Got in a couple of runs this week. SUPER exciting since I've really been doing bare bones the last few weeks. Yesterday I had tons of errands to run, but I still managed to get in just over 4 miles on my regular trail. No pics of that today, I was running late and distracted, but remembered the outfit shot:
Managed to keep sub 10 min mile pace again (averaging 9:36 pace, woo hoo!) The cooler temps are perfect for me. It was mid 60s and it felt great to be out there. I don't look forward to the snow/freezing temps, but I'm not missing the 100 degree weather right now! No real foot pain, although the inside arch of my foot felt "stretched" the first few minutes but everything else was great. I'm still "sticking" at night on my quads and calves (Maine really did a number on me with those hills!) and icing the foot at least once or twice a night.
2. The Races
This weekend is the double header!!! As you all know I'm super nervous because of the tough courses and time limits. Mind over matter, I think it's gonna be great. Both of them.
- Saturday - Hartford Half Marathon (Hartford, CT). This is the second race I've done that does athlete tracking. I've signed up for the Facebook option, it should update my status or do an alert when I cross the 6 mile mat and the finish line. Doing this... just because I can! (Also texting updates available - I'm sending those to my dad and boyfriend).
- Sunday - Boston Half Marathon (Boston, MA). Finally saw the elevation profile on this one. Most of the race looks... ok. The last two miles look tough. I've heard that the ending hill (who puts the last 2 miles of a race as a hill??) is called "Deadman's Curve" or "Mini Heartbreak Hill." Blah. Just so long as I cross in less than 2:30 I won't get a DNF and I'll still get a medal. I'm hoping to do better of course.
- Saturday, October 23 - Zombie Half Marathon (Anchorage, AK). Super DUPER excited for this one. Mainly because most of my family is going!! My parents are joining, and so my daughter and my niece. We have five days of vacation in Alaska, and then the race is our last day before coming back. My daughter doesn't get to watch me race often because I'm usually out of town. Let's hope for nice(ish) weather so everyone can be outside for it. :D