No, Rock n Roll is not starting a race in Cape Cod, but don’t you think they ought to? I could probably sweet talk Mr. Judy into that. Maybe. Although I told him he likes the idea of the Cape, not so much the reality (driving there is not fun).
We needed some time away. Although we actually will have a lot of time away in the next few months. My next half is coming up quickly, and then another little racecation, and then another . . . I did even sign up for the best damn race in New Orleans for March 2017! I’m not sure I’ve ever been that impulsive about a race signup.
No, I didn’t get in for $1. I thought I had it all set to go on my phone, as we were going to be out and about when registration opened, but let’s just say I was frustrated. I signed up several hours later when we got back to where we were staying.
They have pace groups for 2:40 & 2:50! Maybe I’ll finally be able to run with a pace group!
So because I’ll be traveling a lot in the next few months, but “wrapped” up with family business too, follow me on Instagram to find out what shenanigans I’m up to. I’m wrapping it up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin because you just never know who you might inspire.
- Monday: Dogwalk, 15 min stationary bike, Pahla B Stability
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 4.5 miles speedwork (5 x 800), 12:20 bike WU, Pahla B Core HIIT
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, 3.5 miles easy, Pahla B Full Body KB
- Thursday: Dogwalk, otherwise in the car most of the say
- Friday: Lots of dogwalking
- Saturday: 10 miles LSD, Dogwalk, YFR Hamstrings & Foundation
- Sunday: 2 miles easy, Dogwalks, walked around Goodwill Park
Mileage: 20 (+1)
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Normally I run MTTrS. Monday I was just completed exhausted, mind, body, and spirit (read about what went down in the Weekly Wrap). I am slowly learning to Respect my body. So even though running Monday & Tuesday would have really worked for me this week, I also knew I wasn’t up to running yesterday.
Unless I’m physically sick, I never bail on a run! I’m so glad I did. I needed to.
I got out a little later than I planned to (family stuff), and even though it was a warm, humid day, thankfully the cloud cover held for most of my run. I did 5 x 800m intervals with 3 minutes of rest in between, with a 1 mile warmup and cooldown.
It felt comfortably hard. My intervals were really steady at just under 11 mm, with the last one being the fastest. What can I say? I just love being able to stop and catch my breath after half a mile.
Although the day before fall starts, the mornings tend to be cooler and shadier as the days get shorter. I set out for three and a half easy miles, and that’s pretty much what I got. Nothing terribly remarkable or memorable about this run.
Not always a bad thing.
It was such a beautiful day to run. So run I did. 10 miles. And since I was in a new-to-me running area, I took my time, stopped a bunch, and took lots of photos.
I was pretty determined to get in some good mileage this week. And it was a beautiful, cool, Fall day. So I ran up and down the street our house was off of . . . several times. Because it was only about half a mile.
And then at the end some lady started to chat me up about running, did I think it helps to lose weight? Somewhere from there we got to talking about our elderly parents . . .
Favorites of the week
Getting away! I swear, never have I been more in need of some RnR. The first night I laid down with Lola at 7 pm, just to rest, and woke up with Mr. Judy came to get her for last call at 9 pm!
My long run on Saturday. It was such a confidence booster. I forgot my Rocktape! (affiliate link.) So I admit to being nervous. There’s an awesome bike path in the area, the shiningseabikeway, and it’s nice and flat. I really wanted to run it end to end, which was just about perfect mileage, but Mr. Judy was concerned about trying to find parking in Woods Hole so I did an out and back instead.
Everything felt great. Nothing bothered me — not during the run, not after the run.
All the lobster rolls. And the hot fudge sundae.
Gorgeous weather. We got so lucky!
That Lola was mostly extremely well behaved.
Unfortunately, there were so many bloggers right within reach, and I didn’t meet up with a single one. 😦 I didn’t know most of them would be there, with the exception of MB, so that made me sad.
Dogs aren’t allowed on the beaches until Oct. 1, so I didn’t get to walk or run by the ocean, either.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
What’s your next race?
Have you ever signed up for a race on a whim? Which one?
Where was the last place you went on vacation? Would you recommend it?