|The last few magnolias on Monday night|
Week of March 28-April 3
Monday: 2 miles, 8:45 pace
Wednesday: 5.5 miles, 9:24 pace
Saturday: Iron Furnace Trail Run, 4.5 miles (recap)
Sunday: Scarlet Sprint 5K (recap)
Total: 15 miles
2016 total: 310.37
|I got a new hat in the mail Tuesday|
I worked late Tuesday and Alex's new workout schedule includes a Tuesday rest day, so I joined him. I need to re-work my schedule. Peer pressure is tough.
On Wednesday, we went to a long lunch at work where I had a strong beer. On top of that, I arrived home very hungry, so my run started after dinner. I ran to the nearby bike path and went toward campus. I had to dodge geese and gnat clouds and all the while my stomach was turning (digesting dinner and maybe that lunch beer?) and I felt pretty icky. I stopped a few times for traffic and photos, but even though I felt gross, it was still a good run. I should have made it 6 miles, but at the time I was ready to be finished.
Thursday was another rest day. Mostly because I had to stay late at work and by the time I got home there was a severe storm warning. Guess what? It totally passed over my neighborhood! I was so mad at myself for not getting outside. (Rain doesn't stop me, but forecasts calling for wind and lightning give me pause.)
|Our campsite Friday night.|
|Posing after Iron Furnace|
We ran the Scarlet Sprint 5k on Sunday. We were both tired from Iron Furnace, but I managed a squeaker PR. My recap is here. After the race, we ate Thai food and were completely lazy. It was a packed weekend and I am thankful for downtime.
This was my first week in months of three rest days -- and I felt it! I was cranky and felt gross. I'm going to blame work because I stayed late almost every day. Even so, I had two strong races this weekend. And though they only added up to 7.5 miles total, they were quality miles. I felt challenged and they (hopefully) helped prepare me for next weekend. Because...
....the ORRRC Half is this Sunday!
I'm equal parts terrified, hopeful, and relieved. Whatever happens – PR or not – it'll be over this time next week and I can move on to my next goal. ;)
What are you looking forward to?
Do you get nervous before a big PR attempt? (Especially specific time goals)
Have you ever run a trail race?