Race day has come and gone. If you follow me on social media then you already know that the race did not go as I had hoped that it would. I’ll fully recap the race at a later time, but the cold air and wind really got the best of me. That, coupled with the hilly course, made for a difficult morning of running. I’m proud of myself for not giving up, but I would be lying if I didn’t say that I am disappointed that my hard work and training was not able to pay off on race day the way that I had hoped that it would.
As has been the usual lately, this past week was another busy one.
Monday, March 6th
Since both little man and I had an appointment after school with the chiropractor, it was a planned rest day. By the time we got home, it was time to make dinner and start getting little man ready for bed.
Tuesday, March 7th
It was a rainy afternoon, but I didn’t let that stop me from getting one of my last training runs in. No excuses during race week, right? I ran based on feel and my splits were far from consistent (9:55, 9:23, 9:50, 9:35), but I’m okay with that. I got the miles in and that’s all that mattered to me for a rainy afternoon.
Wednesday, March 8th
I had planned to head to the gym after work for cross and weight training, but Northern Virginia traffic had other plans for me. Instead, I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather (it was sunny and in the mid-70s!) and walk to daycare to pick little man up. He was just as happy as I was to enjoy the commute home outside in the beautiful weather.
Thursday, March 9th
Another sunny and 70 degree afternoon meant that I was able to wear shorts and a tank top for my last RnRDC training run. Between the warm air and it being my last pre-race run, I decided to take it easy with my pace. My splits were: 10:01, 9:50, 10:05, 9:54, 5:15 (last 0.55 miles). I finished up my workout with 10 minutes of ab work.
Friday, March 10th
I spent my rest day heading to the expo after work to pick up my bib. It took me over 90 minutes to drive home from the expo. Have I mentioned before how much I hate DC traffic?!?
Saturday, March 11th
Like I already said, race day did not go as I had hoped it would. According to my Garmin I ran 13.37 miles, which was the result of a crowded course and lots of weaving. Full race recap to come soon!
Sunday, March 12th
My body was tired and I needed a rest day. We also had a lot of errands and chores to take care of around the house.
Total Weekly Mileage – 25.07 miles (5.95 miles more than week 9)
Total RnRDC Mileage – 190.84 miles
QOTD: If you raced this weekend, how did you do?
I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap link up. I’m also linking up with Courtney for the Training Recap link up. Be sure to check out their posts as well.