Race week!! It’s been a bit of a slow week due to the Columbus half marathon on Sunday. I did a lot of analysis on Strava 🙂
- Miles run = 31.6 (including race)
Monday – 5.17 miles. Apparently this was an epic run because Strava said I had 25 achievements on that run!! Seriously? This was just on my normal neighborhood route, so this is crazy talk. Something is clearly broken here.
One thing that was correct was that I got the CR on a segment. I don’t think I mentioned this one before but my husband’s ex-girlfriend (from a looooong time ago, like 30 years) lives in our neighborhood and we run by her house pretty much on every run. I teased him and set up a segment in front of her house called “Molly’s Meters” because I joked he would be running fast to look strong. Or running slow so she could watch him longer. HAHA! Today I raced really fast and got the course record for women (CR). Well kind of. I actually tied for it but it said I did, so I’m going with it.
I also set up a segment named “Almost Home”, which you can guess is on the way back to my house. I’m not sure I can ever get the speed I used to have on that segment because I’m usually not that peppy on the way home! (and I got the CR back in 2015 I think?)
Tuesday – 5 miles, treadmill. I got to watch a few of my favorite shows!
Wednesday – 5.17 miles. Yet another attempt at Molly’s Meters and failed by a few seconds. Not sure how because I felt like I was all out sprinting! Regardless, it set me up to have nice progressive run even though I overdressed. Apparently 49 degrees does NOT mean capris and quarter zip. Haha! 49 did sound cold though. That is another positive for the treadmill – it only requires shorts and sports bra. No guessing involved.
Thursday – Rest day!
Friday – 4.11 mile run. Another neighborhood run and I took another attempt at Molly’s Meters. I got the official women’s CR this time. Wooooot! We had frost on the ground so that was pretty to see.
Saturday – Rest day! Traveling to Columbus for the race! I packed a little bit of everything this year. I don’t want to freeze my butt off like last year, although the forecast looks to be much warmer. You can just never be too prepared 😉
Sunday – Race day!! 13.1 miles My 10th Columbus Half Marathon. I’ll recap it in a few days. I’m sure it will go well 🙂 I’ll be running it with my husband and we’ll be having a fun run. I don’t really have any goals for this race. My hamstring pain has been flaring up lately so I can tell it’s time for racing season to end and to rest & rebuild. That’s next on my plan! Maybe get better than 1:55 which was my time 10 years ago when I ran?? Hopefully the weather will agree and make that happen.
Q: Do you have a streak at any race? A race you run every year?
Q: Do you typically run races for time goals or just for fun?