I don’t write many virtual race recaps but The Boring Runner asked and he shall receive.
First off, I don’t promote blogs by running DUDES a lot, but Adam is ridiculous funny. I highly recommend you follow him on twitter and read his blog often.
Ok – so today’s virtual race was the 3rd Annual Sweat Your Thorns Off Virtual 5k. It was pretty cool because I was in the mountains visiting the inlaws. I usually run solo here – but recently found out this tiny (but SOOOO awesome) town had a RUNNING CLUB. Um hello – sign me up. I’m kinda a running club junkie (this makes #4 currently).
Anyway – it poured down rain last night, kid didn’t sleep well which kept me up trying to get her to bed and what not, was kinda praying for a downpour when I woke up so I didn’t have to go, but it was only a light drizzle. There was a group of the Tryon Running Club members meeting up at the track and I was DYING to meet them after stalking and posting religiously on their facebook group. Actually I felt I owed it to them to prove I was truly a real person and not some weird running club stalker (however the ‘weird’ and ‘stalker’ part is still somewhat debatable) ;)
I wasn’t feeling speed work – thank goodness that’s not what they were doing!! We did a 2 lap warmup, 2 laps of skipping, jogging, skipping, jogging, butt kicks, jogging, butt kicks, jogging… then 2 laps of cadence jogging/walking….. that left me with about 1.5 miles to do on my own. The drills were fun – but the company was the most fun :) I LOVED these ladies and was so glad I made it out to run with them.
I haven’t run “my pace” in a few months – so I was THRILLED when I did my last solo mile at a 8:28 pace. Go me!! 29:49 was my official time for the 3.1 miles.
One of the most fun virtual races I’ve ever done!! Most of the time I run and get so bored just trying to get it done…. today was a different story!!! I didn’t want the run to be over!!
Meeting up with the group again on Wed to do a hilly run around the lake. Can’t wait!
Thanks Boring Runner for the Sweat Your Thorns Off Virtual :) It was damp here and much cooler than Georgia – but I was still dripping sweat and thorns!!!
Photo of my new friends :)
PS Check out my awesome INKnBURN skirt. I just got it a week or so ago and it runs like a champ!!!! Love it!