Andrew did it and he had a blast at the race! The weather actually turned out to be perfect for him and in the 30s the whole time.
I think Skye is looking at him like ‘what in the world did you bring us out here for’!?! He will have a full race recap for you soon and I’ll share some from the day today too:
Everyone slept really well at my in-laws. The race started at 9 which meant the kids just woke up on their own to leave.
We drove out to Antelope Island which is really close to my in-laws house. On our drive there we actually drove right by the first house I ever lived in until I was 5 years old.
It was exciting to get to see a bit more of the area I have been training for over the last few months. We saw plenty of antelope and buffalo while we were there yesterday.
Brooke and Knox got in some practice on the course too and both of them asked for us to sign them up for races this summer.
Turns out… the views here are gorgeous. Being out there yesterday made me even more excited for 13 days from now!
I liked that the race director had a buffalo on his hat. Trail races are so laid back and I kind of love it.
The only places for us to see him on the course were at the start and the finish so we spent some time hanging out in the car.
And then I took the kids to a play place to help them to get their wiggles out.
He finished in 3:11 (full recap coming soon). Then we drove back and hung out at Andrew’s parents’ house for a little while before driving home and getting everyone showered and clean.
Andrew and I went on a date! He wanted R&R BBQ for his post-race celebration meal and I was very happy with that decision.
I also tried my first fried pickle ever which was exciting.
It’s been a huge week for Andrew between finishing up his schooling and a challenging race… and ice cream was the best way to finish it off.
Toasted coconut + s’mores for me.
Stairs are going to hurt for a little while… there was a lot of climbing in his race (and I just found out that his 25k course is the first 25k of my race so I’ll be doing this same thing on the stairs in two weeks).
I’m officially now in the taper and getting very excited for this race! Here is how last week looked:
Monday: 9 miles @ 8:10 average on the treadmill.
Tuesday: 10 miles @ 8:28 average on the treadmill.
Wednesday: 7 miles @ 8:50 average on the treadmill.
Thursday: 22 miles @ 8:47 average. Some on trails and some on the roads.
Friday: 5 miles @ 8:37 average outside.
53 miles for the week!
What is your Sunday filled with?
What was the last restaurant you ate at?
What was your best run last week? Hardest run?