Saturday, March 1, 2008

HARD CORE


So I think I reached hard core status today for 2 reasons


1) I GOT A RUNNING RELATED BLISTER!!! Its nothing big, but it's a start. It's not bloody or gorey or anything. Def not worthy of a picture. Also I might add that I didn't wear running socks. But either way.....I'm Hard Core!

2)I got up at 6 am to do my 15 mile run. Up till this point, I hadn't taken the plunge on sacrificing my sleep to get up early and run. I just knew I wasn't that hard core...and I rather run alone than sacrifice a few hours of sleep. But today I did it. I bailed on going bar hopping last night, eventhough I promised my classmates I would go. And I got up at 6am and met up with a running group to do my 15 mile run. IT WAS EXCELLENT! It's the first time I did any training runs with someone...and boy have I been missing out. We did the first 2 miles Galloway style..then ditched the group and just ran the next 13. It took us 2:30:15. My friend dropped back so I ended up finishing with her Jamaican husband. We stuck it out together! But all in all..the run was great and I think the Galloway style for the first 2 miles helped me take my heart rate up slowly. At one point I joked around about just running a whole marathon today!! Also I dressed properly this time. It was about 60 when we started and 70 when we finished. I"M SO PUMPED! It's my furthest distance yet!!!! YAY!!!


So yes. I'm hard core....no not porn....running. I believe I will be getting up at 6 am again next weekend to run with these great people. Most definitely better than doing it alone. :)

23 comments:

P.O.M. said...

YEah for 15! That's a really fast time too. Running in the morning is the best feeling. I also agree that running long runs (15+) are best with a pal.

My Life & Running said...

Congrats on your 15! That's an awesome hurdle & you are definitely on your way to 26.2!!

Paul said...

Congrats on the 15. Bailing on bar hopping to run? Watch out, it's a slippery slope.

Stef said...

That is AWESOME! Congratulations!

RunnerGirl said...

Awesome run! I knew I was hardcore when I lost a toenail due to running . . . gross, but I was sort of proud of it in a very twisted sort of way. Thank goodness it hasn't happened again!

TrainingtoTri said...

That is awesome! Great great job. And yes you have been missing out, I always run with other people it's so much more fun! And that's too funny you are from Avon. It was my first time in the part of town. Very nice. It was about 30 out, not too bad, although the second loop the wind really kicked in.

prefan1982 said...

Wow! 15 miles is a lot. How long did it take you to get up to that?

Brian said...

Wait till you get your first black toenail. You thought the big calf wasn't sexy. Well black toes aren't hot.

I'm jealous of the temps though. Nice job on the 15.

PreFan1982 said...

That is crazy!!! Either you are a little crazy or really talented.

Susan Oseen said...

That's why I like running in the races because I usually train solo, so having so many people around is just such a treat.

As for the blister...I am sure there will be many more to come. I have the yuckiest looking feet and a black toe nail right now and a blister on the same foot...hmmm...maybe I should take a picture...: )

Susan Oseen said...

Christine...I posted a picture of my running injury on my blog for you viewing pleasure...BEWARE...

www.susanoseen.blogspot.com

bill carter said...

Hi Christine

You are definitely hard core and I am talking the running kind:-) When you are willing to sacrifice a party night at your age, there is no doubt you are serious about this running thing and I think the sky is the limit for you.

Best of luck with your training and I'm looking forward to seeing you take down the 26.2.

jahowie said...

Hardcore running in 60 degree temps?!?! Yeah right!! LOL!! Just kiddng. That's great that you got up early to run your 15. Take care of that foot.

Sarah said...

I'd definitely love to run with you all! I need some help pushing myself through the 6-7 mile mark! Let me know when/where you run, and I will be there!

It would be good to swim with someone too...I think I am going to attempt a tri with one of my friends, and I need work on that too! : )

PS Awesome job on 15 miles! I'm envious!!

Viv said...

Fabalous 15 miles that was excellent, and sacrificing sleep and a night at the bar well that is just hard core!

The group can be so helpful with out a doubt. Especially on 2 plus hours, I get bored in the car for 2+ hrs by myself, LOL!

Lindsay said...

Congrats on the long run - that is such an accomplishment!

Cara said...

Wow that is amazing! Good job! Do you ever stop to walk or run the entire thing?

Lana said...

Yep - you are definitely hard core!! Way to go - morning runs, especially with friends, are great!

rinus said...

well done and well being training. A long distance and late the marathon but comes!.
Groet Rinus.
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Amanda said...

ahh yes the early morning committment...you've been sucked in to the running game!

D10 said...

Congratulations on the 15! I wish I felt as good as you after my first 15 miler! Hope your blister heals quickly.

Great job as usual.

Marathoner in Training said...

First let me say that the Bi will be great, I can not comment on what to wear, but having a wife I can relate to your delima. Getting a blister, wow I have not even got one of those yet. The fifteen miles on an early morning run is great. Keep up the great work and you will be setting a PR on the marathon in no time.

triguyjt said...

won't believe you got a blister till we get a photo!! just kidding

way to go on the 15