Guy!!! A week from today I’ll be at Disney!!! I’m so excited about my first runDisney experience. We’re going to have so much fun running the Disney Princess half marathon next Sunday!! My costume is ready, I’ve started packing, and my waiver is printed!! My only concern now is the weather! It’s going to be hot! We’ve spent so much time training is very cold, snowy, and windy weather, so the warm temperatures are going to be a bit of a change….. Luckily I’ve done more treadmill running this training cycle than I’ve probably ever done in my life, so I’ve had some warm runs in there.
Last week was a bit out of the ordinary for me. Friday I usually swim or strength train, but we had a busy schedule, so I had to work around it. So, while Pumpkin was at a park program I joined a friend for a snowy hike at a local park. Despite the inches of snow on the ground it was surprisingly warm outside!!
Saturday was a rest day! It’s always weird to rest on Saturday! I took a rest day on Saturday because Sunday was a race day!
Our local running club has some great races throughout the year that members can run for free. And I’m a member! So I headed out on Sunday afternoon to run the Frostbite 5. I’ve run it a few times in the past and it’s always a good time and brings out a good group of MRTT peeps. And apparently
Apparently I like this outfit because I just saw that I wore the same thing for last year’s race! I always struggle with afternoon races, not know when/what to eat beforehand and I was feeling a little off before the start of the race, so I wasn’t sure it would go very well. But I set off at an 8:30 min/mile pace and was feeling pretty comfortable there. About two miles in I was started to cramp, but I kept on going because I knew if I could keep it up I could PR. So I just kept running. The hills in mile 4 slowed me down a bit, but I crossed the finish line in 43:45 (8:41 mi/mile) shaving almost a minute off my previous 5 mile PR!!
Monday I taught Group Power. And the first leg track just about killed me after racing the day before! I wasn’t sure I would be able to walk after that!
Tuesdays have been my treadmill day. Cupcake has basketball practice in the evening, so I’ve been running on the treadmill for 30 minutes while she’s at practice. This week I squeezed in 3 miles in 27 minutes because I had to wait a few minutes for a treadmill to open up.
We took a red faced selfie together. 😀
Wednesday was Group Power round 2. It’s always harder the second time of the week! And I dressed the part with my limited edition heart Balega socks and my Run Heart MRTT tank.
Yesterday I ran 2.14 miles with a friend for our Luv2Run virtual. And then I ran 1 more for good measure.
And just like that it’s taper time! Though, I’ve been pseudo-tapering for a week now. Upside of a for fun half marathon! I’m looking forward to a light week this week and then Disney fun!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!