That’s right… three more weeks until my next marathon! My husband and I made the group decision that we would run Indy Monumental Marathon on Nov 5th. I was waiting for a sign to commit to this race. Well, more so I was waiting for a great deal on a bib to fall into my lap so I couldn’t refuse! I asked in a few Facebook groups if there were any bibs for sale. Considering the price is now $135 for the full and it was the last few days to transfer a bib, I did get a few offers. But when I found someone who had purchased a special VIP race experience package (reserved race day parking, quarter zip, and more!) and only wanted $50 for everything (she just wanted someone to use it!), I really couldn’t pass that up. And with that, I finished this past week with 48 miles of running and 33 miles of biking. The weather was quite conducive to both sports and I had an active week!
Mon – 3 miles running. I had the day off work but was still up early to pack my son’s lunch (yes, he is a senior. yes, we still pack his lunch! It’s bonding time!!) The full moon looked cool!
4.75 miles walking! I walked with my friend. It’s been a long time since we’ve chatted so we walked really far just catching up on life.
In the afternoon my husband and I biked 13 miles. It was a really impressive route.
Tues – 6 miles running. 51 degrees on my dark run felt great! I even wore my reflective shorts. Wonder if any cars noticed?
13 miles biking. With the beautiful sunny 70 degree weather, I was going stir crazy working inside I used my lunch hour for a bike ride. The colors are so pretty on the bike trail!
Weds – XT day! I started my day with 30 mins on the elliptical. After a long day at work I needed to enjoy the weather so I explored the neighborhood with my son. We ended up walking 2.25 miles. We collected leaves for a decorating project.
Our 5 foster kittens enjoyed hanging out with us on their last night at our house.
Thurs – 10 miles, with a little bit of speedwork. 6 miles at faster than race pace. I maintained 8:45 for the mid part. This went well but I was feeling it afterwards. It left my hammies a bit angry.
Fri – 4 easy miles. Normally I would be telling you all about Football Friday, but my son came home sick from school so no marching band performance tonight! No problem, it was nice to just stay in and watch TV with him. During the day I was quite productive and our kitten room is turned back into my peaceful sunroom. That is one benefit of not having the kittens (and not having to scoop litter boxes 3 times a day!), but otherwise I do miss their crazy pitter patter all over the house.
Sat – 20 miles, long run. I actually signed up to be a sub coach for the Dave’s training program, but haven’t subbed once this cycle. But, several coaches were at races so I filled in for the 10:15 pace group. We ran 12 miles together, and then I did 8 solo miles. Once again, glutes and upper hammies still in a bad mood after this run!
Sun – Rest (from running) day! Since my glutes are angered I figured this would be a good time to start my PT exercises again. I went from being sore from running, to being sore from PT. Sigh. I guess that’s an improvement?
We enjoyed one more bike ride before the weekend was done. Hit the mountain bike trail. Another beautiful day in the park!
The fall colors seemed to pop overnight around here. It was the perfect time for my son’s senior pictures! They turned out really good. I’ll share those next week.
Q: How are the fall colors where you live?