So much for being better about posting, huh? Last week was another one without weekday runs. Geesh. Although I did manage to get in a session of "Yoga for Runners" on Monday evening. And actually, I think that helped some with my sore calf issues during Saturday's long run. Also, friend S and I went on a 5 mile recreational bike ride Sunday evening.
Yeah - about that long run...the big group had 9 miles on tap, so my MCM group needed an additional 2 for a total of 11. In light of the hot and humid temps, we decided to again meet beforehand and knock out the extra mileage early at 5:45am. Thank goodness we did! By the time we'd all finished that last mile of the big group run, we were worn out. Depleted. That was one brutal run - I'm really not looking forward to a whole summer of more like that. But hey, it was the first double-digit long run of the training season and 11 miles done under gross conditions is a great feeling!
In more exciting news (please say that in a Peter Jennings newscaster voice - please?), my new friend L and I have committed to running the Disney Princess Half Marathon together next February! I wanted to run it for the race's 5th anniversary and needed a roomie, and she's wanted to run a Disney race for quite a while but wanted someone to go with her, so we fit each other's needs perfectly! We are going to have such a great time!!!
|Patriot's Challenge Medal (middle)|
Also, my Patriot's Challenge medal finally arrived yesterday evening! And as a small "We're sorry this took so long" gift, they surprised all of us with a cool aluminum water bottle with the Run for the Dream logo on it! Very neat! And now my trio of medals from that weekend is complete - yay! I really do wish I could do this race again next year. The RD and the team are really a class act.
Last Week in Review:
- Monday: Yoga for Runners
- 2.2 mi; 0:31:52; 14:29 min/mi
- 8.8 mi; 2:26:32; 16:43 min/mi (includes 2 water stops)
- Sunday: 5 mi bike ride