Updates!

Adirondack Half Marathon recap coming soon!

In the meantime…
I finished in 2:07, 7 minutes over my goal of being under 2 hours. I was upset about it during the race when I knew I wouldn’t meet my goal unless I somehow ran the last 5k faster than any 5k I’ve done… not going to happen after 10 hilly miles. Nope.

After the race I was bummed, but then I stopped and thought about how I just RAN 13.1 miles. That’s a lot of miles, especially when I just started putting effort into improving my running in January of this year. I’ve come a long way and should be proud of my accomplishments. I have plenty of time to beat 2 hours.

I will write a full recap, I’ve been so swamped with school!

Here’s what’s up for this month, the training doesn’t stop! Two more half-marathons + 10ks on the calendar for October/early November. I’m glad I have a full month of races because race season is ending 😦 there will be the occasional 5k, but until March/April, not too many races are scheduled. I’m hoping to run a 5k on my birthday (November 23rd). It’s part of a race series and I’m pretty sure it’s either free/$5 to run, so hopefully that can happen!

10/8 Art Tudhope 10k
10/16 Baystate Half Marathon
10/22 10k benefiting a TEAM member’s fundraiser
10/29 NIRCA Regionals Meet at UCONN
11/06 RaceVermont Half Marathon

This week I need to take training seriously and not skip any workouts. I really want to beat my 2:07 in Boston, which I’m pretty confident that I will be able to since the Baystate course is “flat and fast” and the Adirondack course was pretty hilly.

Monday: 11 mile run @ 10:00-10:40 pace
Tuesday: Spinning 6:30am & TBC 6:15pm
Wednesday: 7 mile easy run
Thursday: Muscle Hustle 12:15pm & Yoga 7:15pm
Friday: Butts and Guts 4:15, Yoga flow 5:15
Saturday: 10k = tempo run
Sunday: Long bike ride

There, it’s all written out. No skipping workouts!