Today I ran an easy 6 miler. Nothing much to say about it. It was hot, uneventful, and slow. At least I broke the 12 mm mark even with the heat. Now off to hydrate and eat for my first 18 miler on Sunday.
I have been super swamped at work, so I have had no time to write new race reports or blog posts. But here it goes. :)
We had planned on running Shamrock to get Virginia for my husband in his quest for more states. I had heard this race is very flat (it is) and that it has great weather (doubtful), so I signed up for the full and planned on at least racing it at a good effort.
As the time got near, the weather had turned to rainy and windy. When we arrived to Virginia Beach on Friday night, the rain had not started but as we woke up on Sunday, the wind and the rain were there to stay. We were staying in front of the start for the marathon and we could see the finish line for the 8K that morning falling down from the wind. The wind was brutal, indeed. I was already worrying about my lungs but thought the rain might calm the wind a bit. It didn't.
We spent the day before the race shopping, eating, and just enjoying the area. There was not much to do outdoors since the winds…
Today, I ran the Cheers to the New Year 5K in Indianapolis, IN in 30:33 and 12 seconds faster than my last one in Thanksgiving.
I wanted to continue re-learning to race 5Ks, even if I cannot get close to my PR of 24:03 from way way back in the last decade, lol. Especially, I wanted to be able to race them without crashing and burning sometime during the race. At the Thanksgiving Jog 5K, I was done and burned by Mile 1 because I started out too fast. I finished there at 30:45 and I suspected my time was soft. I know I am not in PR shape but I think I might be able to break 30 minutes in the next few races, so I wanted another chance at it. Hence this race.
I have been eyeing the race for a few weeks and I knew that if I registered too late I wouldn't be able to get this year's shirt and/or this year's medal (if they run out, they give you a prior year's shirt and/or medal). But of course, I forgot about it and remembered to check the race this last weekend. I was able to …
It's been a while since I have posted something in this blog. Since the Chicago Marathon in October, WTF! I was super busy at the end of the year, between training for Houston, work, the shutdown (I was excepted and had to work through the longest shutdown in US history), a virus that stayed with me for the first five weeks of 2019 and caused my running to come to a halt, and life. Of course, I DNFd the Houston Marathon for the third time in a row, sigh. I was so sick I couldn't even run for 1/4 mile without stopping to breathe or just to, you know, live. January, 2019 really sucked. Maybe Dallas might be a better choice next time?
At least 2018 ended on a great note with almost 2500 miles run for the year. Then January came and knocked me off my ass, ha. Oh, and my TM broke in December and I was without one for five weeks as well (we had to buy a new one even and it took three weeks to get to us). It's a miracle I was able to run as much (or as little, depending…