29 Days and Counting


I saw the news update in my RSS Feed that the Steel Bridge walkway was closed, so I knew ahead of time I had to run over the top of it.

Today’s run was pretty good because it wasn’t very hot out. The sun was out but there was a cool breeze.

Because I had to run over the Steel Bridge top, and I also ran towards OMSI before crossing the Hawthorne Bridge, my time wasn’t fast. I added some distance to my workout so that explains it. I’m alright with that. I don’t feel like I need to be super fast right now. I am more concerned about adding mileage and being comfortable with running distances.

Today’s Stats:

Time: 36:43

Calories Burned: 487

Today I realized there are 29 days left until Hood to Coast. 29 days. Oh. My. God. Less than a month! I’m sort of at a loss as to how I train for it. Here is where I am confused:

  • My fitness level is pretty high with all the cross-training I do. I’m not concerned about being “out of shape” for the run.
  • Since I work out all the time, do I *really* need to amp up my training??
  • How often should I be running for the next three weeks to prepare?
  • Do I really need to get up in the middle of the night to practice running at night (I will have to do one leg of the race in the middle of nowhere at like 2am)? And if I do, is it safe to do it by myself?

QUESTION: Has anyone participated in a running Relay Race? How did you train?

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3 responses to “29 Days and Counting

  1. oooh the race sounds like fun! I have never competed in a running relay race but I bet it would be lots of fun!

  2. Ive not relayed either BUT have friends who have.
    email me if you want me to see what i can dig up for you.

    SO EXCITING!!

    28 days …………

  3. that is great!!! I just started running…..wow its harder than i remember : ) but in time lol!!! Sounds like you had a great start to the day and LOVE that watch thing…. I think i NEED one!

    CHEERS!
    tomorrow is last day to enter my JEWELRY GIVEAWAY!!!

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