BCHM Training: Week 9

This was my last step-back week before the final push and the race itself in three weeks. Three weeks! Gulp! A few notes...
Total weekly mileage: 21.5

On to the recap!

40 minutes Iron Strength
60 minutes Yin Yoga, hip series
Lululemon White Energy Bra & Bruised Berry Cool Racerback
Yogasmoga Spanish Grey Run Jump 'n' Play Crops
Morning: 5 miles, 55:39, 11:07 pace
This was a medium pace race (11:15-11:30) but I felt great and ran slightly faster and then ran the last two miles at race pace. I think the 40-degree temps helped!
Athleta Coral Striped Elite Half Zip, Amalfi Blue Chi Tank &
Asphalt Relay Capri

Morning: 4.5 miles, 49:06, 10:54 pace
Nailed my race pace on this run. I had no problem hitting my race pace, and I think my body is finally starting to know it. It's not a super easy pace for me, though. It's going to be a challenge to keep to this pace for the whole race, but I'm just telling myself I can do it.
Athleta Sour Apple Malibu Hike Half Zip
Lululemon Chase Me Crops
Evening: Essential Yoga video from Runner's World
Lululemon White Energy Bra, Soot Cool Racerback
Forest Green In the Flow Crops
Morning: 3 miles, 35:56, 11:58 pace
This recovery run felt great! Forgot to take a picture of the outfit though.

40 minutes Iron Strength

Rest day! We took Django on the Nine Mile Run and Braddock trails in Frick Park. It felt much warmer than 72 degrees.
Lululemon Bumble Berry Cook Racerback & Purple Fog Energy Bra (LOVE that combo)
Athleta Asphalt Chat Capris

9 miles, 1:46, 11:49 pace
We ran on the Northside trail to Fort Duquesne Bridge, across the bridge and through Point State Park, back across the bridge, out to the old jail, and back. I had so much fun chatting with Amanda! After the run I did the Recovery Yoga video from Runner's World.
Lots of crazy sweaty patches!
Lululemon Jeweled Magenta Swiftly
VSX The Standout Bra
Athleta Black Relay Skort
In the afternoon we took Django to Raccoon Creek State Park and hiked the short, 1.2-mile Mineral Springs Loop Trail. We had planned to hike more trails, but we hadn't realized it was so late in the day and had to get back.
At the mineral springs
Lululemon Deep Zinfandel/Winter Orchid Power Y Tank
Zella Black Live In Crop

The trail passes an old health spa.
The restored spa has, unfortunately, been tagged inside and out.
The weather this week promises to be really nice again. I hope everyone enjoys the weather while running and working out!

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