Hey! I ran my 5th half marathon last Sunday!
Not a ton to report–I wasn’t allowed to race (only being 2 weeks post-marathon and all) so the plan from Coach was to make it a solid progression, which I did! I started at 9:43 and worked the pace down to 8 flat–which was no easy task considering the HILLS at the end.
The course was gorgeous, and I caught myself smiling like a fool more than once–it was just one of those days where you’re so grateful to be out there : ) This was part 2 of the Minneapolis race series Megan and I are doing this year (part 1 was the frozen 10k of doom on New Years’ Day) so we made a little girls’ trip out of it! My weekend in photos:
And there you have it! (btw, if you’re dying to know, I ran a 2:02, one of my very worst times ever, and had a blast. There might be something to this fun-run business…)
Otherwise, I’m still on the slow build back up (29 miles last week, 37 miles this week…getting there!) and racing a 10k on Saturday. No idea what to expect–I really don’t feel like I’ve done much lately, so we shall see! I’ve officially abandoned my plan to do a half Ironman this summer in the interest of having more time to run–the plan is to take my mileage higher than its ever been before. And to break 3:30 in Chicago.
Sounds crazy, right? Oh well. I’m still going to try my hardest : )