Thursday, May 15, 2014
Last minute racing and other random bits
I love it when races do free race photos! Embrace the Race just posted their race pics on FB; that's my best friend and I escorting my daughter across the finish line of her race last week. Doesn't she look thrilled? Haha.
So according to my race calendar, I had my biggest racing gap of the year - no races until June 15th! But apparently the universe is as happy to have me racing as I am, because on May 7 Muddy Monk put up a contest for a free race entry to the Tryon Trail Race 10k (part of a 5/10/50k) asking why beer is the perfect recovery drink. And promptly forgot I entered.
Well, I got an email last night from them that I won but they wanted to make sure I could go since it's far from me. But who am I to turn down a race? And this one looks really cool; if I'm reading it right there's even a really cool medal. This is the most last minute I've ever added a race to my schedule though - usually I plan at least a few weeks in advance (barring my first actual 5K, which my husband talked me into ... haha). I'm really excited though, I read a race report from someone who did the ultra last year (which is 5 loops of the 10k loop I'll be doing) and the trail sounds really beautiful. Something about going into a house built into the ground...I'll be sure to take pics! Plus the weather should be upper 40s/low 50s - sounds fabulous to me.
And in other news, I can already tell I am going to be a complete wack job during marathon training. I'm already paranoid about injury; I did a workout this week that left my body sore in a good way, but when I woke up Wednesday - scheduled to run 5 - I freaked, because my calves were sore and "Crap is this DOMS or did I hurt my calf again? WAH!" Rather than risk injuring myself before Chicago training even starts (3 more weeks!) I rested. And...it was just soreness. I could have run. If I am this bad before training has even started, how bad am I going to be DURING the training cycle? I apologize in advance for any unnecessary panic evidenced on the blog during this time.