|Meeting Devon Yanko + Q&A and a big crowd|
Week of January 9–15
Wednesday: 3 miles
Friday: rest + walk to work
Saturday: 3 miles
Sunday: Brokeman's Winter Warm Up 13.1 (recap below)
Total (running) miles: 19.1 miles
Elevation gain: 157 ft
2017 total: 42.1 miles
Honestly, I didn't intend to take off so much time this week. Not to be evasive or mysterious, but there was a lot of life stuff this week (all will be revealed) and it was not my week for running. It's kind of funny because I was stressed and NEEDED to run, but I couldn't fit it in.
|Kind of sums up my week.|
Brokeman's Winter Warm Up RecapOn Sunday morning I ran the WWU. This was my second year, but it was in a new (better) location. I got there early for packet pickup, chatted with Chelsea for a while, then sat in my car to keep warm for as long as possible. I haven't run farther than 9 miles since October (and that 9 was before Christmas!), so my goal was to finish in a decent time. It would have been spectacular to run a sub-2, but I wasn't ready. Mainly because I didn't remember I'd signed up for this race until it was too late to add mileage.
Miles 1–6: 9:30, 9:18, 9:29, 9:29, 9:18, 9:04
|(I stole this from Chelsea.) Brrrrrrr at the start.|
Miles 7-8 (bridge miles): 9:50, 9:49
Miles 9-13: 9:14, 9:48, 9:53, 9:37, 9:23
Finals Stats and Thoughts
While I was glad to be done, I had a lot of fun. I am happy I ran the full distance. It wasn't my fastest, but it was no where near my slowest. Hindsight is 20/20 because this was an excellent course for a PR and the weather was decent (overcast and 30º). I'm also not sure I can run my goal race on April 9, so it would have been pretty awesome to get a sub-2. Oh well. At least it was a good long run!
Final time: 2:04:20 (9:29/mi)
Overall: 80 / 188 (42%)
Gender: 33 / 105 (31%)
|The woodal was pretty cute.|
Have you watched any trail running films? (Recommendations? I've watched 4 Deserts and The Barkley Marathons.)