Been on and off the running game due to a soleus strain that comes and goes, hoping to be injury free soon. Was able to get in an easy 6 miles today. Ready to be grinding up hills SOON!
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After completing the first climb there was a big downhill section. It was over 10km long, full of rocks, roots and windy trails. It's sounds nice being all downhill but oh man, did it ever light the legs on fire🔥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The biggest goal I had for this race was to reach the cut off time to enter the last climb that finished at the summit of the mountain. Some of you may remember my Celtman race where I did not achieve the cut off time and unfortunately had to take the low mountain pass and finish without the colored t-shirt. It was a terrible feeling and one that I didn't want to relive at Swedeman. Whenever my body and mind wanted to slow down I would think about my Celtman experience and it just fired me up to keep pushing. Well.... Guess what?! It worked! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This picture is of me walking into the base of the second climb (Transition 2A). I had to double check the time to see if it was real. It turns out I didn't just make the cut off time but had 45min to spare. I was in alot of pain at this point but it was all worth it, every little bit💪 swipe right for the face of agony😅
If only I felt like I could trust the numbers from my @garmin#fenix3hr I would be more excited. Either way, when I return from a run feeling as good as I do, anything more is just icing on the cake. #maf#ultrajunkie#altrarunning
Looking at the new Altra Running shoes while picking up my runners packet. I was asked if I had questions and if would like to try on shoes. I tried on a few pairs of shoes and he answered a bunch of my questions. After I committed to buying a pair then I finally realized who was helping me as other patrons started asking for pictures. I never met such a humble person and a founder of the company! He even took his shoe off to show me his setup! I did wonder why he kept walking away to answer his phone?!😂🤣 #altrarunning#runnersworldhalfandfestival#runnersworldhalfmarathon
First no-diaper stroller run was a huge success. 🙌🏼🙌🏼 5 miles at 8:03 average pace and no accidents. It sounds silly, but I lined the stroller seat with a puppy pee pad as a “just in case” but we didn’t need it - yay! Probably going to invest in a little travel potty as we increase our mileage together. In addition to joining me on some of my marathon training runs, we also have another stroller half coming up in early December!
Love that @runrevel gives FREE race photos! And I found 1 out of 25 where I didn’t look like death. But I guess that is the reality of my race. I only had about 1 mile where I didn’t feel miserable. I had been sick for about two weeks leading up the race, so I certainly wasn’t expecting to PR or BQ. And once I started, I just put one foot in front of the other to get closer to the finish line. Great race course and perfect weather! I’d love to race again when I feeling 100% (or at least 50%). I’m feeling pretty proud that I stuck it out and finished with a 3:40 (which would have been a BQ if they hadn’t changed the standards two weeks before). #teamsparkle#altrarunning