Saturday, November 04, 2006

What's Next???

I am happy to report that my daughter has started running and wants to run the Nike Marathon with me next year! She's even visited her school counselor and is petitioning to get PE credit for her efforts! You never know you are going to inspire!

I've done 3 runs this week. 2 interval runs with my daughter (3 minutes of running/3 minutes of walking). My daughter runs fast--about a 8:30 to 9:00 minute mile--so it's an effort for me to keep up with my post marathon body. I also did an easy 2 miler and was surprised at how my hamstrings got so sore after only 1 mile of running. I'm not pushing it at all, and walked most of the 2nd mile. It's all about recovery right now anyways...my body will shape up.

Today, Sis, me and my daughter are heading to the track where we are going to do 400s "fast" run/and 400s walk intervals. Don't know how many yet...maybe just 4 reps. We're looking forward to working on speeding up.

We are also toying with the idea of running the Avenue of the Giants half marathon in May. My daughter could get credit for that too.

Happy Running!

8 Comments:

Blogger Nicole said...

That is so awesome that your daughter is going to run. How old is she? I hope that I will be an inspiration to my own kids some day.
Keep up the great post-marathon training.

8:37 AM  
Blogger teacherwoman said...

I am too, contemplating doing the Nike marathon next year as well. It's great that you and your daughter are running together. My parents inspired me to start running...it just took a little bitter longer than your daughter. It's a great conversation starter for us, and it's wonderful to train and run together in races.... we have a great connection through running. I admire my parents and look forward to every race we get to do together!

3:12 PM  
Blogger runliarun said...

Sometimes it's easier to inspire strangers than those close to us. You have reason to be proud.

12:22 PM  
Blogger rice said...

Kids seldom out perform there parents. That’s why we have to lead by example.. Good work.

Cheers.

Rice.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Wanna-be 5k-er said...

Wow, you inspired her!!!!!!!! What a super role model for her, not just now, but for her future.

That is cool!

3:43 AM  
Blogger Kurt said...

Hey that is great to inspire your daughter that way. My youngest and I still do the 1 mile fun runs together either before or after the main race.

Glad your thinking of your goals next year. Hope you find a good race to see how you continue to improve.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Firefly's Running said...

That's awesome that your daughter's going to run. How COOL!

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks like a beautiful course for the Ave of the Giants.

7:07 AM  

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