Another week of training in the books. I'm feeling fitter every week, and that's pretty nice - it's always quicker and easier to come back to a certain level of running than it is to get there in the first place. And the feeling good part is fun.
I was entered in the Nike Women's Half Marathon in DC this weekend, but opted to skip - I couldn't race it because I'm planning on racing the Broad Street 10 Miler next weekend. And running races easy really just isn't fun at all. But that was OK - I ended up having a great long run instead. And Broad Street will be really fun.
After Broad Street, I'm gonna switch gears and focus on short stuff for the summer. Mile races, with a few 5Ks and maybe something in the 8-10K distance if the weather's reasonable. I love love love the longer stuff, but I'm not doing myself any favors by cranking out high mileage all summer, as much as I would love to do so. Just focus on quick short stuff for the spring/summer, then take another break, and then start building mileage again in the fall.
In other news, Brian decided to pay tribute to my everygrowing ego with a custom built water bottle - forever documenting a silly post race pose. She-Hulk - eat your heart out.
|I loved this when he surprised me with it. |
And of course, I went to fill it up right away.
Only to be informed that it was for display, not for drinking.
Silly me. So now it's enshrined on my shelf.