- 14 minutes, alternating 1 min walking, 1 min running. That sure was tough! (/sarcasm)
- 17 minutes of the 1 min walk/run deal
- 20 minutes of 1 min walking, 2 min running
- 28 minutes of the 1 min walk/run deal
The other great part is that I've been running just before sunset and the weather is fantastic. The light is amazing, the fall colors are great. I try to not think about the fact that snow will be flying soon. I'm just trying to enjoy things right now, in the moment.
I also volunteered at a trail race yesterday - the Bear Chase Race, which consisted of a 10k, half marathon, 50k and 50 mile trail race. I worked the 5 - 10 AM shift (with a 3:45 wake up time... yowzers) and I got a free reflective vest for my efforts. It was really early, but it was also fun.
I brought some of my SunRype along, as I just got a shipment of 480 Just Fruit and Grains bars (summer berry). I brought a couple of boxes with me, hoping to help out. I was not prepared for the literal buffet our aid station had. Seriously, it was crazy. Oranges, watermelon, banana, nilla wafers, oreos, honey stinger gels and waffles, m&ms (plain and peanut), skittles, pretzles, chips, pb&j sandwiches. My poor SunRype bars weren't getting a whole lot of love.
I was carpooling, so I had to leave right at 10 AM. In my time at the aid station, I saw the half marathoners (a lot of them grabbed pb&j's.... for a half. marathon. ) and I saw 2 loops of the 50k and 50 milers. These people had run ~24 miles by the time I saw them. And most of them looked really good. I wish I could have stuck around longer, as it was very inspirational to be around these athletes.
This volunteer effort meants 5+ hours on my feet, which is something I haven't done in a very long time. It was sore but I managed to do my "run" last night (28 minutes of the 1 min run/walk deal) and today all is well.
|time stamp was 6:57. Yep, I was volunteering 2 hrs before this was snapped.|
|shot of our aid station buffet. I was joking that we needed doggie bags for the athletes.|
|if you look closely, you can see runners along the road and off in the distance|
|helping athletes getting their food on!|