Hood to Coast is also the very FIRST relay ever created. My track team from American University has been trying to get into this race for two years with no luck. It is extremely hard to get into. I ran one relay- Ragnar Relay and I loved the experience but I think the lack of sleep, long distances cut into 3 legs and the rain contributed to my injuries and led me to deferring the NY 2009 Marathon. I would totally do another race IF I wasn't training for a half or full marathon. I personally think its not the smartest to do these relays while training for a marathon. Although I felt like Ragnar was poorly run in its inaugural year for New England, I did love the camaraderie you form with your teammates. I mean there was a time when my favorite part about track was the relays! So... I may be convinced to run another (Lauren and Becky!!)
(PS- first time running with a camera- not sure I would do it that often)When we turned to Memorial Drive I fell pretty hard on my butt. Yep, of course I did. After that Becky and I took it slower on the icy parts and Lauren and Corey pushed ahead. Then about a mile later, I fell again on my left side. At that point Becky and I decided to walk on the icy parts/run in the street.
After the run, Becky, Lauren and I went to Wagamamma for lunch. Corey had to go home and work on applications : ( Spicy Carbs and Raw Juices= perfect recovery! I ordered the Raw Juice which had a mixture of carrot, cucumber, tomato, orange and apple.
|Sorry, I sort of love this picture : )|
Weekly Recap of Workouts:
Lifted Weights at home
Speed Workout, 6 miles (9:22 pace) 55:50
1 mile warmup- 6.2 mph, 1.0 incline
1.5 minute rest
800: 3:52 (7.4-7.6)
1.5 min rest
800: 3:46 (7.6-7.8)
1.5 min rest
400 jog rest
800: 3:38 (7.8-8.0)
1.5 min rest
800: 3:43 (7.5-8.2)
1.25 mile cooldown (this was HARD!!!)
30 min of stim, lifted legs
Ran 4 miles during lunch in 34:15
10.25 miles, 1:37:46, 9:33 pace
8:50, 9:22, 9:03, 9:15, 11:59, 9:21, 11:17, 9:15, 9:32, 9:55, 8:59
Total: 3 days running, 20.25 miles, 1 Day of Lifting, 3 Days off
Biggest Loser update- Down 4 pounds!! Down 2% Body Fat!
PS- I already cooked Part I of Valentine's Day dinner last night- Lamb Chops! Tomorrow I am making Filet Mignon. For the rest of the week, I am making booorggers (who gets that reference- gotta love my Fabio). Not just any burgers- tons of veggie burgers! Stay tuned!
Do you like running/working out with friends?