My hubby is an amazing artist, truly a gifted man.
So when we decided not to bring our camera out to Sunday's race because of the rain, we neglected to get any photos.
D, being the artistic soul that he is, decided to illustrate Sunday's activities.
At the start line.
A few miles into the race, wind at my back and feeling good.
On the back half of the course, running against the wind making my best efforts to make forward progress (which was a lot harder then one may think).
Tunnel vision and the loss of any sense in my mind.
Crossed the finish, and oops ended up in an ambulance nearing hypothermia.
Thank goodness I am a prepared woman that traveled with my winter gear. Accepting my women's 3rd place medal out of over 1200.
Recharging my batteries after a valiant effort that was lost to the wind.
Isn't he talented? Sorry ladies, he's taken.
I took yesterday afternoon off of any type of physical activity, I was totally wiped out. Oddly enough my legs aren't sore but my arms are.
I've got one more spring race ahead of me on May 28th, the Soldier Field 10 Mile. This race is a Chicago runners staple and shouldn't be missed. It runs on an out and back course starting in front of Soldier Field down LSD and the comes back along the lakefront path and finishes along the 50 yard line of the field. There are like 10,000 runners and it is always a really fun race.
This weeks workouts:
Tuesday: 9 miles super easy
Wednesday: 9 miles, 5x1600's at 6:17 (errgh, don't know if this is actually going to happen but I'm going to give it a go and see)
Thursday: 9 miles recovery
Friday: 16 miles progressive, or just a nice enjoyable long run
Saturday: 9 miles recovery
Sunday: 9 miles