Saturday, November 20, 2010

Recovery Re-Cap

Well, my week of recovery is wrapping up, which is a good thing because I'm ready to dive into my next training plan.

I ran quite a bit this week, considering I gave myself permission to take the week off.  I just ran when and how I felt like, not concerning myself with pace or "finishing" the miles.  One day I set out for 3 and ran 4.  One day I set out for 5 and ran 4.3.  It just doesn't matter this week, as long as my legs and lungs were moving and enjoying the Richmond weather.  So far I'm 24 miles into the week, I have a five miler left on the books tomorrow, and my average pace is a 9m/mi.  Sure, sounds great.  That's what happens when you take the LSD out of my week... wait... I meant Long Slow Distance.

In the mean time, I will leave you all with a few photos that the kind people at Brightroom were happy to take for me.  They're legal- I bought them.


maybe mile 13ish?  dunno, never saw the photographer.
you know what would have been nice to have on race day?  my running form.  Yea, dude -... toe?  what's that?



 Remember that coach I bragged about named Karasmatic?  
Well, you can just tell how awesome she is by looking at my face in this photo.... which was taken at MILE 22 ~ seriously, who looks like this at mile 22?  Dunno, but I sure do look like I'm having the time of my life?  Want to run a marathon?  Run Richmond and you too can look like this...

oh, but wait... just a mere 2 miles later...
you have this glorious photo where all the pain of the day is written across my forehead as T pulls me down the road.  I don't know if I've just heaved or if I'm just about to....  
(hello, 1-800-Botox?)


Here I am at the finish!  Realizing that I'd attained a substantial PR... but no clue what it really was because my watch & I had a senior moment.
pain?  what pain?  There's no one here by that name...


 And just incase anyone wondered if T & I were the cutest things at the race... 
well, let me lay that to rest since here we are, looking like galactic HOTness,
 after running 22 and 26.2 miles respectively.  

7 comments:

racing dawn said...

love the pics! i want T's and your running skirt! so cute. those brightroom photogs sure know how to get those good shots when you're least suspecting! congrats again!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Love the JOy on your face at the end! Congrats again!

Pam said...

I do believe that's the best finisher photo I've ever seen! And, yep, it would be hard to beat you and T in the Hot Marathoning Mama category!!! =)

Julie D. said...

Heck YA!! you two look awesome and I love your finishing photo!!! cheers to your galactically badass-ness! :)

Stacie said...

Congrats on a great race and AWESOME pics. So great that you were able to run with T.

jilliusc said...

So glad to find your blog. I am a big fan of RLAM and Racing with Babes, so I feel like I already know you a bit! Congrats on the bad a** PR. And where do you get those socks that stay up for 26.2?!

MCM Mama said...

Awesome pictures!!! You rock!