This afternoon, I randomly decided to sign up for the Baldwin Park Half Marathon. The thing is that Iâ€™m already committed to running the Celebration Health 10K the day after the Half. These races take place the weekend of November 14 â€“ 15.
TWO RACES in ONE WEEKEND? Am I crazy?! Yes. It helps keep life interesting.
Donâ€™t fret, Iâ€™ve done this brand of crazy before. Last February, I ran the Gasparilla Bud Light Challenge (Part 1, Part 2). The Bud Light Challenge consisted of running a 15K and a 5K on Saturday, and a Half Marathon on Sunday. It wasâ€¦ insane, grueling, and challenging! But it was also AWESOME.
Iâ€™m pumped about this DOUBLE HEADER because the Half Marathon comes BEFORE the 10K, and the 10K is a â€œrelaxingâ€ run with my brother-in-law, Nick, who is a new runner and wants me to run with him the entire time.
One of the goals on my fitness bucket list is to run a sub-2:00 Half Marathon. To date, Iâ€™ve run 2 Half Marathons, both in 2:05. I hope Iâ€™m conditioned enough to break the magical 2:00 barrier in 12 days!
To bolster my self-confidence, I set out on a speedy 5.0 mile tonight. My goal was to run each mile under 9:00/mile. My legs and gut were definitely protesting for the first two miles, but I quickly got into my groove and pushed through.
- Distance: 5.0 miles
- Duration: 43:31
- Mile 1: 8:59
- Mile 2: 8:51
- Mile 3: 8:35
- Mile 4: 8:36
- Mile 5: 8:30
Dinner was breakfast-inspired:
I had a 2-egg omelet with cheese, asparagus, and mushrooms:
And red potato hashbrowns. Yummmm!
Pre-run snack was a bowl of Grape Nuts and Greek yogurt:
And post-run snack was an Arnold Sandwich Thin with PB:
Off to cuddle with the Husband!