When you choose to do all your halfs as racecations, it’s always a busy week before your race. I’m typing this at the beginning of the week, before most of what I’m writing about even happened, but if there’s one thing I know for sure this week, it’s gonna be busy.
- Monday: JY Power Your Pushoff, Dogwalk, 6 miles easy
- Tuesday: Walking to drop off and pick up the car for service (took the dogs with me for pick up), Pilates Total Body & Stretch
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, 6 miles easy
- Thursday: Dogwalk, Iron Strength Abbreviated
- Friday: Travel to WA
- Saturday: 2 miles easy, Salt Room, lots of yoga
- Sunday: Mud & Chocolate Half Marathon
Mileage: 25.1 (-1.1)
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This was just what the doctor ordered. Not the run so much — there was nothing terribly remarkable about this run, good or bad. It was a bit on the slow side, but the last time I ran at this unpaved path I had a lot of frustration fueling my run.
No, it was the weather. It was just so darn beautiful. And I sat on a picnic bench by the river afterwards eating my snack. And vowed to my self I need to do that more often. It’s just a shame that this particular path is quite short; not even a couple of miles.
So yes, I looped three times.
For some reason Bandit was dragging today, although he never stopped so I assumed he wanted to run. I’m guessing it was the fact that it was still wet out and his belly was getting wet.
I dropped Bandit off after 2 miles and finished a non-remarkable 4 miles on my own.
I felt up to my shakeout run, unlike NOLA. Some of those trails were really steep so a lot of walking. Perfect running weather. Hoping for more of the same for the next day.
The Mud & Chocolate Half lived up to its name. It was hilly, rainy & muddy but I met my simple goals of finishing within the time limit within falling.
Favorites of the week
A wonderful hot stone massage. They had a special going, so I treated myself to a 90 minute massage. It felt wonderful.
And a few photos from my half.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
If you raced this week, how’d it go?
If you haven’t raced, are you gearing up for a race?
Ever used a race as a training run?