This weeks Dopey Challenge Training (by Jeff Galloway), called for:
Tuesday 45 Minutes – I ran this on Monday with the a couple of friends from the running club. We put in 4 miles at a 10:20 pace. The weather was near perfect for this. It was super cold in the morning, so I packed my tights and a long sleeve shirt, but it warmed up enough throughout the day that I really could have gotten away in a shorts and a short sleeve shirt.
Thursday 45 Minutes – I ran this on Thursday with my friend Kylee. We put in 4.2 miles at a 11:26 pace. The weather was a bit more humid that it was on Monday and the air was definitely heavier. Kylee is my “go to” Dopey expert. She’s run the Dopey Challenge twice, and this January will be her third time (my first). So whenever we get together, our conversations also take a turn towards Dopey. She gives me pointers on different parts of the various race routes as well as logistical pointers of just getting in and out of the event area itself. We talk about the best places for my parents to watch as spectators, and of course about the Expo!
Saturday 3 mile run – I like the weeks that call for a 3 mile run! I ran Saturday morning with Doug from the running club. Kim, Brigid and Jerry were all in Chicago for the Chicago Marathon, and Ally was in Indy running a 20 miler with a group down there that are training for the Monumental Marathon. Kylee would have run with us, but she ended up tailgating at a University of Notre Dame game. So this weekend it was just Doug and I. We ran 3.4 miles at a 9:18 pace, which felt really good. I haven’t seen that pace in a while, and it was nice to consider it a “conversational pace”. At least for that distance any how.
Next Week calls for:
Tuesday: 45 minutes – This will probably be ran on Monday
Thursday: 45 minutes – This will hopefully be ran on Wednesday
Saturday: 7 mile walk – This will need to be ran on Friday (however I’m still trying to figure out how!)
Sunday: 17 mile run/walk – This will be ran on Saturday
Here’s an interesting photo I took of myself in the car Saturday morning. I was having a hard time getting a good angle of my new tights…so my eye looks really big and my body looks really small!