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Last weekend was fun

I haven't been very chatty online but I have some time on my hands right now (SPRING BREAK!) so I will try to catch up a little. V, J, and I are signed up for a half-marathon tomorrow so 2/3 of us have been following a rigorously researched (Google I'm-feeling-lucky) training plan for the past few months. Last Saturday was our longest run in preparation for the event. The air was brisktrainingrun11mi and the ground was slushy/slippery in spots (the break you see in the map is the Starbucks where we stopped to let my toes thaw) but the distance was no problem. trainingrte_11I'm sure we're ready. V hasn't trained at all and I have no doubt she'll finish ahead of J and me.

The next day was sunny and warm. Really warm! It was the perfect day for an alleycat. I know you know what an alleycat is but I will explain for those other people: it's a bike race/scavenger hunt through a city. This one was organized to celebrate International Women's Day so most of the checkpoints had something to do with this theme, which was an additional element of fun. We were dilettante competitors but we hit a few checkpoints and enjoyed the day. V wasn't happy when she learned we'd be riding on streets; however, she did really well and I think it was a good intro for her.

Everything else has just been school stuff. It's been fun, but I'm ready to be done.


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Mar. 13th, 2015 04:38 pm (UTC)
Age restriction
Dang! I wish I knew V was doing the race. G wants to do one, the last one they were going to do had an age restriction of 18, the others I looked into the age restriction was 16. If V is doing any races in the Spring let me know so G can do them too.
Mar. 23rd, 2015 05:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Age restriction
We signed up for George Washington Parkway Classic 10-miler on 4/26. It's kind of a pain to reach because Metro is no help, but you get to run on the parkway. Whee! Also there's the TKPK5K that's a couple of blocks away from our house; it's on 5/3.
Mar. 13th, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)
Street riding in DC? I'm not entirely sure I'm crazy enough for that. The 'burbs around Burtonsville and Greenbelt were bad enough! :)
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