Monday, September 18, 2006

Greetings from Tokyo

We're here...that's all I'm sayin' for now.

Just wanted to make 5 for Wiley;)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Tokyo Bound

The time has finally come...I didn't think it would ever get here. Vacation to Tokyo. My BF from San Francisco, Ranya Louise (no her family didn't name her Louise, but being a southern girl I added the Louise part) and I are on our way to Tokyo. Honestly, I didn't think vacation would ever get here. We booked this flight back in July to leave mid-September that's a long time to wait. I have no idea how people plan any further out than this. I'd go insane.

All I know is Ranya Louise and Katherine Anne (that's my full name) get into ALOT of trouble when we're together. It's going to be 2 full fabulous weeks of trouble together. Ready, set, GO...

If I get a chance I'll let y'all know that we are there...otherwise may not post until October when I'm back.

Wiley- I've set a post record for me, 4 posts in 1 month, just sayin'.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Week 1 of Training

Holy Toledo! What a first week of training!! Last I wrote I still had to do the Saturday 12 miler as well as an easy Sunday run.

Saturday's route was the St. Ed's loop. I've never done this one before and I'm real sure I've never seen so many hills in one run. Granted these hills don't come out in full force until after you've run through campus. I did have Dimples with me (we ran the long runs together last year) and if it wasn't for her I'm not so sure I wouldn't have crawled the hills instead of run, however, we stumbled through it together and it was fantastic!

BTW- I think today is the first day my legs haven't howled with pain.

Week 2 of Training

Monday I had my 1 on 1 with "Cutie" Coach Sisson. Side note I don't think you'll find a woman in Rogue that doesn't agree with me on Cutie.

Tuesday we were to do 2 X Mariposa. This is a 2.5 mile loop through Travis Heights that hasn't been done before. Let's just say the first loop was a cluster f**k. Cutie Coach didn't realize how long it would take to mark the course. Needless to say there were a few wrong turns taken in the dark and we all know this never works in the runners favor. I honestly thought death was an option. I'm going to have to consult Buzz on how one pukes and keeps on going (he learned this trick during last years marathon). I had my arse handed to me today. I've got lots of hill work-outs headed my way. Today not so good.

5 days and I'm Tokyo bound!!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Life Update


Ok, I've gotten through the first week of quality (speed) work-outs. I woke up this morning again at 4:45am and I was already sore from 3 workouts this week. I decided once marathon training started I would also get back to my core work-outs and serious ab time. Probably not smart to do this all on the same day but that is just what I did, hence the reason I was ultra sore this am.

Today's schedule called for 5 X 1000m around the Zilker tree. This is the work-out I mentally prepared myself for only to show up and find out I had to go do a 2mi time trial. Lucky Me!! My butt and quads feel like cement blocks hanging out of my hip sockets and my oblique muscles are howling. I must confess after all of that it's great to be sore, to know I'm pushing my limits again. And yes, I pulled off my 2mi TT in 15:17. I am ecstatic with the way this season is starting. Granted I've still got to crank out a 12 mile run on Saturday and a 45 minute run on Sunday. It's all good!


For the record I did hit my goal and go on a date with a boy from the online world. He was a NGB (nice guy but...) no chemistry. Yes, that is a very important part of dating. I've got plenty of guy friends and I'm not interviewing for that position at this time. I do have another date tomorrow with a friend of a friend. Life is good!!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Kick-Off Time

It's kick-off time for a lot of things in the month of go back to school (yeah, 20 mile zones again), college football (I don't actually have a certain team I root for and being from Louisiana not quite ready to commit to that burnt orange team), but the most important thing this month is spring marathon training has begun.

Yipee!! Today was the first day of Project Performance (my running group). We had a great morning work-out. I'm not gonna lie when my alarm went off at 4:50am the first thought of the day was I have to wake up at this time for the next 6 months. I was a little nervous Monday night since I don't know anyone in this group and I've heard they're all FAST. Like I stated in another post I'm going to be the caboose for the first time in my life. I'm proud to report I am NOT the caboose as of today, granted this can all change on a dime, but I'm off to a good start. Ruth was kind enough to split us up into groups based on running levels. I say she was pretty spot on on this one. I am in the Aqua group. Not so sure about this name but it was a great group to run in the rain with and a few gals to push the speed limit.

It's going to be a great training season!!