Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bring on Vancouver!

The Vancouver Marathon fast approaches. I'm feeling pretty good about it. The Mercer Island half went okay last weekend -- I finished in 1:50, which is only a passable time for me. But the big thing I'm happy about is the race recovery. I was running the next day again without any significant fatigue or soreness, and I've run every day since. Today I went out for a 20-miler, so tomorrow is going to be a day off. Today's run was great! I didn't feel even a little muscle fatigue until about mile 17.5. I think I did a better job with keeping my fuel level consistent than I have been in some of my earlier long training runs. A couple hours post-run, I'm feeling really good. I figure about one more really long one before the race and then taper. Race is in May 6.

Chris and I are going to the Yucatan for a little over a week a week before the race, so that should work pretty well for a taper.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Wikipedia and cars.

Who edits wikipedia pages? Apparently my husband does (he admitted with sheepish embarrassment). I came home from a run this morning to catch him in the middle of updating the entry on elliptic curves. I married well!

In unrelated news, I finally bought a new car! Yep, we traded in the ol' Legacy and got an A3. It turns out that it's fun to drive a car that I pick out for myself. I don't know what's in the water these days -- Alex? Vilde? Jeff? Katherine?