New in Steph's Marathon News:
If you've been following, I recently ran the Delaware Marathon in Wilmington, DE. It was an awesome (very fast and very fun) race! It's currently my PR (by 1 second) and as part of the results, they keep a "best time by state" for males and females. Well I just received this official little documentation by email....
"Congratulations!! We have validated our race results and determined you are indeed a home state cash award winner from the Christiana Care Health System Delaware Marathon Running Festival, presented by New Balance Delaware. 2150 runners from all around the country participated in our seventh annual event, staged from the Wilmington, Delaware Riverfront on Sunday, May 16, 2010...."
For having the best female time for Ohio, I get a $25 cash award and they list me on their website as a current state record holder. I think that is such a neat way to 1) get more people involved in the race and 2) give the racers a fun potential time to beat!
Steph's Training: Mission Endurance Challenge...
Well the endurance challenge ended yesterday when I woke up in the middle of the night (yet again) but this time felt very very very ill. Fevery with a stomach bug. I'm not sure if I've just worn myself down from my double digit training or if I just got a bug. I did get a workout in, but I kept it indoors in cool weather and took it EASY! So 4 days of double digits-- not too shabby. We'll call that the "Base" and see how far we can go from there! This is actually a set of experiments I'm going to be working on. I'm going to try different things (running styles, vitamins, weight training, etc) and see what helps with ultra endurance training and what doesn't. There has to be a fine line between pushing yourself and pushing yourself over the edge-- let's see how much we can flirt with that line or if that line can move! Next endurance challenge? Probably next week! Stay tuned!
Upcoming Marathons... and TWILIGHT!!
Next up on the Marathon Journey or "Steph's Foot Tour De US" is Seattle, WA with MANY lovely running-bloggers for the Seattle RnR Marathon! Mel, Tall Mom, is planning a pasta dinner, so if you're going and haven't gotten in on the dinner lemme know and I'll pass the note on! Also, if you're going and have anything fun planned for the weekend let me know. The only home baseball game they have is on Thur :( Boo.
Also it should be noted-- we'll be in Seattle, which is the closest big city to Forks, WA. This is the setting for Twilight. The week following the marathon is the opening of Eclipse-- the 3rd movie in the Twilight series. I'm determined to find a running appropriate Twilight T-shirt to wear during the race! If you know of any light weight, sweat wick material T-shirt with a big picture of Edward, I would love you forever!
That's it for today! Happy Friday and Happy Running!