Long Run With The Girls
When the girls met up this morning, it was about 30F but the sun was shining! The rail trail is completely off limits right now due to the ice. I'm hoping that the weather will cooperate and we can return to our beloved rail trail sometime next month, but until then, we'll be running the roads of Gardiner, Richmond and Wiscasset.
This morning we met up at Kim's house, which meant she got to plan the route. To be honest, at first I wasn't excited about the hill she took us on, but it was at the beginning and it really wasn't as bad as hills we've done before.
All in all, the route was enjoyable. It's great to change things up and to try different routes. The route actually took us along the same River Road I ran yesterday but a totally different stretch of it. Maybe someday I'll do the entire stretch from Richmond to Gardiner?
I did actually bring my phone with me, so when the girls weren't looking, I took some pictures.
|only 5 of us today - Jill's off on a mini vaca right now|
Today was our last run until the Midwinter Classic 10 Miler - which is next Sunday. I may or may not drive Ward crazy all week with questions like - am I tapering too much? should I taper? should I run? what should I expect for a time if my 10k is this and my 1/2 is that? He may move into the barn for the week just to avoid me. I can't say I wouldn't blame him at all. Before a new any race, I get kind of on the crazy side. Just a little.
Until then, I'll probably be over-analyzing every twinge or muscle tightness and obsessing about the course map.
Do you get crazy before a new or any race? Do you taper?
& more importantly, have you been tagged in the 11 Random Things/Questions? I was just tagged 2x in the past couple of days, so I need to get working on that & tag some peeps out there. Do you want to be tagged?