January 31 - February 6
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Sunday | Cross Train
As holds true to my trend, I don't do my long runs on Saturdays anymore it seems but on Sundays. But at least THIS one was planned and I knew it was coming, so whatever, there's that! After Saturday's fun, Tina and I ran the inaugural Phoenix Women's Half Marathon (she did the 10K) on Sunday morning! A simple race but had fun, despite it being harder than it should have! It all worked out, but for the first 13 mile run in three weeks, it was certainly tough. Tough runs make tough runners, right?
13.13 miles / 2:07:43 / 9:44 pace
We drove back Sunday afternoon and by the time we got the rental car returned, went to my parents' to pick up the dog and then back to our place, it was well after 7 and I was wiped. I had every intention of getting on the recumbent bike just to get my legs moving, but I just couldn't make it happen.
... and then, you know, if you follow me anywhere (namely IG), this is what the rest of the week looked like:
Because why run now?! Friday I headed back to work - mostly alive - to get through the week and hav a little fun with my students from this past summer at our reunion and photobooth shenanigans. It was a great thing to come back to!
Friday after work, I bolted out of the office and headed down to Carson with my dad for the USA v Canada soccer game - YASSSSS!
Saturday | 2-3 Shakeout
Run for Russ is our annual 5K in Chino that serves as a memorial for an officer killed in the line of duty about ten years ago. We've done it the last two years and this year was no different because why wouldn't we? Last week, my dad asked me to "not take off like you always do!" and pace him to a PR (anything under 36 minutes). Sold, dad, sold. I figured it'd be a great shakeout before Surf City on Sunday.
PR for daddio - a solid 34:38, way under his goal! And my first/only miles for February so far because better late than never? My body felt totally okay and I thought I was ready to go for Sunday!