This week had lots of highlights including my first half ironman of the summer and participating in a community service trip to South Dakota as part of One World Running.
6/15: Boulder 70.3. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this race given how I have been feeling recently, but I told myself that I would drop at the first sign of any struggle. I ended up 5:38, just 8 minutes off my PR thanks to some bad headwinds on the bike and missing 2 buoys in the swim! My overall goal was 5:45, so to come that far under was huge for me, and now I know what to work on going forward!
6/16: Rest Day! Yay!
6/17: Rest Day! Yay!
6/18: 3 miles easy in 24:46. Had to do this on the treadmill since it was raining and very stormy. Legs felt stiff at first, but warmed up after 5 minutes.
6/19: Travel to South Dakota for the One World Running Trip. Ten hours in the car, but a group of us wanted to go for a short run when we got to the hotel. (Only a group of runners would want to run after a long car ride). Ran easy for 30 minutes, but my Garmin died, so I estimated 3 miles. Beautiful rolling dirt road in the fields of South Dakota.
6/20: 6.2 miles on the rolling dirt roads in South Dakota. It was warm, sunny and only 1,500 ft!
6/21: Estimated 10 miles as part of the Mother Earth trail race. I guess you could consider this my very first trail race. I served as a ‘sweeper’ and ran with a young woman for about 7 miles who had recently lost 52 lbs and was trying to become fit and set a good example for her children. She was able to go 9 miles before she had to give in to awful blisters.
Running: 35 miles
Biking: 60 miles
Swimming: 1.2 miles