Monday, August 15, 2016

Seawheeze Half Marathon Training : Race Week!

Hi everyone!  I can't believe that race day has come and gone already.  When I signed up for this race last year, it seemed like it was so far away.  Then, I picked up training and the 10 weeks of training seemed like such a long time.  Now the race is already over!  

This was a great week for me that culminated in one of my favorite races to date.  While I didn't get a PR, I did have an amazing experience that might be one of my favorites of all time.  I'll definitely be sharing more, so today I'll just give you a quick look at the final week of training!


Monday

4 miles
Nice and easy workout this morning. Jogged and strolled my way through 4 miles.  Trying to keep it easy for the week.

Tuesday

Yoga
Took it easy in yoga this week.  My favorite instructor was back and led us in some great folds and stretches.


Wednesday

Rest Day!


Thursday

4 miles
Easy four miler in the morning with some strides thrown in the middle.  It was such a beautiful morning and my legs felt great!


Friday

10 miles walking
Dan and I got into Vancouver on Friday afternoon and spent pretty much the entire day walking around exploring.  Probably not the best way to spend the day before a race, but I didn't want to waste the trip!  Since we decided to stay just for the weekend, I wanted to make the most of our short trip.  I'll write more about what we did, but it was great to walk around and explore!

Saturday

13.1 miles / 2:04:29 / 9:30 pace
One of my favorite races ever- look out for a full recap later this week!


Sunday

Rest/Travel Day!

18 comments:

  1. congrats on the half! looking forward to the recap

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  2. That Vancouver picture looks gorgeous!! I'm dying to make it there some day. Looking forward to your recaps!

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    1. You definitely should..I already want to go back!

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  3. I saw so many people posting about that race on IG this weekend! Can't wait to hear your take on it!

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  4. Can't wait to hear ALL about your trip!!!! It looks gorgeous there.

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  5. You made it home, eh? <---- correct use of the term, "eh." <3 <3

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    1. Sure did!! :) You've created a monster because now Dan says it with EVERYTHING

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  6. I'm so glad it was a great experience for you! I knew it would be. I have heard so many things about how awesome SeaWheeze is, from the course itself to the unique cheer stations to pre-race activities and post-race party. Can't wait for your recap!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I hope you can go next year!

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  7. yay i'm glad the race was so good, PR or not! i am with you when i travel for races, i always try and make the race the first day (or the first full day) so i can walk around the rest of the time, but i am not going to not see a city just because of a race ;)

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    1. Yes seriously! What a waste of a trip and money if you don't enjoy it!

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  8. Wasn't Vancouver absolutely stunning?! I loved just looking at the view from the convention center. The race was definitely the most beautiful course I've ever raced on!

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  9. Congrats! I can't wait to hear about your race and your trip! Vancouver looks gorgeous - I'd love to go sometime :)

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