I tried to get my run in that evening, but a late lunch of Mexican food gave my stomach different ideas. In a way, I figured that was okay. After the craziness of Chattanooga, some extra rest and a shorter run wasn't a big deal.
I have a half this coming Sunday (and I'm hoping to run 5 pre-race, time permitting), so I decided to call this week a mini-taper before I increase my long run back to 20.
Tuesday's run was hard. Not as bad as Sunday's, but still not great. I chalked this up to volleyball starting! This week I had three days of tryouts...45 girls tried out each day!
|A little pigeon pose in the park after my run. I got some strange looks. Also, sweat was coming off me in sheets. Stupid Florida.|
Anyway, I'm on my feet an additional 90 minutes on volleyball days, and I'm feeling it.
Thursday morning I asked Elizabeth, kind of joking, if she wanted to go for a run that evening after volleyball. I was surprised by how excited she was! For someone who claims to hate running, she's certainly taken to it quickly!
|OMG SO SWEATY.|
(Side-note: This half is going to be insane; the race organizer is notorious for cutting corners, so I may need to carry my own water since it'll be hot. Also, there are two huge bridges at miles 10 and 12. Plus, it will be 13 miles of an 18-miler. I hope I survive.)
|My half on Sunday is going to be intense. Luckily I'm not racing it; it's just training.|
Oh, and can we take a minute to look at this?
|I'm sure the rest of you are truly enjoying your fall.|
How has your week been so far?
How's your November weather?
Good luck at your half this weekend! That is so exciting. I can't imagine attempting to run 20 miles at night AND after Mexican food! Just the fact that you tried is beyond awesome. I'd be like nope, next weekend! Hahaha. You are awesome! Nice job this week.ReplyDelete
Ha, thanks! My mind was definitely there, but my body was like "naaah, try again next time" haha!Delete
Good luck this weekend! Just relax and try to enjoy it as best you can. And maybe avoid Mexican food beforehand :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I definitely went with Japanese instead!Delete
I don't care how sweaty you are, you still look beautiful in every post run photo! What is your secret!??ReplyDelete
Good luck on your 5 miles + the half! That is insane but a great idea to make your long run more interesting!
I think I really like doing miles before a race for my long run...it's seemed to work out well this year!Delete
Good luck, I hope your long run (with a half thrown in) goes well!ReplyDelete
Our November has also been too hot - it just doesn't feel right to have 70 days after Halloween. I think that's finally the last of it though, a cold wind is blowing through right now... it is supposed to be a warm winter this year.
Last year was brutal for so many states, I guess you kind of deserve a warmer winter. But I wish it could be cold down here!Delete