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Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon: SOLD OUT!0

Posted by jodi in Ramblings on Running (Sunday April 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm)

Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!! It’s sold out. No worries – I had already registered. The $85 entry fee for the half (plus $6 for online registration – but hey, it’s to benefit the American Cancer Society) is paid. Now that I know it is sold out, though, the hugeness of it is sinking in quickly. 15,682 finished the half-marathon last year (plus 5,646 who finished the marathon), so it is definitely a sizeable event!

Seattle Rock N Roll Half-Marathon – 10 weeks to go0

Posted by jodi in Training Diary (Sunday April 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm)

I actually managed to fit four workouts in this week, my minimum for race training. The week was a pretty good one! And on my “off” days I’ve still been walking to and from work (2.6 miles roundtrip).

Anyway, here are my stats from the past week:

4/11/10: 5.0 miles outdoors (gorgeous day!); 8/10 intensity; 43:01 (8:36/mi)
4/12/10: 4.0 miles on treadmill; 5/10 intensity; 37:52 (9:28/mi)
4/14/10: 1.5 miles on treadmill plus core strengthening exercises/weights; 5/10 intensity
4/17/10: 3.1 miles on treadmill; 8/10 intensity; 27:01 (8:43/mi)

Total Mileage this week: 13.6 miles running + 7.8 miles walking (commuting to work)

The long run last Sunday of 5.0 miles was the lengthiest of my workouts since December 2008, so that was a satisfying one. The warm, sunny weather made the experience that much more exhilarating. I just returned from today’s long run, but that’s for next week’s post.

My almost-seven month old daughter, Caroline, is playing on the floor next to me as I write this and keeps looking up at me with those huge blue eyes. I love her smile at this age – a big gaping mouth with two white teeth bottom and center. She does not know it yet, but we are about to take her for her first walk around Green Lake Park. I challenge any other city to prove it’s a more pleasant place to live on this day than Seattle.