Did you see these new shoes? They’re a beauty! I definitely do not need them. 🙂 Right? I have a similar pair, Ghost 11, that I bought last year. I love those! I use Garmin Connect to track the mileage on my shoes. Right now I have 5 shoes that I am tracking. A few weeks ago I decided to just run in the Ghost 11 till I get to 400 miles. Then the next shoes I will run in are the Launch 5 and the Levitate 1. I know it is a crazy system. I also have 3 new pairs in boxes. Yikes! Update: My Ghost 11 now have 289.40 miles after today’s race. 🙂
I am so excited to run the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Half Marathon. But I will say that I am not ready for it. I think this is the first time I haven’t felt ready for a race. Well, I think many of us have those feelings, but in my case I really am not ready. If you’ve been reading my blog, the training hasn’t been there. I had (have) plantar fasciitis and at one point took 3 weeks off to recover. But my goal is to have fun and finish it! Oh and maybe finish in less than 3:18:01 which is my worst finish time from when I ran the Walt Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon.
I ran only 2 days (one was race day). The rest of the days I slept in. I don’t know what is going on but I have been feeling very tired. I wake up just in time to get ready and leave for work.
The photo below is from Monday, the day after the Chicago Marathon. It was cold and windy the day of the marathon. On Monday I ran 4 miles and enjoyed the sunshine and beautiful fall colors.
I received my two Koala Clips on Thursday. Love using these on my runs!
Saturday morning I finished getting my stuff ready. Then I had breakfast and left for the airport. My flight left at 11:15 and I arrived in Detroit at 1:00. Once there I took an Uber to the hotel to check in and left for the expo. The expo was fun! There were so many vendors and I was actually impressed with it. Normally I don’t buy anything anymore but this time I bought 3 pairs of Balega socks (it was buy 3 pairs and get one free) and an R3 foot roller.
In the evening I had dinner and watched TV. One of the workers from the hotel offered to take me downtown so I could see the start line. It turns out it it close to TCF Center where the expo was held.
When I got back I got my stuff ready for the race and went to sleep.
The race was fun! But my foot did bother me and I ended up walking a lot. I enjoyed this race and would definitely do it again. Oh, and I finished in 2:45:41.
Have you run a race where you did not train well for it or were not prepared? How did it go?
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.