Here is my mileage for last week. I was really hoping to be in the 85-90 mile range but with a busy week I was never able to bump it up. The intensity was there though and I am happy with where I am at. 11 weeks until Twin Cities!
Saturday ended up being an amazing day for me. Renee and I met at 6 for our 18 mile long run with the Allen Stone BraveHeart Memorial 5K thrown in the middle and like usual when we are together…..nothing is normal! We get to the park and it’s closed so we end up climbing a 10 foot fence in the pouring rain to run through the muddy trails. I believe we were running low 7’s. A friend had told us the 5K race started at 8:10 so we get to her house at 7:39 to change and then run to the starting line. I’m in my car changing out of my wet clothes when Renee comes out of her house with an extremely serious face and yells “KRIS, GET IN THE CAR!” I knew immediately from her expression that we were very very wrong about the race start time. We drive to the start, I throw money in the meter while she pins her bib on her soaked clothes (she didn’t have time to change!) and we sprint at 5:45 pace to the start which was a half a mile from where we parked. We got to the start line with 90 seconds to spare. My heart rate was through the roof and we both forgot our beloved sunglasses! All we needed was our bibs though.
The point of this training run was to get to the starting line with legs that felt like they were going to fall off and that’s what we did! Renee ended up winning the girls race and I was 2nd place female. My time was slower than usual (19:23) but I knew it would be after our 10 miles plus sprint to the start. The wheels fell off during that last mile of the race…..something I need to work on. After the race we finished up our run to total 18 miles for the day in time for the awards ceremony and hanging out with great friends. I had so much fun!
Saturday night the Mr. friends and I went to see KISS and Motley Crue (hence the post title). Steve and I were dressed normally when our friends showed up with 80’s rock stuff for the guys to wear. Stephanie and I spent the whole night laughing and the guys spent the whole night posing with strangers for pictures. I was shocked at how much attention they got. Guys are such hams! We had a blast but believe me I was happy to hand that 80’s wig back over at the end of the night! Between the race, the concert, and play time with the kids in between it was a perfect day.
Did you do any racing this weekend? Long Run? Can you admit that you love the 80’s too? 😉