Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bark in the Park, Maintenence, and 13.1 start

I know it has been a long time since I posted an update, but I haven't stopped training.  It's been a crazy few weeks, and I haven't had a lot of time to write.

After the Rave Run, I had a great week.  I ran over 4 miles both training days before the big Bark in the Park!!


Oxford and I had a great time at the Bark in the Park!


As you can see we lost our way on return trip.  There's a good reason for this:  We were an hour late.  I swear I had an email that put the starting gun at 10am, and in reality they started at 9am...  We took off as soon as we got there, but we were far behind.  Many people were finishing as we took off.  It was okay.  We had a nice run and for the most part the course was open as we raced north, but on the way back they had taken down the route markers.  We went a little bit too far south, and I stopped the Garmin at the 3.11 mile mark.  We had a nice cool-down walking along the water of Montrose Harbor.  Oxford did a great job, and eventhough we were late for the race it was fun.  It wasn't a timed event anyway, so we just had our fun and ran in our own time (literally)!

The event itself was great fun.  Oxford got to do the agility course from Tucker Pup's and he jumped over a 22" hurdle!

I wore my chicagodogfriendlyapartments.com sweat shirt on the course, and put our catch phrase, "Mark your territory!" on the back.  We had a great time, and I handed out quite a few business cards.

After the Bark, we have just been doing maintenance to keep my mileage up for the 10k.


Yesterday was one of our first hot days of the year and it was my first day of training for the 13.1.  It wrecked me.  I need to condition myself to hot weather, and I suppose this training program will do just that.  I'll be surprised if the half marathon is any cooler than that!

Here is week 1, Day 1 of the half marathon training:


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