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recovery week | training for a virtual run | Scooby Doo Doo Good 5K

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This summer has been rough on everyone. The heat and humidity early in the morning, the heat later in the day – it has been relentless. 

Miss Paisley is our eager-to-run yellow labrador retriever and she has been getting into some trouble this summer (weight gain, tearing up trash, nosing food off the counter, destroying the wrapper of said food all over the place, etc.), but it isn’t all her fault. I am cautious with her because she is prone to overheating when the heat and humidity is high – which makes summer running with her tough.

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Throughout the year (but especially in the summer), I add up the temperature and humidity; if it is less than 150, then she spends a mile or so with me on the run. If it is higher than 150, we play some friz in the yard in the morning and evening to wear her down a little. But it takes a lot of friz throwing to wear her down…and I am usually the one to wear out first.

Now that the temps have started to come down (even though the humidity is high), I have been able to gain my running pal back. And in perfect timing!

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Scooby-Doo Virtual Race Series | Doo Good 5K

What is more fun than running with your pup? Running a RACE with your pup!!

Miss Paisley are I are registered for the Scooby-Doo Virtual Race Series for September and October! Since these races are run “virtually”, we can plan for it anytime throughout the month! We have the Doo Good 5K slated for September 31st – as that will give us the most amount of training as possible! As with life, we have had some events that will offset our training. My first 100 miler was last weekend, so I have been slow to get back into running this past week (see below). This coming week, the hubs and I will be traveling which means Miss Paisley will be cross training (aka playing in the yard and chasing toys) while we are away. 

We are both excited to get back into a routine of running, so this is a perfect time to train and run a virtual race!

The Scooby-Doo Virtual Race Series is a 2-event series starting with the Doo Good 5K in September and the Spooktober 5K/10K in October. Thank goodness the 10K is 6 weeks away, we both could use the time to get back into some longer miles! For signing up for both races, you get an additional challenge medal! All of those #BlingChasers will be so excited!!

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One of the great parts of this events is what they give back to the animals! A portion of the proceeds from the Scooby Doo Race Series will be donated to the Best Friends Animal Society

Interested in signing up for the fun?? Maybe even join me on September 31st for the Doo Good 5K?? Register today and use the code BIBRAVE at checkout to save 10%.

Be sure to check out the other BibRave Pros and their 4-legged friends as they take on the Doo Good 5K and Scoobtober 5K/10K!

Kim P   Melissa L   Katy   Virjinia   Meridith
Melissa F   Karen   Andrea H   Amy W
Kim T   Nicole   Amy P   Whitney   Deanne
Cortney   Angie   Michael   Matthew   Lisa


weekly workouts : sept 10-16

Monday
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : OFF

Day 1 of recovery — moving is slow, but walking around helps keep me loose. As long as I lock my leg out, I am able to move around “well”. Sleep didn’t come easily last night…between being too hot to too cold, and then twitchy, I needed to get up and move around in the middle of the night. I decided to rest on the couch so I didn’t wake the hubs too much…

Tuesday
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : OFF

Day 2 of recovery – moving is becoming easier. I was told today would be the worst day…but Sunday (after the race) was by far the worst day. I have been moving a little better each day, and I was able to walk like a normal human today! After lunch, little man and I got a ride back home – so back to reality tomorrow!

Wednesday
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : OFF

Day 3 of recovery – first day of work. While sitting around doesn’t help my legs feel a whole lot better, it feels good to get back to normal! I am taking stairs like a normal person and I am not in any pain! There are some tight spots that pop up here and there…but nothing consistent. 

Thursday
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : yoga

Day 4 of recovery – with a local yoga event, I chose to get out of the house this evening! It felt good moving around a little more in a different way. After the event, I was able to chat with a couple local runner pals about my weekend’s adventure (blog post to come, promise!)

Friday
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : 2.6 miles + 1 mile

Day 5 of recovery – this morning, I went for a run with a purpose. There was a marathon runner this past weekend that didn’t make it to his finish line. He had a “serious cardiac event” on the trail and didn’t make it. He came within 2.6 miles of the finish line and there are many, many runners honoring him with 2.6 miles this week. RIP Christopher Wilson #flystrong1082

After work, the hubs wanted to get out for an interval workout. While he went along a different route, the pup, little man, and I were able to make our 1 mile loop. Paisley is training for the Scooby-Doo Doo Good 5K later this month (read more above) and maybe we will be able to get in some more running this coming week 

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Saturday
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : OFF

Day 6 of recovery – we spent the day between home (cleaning, cleaning, cleaning) and the library (little man’s funtime). On our way to the library, we stopped by a running friend’s house.

Bob has been an amazing supporter of my crazy running adventures. Since I missed the morning run today (even to stop by and say hello), I thought I would stop by and see if he was home – since he lives next door to the library 🙂 Little man was a little crazy, but we were able to talk about my 100 mile adventure, show him my buckle and last-finishers award, and embroidered jacket. It was good to chat with him since we don’t often run together – and I know he is itching to get out and run again!

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Sunday
Scheduled : OFF
Actual : OFF

Day 7 of recovery – another lazy day – much needed of course! Little man and I made breakfast and thought about what to do today.

Another running friend came by – she let me borrow her raincoat for the race (see it on my pre-run headshot to the right) and I wanted to be sure to get it back to her before it got lost in my mess of gear. We chatted about the race, showed her my finishers gear, and just talked about how running was going for both of us. It really is fun talking about running…

As the day progressed, little man and I napped and then headed to Wamego so he could play with his friend Andrew and I could hang out with Michelle (one of the wonderful ladies from my 100 mile crew). We talked about how I was recovering, showed her my new belt (with much earned 100 mile buckle), and returned her Orange Mud transition wrap. It was fun to hear about what happened behind the scenes with the crew while I was out running – and I just couldn’t stop talking about running, so it worked! The boys played the whole time and I can speak for little man sleeping hard that night 😉 

Weekly Miles : 3.6 miles
100m Training Miles : 1148 miles
Annual Miles : 1797 miles (goal = 2,018 in 2018)

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Check out these awesome run-spiring linkups this week :

Weekly Wrap     Tuesday’s on the Run
Wild Workout Wednesday     Running Coach’s Corner

How did your training week go?

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