Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hood to Coast

My Hood to Coast team starts at 12:00 (noon) tomorrow; the weather is supposed to be perfect for running, I'm really excited.  My goal is to run an 8:30 average pace for my three legs; I think this is doable but we will see for sure.

Leg descriptions:
Leg 10                     6.19 miles Moderate
Begin at approximately 7:43 p.m. Friday evening
Long leg mostly along Springwater Trail then city streets over relatively rolling and flat terrain. Water will not
be provided. Plan ahead if needed.

Leg 22                     6.81 Hard
Begin at approximately 5:15 a.m. Saturday
Gradual up and downhills on paved but narrow back country roads.

Leg 34                     4.13 Moderate
Begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. Saturday
Very short leg in length with gently rolling hills along paved country roads.

We are projected to finish around 4:51 p.m. Saturday; of course, this implies that EVERYONE runs the EXACT pace they submitted. Yeah right...

I wish I could figure out how to paste in the elevation charts, but I can't - EPIC FAIL. I have a pretty good climb on my second leg, but is has an awesome and long downhill that follows the evil climb.

Hopefully I will have fun photos and a great race report next week.  Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My 15 minutes of fame

I had the opportunity to do something really neat the other day; I was on the radio.  I participated on a panel with two other runners; it was really pretty fun.  I was so nervous, totally pitting out the whole time.  We received the topics in advance; they were:

Why do you love your favorite training course? Why is it perfect for you? Is it convenient? Scenic? Combo of hilly and flat? Just the right distance?

What are two marathons you would run if money was no object? What do you know about them that makes you want to run them?

What food or treats do you crave after your race? Do you have a "go-to" post race basket of food? Do you eat the things they hand you after you get your medal or wait to get to your car for a picnic? How do you eat in the days after a race?

The last segment was called the 5k; we could pick any topic (about running please) that's on our mind - it might be a question you have, it could be an opinion you have, it could be an observation.

Go check it out; if you have an hour to spare :-)  Also, go find "The Marathon Show" on Facebook; they are doing lots of great things within the running community and the topics are many & varied.

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Garmin question

Does anyone know how to export or download data from a Garmin Forerunner 305 and save it in Excel?  You just have to be able to do it, but I can't seem to figure it out.

Thanks and happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

3 weeks in the San Francisco area in photos

I have been attending a training class in San Francisco, today is my 13th day of class and my 17th day in a hotel; to say that I am more than ready to go home would be an understatement.  I've done an o.k. job with my running while here, but I haven't done such a great job on the eating component :(  Oh well.

My husband flew down for the first weekend and we did a little sightseeing in Marin County; it was a great weekend and probably saved my sanity.........enjoy the photos!
Runing across the Golden Gate Bridge - pretty darn awesome

The gardens at our  B&B first weekend
The fog rolling in...Point Reyes

Point Reyes National Seashore - Morgan Horse Ranch

Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Light House

Tule Elk Preserve - Point Reyes National Seashore

Infamous Lombard Street

Muir Woods