Thursday, December 31, 2009

~Steve Prefontaine ~

Great Quotes from a Great Runner.

"Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative."

"A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself."

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift."

"I don't just go out there and run. I like to give people watching something exciting."

"Something inside of me just said 'Hey, wait a minute, I want to beat him,' and I just took off."

"What I want is to be number one."

"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it."

"I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it."

"How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races? All my life people have been telling me, 'You're too small Pre', 'You're not fast enough Pre', 'Give up your foolish dream Steve'. But they forgot something, I HAVE TO WIN."

"A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding."

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."

I love it!

Ran 4 this am
90 min. of Pilates
Ran 4 this pm
Happy New Year Sunshine's Remember your goals ~"You are what you train to be!"!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Training started this week for Oshkosh Half Marathon April 18th

Monday ~ Endurance 3 mile workout

Ran 4 miles at a 9:27
45 min. Pilates

5 mile Tempo run~Pilates with weights and ball

Have a great training day!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Schedule for 2010 so far~

6 Half Marathons
~ Oshkosh ~ April
~ La Crosse ~May
~ Madison ~May
~ GreenBay~May
~Chicago half ~August
~ Madison Mini ~August

2 Half Ironmans

a. TBA
b. TBA

1 Full Marathon oh wait maybe 2????

a. Chicago

Bike race
~ BP Time Trial

5k's and 10k

Midwest Security 5K Family Run/Walk
Sunday April ? Onalaska

River to Ridge 5 Miles
Saturday, May 15, La Crosse, W

Sparta Stampede 5 and 2 Mile
Saturday, June 12, Sparta, WI

Slice of Life 5K

Saturday, June 26, La Crescent, MN

Chileda Classic 5K & 10K

Saturday, July 3, La Crosse, WI

Trempealeau Catfish Days 5K and 10K

Sunday, July 11, Trempealeau, WI

Morris Challenge ~
Holmen Kornfest 10K
Saturday, August 21, Holmen, WI

Central Alumni Association 5K

Saturday, August 19, La Crosse, WI

Run to the Edge 5K

Saturday, September 18, La Crescent, MN

YMCA Maple Leaf Half Marathon & 5 Mile
Saturday, September 25, La Crosse, WI

Great Pumpkin Chase 5K (Trails)
Saturday, October ??, La Crosse, WI

Rails To Trails Marathon and Half Marathon
Saturday, November 7, Norwalk, WI (This could be a maybe just depends) LOL

Triathlons? TBA

Now if my husband reads this I'm in trouble "Just Kidding"