Tuesday (13,368 steps) - We had a ton of options for our run. Decided we didn't want to get up early, so we opted to run Bear Creek with the group Laurie Williams organized. It was almost as cold as the day before, the difference being that the sun was out. A ran with the fast ladies, and I ran with Dulce, Mo & Colfax.
|Mostly second Saturday peeps|
|This is one of my favorite "terrible" pictures of me - the gift I got - night vision glasses!|
Wednesday (15,355 steps) - Felt junky allll day. Kind of glad that we were going to be doing the "easier" road run. I forget that basically everyone in Boulder is elite, though. I started out with Kristin, running a bit of an uncomfortably fast 10 minute mile pace and we quickly lost the group. Not super fun, especially since we were running an unknown route to the Colorado Athletic Club.
Thursday (14,789 steps) - Core class during lunch. Belmar run club! I didn't "need" to run, but decided I would go out with Mo and Colfax. I had another pretty crappy run. More numb feet and just overall fatigue.
Saturday (36,212 steps) - Ecstatic that we didn't have an aid station. Lisa and Jandy tried desperately to talk me into running 20 miles. I was not having any of it. I decided on 16 miles, as that was my longest run before Javelina, and everything was fiiiiine.
|When the weather is nice we have a pretty big group!|
Pho for dinner, which I wasn't sure was a good idea the night before a race, but, eh. Life is short, right?Sunday (20,451 steps) - RMRR January trophy series! For the last 4-5 months I've been pretty successful doing intervals for an overall faster pace (mainly because I have absolutely no idea how to pace short distances anymore). This did not work out like that. Having run this race 3 other times, I knew that the first 5K would be a gradual uphill. That didn't seem to matter to my brain. First mile went fine. Second mile I wanted to die and walked a lot. Third mile I tried to redeem myself. Back half wasn't great, but certainly better. Disappointing finish for sure.
Distance - 6.20 miles
Garmin time - 1:03:05
Elevation Gain - 131'
Mile 1 - 9:43
Mile 2 - 11:13 (ick)
Mile 3 - 10:22
Mile 4 - 10:01
Mile 5 - 9:40
Mile 6 - 10:16
Mile 6.2 - 9:17
I convinced A that we were super motivated and we spent a few hours cleaning. Finally got rid of the last of the stuff I was holding onto after purging/minimizing last winter/spring.Monday (15,649 steps) - Core class during lunch. There were three other people in class, all men (and I recognized all of them from last fall. Class to ME seemed really easy, but all the guys were struggling. I bet they felt emasculated when my trainer kept saying "Rebecca is doing fine! She is kicking your asses!!" He also told me I'm "gifted." I don't know about THAT, but it made my day! A spent the day with Ang and the girls, so we were able to make it to Stapleton for the Nuun Olympics.
|Team Shorty! (Othman, me, A, Michael & Jeannene)|
- 127,271 steps
- 39.4 miles run
- 2 classes at the gym