Friday’s workout: Friday I woke up telling myself I was going to have an 8 mile run. And then I laid in bed, drank a bunch of coffee and had breakfast…and all of the sudden it was 10am. An outdoor run was out of the question (I believe it was already 90* outside), so I headed to the gym to try and pound out 8 miles on the treadmill.
I got ‘er done in about 70 minutes, ranging between 8:30-8:50 minute miles. Other than a pee break halfway through (note to self: no more coffee before morning runs), I felt great. My lungs felt awesome and my legs kept up except for a few minor and random knee pains from stepping wrong. I was glad to get that checked off the list. I’m pretty sure the last time I ran 8 miles was in April.
Saturday’s workout: Body pump! Not my favorite instructor, but it got the job done. Plus one mile on the treadmill to warm up.
Sunday’s workout: 6 mile run. Stretching. Lots of stretching. I tried to make this a somewhat speedy run, ranging my miles between 7:15- 8:45. I ended up finishing 6 in 48 minutes… and it was slightly tough because of all the squat jumps from Saturday’s pump class.
Other than my boring workouts, nothing exciting went on this weekend. I ran some errands to start getting ready for the school year, went on a date with the fave to our favorite place, Bacchus, and had some pool time on Sunday. My life is boring sometimes.
Buuuuut speaking of not boring, I have almost come to a big decision… I’m thinking about running the Outer Banks Marathon in November.
- It’s 15 weeks away so I have plenty of time to train.
- It’s theme is pirates. My favorite.
- I can drive there.
- I can stay in my favorite OBX house.
- It’s on the beach.
- There are SIX beer sponsors. SIX. Shock Top? Yes, please.
- Miles 14-22 are fast and flat. That’s 8 miles in a row that are flat.
Cons to this marathon.
- It’s the same weekend as Richmond Marathon. Although after last year I don’t know if I’m ready to tackle that again.
- None of my friends will be there cheering me on. I think that might have saved me last year.
- Miles 10-12.5 are in a nature preserve. You know what that means. Trails. Sticks. Roots. Leaves. Things that can trip me.
- Mile 23 is over a huge bridge that is a 4% grade… although if I’m feeling hot I can just jump off the bridge into the ocean, soooo perk?
- I haven’t seen the finisher medal and I kind of only want it if there is a pirate on it.
Thoughts? Has anyone run this before? Vitaminbee are you running this year?