It’s Race Week!

Disclaimer: I didn’t bring my laptop to edit posts so I’m sure the photos below are not centered and are probably so large everyone in space can see them. Apologies.

Garmin conveniently says I’m in Recovery mode, but on Monday, it felt like anything but. The wind was 90,000 mph with a wind chill of 30-something°. I opted out of the optional 10 mins on the end of the run which gave me a solid 2.48 miles.

the gloves in my reflection saved my life!

More “recovery” work, even at a tempo pace. Seriously, Garmin, I don’t understand you. I suppose working harder than what is expected during the race could be considered a recovery. In some worlds maybe.

Final run before race day was as expected…I don’t know what I mean by that because I had no expectations. My hamstring was really bothering me, even with the medicinal regimen, but my plan is to power through it all and reach my goal. I’ll keep you posted.

Beautiful day!!

Tomorrow morning is the big day! I didn’t sleep well last night due to a comedy of hotel errors but tonight my plan is to get to bed early and rest up. I’m excited about an actual, real life expo because I realized I haven’t been to one of those since Morgan from Oregon and I ran NOLA in 2019! Time flies when you’re having fun (that’s my mantra for tomorrow!)

Hotel life

Final call: You can track me using this link (find my name – Kelly Atwell):  https://rtrt.me/ulink/RRSA/RRS-DALLAS-2021/tracker/RBRE5GLH/focus

Hope you all have an amazing day!

11 thoughts on “It’s Race Week!

  1. I’ve noticed that sometimes have difficulty with easy runs vs recovery runs – they both are too similar for me (or rather my body) to make a significant distinction.
    Since you ran NOLA in 2019, I’d love to hear of any restaurant recommendations that you might have. I’m sure that one of my favorite restaurants from 1998-2002 is no longer there. 😉

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    1. Recovery and easy runs look a out the same for me, too, so I just go with it!

      There were two very good places I ate at in NOLA (not counting Cafe Du Monde) – let me research them and I’ll report back! I remember what I ate there but not the restaurant names.

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