What a fabulous week, but more importantly weekend, its been! Between officially going back to work last Monday and having a very productive teacher back to work week, and then topping off the week with an incredible weekend down in Virginia Beach, I couldn’t have asked for a better week! And if you haven’t heard already, this happened yesterday:
That’s right folks, I met my goal pace for Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach, and PRed by 25 minutes! The finish time I was texted yesterday by runner tracking was one second off from what’s now posted online, and I kept telling Preston yesterday, “I missed my goal by 14 seconds!” But the reality is that I hit my goal pace and I really did reach my A goal! My hard work and training this summer definitely paid off! I can’t wait to see what I’m able to do on courses that are no where near as flat as Virginia Beach is.
Then to top off the exciting weekend, I went onto the RnRVB homepage this morning to look up my official results and found a familiar picture on the homepage.
Seeing this on their blog was an incredible way to end a fabulous long weekend here in Virginia Beach! I’ll of course recap the expo and race itself, and share how much fun Preston and I both had while we were here, which included meeting up with several bloggers. We had a fabulous time, and are sad to see our mini racecation for me (and vacation for him) come to an end. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my training cycle and my summer before I start school with my students tomorrow!
Although I only ran once during the week and took an unplanned rest day, I think it paid off yesterday during the race!
Mon 8/25 – 2.06 mile walk around the neighborhood with Riley
Tues 8/26 – 2.94 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.25 mile cool down walk
Wed 8/27 – 35 minutes on the elliptical, kettlebell squats, abs, chest, back, arms, shoulders, glutes
Thurs 8/28 – Rest day
Fri 8/29 – Rest day, travel to Virginia Beach
Sat 8/30 – Rest day
Sun 8/31 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon (according to RunKeeper I ran 13.42 miles)
Total Weekly Mileage – 22.02 miles (9 miles more than week 17)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 263.89 miles
Like I said, I plan to recap both the expo and the race itself, but those posts might be a little slow coming. Tomorrow I’ll share my September goals, and then on Wednesday be on the lookout for a giveaway!
QOTD: How many times do you run the week of a race? Do you take unplanned rest days in order to give yourself extra rest before a race? Has a race organization ever featured you and/or your pictures on their website before?