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Weekly Runs: March 4-10
M 4 miles
T Did not run
W 3.60 miles
TH Did not run
F 3.01 miles
S 5 miles
S Did not run
I am finally back to running. It wasn’t easy since we are still dealing with cold and windy weather. How much longer till Spring?
This month I am excited to run my first race of the year and one of my favorites in Chicago – Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. I have been running this race since 2005 and I think I’ve missed 2 or 3 years? I love the distance and the location. I was planning to sign up anyway but when a race entry become available through BibRave, I immediately requested to sign up! Check out the medal, hat, and shirt! If you want to join me and thousand of other runners, sign up HERE.
Next month I will run the Delaware Half Marathon which will be my 39th state in my Race in the 50 states+1 goal. I am even more excited because I will see Kim (KookyRunner). I first met her in 2017 when she ran the Chicago Marathon, but only got to talk to her for like a minute because she had to keep running and other family members were waiting for her too. The picture below is from the second time seeing her on the course right before the finish line. Join us! Use code DelawareRave19 for 10% off the registration fee.
On Wednesday I received my newest Brooks shoes. I got them in purple and they’re so pretty. For some reason they fit me weird, so I ordered another pair in a different color (some of the Launch 5 are like that too). How awesome is this video!
My runs this week were mostly “easy”. My coach has me running them between 11:56 – 13:04 pace. It is a nice and comfortable pace and many times I welcome it when I am very tired and just want to run “slow”. I did have one speed workout and those I actually enjoy. The plan was 15 minutes warmup and cooldown with 8×2 minutes at marathon pace with 2 minutes jog/recovery. I ran out of time and managed only 4 sessions . <<Not sure what they’re called? Workouts?
I had another easy run on Thursday but was too cold and decided to do it instead on Friday morning. However, it was the same temperature on Friday morning but didn’t feel as cold. Weird. It actually felt good running! We also got a bit more snow but it quickly melted.
Saturday was 5 miles and I waited as long as I could for it to warm up. It didn’t. It was 40 degrees but yet windy and cold.
This week we had a week of various Dr. Seuss activities (4 days since we had no school on Monday). One of them was crazy socks day! I received many compliments from teachers and the students just laughed. 🙂 The rest of the days were crazy hair and crazy hat, with one day for students to submit a drawing of anything of Dr. Seuss. Definitely a fun week!
Overall it was a good but busy week. I maybe not have done all of my runs on the days that my coach asked me to, but I got them done.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.