|My running helpers at the Tempe International Tri|
At any rate, racing in the sprint was the right choice for me. I finished while the weather was still cool and in time for my Mother's Day brunch. :) I even had two little helpers finish the race with me. And, to top it off, I won the Athena category! It was a pretty great start to Mother's Day.
|Medcity 1/2 Marathon--stylin'|
In the end, switching races was the right decision. The weather was cool at the start, but by the end of the 1/2 it was plenty warm. Also, I wore a pair of old shoes that I had left in MN to run in--instead of packing my usual running shoes (I wanted to save room in my luggage). I ended up with blistered feet because they were no longer used to the old sneakers. I was plenty sore after the 1/2 so I was quite glad I didn't run the full. I am still planning on running a full marathon at some point this summer, so hopefully, I will be better trained by then.
Last, I decided to join the Runner's World Run Streak. The run streak runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The streak requires you to commit to running everyday. To complete the streak, you must run at least one mile each day (no substitutions). I started 2 days late, so I will actually run everyday until 2 days after Labor Day. I have never been a daily runner, so this is a big change for me. I figured that if I ran more frequently I might start to like it (and get better and faster). One of the things that makes it doable is that you only need to run a mile each day. I typically only run 3 days in a week--so I'm treating all my typical non-run days as warm-up runs. So far, I've run everyday--even when it meant going out at 9:00 at night so that a big supper could digest a bit before running! #RWrunstreak
|Mount San Jacinto State Park|
That's where I'm at! I don't have much on the race calendar for the summer. I am looking forward to getting into my training plan in earnest for the next few months.