About 10 minutes before we left the house, it started to rain. I have not really run in the rain before, but I paid for the race and was ready to do so if it came down to it. When we got there we met up with Sharon and her husband, D. Packet pick-up was super easy, and we went to throw our goody bags into the car and put on the glow necklaces and bracelets we bought for the race. When we started to walk back to the boys, it began to rain...NOOO!!!
|My cheering section|
|I'm so fast it's blurry :P|
Once the race was over we hurried to get out and miss all the traffic, but not before snapping a post-race photo
I took a few days off and hit the trail again this afternoon. It wasn't as hot as it has been (around 85 when I got off work) but I know it won't get much cooler for a couple of months, and I'm going to have to run races in the heat, so I need to train running in the heat to acclimate myself. I follow a lot of blogs and the hot topic at the moment is running in the heat. I don't care how long my run is, I always carry something to drink. I am LOVING my Amphipod Hydraform Handheld Pocket Bottle -
It's perfect to put my keys, GU, chapstick, anything like that for my run in the zipper. It definitely came in handy today. I tried a new interval setting (2 min run/45 sec walk), trying to find a place where I am comfortable. I really like the Jeff Galloway method because I feel like I don't burn myself out like I did in my first race...just need to find the right run/walk ratio for me. Today was a 30 minute run, and I was pretty pleased with myself considering the heat. I ran 2.66 miles in 30 minutes, which is 0.03 miles faster...woo hoo! I'll take the small victories.
|Done with my run!|
I have one more 30 minute run this week and a 5 mile run scheduled for this weekend. I think I'll be waking up at around 7 a.m. to beat the heat of the day!
Hi to all my new followers! I hope everyone has fantastic workouts this week!
Until next time,