Re-schedule of trip to see family in Michigan = No Seattle Half Marathon
At first I wasn't keen on running the Seattle Half again, but over the last couple weeks I've been getting excited about running it for the FIFTH time (previous runs = 1991, 1996, 1999, 2007). Boo. Next year? With that, my next fun race will be a holiday 5k in December.
In more important news, I was able to run TWELVE of Megan's TWENTY miles yesterday. This was Megan's last long run before her taper for CIM. I'm so very excited for her first marathon and can't wait to see what she does at the race. We ran 8:20 pace, which felt good but blazing fast to me, and it was fun to think about how a bit over a year ago, Megan was struggling to run 13.1 miles at 9:00 pace. With 20 miles at 8:20 pace, she is making new running history for herself.
In other news, the Huskies competed in the West Regional Championships this past Friday. Last year, the women placed fourth and continued on to nationals. This year, the women took fifth with the first Husky, junior Katie Flood, placing 15th. Not unexpectedly, the first woman was Oregon's Jordan Hasay (senior) who covered the 6k course in 19:15:58. I hope to make it to a UW track meet this spring (our new stadium will have a PURPLE track, yo!) so I can watch these women compete one last time before Hasay graduates. Anyone know about Jordan Hasay and what her post-collegiate plans are? Curious.
With that, have a great week everyone. I'll be continuing to log some base miles as I contemplate my December 5k and Master Plan for 2013...