Sunday’s Workout: 13.1 miles @ 2:16:00
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In other news, after a week’s worth of sleepless nights, I finally managed to fall asleep around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, and slept until noontime on Sunday, something that is pretty abnormal for me. Usually I’m waking my sweetie pie up, not the other way around. But my headache was finally gone, and I felt bright-eyed and bushy tailed as I at my brunch at 12:00 in the afternoon. I couldn’t wait for my run! But first, I had to walk these adorable little wildebeests.
After walking the dogs, watching the Olympics (yes, we were supposed to be boycotting them, but failed miserably), and running some small errands, I finally got my run in. I had originally been planning on doing 14 miles, but after this past week’s horrible training cycle, I decided to scale back and do 13.1 (an indoor half marathon!). And I’m glad that I did scale back, because my legs were pretty sore afterwards! My hamstrings were pretty tight, so I made sure I got some good stretching in. But other than that, I felt absolutely wonderful – my average pace was 10:22, which made me feel pretty awesome, too.
In other news, I finally chose a couple of races that I plan on doing this upcoming spring. And neither of them are marathons. I decided to take advice from most of you, and wait and do my first full in the fall.
So (drumroll, please), I plan on running the Big River Half Marathon (which is actually a trail race) in W. Greenwich, RI, on April 5. Yes, I know what many of your are probably thinking (trail?! But you haven’t even been training on the trails!). Well, I’m going into this with optimism and flexibility. I live right next to a state forest, so as soon as the weather gets nicer, I plan on training on the trails there. Also, just in case I get cold feet, there’s a 10k as well, so I can always change my mind at the last minute. This appears to be a no-frills kind of race, which is fine, because I think it will probably be the cheapest race I’ve ever run in. The pre-entry fee is $10 and day of entry fee is $15. Whoo! I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle that! Also, the race will start later than your average running race, which makes the hubby happy (no waking up at 4:00 a.m. To drive to Rhode Island).
And in June, I plan on running in the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half-Marathon in Newton, MA. I’m really excited about this one…just need to register before it’s all filled up!
So there you have it…a free giveaway to enter, a half marathon on the treadmill, and my upcoming race schedule to wrap up my otherwise, uneventful weekend. Happy Monday, everyone!
What does your upcoming race schedule look like?