Thursday, September 4, 2014

Three Things Thursday

1. So Sunday I am running another half marathon.. !!  It will be my 7th half marathon and I admit I have not put a lot of thought into goals.  I don't have a specific reason really.  I haven't focused on getting faster (speedwork), just staying healthy so I am not expecting a PR, but I am excited.

I would be lying if I said I didn't want to beat my time from the half marathon I did in July though.  I think this is an achievable goal since the Bozeman course is mostly downhill and the weather on Sunday looks pretty good.  It will be in the 50s at the start.  

2. I have decided just now to just steal my goals from the Missoula half and update them slightly so here they are

  • A goal is to come in under 1:40 which would be an average pace of 7:38
  • B goal is to come in around 1:41:14 like predicted with a 7:44 pace (this would beat the Missoula time)
  • C goal is to come in under 1:45 which would be a 8:01 pace
Not sure I really need the C goal, but since I haven't felt real spanky this week I decided to keep it.  About that... I don't know why but I have just felt tired and not very energetic this week.  AACKK!  That better go away already.

3.I am also looking for some new songs to add to my playlist.  I did add

Superheroes by the Script
Story of my Life by One Direction
Come with me Now by the Kongos

would love any suggestions!

4. (oops did I do four and it is a three things day) (my bad) Since it is a Team Beef sponsored race I know I will be wearing my Team Beef tank and I think I will wear my red sparkle skirt again.  I love when it is an easy decision.

I haven't decided if I will wear my hydration belt.  I really really like having my own water bottles with Cocogo in them since that is what I run with, but having a belt on does get annoying sometimes,  and I HATE running with one in my hand.  I really hate trying to drink out of the cups at the water stops though.  I ALWAYS seem to send at least one cup of water straight up my nose. If I do not wear my hydration belt I think I will wear my Flipbelt for my phone and things otherwise I will wear my ArmPocket.
Flipbelt vs ArmPocket (I do like this color)

Such decisions!  I loved my ArmPocket until I got my Flipbelt and I have to admit it is nice not having anything on my arm.

I really want to wear the new shoes I got sent to try out, but since I have only done one 5 mile run in them I better not!  so I think I will wear the shoes I wore for Missoula.
comfy for 5 miles but another 8.1 may not be!

What is on your playlist right now?
Do you carry your own water during halfs?
How do you carry your phone/iPod/gels/whatevers?


  1. One of my favorite things about running in skirts is the pocket on the thigh. I can stick my phone there and not worry about it. I can't remember the last time I wore my arm band...

  2. Smart to hold back on trying the shoes out too much on race day! Best of luck this weekend!

  3. love everything about your fitsnap photo! I wore an armband when I FIRST started running (hated the cord moving with my arms), then I upgraded to a spibelt. Wasn't a big fan of that belt either as I it would always bounce unless worn on my side hip. For past 2.5 years I've had the ifitness belt with bib holder and LOVE it. I don't feel it on and even better is I don't ever have to safety pin a bib on anymore!

  4. I have GOT to get one of those Flipbelts!!!
    Post your playlist when you finish it :)

  5. When I'm just doing training runs, I set my iPod to Autofill. It's always fun to see what pops up. (Hello, Macarena! LOL)

    I've never carried my own water during a race. I always just walk through the aid station when I need something because I can't run and drink at the same time. So to keep the local paper from having to print "Local runner drowns on race course" as a headline, I walk.

  6. Good luck and have fun!!

    Down here in SA water at water stations are given in little sealed plastic sachets, so none of it goes up the nose :) . I never carry my own water at a race, but have heard that some runners from other countries complaining about our sachet system - I guess we're just used to it?

  7. I'd say good luck, but I'm sure the race is long over by now. Can't wait to hear about it! I'm having the same hydration debate about my marathon next Sunday. I don't like to carry water in races, but I'm not sure about the aid station spacing in this race.

  8. Totally love the new kicks! Have a fun run and good luck! I am so happy to see you back to your old running self after all the stuff you went through with your foot! Rock the 1/2!


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