I'm kind of excited b/c I signed up for a race today! I suppose it was somewhat impulsive, but when I realized that there's a 1/2 marathon on Saturday that I've always wanted to do (Triple Lakes Trail 1/2 Marathon) and that I don't have to work this Saturday I couldn't help myself. Plus, I haven't raced in over 3 months and have missed the thrill of competition! Not that I will be all that competitive...my training has continued to be sub-par as per my standards. This past week I probably ran somewhere in the viscinity of 35 miles. I'm not totally sure b/c my Garmin has been broken for a while now and I have just been using a regular old Timex watch for my runs. Sometimes this is nice because I can't look down and see how slow I'm going ;) I had planned to run 6/7 days, but ended up skipping one day, for 5/7.
I'll probably see similar mileage this week, as I don't want to kill myself before Saturday. I'd much rather go in rested and undertrained than unrested and overtrained! However, I do want to start upping the mileage soon like I mentioned in my last blog.
Lastly, one very cool thing about my "training" this past week was that I got to run with a seriously fast runner. I met up with a friend for a run and she brought a friend. Over the course of the run, I found out that this woman ran in the Olympic Marathon Trials a couple years ago! How cool is that!!?? Definitely very inspiring and I'm pretty psyched to have met such a bad ass training partner. Now all I have to do is get my ass in gear!