Trying to make all my running friends jealous by getting a pic with @karagoucher 🤷♂️ Too bad I was at the expo a few hours too late. Now it's time to wind down and get ready to run in the morning!!! Good luck to everyone running tomorrow! #formerminnesotan #itsgrayduck #grandmasmarathon
Ok I can deal with this. A little 4 miler tonight to see how the leg feels. Not perfect, but pretty good overall. Now I'm looking forward to my 4th Grandma's Marathon in 4 days! 🙌🏻💪🏻🏃 Fingers crossed for good weather this time around. I'll even take a little rain. #gmas18 #grandmasmarathon
I rode the 4 mile long struggle bus tonight, but I'm glad it was so nice out. Lots of stretching and foam rolling is going to be part of my routine in the last week before Grandma's. 😐
So I was taking a really nice picture of some trees on the trail and some runner guy just completely ran through my shot...🙄 . . . Really though, a great run with less than 2 weeks to go!
Not my biggest mileage month, but perhaps my biggest month of training. I hit my second 20 miler during the month, but also learned that I benefit from extra rest days. Two weeks to go, and I'm focused on keeping healthy, staying loose, and getting rest.
Nothing but a little strength work and foam rolling tonight, since my legs needed an extra day off. Two weeks from Saturday is my first 26.2 of the year, and I want to feel good for the race. Tonight's workout... . . *Planks: 1 min regular plank, 45 sec each side, 30 sec back to regular. (courtesy of a friendly competition with @rachelrunspa ) *Push ups: x 100 *Pull ups: x 30
Five miles of pure sweat...💦💦 My wife asked if it was raining when I got back to the house. 😛 It's only 70 degrees, but like 9000% humidity... Counting down the days until my 4th Grandma's Marathon. 17 to go!
Well, we survived. A one night camping trip to see if the dog could handle a campground and tent. Such a good pup! It cooled off nicely overnight, and we woke up at 4:30 a.m. to rain and thunder. It still got up to the low 90s so far today, so we spent much of the afternoon at the beach. Time to retreat to the a/c... #restday #toohot #betterthansnow
So here's one of me wiping off the sweat mid-pic. That's right, the temp rose 7 degrees during my short 3 mile run, and it's already 80° out there... 🔥🔥🔥 We're supposed to go camping at a nearby state park tonight, so we can find out if the dog can handle himself in a tent and at a campground. I'm not sure I can handle myself in tent and at a campground tonight. 🤪 ☀️
Four weeks ago winter didn't want to let go. Today and this weekend, summer makes an early arrival. Temps in the upper 80s and up to 90, plus a busy weekend, means I need to improvise. This training cycle I hit 20 miles twice. I've only hit 20 once while training for my previous 4 marathons, so I'm really ok with switching to some mid-distance runs this weekend. Going for 8-10 for each of the next few days.