I've had some great runs this week, all of which have challenged me to go faster or longer than what I felt or thought I could, all of which were with some amazing friends. That always makes the miles go by faster even on days like yesterday morning when I was feeling light-headed from not eating enough on Wednesday (not on purpose, just had a lot going on and kinda forgot that I needed to eat occasionally). Even with that and a walk break, Isabel and I managed to kick out 6 miles in 56 minutes with the last 2 miles being the fastest. Throw in a couple of short but fairly intense trainer sessions and some major core work and I feel like I'm getting back in serious mode with training. Finally.
My new Brooks Running kicks--the 2012 Launch
Hopefully I will have some great posts to write up over the weekend. Tomorrow I'm running the Sylamore 25k for the first time. It will be my 2nd trail race and I hope it goes much better than the Full mOOn 25k did back over the summer. I'm certainly better trained for this one distance wise but the creek crossing kind of has me worried since there's been so much rain here. Apparently it's just slightly longer than 25k too, as in 17 miles as opposed to the 15ish it should be. Guess I'll find out tomorrow, lol.
As if that wasn't enough, I decided earlier in the week to sign up for Sunday's Run the Line Half Marathon in Texarkana since it's also a grand prix race. I am NOT trained up for back-to-back long runs, eeek. But I'm not planning on "racing" either event, more just getting out to get the distance done and see if I survive.......Yep, color me stupid. Please cross your fingers and wish me luck!