This past week I officially started getting back into my running again after what seemed like a very long hiatus!
Now I have to explain that I am only taking "baby steps" here. This week was sort of a "trial" week just to see where my fitness level and running ability lie. I ran every day this week except for Thursday (because it rained) but I rode 5 miles on my bike.
Sunday was my first run and I purposely ran it slow just to get the feel of running back. I ran the entire mile without any breaks just to see if my IT band would act up or not ( I know I'm tempting fate here). Turns out it was good.
Monday I ran another complete mile with no breaks and I really put some effort into it this time. I'll call this my "intended" fast run. My time was certainly better than the day before, so I was pleased.
Tuesday I wanted to do just an average run on feel. Not purposely slow or purposely fast. Turns out, my run time was exactly the same as the day before. Apparently what I thought was my "fast" run wasn't all that fast...lol
Wednesday I did another average run and my pace was even better than the day before which surprised me.
Thursday - 5 miles on the bike since it was raining.
Friday- I did two miles with my sister and was very pleased that the first mile was my fastest mile all week. I guess it pays to run with someone faster than myself.
Lacey has not taken any breaks from running since running the Gooofy Challenge in January. In fact her training is going well and she is looking forward to running Rock n Roll Dallas later this month!
Okay, now on to the big news from this past week. That darn Wine n Dine race. I have to say that neither one of us is thrilled with the thought of it becoming a daytime race instead of a night race. Now what sets this race apart from every other race challenge that Disney offers? Nothing! I understand that by providing a challenge race Disney is obviously making more money and in the end, they are a business and their goal is to make money. I for one am seriously debating whether or not I even want to sign up. Before this challenge was announced, I had already planned to go so I already booked a room. I know I said that I was done with the Challenge races, so if I do go, I don't know if that will be something I participate in. Although why not do it just once and then I have done all the challenges at least once? I guess I have time to think it over.
Anyone else running Dallas?
We are participating with HoHo Runs and MissSSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap up. Now that we are both back to training we may have more to report on at the end of the week!