Hi everyone! Guess what: I’m halfway through this half marathon training! And it was an AWESOME week!
Monday: 3.1 mile run
Tuesday: Rest day
Wednesday: HTH speed training day! 5:00 tempo, 35:00 easy run, 5:00 tempo. Both tempos were equal!
Thursday: I was home sick, so I did some easy yoga and stretching.
Friday: Twilight 12K – my first 12k ever and I KILLED it! Full recap coming soon!
Saturday: I walked in the Anchorage Pride Parade with my coworkers and it was not only an amazing experience getting to show my support, it was a great workout too because we were walking around the city all morning 🙂
Sunday: We hiked The Butte out in Palmer. It was only like 2 miles but the views were amazing!
Overall I feel great and don’t have any of the pain that was bothering me while I was taking Pilates. Yoga is definitely my body’s favorite cross training! I’m hoping to get to some more yoga done next week – I do about 10 minutes of yoga after every run, but I’d like to take another class this week. I’m also thinking about adding in a day or two of strength training now that my body is feeling better.
Now time for some big news! You may have heard me hinting about signing up for a new race. As you know, I’m trying to run a race in all 50 states. My company is sending me down to Denver the first week of August for a conference, and I was looking for a race to run while I was down there. And you won’t believe what race is happening in Colorado on August 7&8:
I have always wanted to run a Ragnar, but didn’t know how to travel to one with my non-runner husband and I didn’t know how to find 11 other people to run it with me. But here was my perfect opportunity to make it happen! After asking around online, I found a great group of girls who needed another runner. So I will be running with team Cirque De Sore Legs in my very first Ragnar! Fun fact: it’s super hilly and has crazy high elevation, so I’m pretty sure I’ve lost my mind. But I’m so excited about it! Runner spots #2 and #3 are still available and I’m trying to decide which one I want to be. Which would you choose?
Have you ever run a Ragnar relay? Bonus points if it was Colorado! What tips/advice would you give me for training and preparing for the race? Am I crazy for doing this, especially with a bunch of strangers?