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Week in Review: Finally, a race.
April 2nd – 8th
Monday I was pretty tired from the last few weeks so I opted to skip the bike, sleep the extra 45 minutes. I still managed an hour long yoga class with the perfect blend of flow and restoration.
I decided to skip a speed workout during the week since I’d planned on racing a 7k on Saturday. My schedule called for a 4 mile time trial and that didn’t sound like fun so the race seemed like a better option. This meant my long run was scheduled for Tuesday.
17 long miles on my own and my longest run of this training cycle. I kept it nice and easy but it was really hilly. The best part of my run was the weather I actually ran in shorts!
Wednesday I wasn’t so lucky with the weather.
At least it was only 4 miles.
I hit the trail on Thursday for an easy 6-8 with 12 x 100 meters. It might be some time before I run this trail again (Bridle). Everything was going well but I was overly confident in my navigation skills and decided to run the trail backwards.
Long story short, I got lost it was getting dark beneath the trees and I was getting a bit panicked. A few prayers later (I kid you not) and I found the street and my way home. Note to self, follow signs in an order that can be read (not backwards- I have enough trouble with directions as it is), start run earlier.
Friday I went easy in preparation for my first race since March 2011.
Saturday was the 4k-7k on 4-7. You can read all the details here: https://runprettyrunfast.com/2012/04/15/i-won-a-race/. I actually won the race! My time wasn’t as awesome as I hoped it would be but I was happy with the win.
I did my mid long run later on Sunday. It was hot (for the northwest- close to 70). But it was faster than expected I had several miles around 8s.
First race under my belt, little concerned about my conditioning but you have to start somewhere.
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