Friday, July 26, 2013

LOVING this weather...

Last week we were in the midst of a heat wave with temps in the high 90's and high humidity....this week has been GORGEOUS and very Fall-like!  I am in heaven as this is my ideal running weather.  I have still been logging some decent miles the past few weeks and keeping my long run between 12-15 miles so I have a nice base to start MCM training this coming week.  I have decided to reach out to a highly recommended running coach and am excited to chat with him about my goals for this racing season....I will do a post on this after I speak to him about everything!  The past few marathons and training cycles I feel I really truly have not pushed myself and have stayed in my comfort zone...But this year I really want to meet my goals and see what I can do!  So more to come about that!!
Get ready legs and Mizuno!!

This past Sunday I made a last minute decision ( with a little peer pressure from Lori and Sandra ) to run in the 31st YMCA 5 mile race...I started with a 4.5 mile warm up run from my parents place in Fenwick to Bethany then the hubby picked me up and we drove to the race.  It was humid but not awful like it had been.  I really did not have a plan or goal for this race and my Garmin also decided to not work AGAIN!!!!  I think it may be time for a new Garmin...I love the laid back feel and energy of the beach running community.  Everyone is so supportive and friendly down here which really makes running fun!  This race started at Deauville Beach in Rehoboth which had plenty of parking and clean port-a-pots (bonus!)...also with the race entry fee you had beach access all day and could run down and hop in the cool water right after the race!  The race course was start out on Surf Ave. then you run right back through a beautiful neighborhood with plenty of shade before heading back out on to Surf Ave. then you dip back into a neighborhood again, loop around and come back for a straight away down Surf Ave. and finish back at the start....There were 3 water stops on the course and plenty of water and Gatorade at the finish along with pancakes, bagels and fruit!  I finished 4th overall female and 1st in my AG....

LOVE my Oiselle!!

AG award and $75 gift certificate
 I love the trophy and I also won a $75 New Balance GC!!!!!!   This totally made my day!  Seashore Striders are the BEST!

After the race we gathered up the boys and spent the day on the beach...Oh hello there 6 pack!

The ocean water felt amazing on my legs...I am so spoiled by the beach life!

If you are down the beach this weekend checkout a few of the races:

12th Annual Northbeach College Day 5k + Pump N Run

Saturday, July 27  8:00am
Free Beer after this run..woohoooooo!  Also a free Kiddie K for those ages 7 and under!

Then hang out on the beach or take a nap and then run the:

Shadow Series ~ Firefly 5K & 10K
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 7:00pm
How fun to run at night!!!

Then wake up early and do it again!
Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 7:30am

Or if you are up north checkout the 7th Run for Kids Health 5k
Saturday July 27, 2013 - 8:30 am

Anyone racing this weekend? 

I unfortunately am working 5 midnight shifts in a row and will be running on my own...BOOOO!!!

Happy Running!

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