Another week in the books! This past weekend I was able walk through the Udvar-Hazy Center (the “companion facility” to the Air and Space Museum at the National Mall) for the Dulles Runway 10K – isn’t the hangar spectacular?
Monday 9/14– 2 mile walk + 2.5 mile run + 30 minutes personal training
Tuesday 9/15– 2 mile walk
Wednesday 9/16 – 2 mile walk
Thursday 9/17 – 2 mile walk
Friday 9/18 – 2 mile walk
Saturday 9/19– Dulles Runway 10K
Sunday 9/20 –
Metric Marathon 1 mile walk + 18 mile run + 1 mile walk
Total: 38.7 miles (12 walk | 27.7 run)
Training wise this week started off better than most. I kicked it off with a 2.5 mile run and an abbreviated personal training session (it had been awhile since my last). My legs and arms were definitely feeling it the next day!
Run #1: 2.5 miles easy
Coming off a 20 mile + weekend, I decided to go on an easy (sans watch) 2.5 mile run before my training session. The legs felt okay, which was a good sign.
Run #2: 6.2 miles @11:41 min/mile (11:30, 11:31, 11:19, 12:06, 12:14, 11:48)
On Saturday I ran the Dulles Runway 10K with my friend Rachel! My legs were definitely tight the first couple of miles (especially in the quads). I was pretty happy with our splits – which were fairly consistent except for miles #4 and #5 in which there was a strong headwind. It was also nice to see Deb, Erin, and Kathryn (+Preston and Baby Bump T) there!
Run #3: 18 miles @12:00-13:00 min/mile
Remember that time I asked for help choosing between the Navy Air Force Half Marathon or the Metric Marathon to use as part of my long run? I ended up signing up for the Metric Marathon. After the 10K and running errands all day Saturday (when in the burbs I hit up all the big box stores), I stayed at my parent’s house for the night because they live about 30 minutes away from Columbia, Maryland. I figured I would get an extra 30-60 minutes of sleep. Well sleep I did….because I overslept!! I snoozed three alarms and ignored my mom’s knock on the door (I went back to sleep). By the time I woke up, I realized I would not make it to the start on time – doh! I got dressed, got in my car and drove back to DC. Since there were about 5,000 runners+ racing downtown, I knew I could not run my normal long run route (which is basically the Navy-Air Force course) so I went to the gym. I took stretch/water/bio breaks every time 60 minutes passed on the treadmill and the machine stopped. It was not a pretty run, but I got through it.
A little backwards, but on Friday I met my friend for dinner in downtown Silver Spring. We went to A.G Kitchen and it happened to be Guacamole Week (they even had specialty guac drinks – which I did not partake in). Here is a trio of guac: classic, edamame and cheese.
I had fish tacos, which I’ve been craving for awhile.
And a banana bread dessert to share!
How was your weekend?
Have you ever overslept and missed a race or run before?