|Run(317) Ambassadors on the Circle|
Normally I run three or four days a week, depending on what else I have going on. But I was coming off a bad few weeks, and I decided to challenge myself to get out and run every day in May. But not just run, I also wanted to make each day's run different in some way - different route, place, type of run, etc. And I wanted to document each run in a different and interesting way.
|May the 4th Be With You|
- Indianapolis has a lot of fun places to run. I had no trouble coming up with new routes, and I had several ideas for future runs that I will tackle soon.
- Using a run tracking app to "draw" pictures with your run is hard. All I did was a simple "4" and that took quite a bit of planning. I don't know how some runners make really elaborate drawings.
- Running is totally a magic reset button. I had several bad days that got better once I ran. Even if it's only temporary, it's still a good thing.
- I was right about all that laundry. I might try another runstreak at some point, but I need to invest in a couple more good sports bras first.
A Run(317) PR
|Pre-race Group Selfie with the FBG|
Last week was the first Run(317) race of 2016. It was at a new location: downtown on the Circle. I had so much fun! The weather was perfect and I saw so many friends there. I started pretty far back in the pack, so I had to pass a lot of walkers, which meant I couldn't really go all out, but I did run pretty hard.
When I got to mile 2 and saw my clock time was 22 minutes, I got pretty pumped up knowing I was keeping it under an 11 minute mile. Every time I felt like slowing down, I would pick someone ahead of me and focus on passing them (thanks Trena for that tip!). After I got past them, I'd check in with my breathing and form, then pick out someone else to pass. It worked for me: I ran the race in 33:31, a 3.17 mile PR by 33 seconds. And, I was two seconds faster than the average finish time of 33:33! Told you I was getting faster!
Indy friends: the next Run(317) race is coming up quick: June 16 in Broad Ripple. Prices go up this Friday, so if you aren't signed up yet, go to https://raceroster.com/events/2016/8268/2016-run317-series-3-race-mini-series and get signed up now.
|Friday the 13th Running Motivation|
Vacation! Sister Races! Reunions! I'm heading to NC this Friday for a nice long visit. Laura and I are running the White Squirrel 10K Saturday in Brevard, and then enjoying the White Squirrel Festival with family and friends. Then a fun week of family time: canoeing, hiking, movies, and lots of good food! The following Saturday we are running the Asheville Half Marathon. Then I'm going to my 30th high school reunion. I'm really looking forward to this vacation. NC friends: message me if you want to get together while I'm in town.