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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Oh No...Not You

I got to be the "Oh No...Not You" person today!!

Huh?? What does that mean, you ask?

Well, in the last two miles of the run today I came up behind Craig from Gazelles and all he said was, "Oh No...Not You."

Well, I was used to hearing that from the boys in my single days. Back then, it wasn't fun to hear. Believe me. 

Today, I just giggled because it meant that I had caught him in a run and he wasn't thrilled about it ;-)

As I was finishing my last quarter mile, I heard some footsteps behind me and just assumed it was Craig catching up. The voices from behind said, "You're not going to let us pass you." It was Paul Pugh and Steve Fletcher from Gazelles. Actually, Paul and Fletcher ARE gazelles. They are stupidly fast runners. It was very flattering when Paul actually said, "We've been chasing you for the last 2 miles."  Well damn...I couldn't let them beat me at the end so the three of us picked up the pace to about a 6:15 for the last 1/4 mile and finished together! I soooo wish I had a picture of me hitting the end of a run with those two guys. By virtue of association, I would be qualified to exist in the bad-ass category.

For now, though, I'm happy to be in the  "Oh No, Not You" category.

Splits from the Run Today:

Mile 1: 9:30
Mile 2: 8:54
Mile 3: 8:37
Mile 4: 8:30
Mile 5: 8:13
Mile 6: 8:13
Mile 7: 8:05
Mile 8: 8:25
Mile 9: 8:14
Mile 10: 7:41
Mile 11: 7:28
Mile 12: 7:29
Mile 13: 7:08
Last part (running with the speedy boys): .36 mile at 6:18 average

Overall average: 8:08 per mile
13.36 miles

We also did some 800s this week on the track and I held my own amongst the fast dudes:

One month to the Marine Corps Marathon!! I am psyched and ready to go!


triguyjt said...

nice job bad ass!!!!!!!

21stCenturyMom said...

Sounds like a BQ to me.

greyhound said...

Caddie to Hubby:

"Do these running shorts make my BAD ASS look big?"

Borsch said...

Wow...Way to hang with the speedy boys!

Runner Susan said...

you are so stinking fast!

lizzie lee said...

WOW Carrie... Awesome splits... I did yesterday a half distance too, and got a great improvement. 3 minutes per mile above you, but for me it was total success. Congratulations... The best for you during the MCM. That's a Marathon that I CERTAINLY will race sometime

take care and KEEP RUNNING THAT FAST!!!!!


Viv said...

I look forward to hearing those words some day. Way to show those boys.

Good luck this weekend at Longhorn I had planned to be there with cowbell but will be racing in Dallas instead. Oh so rather be giving cowbell. LOL!

If you see these neon green Stive Team tops those are my homies.

Richard said...

Yeah, I'd say you're ready... just save some queso for me at the after-marathon party next month, since you're obviously going to have plenty of time to relax before I trundle across the line!

Anonymous said...

I would have dropped the hammer on that bad ass of yours and left your crying in the dust Sapp.

....but solid run. We need to run more together.

Anonymous said...

sheeeiit! I already knew you were a bad ass...(dreaming of the day I can log those splits...)!