09 January 2010

runner girl

I haven't registered yet but I think I'm going to do the National Half Marathon. I haven't done a half mary since 2007 and I'd love to PR. I did the mary last year and really like the course.

Today I did my first double digit run since Cozy [and unlike the Cozy 26.2, this was an actual run. teehee]. It was in the high 20s and I was pretty warm until about mile five - even taking off my jacket - until, at mile 5.2ish, the wind really picked up ! After that I was much more comfortable. I did my familiar Butcher's Hill to
Fort McHenry and back. Love that part of the city.

Fun fact: Fort McHenry is the birthplace of the National Anthem: O say can you see, by the dawns early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner.

history + running = neat-o!

1h 33m 02s 10.22 miles 09m 06s/Mi

I got home at 4:00 and left at 4:55 for a second run - solely for the purpose of another tally for the
100-runs-in-100-days challenge. This, my friends, was tough. It was cold and I was tired.

20m 22s 2.12 miles 09m 37s/Mi

When I got back from that I felt awful. 12+ miles when you haven't done more than 7 recently isn't terrible per se, but I just felt like poop. A couple advil, some water, a bubble bath, a bowl of soup, and a mug of hot black tea, though, and I'm all better.

I'm so happy to be training.

oh, my dad [finally!] sent me his Cozy photos. the one below is me finishing - on the jumbotron!


  1. Cool picture! Way to jump from 7 miles to 12 and in the cold too. Training for a half sounds great.

  2. great job on the run!

    and cool pic!

  3. nice picture!
    Wow, 12 miles in a day...that's almost a half right there!

  4. I am thinking of racing a half mary too since I have not done a stand alone in a long time -- it should not be hard for me to PR because I was a lot slower when I was racing those. I am looking at Austin in February.

    It would mostly be interesting for me to see how fast I could do it and use that as an assessment of what my new marathon pace should be.

    Great run!

  5. McHenry. I think I ran there during one visit several years ago. Is it up a hill from the Harbor?
    Your encouraging me to pick up my mileage a little bit... just a bit though, maybe 12 max in prep for Utah.

  6. AH! I just found your blog. No wonder I couldn't have IronTrish as the title of mine. Great site, fellow IronTrish!

  7. Pretty cool picture on the Jumbotron!! I think I need to add the post-run bubble bath into my routine. It sounds wonderful! Great job getting your runs in. You are doing great on your challenge!

  8. Saw your post on BT. Great blog, fun to read. Ya know, bubble baths do it for me every time! Cheers!

  9. Love the pic!!

    Nice work on the running challenge.

  10. I also ran a half marathon relatively soon after my IM and PR'd it. Fantastic feeling!! Good luck

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  12. Hey Trish, Shawn here from Chesapeakeman! (and BT)if you remember that far back. Great job at IMCOZ and Im diggin the tat. Anything big planed for 2k10? Im headin to IMAZ this year. swibiru.com is my site if your lookin for another Tri blog to read =P All the best!

  13. Wow! Not only are you an Ironman, but a TV star too! (ok, even if it was just broadcast to the jumbotron at the finish line).

    I signed up for th 100/100 challenge also. I'm not on pace to finish it. But, I'm not doing 2 runs a day, either. Keep up the good work!

  14. I've been wanting to do that race! Nice pic! :)

  15. National Half is definitely a course to PR on. I won't be running it this year but I'll be out cheering everyone on!

  16. ha, loved that your dad took a pic of the jumbotron. My mom would have done the same thing, much like when she took pictures of the tv during Obama's inauguration. She couldn't find a betamax cassette to record the event. *smh*

    Anyway girl, to answer your questions (from way back when) it seems like all treadmills stop rudely at the 60 min mark. Ugh! So to avoid face planting into the panel, I usually reset when I reach the halfway point of my run.
    At your recommendation, I am downloading The Help audio book now :)
    And, can you get on Twitter? There's a whole running/tri community begging for your presence :)