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Mileage Monday: Fort Langley Race Recap

Alright, so I didn’t make it under 1:30, but that’s okay. The Fort Langley Half is a tough course, and I ran it hard. My face was purple, my legs were sore, and I’m just whatever. I’ll have a pout, and then I’ll get over it. I really don’t need to race these things anymore. It’s Andrew’s turn!

Monday: I ran 10 miles outside, and it wasn’t that hot because the smoke from all the wildfires protected me from the raging heat of the sun.

Tuesday: I left Freddy in charge of Callum’s nap and I took off again for another 10 miler. I need to stay away from this route because it has a steep downhill section that seems to be trashing my IT band.

Wednesday: An easy slow 8 mile run on the treadmill. My IT band felt fine.

Thursday: An out and back flat 6 mile route to give my IT band a break.

Friday: Headed out for 8 miles. I had SO much energy but I reined it in and saved it up for Sunday’s race.

Saturday: Just a short 5 mile shakeout run with lots of walk and stretch breaks.

Sunday: I woke up early and did my thing, got to the race and ran a warmup mile, then stretched. It’s a tough course, and I finished in fifth place (first woman) in 1:31:31. But enough about me. There was a man in his eighties that ran the half in 2:12! The people were so nice, the food was great, the prizes were generous. I’m thankful for the supportive running community in our area.

A total of 60 miles for the week. Beer me!


{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine July 13, 2015, 2:14 am

    6+ days in a row of running with a bunch of double digit runs and then you just go and win a race?! Not bad. But seriously, congrats, that is still an awesome accomplishment. And I hope I am still running half marathons in my eighties!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 13, 2015, 8:20 am

      Thanks Lisa. And yes, he was so inspiring. When they called him up for his prize, everyone went wild. I got goosebumps and all choked up. He rules.

  • Maddie @ Dixie Runs July 13, 2015, 3:18 am

    Wowwwwww amazing as always Suzy!!!! I was googling yesterday trying to find the results because I wasn’t patient enough to wait until today. You killed it!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 13, 2015, 8:19 am

      Ha ha! No way, you did?!?! You’re so sweet. I’ll be the same way when you run your marathon!

  • Steve July 13, 2015, 4:28 am

    Crack-a-lackin’…solid week and a great race, Suzy. Something about that 1:30 mark, eh? You need a nice flat course to put that bad boy to rest and get the monkey off your back. All the same, most runners would kill to post up a time like that. Great job.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 13, 2015, 8:19 am

      Thanks Steve! Yeah, I’m not complaining much. I sure would love to get in under 1:30 but then what? Right? Who really cares. I think I used to, but now I don’t. My PR is 1:28 (before I had Callum) so I’m okay with that.

      • Steve July 13, 2015, 9:43 am

        forgot that you had the 1:28….smokin’. Yeah – once you achieve it, you always have it.

        • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 13, 2015, 9:32 pm

          Well, I don’t know about that. But I’m willing to go with it.

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe July 13, 2015, 4:44 am

    I’ve said it before, I will say it again.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 13, 2015, 8:17 am

      Ha ha ha! Awe, shucks. I dunno, man. Hardly beast mode but hey, I’ll take it.

  • Allison July 13, 2015, 5:17 am

    I’m so sorry you didn’t hit that sub-1:30 but dammmmnnnnn, lady – a 1:31 half on a tough course in JULY IS FREAKING SICK. Congrats on FIRST PLACE! You are incredible. And 60 miles in a race week? Can we please live closer so we could train together? You are an inspiration.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 13, 2015, 8:17 am

      K, well I feel the exact same way about YOU. Maybe we’d just take turns kicking each other’s asses. That would be awesome.

  • Jamie July 13, 2015, 7:27 am

    Maybe not under 1:30 but 1st woman, 5th overall…. BAD ASS! Congrats on a great run! And 60 miles … get it girl : )

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 13, 2015, 8:15 am

      Thanks Jamie!

  • meredith@ Cookie ChRUNicles July 17, 2015, 7:41 am

    You are awesome! What a week of running followed by an amazing half finish! Have a great weekend 😉

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 17, 2015, 7:42 am

      Thank you Meredith!!!

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