This winter was going to come late, we would have a major snowstorm in March and it would fuck up the weather for the half-marathons scheduled this month.
This weekend I thought that would be true as Yasi and I set out for a 3 hour ride in "feels like" 20 degree weather...about 1 hour 40 minutes in she gets a flat and we are stranded in the middle of farmville. Our sub-par skills of training flats combined with cold temperatures equated to us getting picked up...
|Me as the dumb blonde attempting to help fix a flat....|
The weather improved and is now saying 70 and sunny all week - lots of outside activity! Weather channel says that Washington DC will be 75 on Saturday and a 30% chance of rain. If that holds true, I will be a happy girl :) So here's to crossing fingers and toes....
The other hope is that my legs and feet continue on the right path. The last half-marathon running was last year at Vineman where I had a tendon injury, plantar fascitiis and in major calf pain and hobbling 12.1 miles to a finish (1 mile actually consisted of legitimate running). That was fun....
I started running consistently in October building slowly-I made a couple of changes to my running...
- Bought Brooks Pure which I have been running in since October (changing shoes once)
- Broke up with my orthodics
- Changed my running style from a heel strike to mid-foot
- Weight training 4 days a week including functional training until HIM training which is now down to 2 days a week (TRX/Plyometrics/free weights).
- Alternate 3 days and 4 days per week of running
- Running SLOW on long runs
So here's to crossing the fingers and toes that I have a good, fun race in DC and am able to pull off another 1/2 marathon 2 weeks later in Atlantic City running in a tutu (I signed up when I heard there was a fee tutu...)
Now for outfit planning for DC and celebrating Saint Patty's Day with Nicole and my sister!