It’s always a busy week before a race, but driving instead of flying means that I have more wiggle room with when we leave (although the pet sitters really do like a time!).
- Monday: Dogwalk, PB KB Total Body (20 minutes)
- Tuesday: 6 miles easy, JY Train Your Core (15 minutes)
- Wednesday: SB WU (10 minutes), PB Bodyweight (25 minutes), Dogwalk
- Thursday: Dogwalk
- Friday: 5 miles easy with 6 x 20ish strides
- Saturday: YFR Hamstrings + Foundation
- Sunday: 1812 Challenge
Mileage: 29 (NC)
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It was actually a pleasant day to run! Shocker! It was cloudy, not too humid, and there was a nice breeze. I’d like to dial up this weather for Sunday, please. Had a pretty decent run.
It was a beautiful morning to run. Almost caught the sunrise. Threw in some strides and had a nice, strong run before we hit the road.
I ran the 1812 challenge today but according to my garmin it was more like 18 miles (a new course this year) & I’m perfectly fine with that!
An automatic PR since it’s the furthest I’ve ever run.
Favorites of the week
There are two chiropractors in the practice I go to — mine was out with, ironically, back problems, so I saw the other chiropractor — I’ve never been to her in her official capacity, although several of my buddies go to her, but know her a little socially.
Turns out she loves Sackets Harbor (where my race was today). So we chatted about it, the race, which restaurants are good, and since she’s doing Wineglass in the fall (which I did last year), I told her that the prerace dinner is really good, and we chatted some about that course.
And then in my Weight Watchers meeting I was chatting with a friend, and she happened to go to NYC and also Harriman State Park, which the Appalachian Trail runs through. There’s some chance we could be headed that way in September, and she mentioned a hike that sounded doable — I know little about the area and hadn’t yet researched it, so just another little bit of synchronicity.
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you like a shakeout run before a race (I don’t!)?
Do you really study the race course or just assume it will be well marked (I tend to look at it, but not really study it)?
Any little bits of synchronicity this week (the universe sending you something you need)?