What a great day for a run. It was 48* this morning with bright sunshine. The route for us was an out and back on my favorite rail trail. I started out strong, running in the low 9's. I faded a bit between miles 6 and 8 and even had to...gasp...walk for a few seconds to gather myself. Overall though my average pace was 9:24. I will take it.
Let the farmer's tan begin. I wore shorts today and have the tan lines to prove it. I also am rocking a sweet tanstache (thanks Michael for that term). I am going to devote an entire post to my tanstache someday.
"Dude, you have chocolate milk on your upper lip."
"No, that's just my tanstache." :O(
This week I need to focus on nutrition and hydration. I need to be cognizant of what I am putting into my body, i.e. NO candy (I <3 candy) NO soda, NO junk calories. I eat fairly healthy, but I could do better at eating more fruits and veggies. And I need to pump in the water like nobody's business. I have been lacking in that department, too. I get tired of the whole process of drinking sometimes. I would sometimes rather be hydrated via an IV I think. Wouldn't it be easy to hook up an IV at night and have a liter of normal saline drip into you throughout the evening? You would wake up feeling nice and hydrated. Just a thought.
We have had a lot of rain in the past few weeks and part of the course is....um....underwater. This happened a few years ago as well and they have an alternate route mapped out just in case. This alternate route, however, is hilly from what I hear. Bad thing is that it is supposed to rain here this week. So be it I guess.
One thing that is going to make be a little sad on race day is that I won't have any family support there. My husband could not get the day off from work :o( I am so sad because he has been my number one supporter and has always been there as my sherpa. As far as other family goes, they live 3 hours away and could care less about supporting me at these events -- which is OK because I have come to terms with that one. Boo on the absent husband though.
I am going to try to take pictures on race day. No promises though because I seem to forget about pictures a lot.
Have a good weekend. Run and Tri safe.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's.
- At what temperature do you pull out the ol' running shorts again? Or for you warmer climate dwellers, at what temperature do you layer up?
- Are you good about eating fruits and veggies?