Today’s Workout- 60 minute Runner’s Core class at Running, Etc.
5 Mile shake out run @ 7:45 pace.
It’s been four weeks since the Twin Cities marathon and yesterday I celebrated my kick-off day back into training with a half marathon. First though Renee and I pre-gamed the night before with the latest installment of my favorite film series (007 of course)…SKYFALL. I’ve been a 007 fan for as long as I can remember and when Daniel Craig was quoted as saying he cried the first time he heard Adele’s theme song Skyfall, I dramatically sighed “Me tooooooo!” I will not give anything away except that I would like to volunteer to be Daniel Craigs running coach. The man has AWFUL running form. We’ve been imitating it. So bad, so funny. The picture below does not properly display his atrocious knee lift and arm above his nose form. We still love you 007.
Like I mentioned, the Norfolk Freedom Half Marathon was my kick-off event back into “real” training. I actually ran quite a bit last week and when I tallied the miles I hit a nice 70. The half went about as expected. I ran conservatively as planned but it hurt more than it should have. I’ve gained some extra candy weight in my off month and ran nothing quicker than 7 minute pace so by mile 8 my legs were calling me names…not nice ones. Second place female in 1:26, I think. I turned off my watch because it was on the dreaded “Battery Low” and then it turns out that timing system for the race went haywire but it should be resolved in a few days. I am not at all concerned with my time for today though. I will get that fitness back quickly…..I hope 😉 Iphone quality pictures below!
Today I did the Runner’s Core Class that I have mentioned a few times. It’s not for the weak but I’m always grateful to get it done. Strength is my weakness so I want to build that up before Boston. This next week should be another 70 mile week.
Congrats to all my friends who raced Richmond and the OBX marathon this weekend!