When I first heard about the newest Cleveland-area virtual race, DASH ACROSS THE LAND, I had grand plans. I was going to perhaps hold off on my running streak, take a few easy days, and then start up with spadework. This would surely help me get past my running slump (I’ve been slow – for me – since getting sick in March) and bring me back to racing speeds.
Well, spoiler alert – I haven’t done any of that, and the race is next weekend!
I’m still running each day, 4-8 miles at a time. And each run is a slow, easy run, even with sometimes walking. So the good news is, I’m now at 108 days of my running streak, but I’m not really getting any faster. Maybe I can convince myself to take a day this week to not run? Or just run 1 mile to keep up my streak?
Here’s how this week looked:
Sunday, I got in a stroller run/walk with LM! We did 7 miles, which is more mileage than I’ve ever done with a stroller! It wasn’t all a run – I did a lot of stopping to entertain her, give her food, get books, get her more water, and even go into the house to get a new book and rain boots for her as it started raining halfway through the run.
Saturday morning I got in my fastest run in a while! And a cool down with the kids – my favorite.
This weekend, I’ll run the 10 in the DASH ACROSS THE LAND!
The Cleveland Marathon and UH Sports Medicine are partnering for this new event to support more than 50 Northeast Ohio high schools and colleges. The race is raising money to help UH Sports Medicine provide schools with the appropriate supplies to keep student-athletes healthy and safe during the 2020 – 2021 school year.
Where: Anywhere (this is a virtual event)
When: August 14-17, 2020
Distances: 5k, 10k, & 1-Miler
It’s not too late to register if you’re looking for a new virtual race! https://raceroster.com/events/2020/32533/dash-across-the-land
Some questions for you:
- Do you “train” for races? How do you?
- Have any races coming up?