Friday, February 6, 2009
off to Florida..maybe one long run?
Tommorrow I leave w/the family for Sanibel island (from white plains to fort meyers -one of Jet blue's daily flights to FL from white plains) to stay next door to my parents-in-laws who are in Florida for the whole month of Feb --return late at end of week...this is a good opportunity to get a longer run in (the April 5 Umstead 100 miler is looming closer and closer. Hearing the Beatle's 'Rocky Racoon' on the radio today reminded me that Tammy, wayne and anthony are running 50 and 100 miles tommorrow!!!!!!! so they will have a great push in their training (heck, Tammy has been running a marathon a weekend)..
So, in Florida while the others are sanely sitting in the pool or walking the beach (I do that too), will try and get a couple long-run days in..Sanibel island known for its Alligators so maybe will 'run' into one....
I am missing the 20K (good luck rob, frank don) and/ or the Bronx 1/2 (good luck Pam) and spring-like temps. Am missing Joe and Gail's Apres-20K brunch:( I return for the weekend, to run in the Stratford 4 miler which will probably be 10 degrees. Was supposed to go to Martha's Vineyard for the 20 miler but that fell thru!
Ike is all excited about looking for shells (our typical morning routine is to walk to the lighthouse and back to the condos in the early morning (-we stay at the end of the island) and about biking. Hank told me that he doesn't want to bike or hike but he will walk the beach! I will try, every morning when we come back, to go for a run --Ike can bike with me. But I also know that I can't cram too much mileage in as my body is used to 30-40 not 60-70. and I have been so fortunate not to get injured this winter (probably from lower miles!). On Sunday or Monday, will try and run 30 miles by myself, which is a drag --but packing 2 hand held water bottles, that ridiculous runner's vest, hat, sunscreen, and so on, to be prepared to run to Captiva island and back (15 miles to tip of island). I still feel on the weak side from the chest cold -only today am I getting my usual energy back.
Then, will run 20-30 miles the week of the 16th. Then, Caumsett park on March 1 (50K)...bring on some warmer weather!