What type of friend takes pictures that she was texted from another friend and posts them on her blog?? A shameless Kris Lawrence. I didn’t get to experience the Olympic Trials first hand but was sent some pictures that I had to share. The Nike picture above makes me sigh. I feel strongly that Pre is one of the few men who can pull off a stand alone mustache. Opinions?
Running in the rain, to qualify for the Olympics. Another huge sigh from me. I know most everyone seems to be a Ritz fan but I’ve been on Team Rupp since the Face Mask Incident. Check out this Ritz gem (I think my friend had good seats!):
Did anyone race this past weekend? No races for me this weekend but I have a 5K next Saturday. Instead I was able to get some solid base mileage in. Early Saturday I ran with friends on the trails for 14 muddy miles. Last night I ran 12 through my neighborhood looping by the Thoroughgood House. I’ve run by it 100 times but never explored it before today. Later I brought my kids back to try to
teach them that not evey child grew up with electricity, trampolines, and scooters explore. It looks small from the front but there are gardens in the back. I’ve been using this historic landmark as a mileage marker for almost a year and had no idea what I was missing each time I ran by it. I came home and started wikipedia-ing the Thoroughgoods and for the rest of the day felt guilt every time I accidentally left a light on or ate anything I didn’t pick or kill myself.
How is your base mileage looking for your Fall races? Here are my details from the past week.
77 Total Miles
Sunday- 11 @ 7:33 pace
Monday- A.M.- 10 miles P.M.-5 miles @ 8:00 pace
Tuesday- 7.5 miles with 2 @ 6:20 pace & 2 @ 6:05 pace
Wednesday- 10 miles @ 7:45 pace
Thursday- A.M.- 9 miles with 5 at 6:18 pace P.M.- 3 @ 6:48 pace
Friday- A.M.- 7.5 miles @ 7:30 pace
Saturday- 14 miles on the trails
Leaving you with one last Olympic Trials picture. This one is of the Brooks girl I had picked to win (and did win) the 10K, Amy Hastings. She won my “Tweet of the Trials” award for her reply to Brooks Running. My girl crush grew by a mile after reading her hardcore, ambitious reply.
Check out the tweet on that girl:
What were your favorite Olympic Trials moments? What events are you looking forward to this week?