Monday, June 3, 2013

June 5 by the 5th Virtual Race


Well, I ran my last 5 mile run for the 5 by the 5th Virtual Race Series on Sunday. I'm really sad that the series is over to be honest. I can't wait to participate in it again next year and I really hope more people do as well.

Amy and I had decided to run on Sunday, which ended up being a really smart call. Saturday was a crazy stormy day. It was 78 degrees at 7:30 am with storms brewing. I had decided to do a Cathe DVD since running wasn't in the cards. Just after the warm up, a the electricity went out along with a frightening clap of thunder immediately after.

I was pretty ticked off to say the least. My workout plans interrupted and all. Plus, no air conditioner or fan meant it was really hot in my upstairs workout room. I decided to suck it up and get on my bike trainer. At least I had that as an option or I could have done a tabata or HIIT workout as well.
Yes, that's a puddle of sweat after my bike trainer "ride."
Two words: Hot Mess. It was a good workout, but not at all what I had planned.

Let's just say I was really looking forward to running Sunday after the workout fiasco on Saturday. The front that moved through had brought in much cooler temperatures and lower humidity. So, even though we didn't meet up for our run until 9 am, it was still fairly manageable.

We didn't really have any distances or routes planned out. We were just running to run basically. Because the sun was up and it was warming up, we decided to zigzag around our neighborhood. The fantastic thing about living in an old area of town is that you have lots of trees and shade.

I ended up with 8 miles in all, but did stop at mile 5 to snap a picture of my time for the virtual race series. I was sort of hoping for the best time of the series, but it was off by 1 second from my last run for the series. No complaints though. I have had such a great time with this race series. I initially went into it just hoping I could run period. But, I ended up knocking off 4+ minutes from my first "race."

How do you handle a snafu with your workout plans? Anyone else take part in this virtual race series?