Finally, I had a decent run yesterday! 6 miles at my goal marathon pace and the only time I felt like I was working hard was when I was running up a half mile long incline… Only need to add 20 miles to that LOL.
Today, I’m hitting the streets for my long run (10 miles) because we have a busy weekend this weekend and next. I’m meeting some friends, so at least 4-5 miles will be at a nice slow pace. I’m hoping that taking it easy will mean a successful completion of the planned miles. I won’t make a decision about the Richmond Marathon until after Ragnar, but I’ll be training as if I’m going to run it.
Time to spotlight another half crazy mom!
Today’s featured blogger is Rachel from Running Rachel. Rachel is a mom of 3! boys who lives all the way over on the other coast from me. She loves to run, but does a much better job than I do at mixing in cross training. (Maybe I could learn from her…) She was also an fellow ZOOMA ambassador, but for their Napa race. Check out her ZOOMA Napa Valley Half Marathon race report. I’m not jealous or anything… OK, maybe I am…
When was your first half marathon? What race?
My first half marathon was in 2004. I ran in Lousiville, Kentucky.
How many half marathons have you run total?
I have run a total of 11 half marathons. 1 20-mile race. 2 full marathons.
How or when did you decide to run more half marathons?
I decided to run a half marathon between each child/pregnancy. After my last child, I found the motivation and desire to run more half marathons. Also moving to the Sacramento area where there is a race every weekend/month made it very easy to race more.
Tell us a bit about your goals
My running goals are to continue running and having fun. I would love to increase my time goals and distance goals… but running for the love of running is honestly my main goal.
Share your 3 favorite blog posts…
Rachel is a never-at-home, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to her three wild monkeys (boys). She is passionate about running and living a healthy and active lifestyle. You can follow her adventures as she runs through life one day at a time on her blog, Running Rachel, twitter, facebook, or instagram.