This past week was full of all sorts of crazy temperatures. Some warm, some really cold! The Columbus half marathon is almost here (10/20/19). I thought I was cutting back my miles, but I actually had quite a few! Next week more rest for sure. Hoping my hamstrings will stop complaining!
- Miles run = 35.5
- Miles biked = 8.6
Monday – 6.2 miles (10K for Monday!) I’m just gonna say it. I’m not the biggest fan of running outside in the dark. The weather was lovely, and it was peaceful and all at 5:30am, but dang, it feels so LONELY running around in the dark. My neighborhood is safe, and has street lights, but it’s a bit sad to be out there. If it wasn’t for an upcoming race and needing to know how to dress for it, I wouldn’t be outside. So Blue Monday it was. I’m actually looking forward to some treadmill time!
Evening run, 5.41 miles. I didn’t think I was actually going to be running much tonight but we did! It was our Run Toledo course preview for the upcoming 10K on Sunday. We checked out the course and handed out door hangers to alert the neighbors a race was coming through their hood! We also go to check out the Halloween decorations.
Tuesday – 4 miles, speedwork. A really chilly morning! Once again, outside as I need to make sure I’ve got the right clothes on for the upcoming races. Mid 2 miles were at race pace, which ended up being just some random pace of challenging effort. Goal achieved!
Wednesday – Evening run 5K – “Running on Tap” This is a group run with Toledo Roadrunners. We run a 5K, then have a drink at a local brewery.
This was a tiny place that was really awesome. It’s in a garage! Great beers.
Thursday – Rest day, and I went to the gym for weights. And also… 8 miles bike ride. I couldn’t resist the beautiful weather for a went for short ride in the afternoon. Later I got ambitious and set out to paint my nails. Then I accidentally dropped the polish bottle on the tile and it shattered… and splattered all over our tile and [GASP] brand new carpet. [yes, the carpet is just ONE WEEK old] Holy crap. It took an hour, but I did get it all cleaned up. This picture shows just a tiny amount of polish that got on the carpet. It looked like a murder scene.
Friday – 10 miles, long run. Not going to lie, this wasn’t my best run 🙁 I was hoping to cruise through the first half, then run the 2nd half with negative splits and 5 miles of race pace. I got a slower pace than I had hoped on the way back, and ended up taking a break halfway through because I was tired!! OH MAN. But look at this view….
Gotta stop and smell the flowers sometimes. Enjoy the journey, right?
Saturday – Rest day! For real. The only exercise I got was running across the cross country field to see my daughter race! The temps were in the 30’s when she ran, so she busted out some winter running gear.
Sunday – Race day! I’m running the MacQueen’s Run for Your Life 10K. I don’t really have a goal for this race because it’s a week before my half marathon, but check back with me later for a race recap! Instead, I’ll wrap up with a picture of how my cat likes to interact with me when I’m trying to work!
[** Update: my 10K went very well! Recap will be up on the blog soon!]
Q: Do you ever feel lonely outside running in the dark, or it just me??
Q: Do you paint your finger nails? Home DIY or go to the salon?
I rarely paint my nails because it tends to ruin them. Takes months to get them looking good again! The polish doesn’t last very long either.