Fall 5 or 10 and Back to running

16 Aug

I am so excited to join up with Mommy Run Fast for a virtual race series that will go throughout the Fall. The idea is to run 5 or 10 miles by the 5th of each month starting in September and ending in December. You can run alone, with friends, on a trail, on the road, as part of a race, or with green eggs and ham. Any way you’d like! All you have to do is sign up and then add your results to the spreadsheet provided each month.

Prizes are awarded each month for really awesome items of running gear and fuel from well-known brands (such as Camelbak, FLIPBelt, Kind, Gaiam, LUTA, etc.). You don’t have to be the fastest at anything, you just have to get the miles in before the 5th!

There is an additional option of signing up for online group coaching, which gives you access to a private Facebook page, weekly strength and speed workouts, tips, and group support. ONLY $24! I signed right up for that. That will be perfect for helping me gain a little edge for my next half marathon in October.

Sound good to you? Check it out and let me know if you’re signing up!

Click the photo to sign up, too!

Wednesday was my first run following the half marathon on Saturday and my legs were still feeling a little sore. I sure am glad I followed my 3 Day Rest Rule! Some aches and pains in my feet signaled to take Thursday off, just in case. I really really don’t want to end up with another Mysterious Foot Injury, so I’m not pushing my luck.

The weather has been gorgeous lately! A little cooler with a breeze, but bright and sunny. It’s reminiscent of Fall, my favorite season.

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Weather perfection

I logged 4 easy miles Wednesday evening and then made sure to stretch. Tonight, I headed out for another 4.5 miles and it feels like I’m loosening up, but I need to get in some foam rolling and maybe some cross training!

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Seriously, this weather should stay like this all year round

I’m going to be rocking only my Saucony Mirage II’s for a while. My Brooks Pure Cadence are donezo. I could tell during the half marathon that they were at the end of their lifespan, so I’m not going to be using them for running anymore. Everything I’ve read about the updated Pure Cadence 2‘s has primarily been negative in contrast to the feedback for the 1’s, so I’m not going to get them. Running shoes are too expensive to just go buying them all willy-nilly. Guess I’ll have to check out reviews for similar styles.

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My feet look tiny from this angle

Dear Brooks…feel free to send me some shoes to try out…

Happy weekend!

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4 Responses to “Fall 5 or 10 and Back to running”

  1. Nick August 17, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    I am SO in there for this virtual series, what a great idea! Thanks to you and Laura for setting this up, should be a blast!

    • Nikki August 17, 2013 at 10:12 am #

      Awesome! This is the first one I’ve been able to sign up for, so I’m really looking forward to it!

  2. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast August 31, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    You were definitely smart to take that extra rest post race. And thanks so much for sharing about the race series!

    • Nikki August 31, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

      Thanks Laura! It definitely helped me recover. And I’m excited for the series, I’ll be talking about it plenty!

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