Thursday, June 02, 2005

Posting to Craig's List

Here's the post:

I'm training for the Vegas Marathon on Dec 4, and I'm looking for one or more running partners, so that we
can motivate each other and keep us on track. Running
Seattle instead? It's only a week before - we can cheer each other on.

I'm female, 38. This is my first marathon. I'm currently running about
25 miles a week with a 6.5 mile long run, but this is increasing steadily. I'm
using Bob Glover's training program, and am working up to beginning his 16-week
program sometime in July. I also have a bunch of road races scheduled throughout
the summer. In training I am running about a 10-minute mile, and a 9-minute mile
in 5Ks. This will (I hope) improve over the summer. My aim for the marathon is
probably about 4:30.

Ideally I like to run my weekday runs about 7 AM,
before work, and am flexible about the weekend long run, though I prefer it to
be on Saturday (so that if it doesn't work out, I can run Sunday instead).

I'm tracking my progress on my blog, here: I'd love to meet
running partners, so shoot me a mail if you have any questions.

It's worth a try! I think it would help with motivation. The last week or so, it's been really hard for me to get off my ass, and my runs seem longer and harder than they did the week before. But today's run went really well, leg twinge notwithstanding, so I'm optimistic.

Check out Somebody's triumphant weekend run, and if you haven't already, read Dianna's great Rundown. Derek Rose over at Runorama started the Carnival of the Runners, and though it's only been up a few weeks, it's become a regular source of running inspiration for me. Cheers, Derek!


Tricia said...

That's a great idea. Too bad our pace/distance plans don't match up, or else I'd answer the ad. We should, however, find a race we're both doing and cheer each other on or something.

Riona said...

Sure! Let me know if you register for the Race for the Cure ... :-) The other races I'm planning are listed on the blog, though I'm tempted to swap out the Furry 5K for the Fremont evening race next Friday evening - how much nicer to relax with a beer afterwards?

Tricia said...

I just registered for the Race for the Cure. It's such a madhouse, though, it's impossible to find anyone. I think I want to run the Torchlight run, this year, or I've heard that there's going to be a Seafair half, so I may run that one. Maybe one of those would work better.

Unknown said...

for several months, the rbf has been toying with the idea of using vegas as a meeting point and getting people to come out for the race. the only drawback with this race is that it doesn't offer a 5k, 10k or 1/2 marathon option.

anyway, i pinged mark (the blogfather) about the idea again today. you may have people to come out and cheer for/run with you after all...

Riona said...

Oooh! Oooh!