|This week's sky shot from Monday.|
Happy Sunday! I'm linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for another weekly review. I'm training for the Autumn Blast Half in October using the Hanson's Half Marathon plan (read more here).
Week of June 20-26
Monday: 4 miles (Find Me Where the Wild Things Are run) + walk to work
Tuesday: rest + walk to work
Wednesday: 4 miles (speed work: 1 mi, 4 x 800, 1 mi)
Thursday: 3 miles
Friday: 1 mile + walk to work and around Comfest (~3 miles)
Saturday: 4 miles with group
Sunday: rest + gardening
Total Miles: 16.3 miles
2016 Total: 493.2 miles
|Before the race - we're to the left of the stroller|
Monday was originally an off day, but we signed up for the Find Me Where the Wild Things Are 4 Miler to celebrate the summer solstice. It was too hot and humid to race (87 degrees at 8:30pm), plus it was super casual, but I finished strong even after stopping to take photos! I was the first place lady for 2.5 miles, but we were asked to wear the cotton race shirt for photos and I had to stop and take it off to run in my sports bra due to overheating. I never run in only a sports bra, so you know it was scorching hot! I probably won't write an official recap since it was laid back, but it was such a good time. Official stats: 12 of 104 overall and 5 of 77 females (Alex finished second.)
Tuesday was a rest day, but I still walked to work. I've been walking to work since spring. It's been a fantastic start and end to my day. Tuesday was some yoga holiday, so I pulled out my new Hit Reset book and did a few moves. And by a few I literally mean three moves. I won't pretend I'm a yogi.
|Speed work (photo by Fleet Feet Columbus)|
|Along the river.|
|Found this shirt for $5 at Comfest. Score!|
Saturday was another training group run. I was tempted to run 8 miles with the full marathoners, but knew I needed to stick to my plan. It worked out for the best because by the end of 4 miles my legs were tired. Maybe it was all the walking on Friday. On Saturday night I went to a (tame) bachelorette party. We started with dinner, went out for dessert, and got a few drinks. I was home by midnight and able to follow the end of the Western States (100 Mile) Endurance Run.
Are you participating in a 4th of July race?
Should I get the Pro Compression stars and stripes socks...?
Did you follow the Western States 100? (This was my first time.)