So I’m clearly behind on blog posts this week. Hope you all are having a fantastic Tuesday so far!! I’m here to recap my 70.6 miles of running last week, which included a trip to PHX for the Rock n Roll Arizona marathon! Let’s see how it all went down.
Monday AM- 7.32 lunchtime miles. The weather was actually pretty glorious in Texas. We had plenty of sunshine, especially in the afternoons. Love it.
Monday PM- Quick 3.25 mile warm up before the gym since I had time to kill before 6:30 pm. Getting the legs moving after the long work day.
Tuesday- 10.22 miles with my breakfast club run crew. Running so early + coffee after. Match made in heaven.
Wednesday AM- 7.12 lunchtime miles once again. Love that little break in the work day. Then hit the next door gym, quick wash up and back to work.
Wednesday PM- 4.06 miles with a neighbor. YES I am trying to formulate my own mini running club right on the lake since I have a few friends that live right around me. And well, the ones who don’t run, can just join us for happy hour. LOL.
Thursday- 8.23 miles with IRC. Last big run before my impromptu race weekend.
Friday- Quick 4.12 mile run, getting the kinks out before I had to fly on a jet plane.
Saturday- REST DAY. I traveled in the morning and made it to Phoenix for the sunshine. Thanks to Brooks Running I was able to score a last minute comped entry to this race. So I TOTALLY ran it for a fun destination RACE-cation. No expectations but to just go out there and have a great time. And that I did.
Sunday- Race day! 26.31 miles done, 3:53:35 finish time. One of my fastest times to date out of 28 marathons and of course a sub 4, in HOT temps at the end! I tell you what it felt so good to be in those flip flops after. It was a balmy race with no shade really in the back half but still had a lovely time. You cannot beat 80 degrees in January.
I did a little mingling with strangers and some bar hopping before hopping back on the plane on Monday. Love it love it. I think I’l be back for this race, perhaps to run the half since it got hot later on in the race. But beautiful city and love Arizona, I plan on doing some hiking next time. And perhaps I need to find a trail race out here.
Up next, I’ll be running a 25k at Knob Hills this upcoming weekend. Can’t wait to get back on the trails!
And there you have it!
How was your weekend? Anyone know of some good desert style trail races in New Mexico or Arizona I should sign up for? I need to explore the southwest!!