This month will be the third month in a row that I’ve run two races. As much as I love racing, I don’t usually race more than once a month because our weekends are usually packed with kid stuff. In April, I decided fairly last minute to run a 10 miler, in addition to my FL 5K. In May, I ended up running two half marathons two weekends in a row. This month, I’ll be running the Lighthouse Run (10 miles) in Wisconsin and then the Time to Fly 10k in Minnesota. Not only will I run two races this month, but that’ll be two more states AND I get to run them with my dad.
Speaking of my dad and the 50 state challenge, he is currently one state up on me. He and my mom went to Nebraska for a wedding and discovered an 8K race in Missouri. So, my dad ran it and my mom walked it. (She finished in 1:08, which is a 13:40 pace! WTG mom!) I am in so much trouble when he retires next year. Of course, since he’s already retired a couple of times (he was an Air Force officer, then a teacher, and is currently a truancy officer and soccer coach), I’ll believe it when I actually see it. Anyways, once he retires, he and mom are planning to find cool races to do. I think he drank the koolaid LOL.
Last night I had a really great run on the treadmill. I wanted to do four by quarter mile repeats at a 7:30 pace. I did manage two .25s at that pace and then .2, .1 and .1 I didn’t quite make my goal, but that’s the longest distance I’ve ever managed at that pace. I ended up doing a total of 3.5 miles in 31:08. I wore my Saucony shoes and a pair of Balega socks. That seemed to work pretty well, so I’ll be keeping the shoes. I’m not sure if I’ll replace my other pair of Mizunos with Saucony, but I’ve got a while to figure that out.
No exciting plans this weekend, but that’s OK with me. I’m still recovering from last weekend. I will try to find something interesting to drink, so I can join in on raulgonemobile‘s Alky Tuesday.