Happy spring break. This year I did what I always have wanted to do , but never seem to….take days off and leave! I only worked the first half of the week and then tried to do some fun things with Jasp so he didn’t spend the whole break in child care.
I ran on the treadmill a lot and yesterday I had a podiatrist appt that Jasp didn’t want to go to so he did a few hours of childcare while I did a few errands and threw in a yoga class. It was the best kind, that was challenging but not to the point where I am sore for days. Which is good since I am racing Sunday! I have no idea what to expect. I haven’t raced a half marathon in about three years. Weather should be a little cold…..I swear we get a cold front every spring break. I can’t say I tapered either other than taking tomorrow completely off anything. The half marathon is honestly my best distance and if I were smart I’d focus on it and not marathons, but I love the training for marathons. I tell myself that one year I won’t do any marathons except Austin, and focus on a few halves. I can probably hit 40 total lifetime marathons in 2016, so maybe 2017. Anyhow, I’d like to keep an 8:15-8:30 pace. Dream pace is dip into low 8:00s. We’ll see…..this half is mixed with a fun trip so I anticipate lots of good food and a beer or two. I’m excited to run in San Antonio…it is much more historic than Austin with this race course going through mostly historical, nice areas, and I’m a sucker for a cool course without boring strip malls!
Update…..didn’t finish this post yesterday. Slept in until 5:30 this morning and now I’m slamming coffee on the couch before a dog walk….about to be outta here!