Leg #1 Stats:
Moderate Hilly course
Garbage and Recycling day
**I am not a Morning Runner so it was a CHALLENGE to get out of bed. I thought about it for a second but did not let myself go back to bed. It is quiet at that hour, but Garbage day and lots of people leaving for work presented an obstacle course mentality. I made it though and was a SWEATY beast when I got home to get ready for work.
Leg #2 Stats
Sandwich for lunch
1 forgotten sport bra- UGH!!
1 baby snake
6 baby ducks
3/4 mile gradual uphill
1/4 mile clay trail
cottonwood dust everywhere
feet felt hot
legs felt fresh
**I wanted this to be my longest and fastest leg but I was pressed for time, so I went with the speed and tougher terrain.
Leg #3 Stats:
6- number of times I realized tacos was a bad choice for dinner
1- Personalized License read "Chapps"
Lots of walkers and cars
The sky looked like it was going to POUR, never did
1- Pair of CEP compression sleeves (LOVE)
3- Guilty feelings for taking time away from my family
4.5- the mile marker my bodyglide started to FAIL
**Overall it was a good run, my legs were tired but I pushed through. The CEP Compression sleeves provided some stability for soreness. I kept burping dinner which was not fun!! When I realized that I could get a Half Marathon for the day I stretched the run.
Average Pace: 8:44
I am going to put together a training plan to prepare for a successful Hood to Coast performance. I am excited to do some more research about this type of plan. This was an amazing start. I will learn more about my body as I test the limits. What I learned from this first adventure.
- Regardless of the temperature I am perfect in a tank top and shorts.
- Compression sleeves or Recovery Socks are a MUST HAVE for the Relay
- I will need to have a way to ice my knee between legs
- I have no clue how to pace myself for 3 runs in 24 hours
- Gonna stick to Doubles for a few weeks!!
- Mid-week Triple= Half Marathon is a great way to get in some miles!!
- For all of you who have run Relays I would love to hear helpful tips and how you trained. ALL ADVICE is WELCOMED!!