It Was a “Who’s Who” of Running


Thursday (7/26):


Friday (7/27):


Saturday (7/28):

.9 Miles Warm Up (Bix 7, 9:48, 10:54 Pace)

7 Mile Race (Bix 7, 57:07, 8:10 Pace)

Weekly Total:

Run: 44 Miles

Sunday (7/29):

17 Miles Long (Const Trail, 2:33:09, 9:01 Pace)

Monday (7/30):

Brick – 7.1 Miles Bike Easy (Trainer, 30:00, 14.2 mph), 5 Miles Recovery (‘Hood, 48:06, 9:38 Pace)

Tuesday (7/31):

 14 Miles Med-Long (Treadmill, 1:56:31, 8:20 Pace)

Sunday after Bix7 Rob and I did our long run together. Neither of us had goal pace miles to do so it would just be a chill long run to get time on our feet.

The constitution trail. I will try to get a better picture next time.

The good morning weather brought everyone out. Ran into half of the local running community while we were out, which was awesome! It was the “who’s who” of running, you never knew who you would see in the next mile.

Around mile 5, quick photo in Uptown Normal.

We got to run about 4 miles of our run with our friend and my former Often Running Racing Teammate, Merlin. He was out for 14-16ish miles, but our talking got him home with 17 instead. Overall it was one of those great runs that just so relaxing and enjoyable.

Oh and check out this month’s issue of Runner’s World if you haven’t. It has an article about blogging about running and features one of my favorite blogs: eat, drink, and run. So definitely check out the article and visit her site, good stuff!

Monday I had a recovery run, but to help mix it up I added cycling on the trainer ahead of my run for a mini-brick. I may do a post about beating boredom of recovery runs. Since recovery runs are purposely slow-paced they can sometimes just be a bit more dull compared to longer or faster runs.

I wore my Hammer tri shirt and shorts and quickly changed shoes and headed out the door into super hot weather. Since it was a recovery run, I could keep the pace easy in the heat. On the last mile I had a newbie lesson and found out what ‘monkey butt’ is. The seam where the bike seat padding chaffed and outline into my skin. 😦 Not a good time. So now I have to figure out what will work in the future: body glide, different shorts, etc. What a painful little lesson. 😦

3 thoughts on “It Was a “Who’s Who” of Running

  1. Body Glide can fix nearly all cycling chaffing woes! Mix in some chamois cream if needed and you will be good to go!
    I had the idea of events having a communal dip, where you could mostly submerge your body before a big ride or a tri. Then I thought, ewww, that is just gross. How about a spray instead! 🙂


    1. A spray would be a good idea! I picked up Hammer Seat Saver to try out. Do triathletes have something they put in their cycling and running shoes, especially if they don’t wear socks?


  2. You might want to try a pair of triathlon-specific shorts. They have a light chamois and are made to go directly to the run (so no monkey butt!) They’re not great for really long rides, but much better for bricks. Chamois Butter (in the purple tube) is a great multi-purpose lube (can use for swimming & on your feet too).


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