Thursday, 13 September 2012

Marathon Training Thursday - Running Questions

One the things I like best about blogging is all of the amazing people I get to meet and connect with! So after reading a post from one of my favourite fellow bloggers, Phaedra from Blisters and Black Toenails. I am skipping my usual Thursday recap and answering her Personal Running Questions instead.

1. Best Run Ever?

I am pretty new to the racing game, so I don't have a lot to choose from, but I would have to say my last race The MidSummers Night Run was my favourite so far. I finished that race feeling strong, and I ran it in the time I set out to run. I got to see and feel all of my training pay off.

I hope I feel half as good when I finish my next few upcoming races.

2. 3 words that describe your running?

Determined, but Average as Hell. (that is technically 5, but...)

I am so inspired by all of the amazing elite runners out these, those BQers, and super speedy genetically predisposed people who are out there clocking amazing times. But I know that will never be me. I will always be a middle of the pack runner, but that doesn't mean I am still not determined to get a great middle of the pack time!

3. Go to Running Outfit?

I love everything bright and colourful. And I am completely in love with all things Oiselle at the moment! Their distance shorts have been rocking my world all summer. Oh and I love my Mizunos!

4. Quirky Habit when Running?

I always run with my thumbs up! Werid, right?! I don't know why, but that is just how I hold my hands! Don't judge!

5. Morning, Midday, or Evening?

That varies for me. I used to be Mornings always, but now with my longer runs I need more time to fuel and sort the tummy out before I log my miles. So I have been doing a lot more midday and evening runs lately.

6. I won't run outside when...

Ummm that is tough, because I ONLY run outside. No tredmill for this gal. But I am considering changing this for the upcoming winter months. I have run in pretty much everything, snow, ice, rain, you name it. But thunderstorms will likely keep me inside.

7. Worst Injury and how you got over it?

Last summer (August 2011), when I was hoping to run my first half marathon, I over trained BIG TIME. I ended up with a stress fracture in my metatarsal, which I promptly ignored, which made it worse, and I ended up with a sprained ankle!

I had crutches for about 3 weeks, and then no strenuous exercise for 8-10 weeks. It sucked, and  couldn't run my half. BLAH!

8. I felt like the most badass mother runner when?

To be honest I feel like that every time I lace up my sneakers!

I shouldn't really be a runner. The whole heart-condition-pacemaker-thing says running is not something I am built to do. So every time I run, and I run long distances, I feel like a total gangster! I get a rush from doing something that I am not supposed to. Every mile is like screaming a big "F you" to genetics. I run this body bitches! (...sorry got a little carried away there)

9. My Next Race is... The Ajax Half Marathon on Sept. 23

10. Running Goals for 2013?

I am just trying to survive my running goals for 2012! I will get back to you when I have finally achieved Marathon Glory, and I will go from there!