The training continues.
May is already almost halfway over (how did that happen?) and my training is approaching its peak in regards to mileage. I received an email from Grandma's Marathon...saying that race day is five weeks away. YIKES!
Here's what went down this past week....
I did a quick recovery mile Monday morning (recovering from the pretty awesome Des Moines Womens Half Marathon the day prior). I know the race went well when my finish time was legit, the race felt pretty effortless, and the body bounced back within 24 hours.
Saturday was a long day, full of fun and adventure. A team of us from work had a relay team of runners, and we were on the road by 5:00 (do you see a pattern here?), headed to Jefferson, IA (just over 2-hours down the road) for the Market to Market relay. Our wave didn't start until 8:15, and we arrived there with ample time to for me to get ready for the start line (I was the first runner). We had near-perfect weather (though it did get a bit warm later on), and finished the 76-mile course in 11:35:59. I contributed about 15 total miles (over the span of three legs of the relay). Stay tuned, there's a recap in the works with a lot more details.
|The ASI Running Team
In other news:
My May goals are going well! I've been knocking out the 5-minute planks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and am still alive (and able to talk about it). I don't love them, and they don't happen without a bit of extra effort, but they are possible.
In case you missed them, last week's posts:
Des Moines Women's 13.1:Balancing Racing with Training
So, talk to me! How was your week? Any races coming up? Have you noticed the days getting longer (in the morning and evening)?
As usual, I'm linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap. Please join us!