Monday: Time change death march. That is all.
Tuesday: You know that point in recovery when you finally feel strong again during a workout? This was that day. While I haven't been in pain or struggling in my runs, I haven't felt strong or aggressive. But today was different! I felt strong through the whole thing even though the pace doesn't really show it. It may have helped a bit that I was rather frustrated when I left work (nothing like a little anger to fuel your run).
Actual: 4 miles (9:11/mile pace)
Happiness is....Strawberry ice cream with thin mints.Wednesday: Turns out yesterday's run wasn't a fluke and I felt solid again today on the treadmill. Yay!
Actual: 3.1 miles (8:59/mile pace)
Thursday: And now for another test, running 3 days in a row.
Actual: 3.1 miles (9:00/mile pace)
Practice for being in the van together. The team that planks together, breaks a few ribs (kidding).Friday: If you saw my instagram post today you already know that I'm heading up to Maine in July for the Down East Sunrise Trail Relay! Not only am I pumped to head to the homeland, but my usual relay squad (this is our 4th, read about our first, Ragnar Upstate NY here) is reuniting for some hijinks! The relay is 102-ish miles and they allow teams of 4 or 8, so we will be putting together 2 teams of 4. Two of our 6 pack ran it last year and will be returning with their team. The other three of us (two ladies and a dude) are currently team "Three's Company" and we are in search of our Mr. Roper if anyone is interested in joining us! And one of our 6pack is becoming a new dad soon, so he gets an out (This is only ok because it means I am becoming an Aunt in case I haven't mentioned it 4,000 times). Anyways, I am wicked pumped. More to come on this one.
Not on the relay route, but me enjoying the homeland.Saturday: Rainy and chilly. I felt tight so I kept it to 4 miles.
Actual: 4 miles (9:08/mile)
Actual: 6.2 miles (8:40/mile)
Blooming. Lots of blooming.Next weekend is the Georgia Publix Half Marathon. I am still deciding on a goal for this race as my fitness is 'in process' and it is a rather hilly course. Trying not to be too ambitious because I don't want to risk injury and I have bigger goals later this year.
How was your week? Have you ever run a relay?
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