling for rain.  However, I’m not counting on anything until the day before or even the morning of.  I’m leaning toward shorts with my Zensah compression sleeves and a tee shirt.  I can always wear my throw away top for as long as necessary.  Mostly I want to be able to wear the sleeves because they are neon yellow and I might have a chance of having more photos taken of me. J 
3.  An Easter-ish conversation with Spud:
Me: Do you want to see the cake Bramma brought us?
Spud: I already did.
Me: No, you didn’t.  Come over and look.  It’s a chocolate bundt cake.
Spud: Oohh, I thought you said she brought a bunny cake (disappointed whine).
He really was quite upset…    

5 responses

  1. I'm running in a “blink and you miss it” town this weekend while visiting grandparents. seriously worried about twisting my ankle in a cattle guard or being hit by a tractor 🙂

    April 21, 2011 at 10:13 pm

  2. Amy

    Sometimes I run loops around downtown Quesnel if I'm on call for work and need to stay close to my car in case I get a call. It's always fun when you lap the same people out for a walk 3 or 4 times!

    The weather forecast is changing by the hour. Last time I checked it was partly cloudly with no rain!

    April 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

  3. same old clothes for race day just means showing up comfy and in something that you have completed lots of miles in so you know you can do it again 🙂 at least that is how I keep myself from buying too much running gear

    April 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

  4. Sometimes running in 'older' running clothes is a safer choice. Does that make you feel better? Probably not. I would want a new outfit too. 🙂

    April 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm

  5. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog – I'll be looking into your idea. I GREATLY appreciate your info!!!

    April 25, 2011 at 9:14 pm

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