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Workouts – Last Week Today – May 15

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This week I headed ‘back home’ for my annual visit with my mom, sister, and her family in northeast Kansas.  While I can’t say that I miss living in Kansas, I do enjoy visiting!

In my planning for this trip I found a half marathon that looked like fun and since it also had a 5k, I signed my nieces up for their first 5k. It was nice spreading the love of running with them.

This week I planned to be much better at getting my planks in, but reality was a bit different.

Here is how my week lined up:

Sunday – 8 miles easy (average pace 10:45)

Monday – 3 miles easy with Sorcha (average pace 10:32), planks 3 x 45 sec.

Tuesday – 3 miles easy with Anam (average pace 10:44), planks 3 x 45 sec.

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Wednesday – Rest // travel day

Thursday – Rest

Friday – 15 minute shake-out run
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Saturday – Running with the Cows Half Marathon – 13.1 (02:12), I smashed my time goal! More on the race later this week.

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My sister is the best photographer 🙂

 

TOTAL miles = 28.5


I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin’ for the Weekly Wrap, plus Nicole, Annmarie, Angelena Marie, and Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday.

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24 Comments

  1. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness

    Can’t wait to hear about Running with the Cows half! I did a 5k this weekend and was the first time I passed cows in a race. People were stopping to take selfies with them!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It was a great race… unfortunately, we didn’t see any cows out on the course, but it was beautiful country scenery.

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  2. wendyistakingthelongwayhome

    Congrats on your half! It’s always fun to surpass your time goal!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks… and yes!

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  3. Embrace the Journeys

    Great job crushing your goal time!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  4. HoHo Runs

    I didn’t get much planking done this week either. I would sign up for this race in a heartbeat just based on the name alone! I saw cows at my half this weekend too. They were close enough to touch as they were standing at the fence watching the weird runners go by. Congrats on surpassing you time goal. That’s always such a great feeling. I look forward to reading your recap. Thanks for linking with us Vicki!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      The race was awesome… unfortunately there weren’t any cows to be seen out on the course, I’m guessing it was too cold for them, I definately could smell them though. They had a mobile petting zoo at the post race party and there was a baby cow there that I have to admit I bugged a little too much… He was just so cute!

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  5. Coco

    I had my first trip to Kansas last week, but I didn’t get to see much besides my hotel and our meeting room. I love the name of the Running With The Cows half – I hope the race was just as fun as it sounds.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      It was a great race… very well organized with a great small town feel.

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  6. Pam

    Great job on beating your time goal and how fun to sign up your nieces for a 5k. Looking forward to hearing about your race.

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks! I got my nieces hooked on racing… they are looking for their next 5k that doesn’t interfere with cross-country season.

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  7. Karen @ Fit in France

    Congrats on beating your time goal, doesn’t that feel great ? Have a great week !

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks! Yes, I was so happy 🙂

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  8. Cassi Schmigotzki (@LAWRTW)

    How’d your nieces do?

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      They finished pretty good… 31:something. Had a great time and are now trying to figure out what 5k they can run next… I’ve started something good!

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  9. Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    Congrats on the half! Can’t wait for the recap!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  10. fitfoodiemama

    Woohoo- congrats on the half! Can’t wait to read all about it!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      thanks!

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  11. Debra @HappyRunningSole

    Looks like a great week! Congrats on your half marathon!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  12. Tricia Vaughn

    ha you sound like me looking for a race while visiting! I look forward to hearing more on this race. How fun your nieces ran too!

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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I think this may become a race I plan my travel around… the nieces really had a blast!

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