Saturday, September 8, 2012

Weekly Update!

We did lots of running this past week.  After a few shorter runs, we both decided to run in the Patrick County Partnership for the Arts 5k in Stuart, Virginia.  It was only a 5k, but it was a beast of a course.  Well, not really.  But it was really hard.  The hills were a little intense, even for Mr. Marathon, who runs the marathon on the Blue Ridge Parkway!  Then again, he was sore from a 3.2 mile run yesterday.   His fault!  He finished today's 5k in 20 minutes and some change.  He came in 2nd overall!  That just goes to show how tough the course is, considering his time is usually well under 20 minutes.  I finished in 33 minutes and (about) 30 seconds (the official times have not been posted just yet!).  I was happy with this time, considering that I HATE HILLS.  HATE 'EM.  I would rather run in pouring down rain.  Or a tornado.  Or a heat wave.  But hills?  Ew.  Aside from the hilly course, the race was great.  Beautiful weather, nice course, friendly folks.

Now for the mileage update for this month: Mr. Marathon has completed 27.3 miles so far in the month of September.  Only 72.7 miles to go!  Mrs. Marathon: 12.6.  I have some serious running to do, since I have just now set a goal to run 48 miles this month.


  1. Good job Mr and Mrs Marathon... Keep it up... Remember to look into the New River Trail 50k for your marathon qualifier Mr. Marathon...

    Thanks for the good race yesterday...


    1. Hey, Brian, just wanted to let you know that I signed up for the New River Trail 50K! So excited for my first ULTRA marathon! See you there!

      Mr. Marathon (or Alfredo)

  2. Awesome... see you there.. If you check the website for the 50k i think there is some information about runners bringing a volunteer and getting a prize?? If Elizabeth wanted to help out some I'm sure it would be greatly appreciated... Cant wait... Less that 2 weeks away!!!