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Ragnar Great River: Hot, Humid, Tired!

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2 weeks ago (sorry for the delay!) I ran my 4th Ragnar with an awesome group of running friends, most new to Ragnar! We headed down on Thursday evening, van packed and excited for our adventure. I was so happy that they added Thursday night pick up and safety training which allowed us extra sleep on Friday.

We checked in on Thursday night to find the hotel room with 2 beds and a sofa sleeper really didn't exist! Instead offered 2 double beds or a king bed and couch, we opted for the first and had a pretty packed room with 6! Oh well it was more comfortable than any sleeping we'd find for the next 48 hours!

Friday morning we were off with runner 1 at 7:00...

I was runner so plenty of time for coffee, food and the weather to get even hotter! I took off around noon and already the temperature was in low 90s with heat index near 100! Yuck, combine this with no shade after mile 2 and asphalt and it was rough. I took off in the shade of the town at 7:20 pace but soon slowed by Mile …

Marathon Weekly...

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I guess I kind of lied when I said I was back to regular blogging, oops! So today with 9 weeks to go until marathon #28 I am back with my marathon weekly, training check ins, goals, etc. We’ve had a lot on our plates lately with school, life, impending kindergarten, activities, illness, etc but I need to continue to hold myself accountable. The past week weeks (okay since July) my morning workouts have been nearly nonexistent meaning lifting has been minimal, no good as I am getting back.
Luckily Saturday I managed a 20 miler and while it was slower than my normal long runs it felt good and I ran most with friends. No the blue shirts weren't planned!
What’s up for this week? Already off to a rough start, poor sleep kept me in bed and skipping my morning run…
Monday: 6 mile run with Cooper and Beast Shoulders Tuesday: Beast Back and Bike Wednesday: 8 mile run and Beast Chest Thursday: T25 Friday:  Ragnar!! Saturday: Ragnar!! Sunday: Coaching starts! Beast Legs and yoga.

This week I will b…