After the half in Columbus, it was time for a few much needed rest days.  I was actually feeling better than expected.  And better than my husband, who was pretty beat up from his marathon.  He commented on how well I was doing.  My response – “well, I ran the half!”  That’s the beauty of the half – just a few days of resting, and you are actually able to walk normally right after the race!!  Gotta love that 🙂

Monday – Rest!  1 mile walk around the neighborhood to get the legs moving.  Alan and I went out to lunch at our favorite place (Swig) to celebrate races (because if it’s a “bad race”, it’s another race we finished!).  Hot dogs and brews. Yum!!

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Not sure why our heads look really long… it was super windy that day. Just trying to keep the food from blowing away!!

 

Tuesday – Rest!

Random fact, we have been playing Pokemon Go a lot lately because my daughter now has a cell phone!  The best Pokemon have been found at my gym – my real gym, not a Pokemon gym!  Unfortunately they often show up when I am out of Poke balls. 🙁

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Wednesday – 4 miles on the treadmill.  Dang, it is so hard to get out of bed in the darkness at 5:30am!!  5:30 in the summer, no problem.  But, I did watch a good show on Netflix so it was entertaining.  Lifted weights at the gym.

I’m signing up for another half on November 12th.  Kind of a redemption race actually.  I really want to see a race time with a “4” in it… 1:4x.  It doesn’t even have to be a PR (sub 1:47), especially since this is a smaller local race with some rolling hills in it.  I’m just hoping for some cool weather, and maybe I can get some speed!

Thursday – I searched around for a training plan for these few weeks between my races and I found one for the BAA half marathon.  (Boston, baby!)  I figured if it’s good enough for BAA, it’s good enough for me.  I ran 5.5 miles on the treadmill before the kids got up, and 3.5 more miles outside after the bus came.  So, 9 miles total.   I’ll consider that my “long run” for the week.

Another thing about Thursday, it was actually *raining* outside.  And yes, I chose to run outside!  This is a shocker to me even because I hadn’t finished watching my show from the morning treadmill run (Scream Queens, I’m addicted!!), but it was also dark out!  I also learned it was a bit chilly in the rain at 55 degrees with my shorts and t-shirt on!  But good for me – I didn’t trip on the sidewalk.  Victory!!

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Yep, raining AND dark

 

Friday – will be resting…

Saturday – Hill repeats with the Moms Run This Town group!  Looking forward to seeing my friends again, and working on some “hills” for the upcoming half.

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Q:  Do you watch Scream Queens?

I started watching this after the series started.  I’m glad I did though, it’s just my style!

Q:  How long do you usually wait to run after race?  

Q:  Rainy day – hit the treadmill, or go outside?

I usually stick to the treadmill.  Surprised I really didn’t melt today!

Q: Anyone else still playing Pokemon Go?

9 thoughts on “Running this week, in the rain!”
  1. My default answer for any bad weather is to say “run outside” (unless it isn’t safe) because I don’t belong to a gym or own a treadmill. But one of the perks to being a student again is free membership at my university gym so now I get the choice between outside, treadmill, and indoor track! I’m going to be so spoiled this winter. For rain I’d probably stick with outside, unless there is a lot of lightning.
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  2. You got in some good miles after your race! Your celebratory lunch looks delicious. 🙂 Another race!? You are addicted! (That’s not a bad thing, right?) How many do you do a year? After a full marathon I will rest at LEAST 3 days. Anything else is 2-3 days unless something bad happened! Of course this is if I RACE the race.
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    1. The half in November is one of the big events for our running club. More social motivation than a goal usually. Fun fact, it’s the only race I signed up for and couldn’t run due to injury a few years ago. But I got my money’s worth out of the post race beer tent with my race bib!!! 😉

  3. I love watching shows on the treadmill! I’ll have to try Scream Queens. I like to have a dedicated “running” show so I’m excited to get out of bed at an ungodly hour.

    In theory, I like running in the rain, but if I’m getting out of a nice warm bed and its all wet and chilly outside, I’ll probably opt for the treadmill. If I end up running later in the day, I usually feel a bit more adventurous.
    Megan @ Lazy Runner Girl recently posted…Random Thoughts for ThursdayMy Profile

    1. Ditto – I think the treadmill is the only time I watch several shows. It’s so productive! I really liked Gossip Girl, and it’s similar to that, but humorous (with killings!). Also waiting for The Royals to start back up.

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