Week 10 began with us flying back from Florida late Saturday night and I planned on getting up early Sunday morning for the RCA Ten Mile Challenge representing DC Road Runners. With my blisters still nagging from Saturday morning's 15k race in Tampa and knowing I had to get in 20 miles per my training schedule that day, I decided to skip it. (Jim ran it and did great!) I didn't end up getting out there for my 20 miles and with my mom staying at our house, I decided to take a rest day.
Monday I headed to RCSC for a Spin class with my neighbor Andrea and then did the strength circuit at the club. I took Tues and Weds as rest days. Thursday morning I taught a spin class at RCSC and then that afternoon headed out on my first ever 20 miler! I ran 8 miles from our house down to the white house.
|horrible self shot!|
I then over to the memorials and at mile 10 stopped for bathroom break and refueling and then headed home. It was a great run with so much to see. We are lucky to live in such a great running city. The way home was almost entirely uphill and I hit a lot of stoplights heading of downtown as it bordered on rush hour- it shows in my splits! I saw this really cool street sign on my run and it made me smile. I had to stop and take a picture. It was just too fitting!