It’s been a while since I actually wrote just a simple blog update.
I am in the midst of training for The North Face Endurance Challenge 50k at Kettle Moraine State Park, WI. This race will be redemption! I already know what to expect and the course is a little less intense. There is still time to join the fun, 50 miler, marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k; and you can save 15% with code BIBRAVE15. Also the Hawkeyes are playing the Badgers in nearby Madison that day.
During this training cycle, I have picked up races as part of my miles. My next big challenge will come Aug 22 – 23. I am running the Madison Mini (13.1) for the third year in a row!!! (Discount link) After I enjoy my post race beer on the terrace, Josh, Laura and I will pile into the car for the Backpocket 7 miler that afternoon, also my third year. If that wasn’t enough, I am going to join the Bibrave Pro party in Chicago and run the Fort 2 Base 10 nautical mile race the next day. (Discount link) So yeah that will be one weekend of racing.
Also most people are training for their fall marathon… I should note, I have one of those too, Chicago. Yep I am running the NFEC 50k and then next weekend Chicago. That is how I will start October, then after a 2 week break I will be on the road to Louisville to run the Urban Bourbon half marathon. I have a discount for that too!
But wait there’s more! Nov 8th I am running for chocolate, the Hot Chocolate 15k in Chicago, so I hope to see some of you there! (discount link) Might have to get some Garrett’s Popcorn!
Things I am loving this training cycle:
- bite size nutter butters
- my Plantronics wireless headphones, I love reading, but too busy to actually hold a book, so audiobooks make the long run go faster
- CW-X compression pants – ah recovery
- the heat, I feel more like a badass
- my Adidas 7″ boy shorts
- trail running
Things I am hating this training cycle
- the heat, waking up super early to avoid
- fuel belt, hand held…I hate having so many things attached to me
- chafing – nuff said
- weird flare ups of tendonitis
- My Garmin – will it last for a 50k, it beeps on the charger, it hates the rain
- random hunger
Well that’s it, I am not signed up for a race until August, but that will change, I get a little “testy.” Plus throwing in a 5k here or there is a great speed work when training for an endurance event.
When I am not off running a gazillion miles, I also work, and participate in 2 farmer’s markets. I really don’t know how people are bored. I struggle to find enough time in the day to get it all done.
I will have more product reviews coming soon as well. Those are always fun, well I think I like the photo shoots that come with them.
Have a great Monday, enjoy the week!