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Ted “Road Runner” vs. Michelle “Wile E. Coyote” Showdown!
Mr. Ted “Road Runner” has hit the 100 mile mark. He is currently at 107 miles for the month of August. Big props to grasshopper!!! I should hit my 100 miles today so I am excited about that!!
EDIT: Michelle “Wile E. Coyote” has hit 100 miles for the month of August today with her 5 mile run this morning and is planning on going over 100 miles for the month!!
Just a note about Ted. He is one of my best running/friends. He is consistently there for me with motivation and he makes me laugh. Nuff said.
Yikes. First let me say that running is my first love. I will always put running in the #1 position but I have been thinking a lot about cycling. I have also been thinking a lot about purchasing a new bike. The kind of bike I want costs just a bit too much right now for my budget, so I had the brilliant idea of taking my old Mongoose mountain bike to my bike shop to be resurrected and brought back to the land of the living. Would you believe that after a long hiatus all it needed was brand new tires and some fine tuning? The guy even said the bike is a “classic” whatever that means.
I have to say, I am really digging riding my bike. When I run I find I am really concentrating and I don’t really see the world going on around me. When I bike the world is all there and it’s as if I am watching a really cool TV show all around me.
Here is what I wrote on Daily Mile:
I was itching to take my bike out again. It was just a leisurely ride all over my “hood”. Started up on the boardwalk, but it was kind of crowded. I saw an older russian gentleman on his bike and I thought he was wearing a black sweater. Except, it wasn’t a sweater, he was just really hairy and was actually shirtless. Off the boards, through Sheepshead Bay, over the little bridge where I had my one and only mishap. I almost fell but somehow grabbed the side of the bridge and only the bike went down. It was fun. Looking forward to more rides and further distances.
Wow, I am slow.
It’s a lot of fun to ride around my hood. I do have to get used to riding where there are cars though. I am kinda frightened about that but I won’t let that stop me. I will ride about 15 miles and ramp it up to 20 and then continuously add mileage all the while running daily.
I have been a bit discouraged lately about how my running is going. Frustrating to say the least. My darn broken toe seems to be the culprit. Well, not the toe but looking back, I realize that I lost my speed when I broke my toe. I am really looking for my speed to come back to me, so this coming Wednesday evening I will join the Nike Pacers speed workouts and going forward I will attend this workout once a week.
I also truly think that once the weather becomes more fall like and crisp I will automatically run faster.
I have a 10K on the horizon. The Human Race 10K which is being run in my own backyard. Prospect Park. I am really looking forward to this race being it is in October and only 3 days before my birthday. I really want to run a fast race. And guess what??
On October 24, runners from all over the world will take part in a global 10K. Want to join them?
The Human Race 2009 is a virtual event – no need to get to a venue – you can run your 10K any where, any time on race day.
So, my running buddies, you can all run the Human Race on October 24th.
I am currently running in these:
Now thinking of trying these:
Yes, I am a Brooks girl. I will be writing up a review on the Defyance and ST4′s in my next post. Also, thank you to Frayed Laces for her help with the kicks.
I have been running pretty consistently since the NYC Half Marathon and other than a bit of quad pain I am feeling really good. The humidity has really been horrible lately and makes me drag my ass along on these runs. I am still loving running though. I usually hit around 5 miles daily. Some days consistent pace, some days all over the place. Drives me bonkers but I am ok with that. For now!
The quaint seaside village otherwise known as Sheepshead Bay – Brooklyn. This was the view of part of my bike ride. Pretty awesome huh?
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