I'll definitely share my training journey here over the next few months. My race goal is to be able to run the half marathon in its entirety. No slowing down or power-walking. Right now the only number I've got in mind is "13.1". I did a test mile on Friday and my pace was 9'53". I was hoping to be able to keep that up the following day at the Cupid's Chase, but for whatever reason, I was much slower at an 11'45" pace. Despite the circumstances - it was raining, I was freezing and wet, and my ankle was bothering me - I was definitely disappointed in myself.
The good news is that the only place to go is up! And with some hard work, I am hoping to rock my next 5K. Here are some photos from the day...
I'd love to hear your suggestions for pre-race and pre-run meals. I had a cut up banana with honey and granola, and half a cup of coffee with a little vanilla creamer. (I made a whole cup but spilled half of it on my hand while tidying up the kitchen. Wah.)
Gearing up to run! AEG got us these amazing matching Nike tops. Sooooo warm. AEG is a speed demon. Total runspiration to me! I'm so proud of her. My hat has a ponytail hole in the back, but in this photo it's giving me little mouse ears. Teehee!
We celebrated afterward with brunch at one of our favorite places and these stunning cactus pear margaritas. After a delicious meal, I headed home to shower and get back into bed. I took a long, indulgent nap and it was fantastic. I never let myself sleep during the day so it felt like a real treat.
Post race treats I bought for myself. SHAPE magazine, SweeTarts jelly beans, and Crunch NestEggs. But you know what I really wanted? Nerds Bumpy Jelly Beans. Does anyone else like these? They're impossible to find in NYC. If you happen to see 'em on a store shelf, pretty please let me know where.
Post race treats I came home to. Oh yea! Great minds. Clodhoppers, white chocolate covered pretzels, and a chocolate bunny. Yay Easter!
Run any 5Ks lately? Got any coming up?