|Funny things I see on my run|
|Day||Mileage / Workout||Comments|
|Sunday||10||Felt great today. Rainy and sort of chilly.|
|Tuesday||8||Medium paced with a fast finish|
|Wednesday||8||1 mile warmup, 5K in 25, 4 mile cool down.|
|Friday||Off||Rest day - 3 miles of walking|
|Saturday||12.75||Unified Firefighters Half Marathon|
|Total miles for the week: 50.75 - YTD: 923|
|Approaching the finish line at the half marathon|
Tuesday, I was going to do a speed workout but I had had a big lunch and it had sat in my stomach for a while. It also made me feel sluggish and despite coming home from work and resting for an hour didn't give me much gumption to go out and do it. I did make up for it and did a 5K "time-trial" of sorts on Wednesday. It wasn't an all out 5K but I definitely was working. My pace was probably somewhere slower than 5K but faster than 10K. What was nice, was at the end I felt like I had at least another mile or two at that pace. My splits were 8:00, 8:07 and 8:11.
This coming week will be a taper week. All the racing and hard training are starting to take a toll on my body. I don't have any huge goals for the Ogden Marathon other than to finish strong. We'll see how the weather is and how things go and work from there.
What, No Race Pictures?!?!?
I got an email from the Colorado Marathon people the other day congratulating me on my accomplishment and a link to some pictures that they had taken at the finish line. Awesome, I thought, let's see what they have.
I searched for my bib number and got no hits. What? The pictures were ordered by time and were of the finish line. Figuring all I would have to do is look for roughly 11:07(ish) and I'd find myself. I browsed the pictures before and after and still nothing.
Then I noticed that for about 15 minutes, from 11 until 11:15 there were NO pictures taken.
I am not heartbroken over it. I have a lot of pictures of me running, so I'll live. Just strange.
Well, I took the plunge and signed up for the full Ogden Marathon. I've done the race in 2013 and 2015, both rainy years. The weather -- so far -- looks decent. I wouldn't mind a little bit of rain -- I run best when it is wet and cold(ish). That race will put the final word on the race circuit I've done this winter / spring.