Total Weekly Training Time: 7:45
Comments: The “do-whatever-you-want-itis” continues, and I’m liking it. I jumped back into some actual lifting this week for the first time in months, and the DOMS have been real.
Today I commemorated Boston by wearing its colors and the date 4/15/13 on my sleeve (which is hard to read, but I promise it’s there). And also by buying all these mangos.
Unite Half Marathon - 4/13/14
This wasn’t so much of a “race” for me as a much as an organized 13.1 mile run with aid stations and ~6,000 other runners. With this being the week after nationals, which was my primary focus, I didn’t cater my training towards this race at all. My last double digit run was the Perfect 10 Miler, which was six months ago… and I hadn’t trained much specifically for that one, either.
With that being said, I had a grand old time. I went in with no plans for pacing, just wanting to have fun and see how my body would feel about 13 miles. I ended up finding two of my teammates at the start line and ran the entire race with them; they’re both normally very strong runners but were also taking it easy post-nationals. I felt pretty good at our conversational pace (~8:20min/mile), but towards the end I could feel my lack of preparation for the distance in my joints.
While it may not give the same satisfaction as pushing to your limit and going for the PR, there’s certainly something to be said for just getting out there and enjoying the run.
10 Pennsylvania miles this morning.
First and only long training run before next week’s half, not counting the race last weekend.
My legs were feeling fairly DOMSy still from lifting for the first time in months this week, but other than that it was just dandy.
Family bike ride today, with my dad and step-brother who just got a trail-a-bike for his birthday!
The little indoor farmer’s market I shop at is the best.
These peppers are $4/lb at the local supermarkets!
Comments: Recovery from Nationals. I just kind of did whatever I felt like. And then I ran a half marathon.