(13.5 during the half marathon + 2.5 pre-race run)
Off the Beaten Path Strides
I finished off “testing week” (seeing what my ankle could handle) by putting in 40+ hilly, mostly trail miles this past week and feel okay to move forward with CIM.
So on Saturday I got up and drove my butt down to Escondido to the SheRuns Half Marathon. I thought it would be fun to vlog about it. So I did this:
Then the caffeine kicked in and I remembered how
awesome awful my vlogging skills are, so I decided to go back to pictures about the day. I’ll give a full race review later this week, but here’s my account of the overall day.
I was clearly tired on my drive because the 76 looked a lot like 78 and I took a wrong turn which left me traveling through a place called “Gopher Canyon” which, until I was there, would have surmised it was a fictional SoCal place.
I cruised to the race start with just enough time to get 2.5 miles in pre-race and literally hit the starting line 30 seconds before the race began.
After 13.5 miles of racing (more on that during my race review later) I finished and it was only 89 degrees outside. As they warned, the course was challenging and was about 80% on hilly dirt trails.
So the 16 miles was probably more of an 18-mile level of exertion from my normal road/paved trail, mostly flat long-runs. After, I sat on the side of the road and rolled my legs and hydrated for a while, before making a pit stop at the outlet mall sporting this fabulous outfit.
Thanks to Aspaeris Pivot shorts and my ProCompression socks, I was not only feeling the squeeze, but I think the Google maps satellite picked up my Froot Loop inpsired outfit as I trekked through the Carlsbad Outlet mall.
I then celebrated with the only thing that sounded good to eat after the #heatpocalypse long run – a giant pretzel and lemonade.
All in all, feeling pretty good today after the run and I’m excited to give you a race recap here soon!
Anyone else have a good long run this weekend?
Any exciting news?
Did you eat something super fabulous you normally don’t?