We woke up early Saturday morning to head to the race at the lovely Honeymoon Island. It was pretty chilly out and I was super grateful that the S.O. handed me gloves as he dropped me off at my station. I was stationed at the halfway turn of the half marathon. My job was to send folks around the turn cone and cheer them on. I had a microphone. It was glorious.
|The Sheriff is amused.|
I met some very cool people who happened to be cheering for friends at my station and we had fun cheering the athletes on. Then again, I’m a total ham so being handed a microphone always makes me smile. I also do bar mitzvahs. Heh.
The S.O. and many in my new training team, Tribal Multi-Sport, did really, really well. Our two coaches came in first and second place overall and there was a lot of hardware earned. I’m really happy to train with such outstanding athletes.
After the race, we ate breakfast and did some housework before heading out to see a movie in the evening. We went to see Interstellar and I must admit that I was confused by some of the movie even though I did find it entertaining. It’s worth seeing, just don’t try to think through some of the plot holes, you’ll go insane like that one astronaut….
Sunday called for my longest run since the ironman. I had an eleven mile run scheduled with some pretty specific pacing. I had to read it over a few times to memorize exactly what I was doing. I’m getting more and more used to this style of running and it’s really teaching me how to run on tired legs.
My run was broken up like this:
3 MILES @ HIGH ZONE 2 PACE
2 MILES @ 13.1 GOAL RACE PACE
3 MILES @ MID ZONE 2 PACE
3 MILES @ 13.1 GOAL RACE PACE
You can see why I’d have to memorize that. I walked out the front door repeating, three, two, three, three. Three, two, three, three. Those last three miles were tough but I kept them at race pace and finished the fastest long run I’ve done in quite some time.
The S.O. and I finished out our weekend with (him) a little football and (me) an arts and crafts fair with Tori. Then we watched some tv and ate dinner in front of Sons of Anarchy. We just started that show and are really liking it. I love how I am rooting for straight up criminals. Ha.
Yesterday called for a recovery ride. *record scratches* Yes. A ride. I actually got on my bike. On the trainer. That was a big feat because I actually had to bring my bike upstairs and set up the trainer. It was a whopping thirty minutes of easy spinning but I made it through with an episode of Dr. Who.
And, I think we’re all caught up now.
How was your weekend? Do any racing?
Vegas is this weekend?!?! Oh snap, disregard the email I just sent! LOL! Have sooooooooo much fun playing Elvis! Can't wait to see the pics.
I did Rock n Roll Savannah Saturday and there was only 1 Elvis. You will certainly be better than him but apparently there are Elvis costumes with Gu pockets!? What?!
I did my first trail race this weekend. Ow.
Also, for heart rate runs I find it super helpful to load the workout to my Garmin. There is a lot less to remember then!
Looks like a strong long run with specific pacing. I've been wanting to try the Jack Daniels Running Formula training plan for a while now. It has a lot of stuff like that. Very cool!
I did have a good race on Saturday – took my first podium spot as 3rd overall male in a small 5k!
You were handed a Microphone!!! As an athlete yourself, I imagine you had a lot of very positive things to say….and never once did you say "You're almost there" right?
I sometimes get those specific paces on my workouts…. always a bit hard to remember them especially if you have a long one like the one you posted….
Have so much fun at RnR Vegas!!!