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It’s race week! Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago is this weekend and I am excited to explore a new city! It looks like the miles this week are a little funny…but I’ll take it! Last weekend’s long runs wore me out…
I am deep in Hawk 100 training – and I am feeling pretty good! My foot has been bothering me a little on longer runs – so I need to get that figured out soon!
weekly workouts : week 13 (july 16)
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : OFF + cardio
Scheduled : 5am/5pm miles
Actual : 5am miles + cardio
My morning didn’t start off so well…mostly just waking up in the dark needing to get out for a morning run. I headed out but wasn’t really feeling all that great. My legs were heavy (from more elevation change in one day – Saturday – than I have gotten in weeks) and I couldn’t get out of my own head. When I was ready to throw in the towel and run home, I spotted my running buddy out on her own morning jaunt! I turned around and headed back with her – not necessarily expecting to continue with my run. I ran with her back to her house and then set out again.
This time, I spotted a loose dog… No biggie, but she looked a little nervous and I didn’t want to spook her. She came right up to me and stayed near a neighboring yard. I left her there (thinking that was her home) and went along on my run, but she was then running with me…so I stopped and checked her tags again for the phone numbers. I called her people (close to where I saw her the first time) but then she darted away. After a little running around, I was able to get her back home and I was left with a little more energy to get the rest of my morning miles in.
I packed up a lunch run bag, but with some funny business weather, I wasn’t able to get out. I finished the workday with good intention to get out and go for an evening run – but time at home won that battle.
Scheduled : 3 miles
Actual : 4.1 miles
Due to going into work EARLY, I opted for a lunch run – but since I needed to take my car into the shop [regular maintenance], I went for a run while I waited. #multitasking
Scheduled : 6 miles
Actual : 1 mile + cardio
The cards didn’t align for me well today…mixed rain, thunderstorms, and weird weather kept us in most of the day…but little and I were able to get out for an evening mile.
Scheduled : 4 miles
Actual : 6.5 miles
A busy day in KC with my dad and family. I almost ran quite a bit more, but dinner was ready and I didn’t care to run more after…plus I have some fun running to do this weekend!
Scheduled : 15 miles
Actual : 1 mile + 14 miles
Travel Day! I am heading to Chicago today for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon! Exciting! I planned on possibly getting a couple miles in this morning before my flight, but I just lazied around…so I needed to get in 15 while in the windy city!
When I got to my bnb, I quickly realized that I didn’t have anything to drink…so my first stop was a grocery/convenience store. I found a Walgreens close and made up my first mile getting nearly lost getting there and back (should have only been 1/2 mile round trip…ha!). After I was set with fluids, I headed out!…and after my first mile or so, realized that I also didn’t “lube up”…darnit! I quickly searched the area for running stores and there was one about a mile away, closing in like 15 minutes. So I booked it to the Fleet Feet shop and got some Body Glide. That’s better!
Now that I am on the road and not running errands, I made my way to Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, up and down Navy Pier, along the Lakefront Trail, and Northerly Island Park before heading back. Such a full, fun day!
Scheduled : 15 miles
Actual : 3.75 miles +13.6 miles + 2.75 miles
I originally thought that I was only a mile or so from the race start..nope, more like 2.5-3 – but that is totally fine by me! I headed out early and made it with quite a bit of time to spare before the start. My not-so-great idea was to try and meet up with 2 groups before the start for a group shot…the first one wasn’t quite account for, so I went to the second and they had already dispersed, and then I couldn’t find either group at the starting area. Oh well…We all made our way to the finish!
It started out a calm morning, but started pouring (a couple times) before the race really started. Since I put 2skin all over my arms, legs and feet, I wasn’t too worried about the constant wet and rain. The rain really cut the humidity and cooled us off from the brief warmth between storms. All in all, a fun morning! (full review to come)
Weekly Miles : 52 miles
RnRChicago Miles : 427 miles
100m Training Miles : 763 miles
Annual Miles : 1412 miles (goal = 2,018 in 2018)
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