Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday's Events Illustrated

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:

Monday: OFF
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

25 comments:

  1. Great drawings, more fun than photos! I'm surprised you had wind at your back, that never seems to happen on the lakefront. :)

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  2. illustrations instead of photos? Very creative! Congrats on the 3rd place finish.

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  3. Your hubs got talent! ;) It shows how much he cares about your passion for running, that's awesome!

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  4. LOVE the illustrations!!! He IS talented.

    5X1600's at 6:17!! I just choked on my coffee! Smokin'!! You go girl!!!!!

    Congrats again on the awesome 3rd place finish! Excited to see what you do in that 10 mile!!

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  5. i just love those illustrations!

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  6. Um I love D. Those pictures are hilarious and amazing!

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  7. Those drawings are awesome! Looks like a big week for right off a half. Good luck

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  8. Omg! I love the drawings! They really capture the thoughts/ emotions of the race.

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  9. Those are awesome!! I'm pretty sure that 6:17 is my 1200m time. Rock it!!

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  10. I love those drawings!!! Amazing!

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  11. Love it! Congrats on the 3rd place!

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  12. great drawings! Wow - on the potentially heft week a head of you - WOW!
    Congrats again!

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  13. Wow, what fabulous drawings. H's so talented!!
    :)

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  14. Love this! So cool. Creative way to show us your race in pictures. ;) You are amazing...I couldn't hang with you on a repeat mile workout. I'd be eating your dust girl!

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  15. Your arms are probably sore from keeping you upright and moving forward against that insane wind! I love the illustrations your spouse did!

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  16. this is too stinkin' cute! your hubs is officially awesome in my book! and you rock for getting third!!!!!!!

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  17. That's awesome!!! Love the pics!!! My husband reads a lot of comic books...that's pretty much the same thing right?

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  18. I love this! Britt I keep thinking about you and that race ! you did so amazing! I just KNOW you would have SMASHED that 1:30! I can't wait til your next one to see how you do! you inspire me to keep going! hope you don't mind but I linked to your last post on my post I put up tonight! xo

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  19. Those are seriously awesome drawings, your husband is a really talented artist. My favorite one is probably where the guy is handing your the 3rd place medal, that probably was a great moment to receive that medal with everything that happened that day. And yea, I'm with Jenn, 5x1600 at 6:17 pace is insane, you are an insanely fast runner, haha

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  20. This is super adorable....So sweet. If my hubby did this for me I would probably frame them.

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  21. This just had me laughing out loud to myself, so cute. What a creative husband, very cool!
    Congrats again on such a fabulous race I am so proud of you!

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  22. I'm so glad I found your blog! I just started running and I'm enjoying so much of it! You're an inspiration :-)

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  23. I love the drawings! And that you took a nap after the race. That is a must! :)

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