Here’s my monthly and annual mileage update with one of my favorite race pics from the Flying Monkey Marathon🙂 It feels good to have another month in the books!
Prep the night before…
Woke up to cold rain.
I put my stuff in ziploc baggies and hit the track.
I arrived early to get in some extra miles and felt a little nuts running alone in the dark, in the rain, in circles. Luckily my friends joined me!
Here’s my before shot. I may have been delaying the rainy run by taking a selfie. Scroll down to see my after…
4.5 mile warm-up
4 x 1200m (400 recovery jog)
(with the first 800m at tempo pace and the last 400m at 5k pace)
1 mile cool down
It wasn’t my greatest workout. At one point we just started laughing at ourselves, because we were so wet. It’s hard to run fast when you have squishy shoes.
Here’s my after shot…
My husband must love me…even though I look like that, because I came home to another awesome post-it. Obviously, I married him for his artist abilities.
The rain never let up. Luckily I put Body Glide everywhere.
Whenever I’m putting Body Glide on everything, I think of the Frank’s Red Hot Commercial! Has anyone else seen these? Body Glide—–>hot sauce. It makes sense in my mind!
And it was the ultimate test for my favorite Asics Storm Shelter Jacket. If it’s possible, I love it even more after today’s workout. My tank that I wore under the jacket stayed dry. Amazing!
Obviously I got distracted while working on this post…
And this is completely unrelated, but my friend Corrie gave me the most aweome mug to celebrate the Flying Monkey Marathon!!!
Do you ever do your speed workouts on the treadmill or do you prefer the track? I avoid the treadmill at all costs.
Do you wear any special rain gear?
Do you keep track of your mileage? How was your November?
Any tips for warming up after a cold, wet run? My goosebumps wouldn’t go away even in a hot shower. Shaving on top of goosebumps is not fun.