It's go time!! With only 118 days left before we toe up in Oberstdorf, I am starting to feel a little anxious. I had a great week of training, which gives me some confidence, but watching the trailer can't help but psych me out a bit here and there.
Friday morning Sarah and I went for an amazing 2hr mountain bike ride. We got in a decent amount of climbing and just enjoyed a really warm, bright beautiful morning in Crawford. Saturday I squeezed in just over 4hrs and 36km on the trails. This will be my longest training run before Winthrop 50k in a few weeks. I didn't feel great on the run and hit some low points around 2.5hrs, but I was running with Andrew and Alana and they were so supportive. We stuck together and it was a steady pace and good company. Thanks to Andrew for dragging my butt back out for the last 6km!!
Today is Mother's Day and I feel so loved and celebrated. I totally slept in, had coffee in bed and Carter was so excited to give me his gift. Then we went to Bo-Hoe for breakfast with friends, David & Alison and their family. It was nice to be included and spend the morning with them.
Then Carter and I went for a 45min trail run/hike in Crawford and down to the soccer field and played soccer for an hour or so. We spent the night out with my dad, step-mom and brother last night and we are taking my Mom out for dinner tonight. It has been a weekend of gratitude for me. So many of my favorite things with all my favorite people!
I managed to get in a 13hr training week this week and got through my long run Saturday on tired legs, which makes me so happy too! And 4 runs this week... which is a bit of a bump, however I feel necessary and like it was well received from my body.
Salty Dog 6hr race is coming up next weekend. Trent and I have raced solo category in the past, but this year we are just out for the fun and so we're doing it as a team. The following weekend in training in Winthrop!! Looking forward to Sarah and I getting in some back to back days together and hanging with the other PACE pep's and our friends.