Solo Race Strides
I set out without any watch and turned my “voice notification” off my MapmyRun app so I had no idea how fast I was or wasn’t going. I stopped to take pictures, hit the bathrooms and even walked .6 of a mile while trying to stretch out my IT band…and still ran a 1:51. So it wasn’t too shabby of a race 🙂
Though I do have some pros and cons to send to the local race director:
- Pro: Awesome job on the start time and managing to work it in between the rain storm
- Con: The course was really muddy and slippery. I literally almost fell “banana peel style” on abut 5 snails throughout the run.
- Pro: The course scenery was beautiful – sunshine, clouds, rainbows and perfect temps
- Con: The local race director kept rerouting the course mid-race to include more and more sets of hills to make the race “more challenging”
- Pro: The bathroom lines were super short
I opted to sport my new ProCompression socks I won from Danica. They sent me my favorite neon green color which I love for early morning runs to help keep me visible to drivers. Katie, a Mom from school and Karla, my grocery checker, all said they saw me running the Team Gab race that morning.
I find this remarkable since clearly people off the street can not only see, but recognize me in my ridiculously bright socks, but the car flying around the right turn barely notices. Grrr…I digress.
On Saturday, Heather hosted a local, small self-paced race and the boys and I grabbed a mile lap with a few local runners. Check out these crazy kids….(oh and, and Sarah and Traci – and yes, Traci and I color coordinated our run).
Have you ever done a virtual race?
What’s your favorite type of training terrain?
I actually really love[hate] to train on long, moderately inclined hills. I feel I’m getting the most for my workout.