It’s the most beautiful day here in DC today. Perfect weather for a Pittsburgh half marathon shake out run!
Matt and I enjoyed a nice watch-free 30ish minute run this morning before work, enjoying the sunshine and cool air.
He’s feeling ready for his first half marathon!
Matt and I are leaving for Pittsburgh tonight after work and the half marathon is on Sunday morning. I counted up the races on my race recap page this morning and realized that this will be my 10th half marathon! How exciting! Matt and I are going to run together, probably with my brother, too, with the general goal to do around 8:30 minute/miles. I’m so excited for him, and I’ve heard great things about the Pittsburgh half, too. Matt’s from Pittsburgh so it will be fun for him to run around his home city – and for his parents to be there to cheer us on, too! I’ll be sharing updates on Instagram and Twitter, as usual, but probably won’t post here on the blog again until Tuesday since we’re planning to take Monday off from work to make the drive back. Sitting in the car for 6 hours right after a half marathon didn’t sound super appealing!
As for the rest of this week’s workouts, I took things mostly easy since we have the race, but I did get in a GREAT run on Tuesday morning with my friend Sokphal!
Sokphal and I decided to set a weekly run date for Tuesday mornings to take out the guesswork of planning, and she had the idea to make them “Tempo Tuesdays”, which I loved! As you guys know I’m really working on getting my shorter distance run speed back after training for full marathons (the Richmond Marathon and then the LA Marathon) for practically a year straight, so this will be great.
We had a fabulous run, even though it was kind of drizzly and gross out on Tuesday morning. Rain, you weren’t invited to the party, but at least you’re watering these beautiful tulips.
I ended up covering over 7.7 miles (I didn’t turn my watch on for the 0.9-ish mile jog down to Sokphal’s apartment where we met up, so my watch shows less). Unintentionally awesome/longer run – pretty sweet for a weekday morning before work! Great splits, too.
- Mile 1: 8:03
- Mile 2: 8:14
- Mile 3: 8:24
- Mile 4: 8:25
- Mile 5: 8:34
- Mile 6: 9:22 (straight uphill)
- Mile 7: 9:16 (uphill)
Thanks for the great run, Sokphal!
As for the rest of this week’s workouts, here they are! No CrossFit this week b/c of the race, kept things lower key.
- Monday: rest day – tired from the weekend OutRun and AcroYoga workshop!
- Tuesday: 7.7 mile run with Sokphal
- Wednesday: 30 minute swim, alternating breaststroke/backstroke/freestyle
- Thursday: 75 minute Yoga 1 class @ Tranquil Space with my friend Hilary – felt great to stretch
- Friday: 30 minute shakeout run with Matt
Tomorrow will be a rest day. Fingers crossed the weather will be nice on Sunday morning in Pittsburgh for the race, and hope to see some of you out there!
Have a great weekend, everyone, and see you on Tuesday for a recap!