Sunday, October 22, 2017

Back To Work (WW # 116)

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With my two recent century rides complete and my cranky ankle tendon much improved, this week was all about running.    Thanks to cooler weather finally making its appearance, these runs felt fantastic -- at least weather-wise!  The nip in the air also inspired me to decorate my front porch for Fall. 

Even though riding  almost 105 miles last Saturday left me with little evidence or muscle soreness, I still felt I owed to my body to rest and postponed last weekend's long run until Tuesday morning.  Seven slow and easy miles in the dark before work left me feeling satisfied before the day had begun.


No, it's not a dog collar nor a choker
but my LED light band.
Thursday's dark progressive four miler felt tougher -- as it should.  Being nippy, I decided to try out the Waffle House arm sleeves I recently purchased.   They are definitely a fun addition to my funky arm sleeve collection.

I was pleased to receive a coveted
bobble head trophy!

I saved my speed work for Saturday's 5k.  Recently, I've been feeling a little gun shy about races and I thought getting back on the proverbial horse might be the answer.  I also used The Run for Autism 5k as a gauge to see how much work I need to do on speed.  {The answer is a lot!}  But, it was a beautiful day to be outside so I won't complain.



Sunday's long run of nine miles was very slow.  My body is not yet used to running at hard effort as I did the day before.  I did feel better as the miles ticked along and that made me happy.  Racing season is just starting here and the possibilities are endless.  So many decisions to make...



Tell me, what you are training for!


And that's a wrap! 





60 comments:

  1. Congrats on that speedy 5k! Sure I can't convince you to make a last minute trek to Chicago for some chocolate?

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    1. It is so very tempting to jaunt up to Chi Town for that race! I just don't feel race ready. BOO.

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  2. I didn't realize you had not yet christened your WH sleeves....I guess we were on the same wave length because I christened my just this weekend ;-) The only thing I'm training for is Vegas...and that's all about the distance, not speed.

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    1. It hadn't been cold enough for arm sleeves until this week. I was pushing it the day I wore them but thankfully I didn't get too hot.

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  3. I am in LOVE with the Waffle House arm sleeves!!

    Congrats on your runs this week and your fast 5K this weekend!

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    1. I like the WH sleeves too! I plan to use 5k races to hone in on a faster pace. Fingers crossed it will work.

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  4. I love arm sleeves, but only have one pair. It's always fun to do some shopping, and Christmas is coming up.

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    1. Living in the south, I can get away with arm sleeves many times in lieu of long sleeves. I also like the freedom of a tank as often as possible.

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  5. I agree with everyone those arm sleeves are so fun! Congrats on your speedy 5K!

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    1. I wasn't very speedy -- compared to my other 5k times, but I was happy it was enough on that day.

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  6. A long run after a 5k race is tough- nice work! Love the arm sleeves :)

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    1. I've used that recipe (5k on Saturday, long run on Sunday) many times over the years. It seems to work for me. A mini Hanson effect?

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  7. Oh sure, just bike over a hundred miles and then zip through a 5K a week later, no big deal. ;)

    You make this look easy!

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    1. Ha!! I did rest for a couple of days due to that all day cardio effort. But honestly, my legs felt pretty fresh. Biking and running are completely different activities. Running has felt tough this week for sure!

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    1. I think she is super fun. I love flying flags in my front and back yards!

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  9. Wow such a good week, especially after your century ride last week! Two long runs in 5 days is going some :) Well done on the 5km!

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    1. Thank you. Riding two century rides in three weeks has me playing catch up with my running. I wouldn't normally do two long runs in one week. Hopefully, I'm now back on track.

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  10. Great job easing back in to running this week! I love a good pair of arm warmers. They are the best! Just raced my fall goal half but I now have my sights set on a 10k race in December.

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    1. Congrats on that fall goal race! I'm trying to decide now if I want to do a winter marathon or just stick with half marathons. So many races! Only one me!

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  11. Wow, great week especially after your century ride! My body is not at all used to racing or speed work. I think my runs this week will be very slow and easy!

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    1. I'm so impressed with your come back half marathon time! All of your hard work and patience paid off!

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  12. Sounds like a great week. The cooler air made me want to hit the snooze button this week! :-O

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    1. Ha! I've really been struggling with wanting to stay in the bed. I've never had that problem before. I don't know what it is!

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  13. Sounds like a really solid week. I'm pretty much in awe of anyone who runs 7 miles & then goes to work!

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    1. That is actually one of my favorites runs... a chilly mid-week 7-8 mile predawn run. The world is still asleep and it is so peaceful. And -- bonus point when the holidays lights are on!

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  14. I love those arm sleeves! I have missed out on the cool mornings but hope to enjoy them this week! Great job on all of your runs! I am training for St. Jude Half in December! I thought about walking the Pensacola Half coming up November 12. We will be there for a fun girls trip that weekend!

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    1. I've never done their November half but did do the Gulf Coast event they have in the spring. You can't go wrong with a fun girls trip!

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  15. Congrats on snagging that bobblehead! Glad your ankle is feeling better and how amazing the century didn't even tire you out! I'm training for nothing. Even though I've got few things coming up.

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    1. Being able to get off your bike for a few minutes during these rides makes a huge difference! I think the heat affected me more than anything. I wish my ankle had not set me back a few weeks. There were so many things I wanted to do!

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  16. A BOBBLE head trophy? YASS!!! That is just too cool. I'm not training for anything right now - I was injured in July/August and am trying to just get back into shape for running again. So far I'm feeling great!

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    1. Yes! With a pewter finish too! I have collected quite a few over the years from this event. It's one of my favorite awards. It's great to hear your running is coming along nicely!

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  17. Did you win an award at the race, is that why you got a bobble head trophy? I'm glad you are able to get some cooler runs in. Someone else recently showed their Waffle House arm sleeves. Was it Kim? They must be a hit!

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    1. I won 3rd overall female (ha--it was a small race!). Yes, Kim also ordered some Waffle House arm sleeves. They are a hit!

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  18. Fun arm sleeves! Congrats on your 5k! Cool bobblehead trophy!

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    1. I think if people realized they had bobble head trophies, they'd have a better turnout!

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  19. Nice work on the 5k! I'm training for getting back to running. I kind of lost my steam and motivation for it last week but this week, it's all systems go!

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    1. I really lost some of my motivation over the heat of the summer and then with dealing with some minor body issues. I hope all of that is over now!

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  20. Those arm warmers! LOVE! I never was a fan of the 5k, but I know it's so important to train for! Race season is so fun! I'm training for Boston... haha so far away! Hopefully there will be a few races in between, but that all depends on if I get pregnant!!

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    1. 5ks really hurt. But in the past, they've been very helpful in increasing my speed in the longer distance races. A necessary evil.

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  21. Love the Waffle House arm sleeves. :) And the bobblehead trophy. Congrats!!

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    1. Thank you. I need the wear the Waffle House sleeves in a race now.

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  22. From century rides to speedy 5k races! You are my absolute hero! Well done on another great week!

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    1. That is very sweet. Riding and running and two very different activities. That allows me to do both simultaneously (at times).

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  23. That's amazing how good you feel after another century ride! And 5ks are always tough.. I don't know if I've ever run one and felt like I was right where I wanted to be with speed!

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  24. I am glad to see you out there running again!
    I love creativity with your LED light :) It is good to be hands free and have things that don't irritate you.
    The bobble head is the cutest award ever, congrats!!

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  25. I love the arm sleeves! The hash browns at waffle house are my favorite :) And I've really been enjoying the cooler mornings for runs too.

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  26. Congratulations again on that 3rd overall win ...impressive even for a small race! I love the arm sleeves but love that Ink n Burn skirt even more!! I may have to get that one :) #copycat

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  27. We got a touch of cool here too, running in it was pure bliss. I'm training for Houston marathon now.

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  28. I love the bobble head trophy! I'm not really "training" for anything per se, but I have a turkey trot for Thanksgiving and an 8K in December. I'm really working on building some speed and a foundation for 10 miler training in the spring!

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  29. I'm glad it's cooling down for you in the south - that has to make training much more enjoyable! And that bobble head trophy... pure awesomeness! I love cool prizes like that :)

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  30. Please send some of that nippiness my way! We have yet to experience that, but rumor has it, this week, it's going to cool down (please, please, please!). I'm training for the Kiawah Half and I'm hoping to have some actual goals this year beyond, 1) finish or 2) don't have an asthma attack on the course. Ha!

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  31. I love how running suddenly feels so much better as soon as the weather cools down. Congrats on the 5K!

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  32. Sounds like a nice week! Congrats again on the bobble head trophy!

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  33. I love your Waffle House arm sleeves! Thank you for telling me about them on the site too, I will probably ask for them for Christmas (hehe). Congratulations on the 5K and the super cute trophy.

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  34. You have the fun Waffle house arm warmers too! I bet you are sore after 2 century rides in a month! I am traveling for a weekends so too hard to link up but I will be back in 2 weeks!

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  35. great job on getting back in the running scene!!!! love the arm warmers and your cute little bobble head trophy!
    it amazes me you have been able to pull off 2 century rides and are getting back into running races...im over here struggling to wrap my head around "only" a half marathon,lol!!!!!

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  36. Congrats on the award! Did you win an age group award at the same race last year or did another race use similar trophies? I feel like I've seen you win one of those before! ;)

    I'm not really training for anything right now. My body rebelled last week, so I'm taking it easy. I MAY do a quick training cycle for a Thanksgiving 5k, but we'll see if my knees cooperate!

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  37. I just got my first pair of arm sleeves as part of the swag for the Army Ten-Miler. When it gets cold enough here I'll give them a try, and no, last week's high 30's wasn't cold enough for me. LOL

    My next race is the OBX Half, my fall focus race! Wish me luck!!!

    Thanks for the linkup!

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  38. Look at you I love the ink n burn skirt! How do you think it would work on my thunder thighs? Ride up?
    That is so you, 5k's are for speed work! Great job and it was a great cause, can't beat that! 9 miles?? Does that mean you could still be in the running for Vegas?

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