My “rest” week ended up running two fast races this week! I was also surprised that I ran so few miles this week because I felt like I ran quite a few days! Just short distance 🙂 Here’s what went down….
- Miles run = 18
Monday – Rest day after Columbus half! Did lots of thinking about what I want to do for the rest of the year. How I should recover? How I need to get back on track for PT exercises to I can kick hamstring issues to the curb forever? Also, debloating (is that a thing?) from all of the White Castle sliders I ate yesterday. Oof.
In case you missed it – Columbus Half Marathon recap.
On the gear side, I’m going through a shoe crisis. I love my Kinvaras, but I just feel like I’m burning through them. And, I got a serious case of shoe lust when I tried on the Nike Vaporfly shoes at the Columbus expo. On the plus side, I won’t be running as many miles now that training is done, but I’m on the lookout for something different!
Tuesday – Rest day! I had big plans to wake up a little early and walk on my treadmill, enjoying a movie, but I forgot to set the alarm. Oops. I did end squeezing in one mile walking on the treadmill before work, but that was it. I did no PT, and I just camped on the couch and watched a movie all night. Chillaxing! Isn’t it funny that a cat can find the only piece of clothing in the whole room and lay on it?
Wednesday – 3 miles. My morning started off right with some PT/glute/hamstring/core exercises. Amazing what can happen when you set your alarm properly 🙂
At night we went to the Toledo Roadrunners Officers Fall Bash. A low cost night of running, eating, and of course drinking. The race was only 3 miles, but my overall pace was 8:24. Whoohoo! I was happy with that effort.
There was a bit of confusion with the awards and I may have received either first in age group, or female grand masters (!!)! I think it was age group – btw, doesn’t female grand masters sound like a lady from Hogwarts?? Regardless, I got a nice award. Cozy blanket and shirt!
Thursday – 3.15 trail miles. Had a great morning with my husband. We ran around the park where the leaves were turning colors, and then went out for breakfast. Perfect way to start my day!! And no, we don’t coordinate our outfits before we head out for a run. LOL!
Other SUPER DUPER exciting news… my daughter got her first car! It’s a hybrid. I’m soooooooo jealous of the gas mileage this gets. 50+ MPG! This beauty should last her a long time. Can you believe this has 77,000 miles on it?? It’s MINT. My husband was thrilled to find it after weeks of searching.
Friday – 6.2 miles, trails. Went to another park for a run. Tried to keep my heart rate in zone 3 and this run took forever. Still, it was a beautiful morning!
These deer scared the bejesus out of me when they were on the path!
Saturday – Rock’tober virtual 5K! (5 miles total) I will admit, when I saw the shirts for this race I really wanted one. The Rock’tober race always has cool shirts!
But I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to drive to the race. It is a local race, but after the half last week I didn’t want to get in the crowds again. So, I opted for the virtual race! This is a new option for this RunToledo race. I could have also run the 10K. I warmed up, then ran my 5K on a new street near me. The street was so new (newly paved) that I did notice it was closed *after* I ran on it, and I had to dodge a few crews working on it. HAHA!
But hey, it made me speedy 🙂 I was super happy with my time on this race. This was my fastest 5K this year.
Sunday – Rest day.
Hope you had a good week! Let’s chat…
Q: Have you ever run a race just for the shirt?
I know a lot of people like the medals, but I’m a sucker for a good race shirt!
Q: Do you have a pair of Vaporfly shoes??
Several of my friends do. I keep seeing new ones pop up on my media feeds!
Q: Have you ever run a Virtual race?