This was the day after Phoenix 1/2 but turned into the rest of the week, lol!!
BRF Runner Jenny, who happens to be my sport’s doctor’s assistant, advised me to rest the week following my race so like a good patient, I did.
So I ate instead. A lot. I think I seriously gained a good 5 pounds this last week. The Monday after the race I went home and visited my mom–which meant tamales, tortillas, and all the Mexican food I could handle. It was amazing.
We were home by Wednesday evening, and by Friday I was getting antsy so I took the kids to the gym and got on the bike for 20 minutes. My first form of exercise all week. It felt good to get some sweat on.
Saturday morning I met up with some run club friends and got in a good 6 miler. We almost got negative splits too!
Sunday my run club held their annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k. We have a huge group with people at varying running abilities. My faster friends were either out of town, resting from last week’s marathon, racing somewhere, injured and out for the count, or doing a longer training run solo so it allowed me to FINISH FIRST and get a snazzy new unofficial PR.
It was fun morning and on the way home, we made a pit stop to visit some of my son’s friends
Overall, a great, relaxing week: 9.15 miles running miles, a little over 3 bike miles
And as far as what’s next:
March—Tri For The Cure (it’s a baby tri, lol! 400m swim, 8 mile bike, 2.4 mile run)
April—Sinister Night Trail Race 27k
May—Run Like A Mother 5k (I’m an ambassador for this race!! Local friends, use PHXHELLY5 for $5 off!)
May–Grand Canyon R2R2R with my husband!
I’m really trying to not race as much this year and focus on my main goal of getting a marathon PR. Last month was super motivating and I’m ready to devote my energy into building up a good base, working on cross/strength training, and be as ready as I can be when it’s marathon time. Tomorrow is the big day where I’ll find out if I’m in for NYC Marathon and if I’m not, I’m thinking of Tucson Marathon in December.
And that’s all I got! Hope everyone has a great week! Happy Monday 🙂
–Any big races this year for you?
–Do you have something cool in your yard? Like dinosaurs?