Monday, June 30, 2014

Triple Race Weekend

Happy Marathon Monday! This week's workouts ended up a little different than I thought they would thanks to a slightly random hip injury. I bent over to get a measuring cup out of my drawer and must've pulled something. Pretty hardcore, huh? So, I passed on boot camp classes for the week and added in extra yoga and 2 visits to the chiropractor. Thankfully, running didn't bother it so I was able to get my miles in!

One of the highlights of this week was a race-filled weekend!! I did 3 different races this weekend - and my legs are kindly reminding me of that today!

Saturday morning, I ran the US Road Running Summer Luau 5K and 10K! Mark, Steph, and I headed up to Pinchot State Park bright and early Saturday morning for the races. There was no real description of the course on the website -- but it should've said "TRAIL RUN". With the exception of maybe 1/10 mile, the course was all trails. I'm not gonna lie - it was tough!

After the 5K, we hung around to also run the 10K! Mark and I were scheduled for 9 miles for marathon training, so it worked perfectly. Plus, the medal for the 5K was a left flip flop, and the 10K was the right one -- we had to get a pair!

These crazy friends all ran the 10K - and most of them had run the 5K as well!

We had fun sporting our bling! Mark had an extra piece of bling since he got 2nd place in the 10K! 

I ran the 10K with my friend, Diana. We went to high school together and trained for our first 5K together back in 2010. Since then, we've both lost lots of weight and gotten much better at running!! It was fun to reunite for this race!
Two tough trail runs made for tired legs - so Steph and I headed for much needed pedicures with our friend Laurie, then met some friends for an afternoon at the pool!


Sunday morning, I was up early again for another race! This time I was the run leg in the York YWCA Women's Triathlon.

I was part of a team with my friend Barb and her daughter, Samantha. Samantha is a super speedy high school swimmer! We were seeded according to swim time, and since she's fast - we started near the top! That was kind of intimidating!!

Since I was the run leg (aka - last!), I had some time to hang around in between registration and the start of my run. And by "some time" I mean...we registered at around 7:15 and I didn't start running until 9:30! I got some coffee and did some spectating!

 The run course was great! It was almost totally flat, ran through a neighborhood and some on our local Rail Trail. I should've been able to run it in about 26 minutes. However, my legs were having none of that after 9 miles of trails the day before and 2 hours of standing around that morning. I ended up with a time of 29:04. Not my best, but the day was really fun!

My favorite part of the day was this moment - my awesome friend Dawn crossing the finish line after completing the whole thing! Dawn is amazing!! 

My great, race-filled weekend ended with some bocce ball and a fire with friends! What a great weekend!!

The week's workouts:
Monday: rest day
Tuesday: yoga + 3 miles
Wednesday: yoga + 5 miles
Thursday: yoga + 3 miles
Friday: rest
Saturday: 9 miles - trail races
Sunday: 3.1 miles - triathlon relay
(23 miles this week)

1 comment:

  1. It's hard to believe this is the same person who could barely walk the miles in high school. You are awesome!!!