Monday, February 9, 2009

Week 6 Update and Race Announcements

I had a bit of my own "Goofy Challenge" this weekend. I ran 20K (12.5 miles) on Saturday, and then 35.4K (22 miles) on Sunday, for a total of 55.4K (37.5miles) this weekend. All within a 24 hour time span.

This back to back distance may sound painful, but as many other bloggers have posted about their recent runs, this past weekend was the kind of weekend where you felt as if you could run forever!!

It was above freezing and mild on Saturday and sunny on Sunday. Glorious, fresh weather, and on both days I ran in the later afternoon and finished my run just as the Sun set for the day. It was sooo beautiful, I wish I brought my camera, words can't describe, but literally the snow glowed and sparkled as the sun when down behind the hills and trees. Magical and very peaceful.

Total miles for week 6 was 76K/49 miles.

In other news, Hubs is a bit laid up right now. He went to the chiropractor on Friday, and he noticed that his left calf was unusually larger than his right calf. His chiropractor was worried it could possibly be a blood clot, but after going to the walk in clinic, the doctor thinks its likely a Baker's cyst. This is a pocket of fluid that forms behind his knee, likely an overuse injury from a former knee problem Hub's had. Just to be safe, Hubs following the RICE principle and not running until an ultrasound confirms the diagnosis.

And I have two marathons announcements to make.

I am now officially signed up for the Virginia Beach Shamrock Marathon. Yipee!! I am so excited. I decided to go for a flat course since most of my training is limited to flat terrain when it snows (track, treadmill). Besides, who doesn't want a flat course?!! And there is beer at the end!





BUT.... in even MORE EXCITING NEWS, I am running the Barbados marathon in December with Christy!!!




I will be raising money for the arthritis society, which I am excited about, since I have always run marathons for fun, it will be great to give back. More details to follow.

Anyway, have a super week everyone! Thanks for reading!

31 comments:

Melanie said...

WOW! that's a lot of running, but you're so right, the weather was great this weekend... awesome that you got to take advantage of it! Congrats on signing up for those two marathons, beer at the end of the marathon sounds great... and I ♥ Barbados...

RunningLaur said...

I can't believe you ran so far in a weekend, wow, you rock!!
The 2 new marathons look great. So much fun!

The shamrock marathon has early registration codes for marine corps marathon - you should totally look out for that booth and getting a code to share ;) wink wink

MCM Mama said...

Sorry I won't get a chance to meet you, but the Shamrock marathon looks fun. WOOT! for running one in Barbados!

Run Mommy said...

Hurray! I am very excited and I am officially registered for the event (with the Arthritis Society). Call Sarah tomorrow (I told her today you would be calling her.). Very fun! I talked to some people about having a group ex marathon and she suggested May as a good time. She also suggested we do a running event like a boot camp or some kind of fun trail run (with friends - not formally organized). I will be away this week but let's get together next week once you have your package from the Arthritis Society.

I would suggest we get together to run but I am afraid you would kick my butt. :)

Melanie said...

btw, sorry to hear about hubs... wishing him good results, and that the RICE helps somewhat.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I hope the baker's cyst resolves itself for hubby. knee problems are no fun.

And barbardos?!?! Are you kidding?!?! Wow!!!

Marlene said...

Holy, that is some serious mileage. How do you have time for anything else?

Very exciting announcements!

And all the best to hubs.

Blyfinn said...

I want to run in Barbados!

joyRuN said...

GOOD GRIEF with that mileage, Marci! That's phenomenal!!

Oooh, Barbados sounds nice. Does that mean no NJM?

Jo Lynn said...

Oh, it's so exciting signing up for races. Good training this weekend. Way to go. ;)

Laurel said...

WOW! Two great races! I have always wanted to do the Shamrock.

I can't believe your mileage this weekend. I feel so lazy now.

Hope hubby's knee gets better soon.

aron said...

WOW awesome job on those runs this weekend!!!

yayyy for the marathons!! both will be so awesome :)

The Laminator said...

Wow...I know the weather was good and all but 30+ miles in less than 24 hours?! That's impressive. Congrats on that. No wonder you were inspired to sign up for two marathons at once.

Denise said...

Barbados! Wow, that will be great!!!

And way to go w/ the back to back long runs!! I'm so bummed I missed out on the good running weather this wknd with being sick!

Progman2000 said...

Barbados Marathon, could I be more jeolous?

Lacey Nicole said...

hahahaha my dad loves Yuengling beer!!! the two races sound awesome! and good luck to your hubs, that sounds kind of painful. i am very sympathetic about knee issues and resulting problems. my dad had four knee surgeries back when they were hefty procedures, and i've had my own acl reconstruction. I am sending best wishes your way!!!

Kim said...

Sorry to hear about the hubs. Hope he recovers soon.

AWESOME about 2 new marathons planned. So cool!!

Amanda said...

Sweet Barbados! That sounds awesome. And wow on your distace, that's amazing!

Vava said...

Man oh man! You ran in one weekend almost as much as I've managed in all of 2009!!!

And marathons in those nice warm places (especially Barbados) sound dreamy. I am jealous!

BeachRunner said...

Holy AWESOME!! Can I come and take pictures, or carry your sneakers through customs, or something?

tfh said...

What a great weekend of running and how exciting to be officially signed up for 2 great marathons. Hope hubs' leg is feeling better and I'm glad it was nothing serious!

Jess said...

That's a lot of running for one weekend! Nice job.

And Barbados! Awesome.

lindsay said...

super nice job on the weekend runs and your almost-a-goofy! that is crazy. and barbados!!! woo hoo! rent a big hotel room so we can all come visit ;-)

J said...

Looks like you have two awesome marathons to run this year! Especially the one in Barbados! SO lucky! Hope everything works out ok with you husband!

Marcy said...

Awwwwhhhh yeah YAY for the VB Marathon! You are going to KILL that baby! Nice flat course. Whoot!

I hope the hubs is ok :-) Yikes sounds a bit scary.

I Run for Fun said...

Wow! That's a lot of weekend running! Yay on the 2 marathons!

Sorry to hear about your hubby...hope he feels better.

The Happy Runner said...

Congrats on the two marathons! They both sound like great ones -- especially Barbado! Wow!! And yay!

D10 said...

Nice job on all the running this weekend. Very cool about the Barbados marathon. I am going to check that out!!!

RoadBunner said...

Sounds like a great running weekend! Congrats on signing up for the two marathon (Barbados--so jealous!). I hope your hubby gets some good news and a speedy return to running, too!

SuperDave said...

I here the Shamrock race is a fun one. I've thought about doing th 8K... not 26.2 another time.

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