|I wanted to do a double, honest!|
Furthermore, I don't plan to do any states alone. That's not the point. These experiences are to be shared.
2. Earlier this summer, I figured out my whole family was busy this weekend. I had no parental or spousal commitments. Weird. Perfect weekend to knock off a state (that S doesn't want to visit). I quickly checked LJ's schedule, and that's how this came to pass. She had North Dakota on tap, so I invited myself along.
And, yes, we both would have appreciated if 2 of these 3 states would have coordinated their races into the same weekend. Oh well.
3. I haven't logged any miles since last Sunday's Leading Ladies Half Marathon. I wish I had the perfect plan/advice of what workouts to do the week between two races. I took Monday completely off, then struggled through yoga on Tuesday and Wednesday. My quads were sore due to the 11 miles of downhill pounding they took on Sunday.
Yesterday, I had planned a short run. That was quickly scrapped due to a phantom bruise-like pain on the left side of my left foot. So random and weird. Heading in to the race last weekend, my main pain was my right calf.
My week looked like this:
Sunday: Race South Dakota
Tuesday: Core and Quads Yoga
Wednesday: Core and Quads Yoga
Saturday: Race North Dakota.
Maybe this workout plan is genius? Here's the Core and Quads YouTube video if you are interested.
4. The race tomorrow is the inaugural Go Far Woman Half in Fargo. It starts in a mall parking lot and the course is a pancake flat out and back. Half marathoners get a long sleeve tech shirt (score!) and a gorgeous, feminine medal.
|Classy, North Dakota, very classy.|
The bad news is the weather. 72 degrees for the low and 93 for the high. This is not my preference at all. This should make state #25 memorable.
5. We'll have some time, post race, to explore Fargo. So thankful the expo is open until 9pm tonight! I've been doing some research...
Bonanzaville: A Pioneer Town
Widman's Candy Store: Chocolate Covered Potato Chips (yummy!)
And I've even found a statue or two for LJ...
What would you do in downtown Fargo for a few hours post race? Any thoughts?
Note to my Mom: Happy Birthday!
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!