Goofy for Gasparilla, Part 6

Over the weekend, Tiffany and I met for our long run on Saturday instead of Sunday.  I planned to run 10 miles, but towards the end of the run, I felt I could go further.  I ran 12 miles easy. 🙂


By Florida standards, it was a very cold morning.  At 6:30 a.m., frost still covered the ground as the temperature sat a frigid 36 degrees.  Although we were freezing during our run, it was a great run.  I took it easy at about a 10 minute pace.  It was just the run I needed to boost my confidence for Sunday’s marathon.  I feel ready.


Also during our run, we enjoyed the view of a hot air balloon launching in the distance.  We need to run on Saturdays more often!



I hope to run a few light runs this week, but I will be taking it easy.  I noticed my BFF Hal suggests a 2 mile run the day before the race and funny enough, I am still considering running in the 5k on Saturday since so many of my friends are running in the race.  I will decide Friday morning at the expo if I will run in the 5K or not.


  1. Chloe says:

    Congrats on the good run! Sometimes that is all you need to get out of a rut 🙂 Holy cow! It was colder down there then it was up here! We seriously need to pick a race for both of us to do sometime this season! Let me know if anything comes to mind! Chloe

  2. morethananelectrician says:

    1. Last Sunday did 10 miles.
    2. Went to sign up for 1/2 marathon (March 22) yesterday…it was sold out.
    3. Felt cocky…signed up and paid for marathon on the same day instead.
    4. 13.2 miles yesterday…under 2 hours.

    Not ready for marathon…shouldn’t have signed up. I like to run between 8:30 and 9:30 pace depending on distance. I think I might have to slow it down to 10:00-10:30 to actually finish. I have only run seven times this month…and 27 days until marathon.

    • Run DMT says:

      @MTAE- WOW! That’s amazing and crazy! Well, at least you know you can do a 1/2 in in a decent time. I would definitely try to slow down to a 10:00 minute pace, at least in the beginning. You can always speed up towards the end. Good luck! I can’t wait to read how your training goes over the next month. You can do it!

  3. Chloe says:

    There is some crazy race up in Disney – I think it has something to do with a mountian? Then a scavenger hunt – and a 5K? Have you heard of that? We where thinking that would be a good time! 🙂

  4. the Zookeeper says:

    Hmmm. . . you might just be goofy.

    I found your blog through run4change and am much enjoying reading about another new-t0-running-but-crazy-about-it mom.

    I’m running Gasparilla as my first 26.2. Here’s hoping for great weather for us–oh, and enough finisher’s medals!

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