First things first — please don’t forget to vote for me! The contest ends tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon and I am SO grateful for the support you have shown me Thank you!
In other news — I can’t believe it but… I ran 12 miles yesterday morning!! And… it went great!
Look how muddy my shoes/legs/everything were when we finished! All the rain this weekend made the trail rather soupy. We were SO dirty!
I decided to test out my race day outfit on the run. I’m in the Brooks I.D. program, so I’ll be rocking their sponsored athlete apparel in two weeks at my half marathon! I was a huge fan — it was very comfy and nice and light/airy.
As stated on their website, Brooks I.D. athletes use their athletic talent to help carry out the Brooks mission: To inspire people to run and be active. It’s made up of over 800 athletes who are active in their running communities and share a passion for the Brooks brand. (Ya’ll know I love me some Brooks running shoes!) As part of the program, Brooks ID sponsored athletes get 40% off all Brooks products and receive a fun outfit to wear at races. I’ve actually been a member of the program since like January, but didn’t receive my outfit until recently due to some website glitches!
The outfit is kind of hilarious because it’s literally the BRIGHTEST thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Ashley burst out laughing when she saw me and we decided to do an Anne version of “Where’s Waldo?” Lol… can you spot me?
Hehe. The photos don’t even do it justice!
Anyway — on to the run! We ended up doing 12 miles in 1:54:12, for an average pace of 9:31. Woohoo! We decided to take it a little slower so we didn’t burn ourselves out, and it definitely worked. I felt great for pretty much the whole run — it was only the last two miles or so that I started to feel a bit tired, and even then it was all good!
Our splits — we didn’t stop at all!
- Mile 1: 9:17
- Mile 2: 9:20
- Mile 3: 9:24
- Mile 4: 9:48
- Mile 5: 9:36
- Mile 6: 9:50
- Mile 7: 9:50
- Mile 8: 9:19
- Mile 9: 9:28
- Mile 10: 9:29
- Mile 11: 9:30
- Mile 12: 9:20
Definitely not my fastest run, but that’s not what we were aiming for! We had a great time chatting and catching up the whole time, and the miles flew by, especially since we had to focus on dodging lots of mud puddles
I’m feeling excited and prepared for the half in two weeks. My only goal is to finish under two hours. For those of you that are newer readers to the blog — this will be my very first half marathon! You can check out more details and my full training plan on my training page.
Have a great Monday — and don’t forget about the two giveaways I have going on right now! Both end tomorrow
- Enter to win a batch of my Raw, Vegan, Amazing Peanut Butter Granola Bars! (you can enter as many times as you want!)
- Enter to win a FREE one month membership to LA Boxing!!