Saturday, October 16, 2010

Good Luck, JD!

Have a Great Race!

Friday’s Run (10/15/10)

I’m full of half-marathon excitement for my good friend JD, who is running the Detroit Half-Marathon tomorrow morning.  Good luck, JD!  Have fun and run a great race!  (And above, I’m showing some school spirit, as JD and I are both Albion College alums.  Go Brits!)

Knowing that JD’s half is tomorrow makes my own half-marathon seem real, as opposed to the vaguely dreamy plan that it’s been for the last few months.  I see that registration for the Armadillo Dash is now open, which is exciting.  Also exciting was my 30-minute run on Friday evening, the second 30-minute long run before I bump things up to 40 minutes.  Last night’s run was fantastic; I really felt like I was flying.  My pace was steady and even, and I only felt some fatigue in the last 5-10 minutes, and even that was just a little, not even enough to slow me down (I think).  I base all of these assessments on the feel of the run; since I run by time, I don’t know what my real pace was, but I do know that my easy pace is somewhere between 9 and 10 minutes per mile.

I finished the run and for the first time in a long time, I actually felt a runner’s high.  It was awesome.  I think I’m starting to feel like a real runner again.  40 minutes, I am ready for you.  Bring it.


  1. JD is somewhere between mile 8 and mile 12 right now, according to the online race tracker. Thanks for the good words for him. :) AMPD

  2. Go, JD, go!

    And AMPD, hey! Hope all is well with you these days :-)

  3. Hey, thanks for the shoutout. Wish I was FAST, like you! I had a great experiance and bested last years time by 3:13. Hopefully next year (with you miles ahead), I will really be able to take some time off.

  4. Oh, JD, I'm so happy to hear that! Congratulations! But remember, fast is relative. I'm slow compared to a lot of people! But I am hoping to run a faster race at the Armadillo Dash in March. I've got my work cut out for me :-)