Peg’s Posts: Races and places


Red Rock, spring 2010 009-sm This weekend, I’ll be running a local half marathon with my 15-year-old daughter. Her idea. I’m more than a little proud of her determination. Running wasn’t even on my radar in high school. Unless you count herding  cattle back where they belong when one busted through a fence. My "not a farmer's daughter" daughter, however, enjoyed an extended cross country season this fall when her team made it to State. Then she toyed with the idea of extending herself a little further. A little further would’ve been running a 10k, but with no such races fitting our timeline, we decided it’s a half … or nothing. Her coach said she had the mileage base, so I shelved the protective mom notions and patched together a quick training plan. Keep in mind we had a mere two weeks between decision day and race day.

Forerunner 110 and 210 Minding mileage is no problem now that my daughter’s become fast friends with the Forerunner 110 and Forerunner 210 is my training partner. On days we don't run togther, I can review her runs in Garmin Connect to see if her training pace falls in line with her target for race day. We’ve made a couple of adjustments to our plan and have also made a pact that we’re out to have fun and finish. Knowing that there will be several familiar faces on the course will help. The Garmin contingent will have about 70 runners, including Ryan and Justin (my cycling buddies during Bike MS), and my Boston training/travel partners, Kaye and Jim plus their four-legged companion. While we’re anticipating a pretty tame course Sunday, another Garmin coworker will be going far afield for the Living History Farms off-road race in Iowa. She’ll be using the Forerunner 310XT to track her every move on the crazy course that includes some stream crossings and cliff scramblings. As described by Runner’s World, this race “requires more Army basic-training skills than technical trail mastery.” I’m sure we’ll all have a few stories to swap come Monday morning.

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