My running routine hasn’t had much of the spotlight here lately, but that certainly isn’t for lack of mileage. The Rock n’ Roll National Half is coming up is less than two weeks – I’m running for Back On My Feet, donate here! – and I’ve been in semi-training mode.
By that, I mean that Kate & I continue running at an early hour, and do so at least three times per week. Those runs clock in anywhere between 5-7 miles – never less, rarely more – and she usually keeps me going quicker than my legs would carry me on their own. Most weeks also include the lululemon Thursday night run, which is a 4.5-miler.
On Saturday, we routinely run 10 miles with our weekend crew. The route is always different, almost always hilly, and almost never longer or shorter than 10 (give or take 0.1 miles for Garmin obsessive-ness).
Fist pump for consistency!
This week I had a commitment that kept me from joining the Saturday crew. I also had a mental “need” to get in that one last long run – a lengthy workout that would put these legs on the starting line ready for 13.1. I wanted to step over 10, and into the double-digits. I also wanted to visit Lincoln, because we haven’t seen each other in at least a month. I try to do my part in this relationship!
We’re very photogenic together.
I mapped a route that would take me down to the Mall and around my favorite spots – nothing your typical DC-er hasn’t done many times over. It was just what I needed.
12 miles, 1:42 – check!
Add 1.1 more to that? Yes, please. We’re ready.
Side note: I ended at the Dupont Farmer’s market – what a tease, when you smell like sweat and have zero dollars in cash on hand. Next time I will plan ahead for that little treat!
Between now and the festive March 17th race day, we’re fun-running at the annual St. Patty’ Day 8K on Freedom Plaza, getting in a few hours of yoga and enjoying the usual 5-7 mile mid-week adventures.
Who else has a race coming up?
Joining us here in the District for our first taste of the RNR movers n’ shakers*?
*Let’s all double-cross our fingers that they plan their DC debut more thoroughly than the Hot Chocolaters did.