The 10 week countdown begins!!!
Monday, December 11th–Stretch, Roll
I took the day after Scottsdale Half Marathon off to recover. I rolled like the good runner I am 😀
Tuesday, December 12th–5 miles
Thankfully, the plan called for easy miles and I milked it. Met up with my early morning crew for a fiver at 9:15 pace.
Wednesday, December 13th–Strength train, stretch, and roll
Did some MYRTLES and some core vids. Exciting stuff. Although, I do have to say that I feel my hips/glutes getting stronger. I try and devote an hour to this stuff on the days that it calls for.
Thursday, December 14th–7 miles
This was a tough workout that I was excited/nervous about–2×1 mile at 10k pace (7:10) and 4×400 at (6:55).
It was hard but it was actually….fun?
Friday, December 15th–Nada
I chaperoned my daughter’s Kindergarten field trip so that was my morning. In the evening, I went to a holiday party with some friends and had a pre-birthday celebration 🙂
Saturday, December 16th–12.16 miles
I met up with two Moms Run This Town friends and got in two miles before I ventured out on my own for the last 10. This was an AMAZING run and was the best way to start year 33 😀
Later, I had two holiday parties and I realized that I didn’t even take an official birthday picture, lol!! True sign of aging, jaja!!!
Sunday, December 17th–5 miles (Heroes in Recovery 6k)
Did a warm up mile before this special race. I ran it last year in celebration of my brother and father’s sobriety and now, more than a year later, they are both still going strong ❤ Because of them, I am a believer of prayer, of God’s strength–and I thank Him everyday for His power to ignite change in my two heroes.
I wanted to negative split this 3.7 mile race and I was well under way, until I saw the course was going to be long and then my spirits sank, i.e I ran out of gas, LOL
Nevertheless, I managed to finish 9th FOA and 2nd in my AG–all of which of course was for my my dad and brother ❤ I often think of them when things get hard in a race. How hard must it be to give up an addiction, to continue every day without something you thought you couldn’t live without? That’s hard. So I go to them in tough times and find strength in their strength.
Weekly Total: 29.25 miles
–Do you run a race that means something special to you?
Yikes, it’s only 10 weeks out?!? Guess we better get started on training!
Get to it!
Was the course certified? You’re totally allowed to say that the course was long according to Garmin if the course wasn’t certified. 🙂
Not certified, lol! They had to change it last minute actually, because of crazy rain the night before/morning of. I was just making fun of myself 😉
I did the same thing today. 🤣
What a week! Heroes is a great race to honor your family and yourself on your birthday weekend! And it was an award winning race as the first in your new year?!?! Whoo-hoo!! Great work!!
You’re right!! I hadn’t thought about that! 🙂
Great work this week!