Most of my SPEEDY running buddies did their Long Run on Friday, Thankfully my little buddy Carol-Ann HERE was able to meet up for most of my 17 Miler. All decked out in Sugoi.
UGH... I should have checked this picture and taken another.. Anyway you see how much littler she is than me. the plan was to run just over 9 minute pace. we TOTALLY lucked out, there was rain and wind predicted but we had great weather. I got a few compliments on my heart Bondiband.
I was TIRED from the first mile, not sure if it was mental or what because my body was performing GREAT! When we hit the turn we sped up and I got in 5 Goal pace miles, totally un-intentional. We passed a runner with well-defined calves and I gave her a compliment she said "P-90x" UGH I guess I need to try P-90X.. Along the way I came up with a new nickname for Carol-Ann, she is now TINK as in Tinkerbell. She floats off the ground and runs on Pixie Dust :) I dropped her at 15 miles and ran back out, re-passing many folks... Lots of Team in Training people!!! WOOT!! Running for a Cause is so amazing.. The last 2 miles solo were tough, but I finished strong. 17 miles 9:04 pace
I had packed Chocolate milk to ENJOY after the run. I got in my car took a BIG Swig...and GULP... I had to get out of the car because I felt like I was going to up-chuck. I met a nice Team in Training gal while out there, so I guess it happened for a reason.. LONG RUN DONE!!
The rest of the day was spent with family running errands and taking the boys to the park. I was a little tired and from the photo needed some makeup ;)
The predicted WIND came while the boys tossed rocks in the water. That night it was WINDY and crazy RAINY.. Amy, Zoe and I had plan to meet early for 7-9 miles, we were a bit worried..
Thankfully the storm passed and left us with the MOST AMAZING day. Clear, sunny, with the mountain in full view. I felt blessed to be in the PNW. We stretched and snapped a few pictures..Zoe was doing the drag-leg stretch, it was FUNNY..
Me and Zoe in Brooks Gear
I should have taken the Bondiband off for the pictures looks sorta silly, oh well.. Me and Tall Amy, the plan was for Amy to do 7 and Zoe and I to drop her at the car and continue...
The run was great, I had zero soreness and was moving pretty good. I REALLY LOVE this Recovery runs, I look forward to them all week. We chatted the whole way getting caught up on things, Mom talk about birth stories and breastfeeding and plans for upcoming races. The cows were funny, a brown and black cow having a very serious mo-versation :)
When we were approaching 7 miles Amy said she wanted to try for 9!!! Her previous mileage PR was 8, SWEET! We stopped to stretch then headed toward town. We had to start and stop for traffic lights and I could feel my legs tense... just before mile 8 I got a horrible cramp in my Hamstring.. OUCH!! OUCH! OUCH!! We stopped I rubbed it out and we went a bit slower to finish up.. I think I need some Saltstick caps.. So PROUD to be with Amy on her new Mileage PR!! I know she could have done 10 if I was not cramping :(
Me and Amy in matching skirts posing in Orting.. OK very strange I posted this outfit on Window Shopping Wednesday HERE and somehow ended up wearing it the day before Valentines :) Zoe took some fun photos/videos, hope to share those soon...
Another 26 mile weekend... I cleaned up and went to visit my Mom to give her some Valentine Love... It was so nice that we did Yard Work to clean up from the wind storm, then Mom offered to watch the boys. Muscle Man and I had a GREAT impromptu date with Mexican food and some shopping.. Then went home to watch Shrek Forever After as a family.. great family movie.. AWESOME WEEKEND!!
- QUESTION: Have you ever had Achilles Tendon pain.. I left Achilles felt like it was on FIRE all day on Sunday.. I iced and will rest Monday.
- How was your weekend???
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY