Today’s topic for “Tuesdays on the Run” is Costumes: Yes or no.
My answer? I’d wear one, but I have never actually done so. End of post. Now I’ll go take a nap.
No? Ok, well, check out my cohosts, Patty and April, because I think both of them have actually worn them. And I’ve “accessorized” once and I do dress matchy matchy with friends sometimes. I just completely lack any creative ability to come up with my own costume.
So, let’s talk Ragnar training instead (where I also will not be wearing a costume LOL). I was apparently pathetic looking enough that another runner agreed to switch with me. I’m now Runner 7, which means a hilly, probably heat of the day first run, but once that is over, my other two runs should be much easier. My training has just not been what I’d hoped. It’s been a combination of heat, lack of free time, and flat out unsuccessful runs. In fact, my training has been a bit demoralizing when it comes to actually adding distance. I can’t seem to get past 6 miles. I hit that and I fall apart and however many miles I do after that just flat out suck.
But you know what is going well? Recovering after the sucky runs. Seriously, if I could only be good at one thing running related, my ability to recover from a run is one I’m happy to have. This weekend I did 3 runs in 24 hours.
Saturday morning: 9 mile run from H.E.Double hockey sticks. I even did Galloway and still fell apart completely. I was a sweaty crabby slow moving mess by the end. My body was beyond pissed at me. (No selfie. I was too pissed.)
Saturday afternoon: 3 tempo pace miles in the horrible heat and humidity. And guess what? They felt good. My legs didn’t even feel like I’d run that morning.
Sunday morning: 2.1 miles on the treadmill. Average pace? 9:30. I felt great and only quit because I was time crunched.
I took Monday off, but nothing hurt. I totally could have run. I didn’t shower or take an ice bath or anything in between the 1st two runs. I just changed clothes and did my usual Saturday errands. (I’m sure the people at the grocery store totally appreciated that.)
Up next: One more set of 3 in 24 hours and then I’m calling it done.
Come by on Thursday for a huge post with links to lots of Ragnar related posts. Feel free to drop a link in the comments to a post you’ve written or email me at mcmmamaruns @ gmail.com if you want to be included!
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18 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: Ragnar Training”
Oh Ragnar sounds like so much fun! Although I am not sure how chipper I would be on no sleep. I hope you runs start going better for you. it has been really hot and humid lately so don’t be to hard on yourself. Your running mojo will come back.
Lack of sleep is something I handle well. My kids have trained me LOL.
I don’t mind running in costume but it has to be the right race. Usually races that are “themed”. I just did RnR VA beach and did not wear a costume. Honestly, I wanted to wear as little as possible! Good luck with Ragner!
I hear you on the heat in VA right now. Definitely would not want a costume on for a run now.
I’m not so much costumes but yes for matching shirts or special shirts for races. Looking forward to reading your Ragnar advice and linking up with you. Sounds like you are in a better place running wise than last week. Today’s heat almost killed me!!
Ugh, hoping to get the post done. I have a crazy work week this week…
You are going to have such a great time at Ragnar!! Just have fun and don’t focus on anything else other than having fun! I have never run in a costume. Not that I have anything against it, just haven’t done it!
I’ve switched legs, so I think I can enjoy it now. There was just no way I could do 20+ miles and still be smiling at the end of it all.
I’m not really a fan of wearing costumes in general so probably a no for running, too!! I think I would get distracted by parts of the costume – at least that sounds like a good excuse!!
I don’t mind costumes, but I’m totally lacking in creativity, so I have to have someone else figure it out for me.
I wore a tutu for my first marathon and it was amazing! I got so many cheers just for that alone. I kinda loved it 🙂
I’m just not sure how a tutu would work over a running skirt. And I’m really not a tutu kind of girl…
Never worn a costume in a race and I don’t think I ever will. Even wearing short running shorts can be a stretch for me some days.
I hear you…
The only costume I’ve ever really worn was at the Santa Hustle half a couple of years ago. (picture here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4118984537304&set=a.1420045865524.2060011.1364001647&type=3&theater) But I do try to dress occasion-specific sometimes… like in green for the Shamrock half and wearing my St. Louis Cardinals fan gear for RnR St. Louis.
Good job on the 3 in 24!!! I wish I could recover like that!
If I can’t run long, I guess recovering quickly is the next best thing… One of these days I’ll wear a costume, but I’ll need someone else to design it for me LOL.
I’d love to do Ragnar sometime soon (probably 2016) so I just love reading recaps from other Ragnar races. And I admire your ability to recover from runs so well! I tend to feel great but if I run like that in training I inevitably get injured! Good luck and I hope your long runs click soon!
I think that’s why I do so well at the back to back races. My later races are always better than my first ones…