Monday, October 27, 2008

Water Tower Run

Scott and I kicked off the weekend by cheering on those that ran in our local Greenville Marathon / Half Marathon on Saturday. We enjoyed an early breakfast and then picked a great spot on one of the steepest hills on the course. I was so inspired by everyone regardless of shape, size, or speed. For some it was a struggle but those always seem to be the ones that inspire me most. They made a choice to do the distance and with each step become a healthier person. I truly enjoyed every minute that we where there and it was so nice to see so many friends and show our support.

My very last “official” long run has taken place and as I type this post I am a mere 5 days away from MMTR. Sunday morning Scott and I prepared and headed out for our 14 mile run. After starting from our house we crossed over into the next town and ran to a Water Tower and turnaround point. This would be an out and back route. Not my favorite normally but perfect for this day. I felt fantastic the entire time. Pace was even, energy never dropped, and when I finished I had the feeling that I could have just kept going and going.

Run: 14 miles (8:20 avg. pace)

Complete the weekend with some awesome Triathletes over dinner and you have a great weekend all wrapped up.

So all that is left is some last minute organizing of race gear, finalizing my music selection and finishing out my last easy workouts.

54 miles here I come!!

Robin

22 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Can't wait to hear how your race goes. Best of luck!!

D10 said...

It is just days away! You must be so excited...I'm excited for you.

Great last long run. Nothing is better than going into a race confident. Can't wait to read all about it.

SLB said...

You're so ready! Remember: pace and fuel, pace and fuel!

It's in the bag!

Runner Mom said...

Woohoo! I ran by the water tower too!! Just alone!! I miss running with you!
Love ya,
Susan

BeachRunner said...

Dang I am excited for this too! Can't wait to read about it. Enjoy it and good luck.

Wes said...

I am so like that too. I saw a heavy woman running at Columns Drive on Sunday, and I was just so proud of her. I smiled at her and nodded. She might of thought I was hitting on her ;-)

You are SO ready for this race!! You are going to kick major booty!!! and I can't wait to hear about it.

Marcy said...

That's a speedy 14 miler chica! VERY NICE!! ;D ;D

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

That does sounds like a great last long run. Awesome! You are going to do great at the MMTR - I'm sure of it!

*aron* said...

awesome job on the run!! WOOO its getting close :)

i love spectating and it gives you a nice boost before a race! good luck this weekend!!!

Nick said...

You are awesome! You've got this because you have trained right, and you have done everything within your power.

Remember, you are tough for even starting this race let alone finish it.

Ashley said...

Yesterday night was JUST what I needed! So fun spending time with new friends and enjoying GREAT food. Thanks for the laughs.

J~Mom said...

WOOHOO!!! It's almost time!!!

Shannon said...

Wow! Your my new hero. I did 14 on Sunday as well. Good luck with your race, you'll do awesome.

See Zanne Run said...

oh you are ready girl!

Stephanie said...

What a great pace for the 14 miles!

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice run! Can I come over for dinner?

;)

Jackie said...

8:20 pace...you don't need me for MMTR. You may need to pull me in. Counting down..

I Run for Fun said...

Great job on the 14-miler!

All the best and look forward to reading your race report!

runningtwig said...

Good luck this weekend! You are going to kick some arse!!!

jen said...

Wow great pace on your last run! Good luck this weekend!! :)

TRI Vortex said...

oooo I love that feeling when you can run forever. Unfortunitely it preceeds a major malfunction, my legs go numb, then cramp. I need a tune up.

RunBubbaRun said...

Just a few days now. Wish you the best of luck and have fun out there,,

Will be running a easier 50 miler the same day, so my thoughts will be wishing I was at MMTR instead tackling that mountain also.