Weekly Recap: Big Sur Race Week

I am behind on my weekly recap since the marathon was on Sunday and I posted my race report Monday!  I have all my runs logged here, so I can’t miss these! 

I didn’t plan on doing a ton of running this week since I was recovering from Boston and tapering for Big Sur at the same time.  My plan was just to keep things short and easy, and pretty much just do whatever I wanted.  I like that plan!

I used my free time to make my Boston collage, play with the pups (and take a million pictures of them doing so), and get ready for a fun-filled race weekend!

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5 easy

My normal Tuesday team lemon run club!  It was fun to be back and chat about Boston with all my friends there.  Kristin and I ran together and made sure everyone was on the right route and turned around at the right spots.  Plus we had lots to talk about like always.

5.0 miles/44:35/8:55 avg pace

4 easy

I attempted to get out of bed early a couple mornings this week but it just didn’t work.  This morning was one of them.  I brought my stuff to run after work and really wasn’t feeling it and just wanted to bail, but then I decided to text Kerry to see if she needed to run and she did!  We met up at a local trail and did an easy 4 miles catching up on all the happenings of the last couple weeks.  Nothing like having a friend to meet to get you out the door!

4.0 miles/40:46/10:11 avg pace

5 easy

I met up with the SFM Training group for our weekly fun run.  I had a lot of fun this run chatting with the trainees and talking all things running. 

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I also wore my Big Sur shirt from last year for good vibes for the race.

5.0 miles/45:20/9:04 avg pace


I was going to do an easy run after work but decided not to because I just didn’t want to. 

3 easy


Since I didn’t run Friday I did an easy shake out early Saturday morning before heading to Monterey!

3.0 miles/27:35/9:12 avg pace


Big Sur Marathon!!

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26.3 miles/4:03:29/9:15 avg pace

Total miles for the week: 43.3

Now that this big challenge has been completed it’s time to move on to the next thing (after recovery of course)!  What will the next countdown be and what will this fall’s race calendar look like?  Stay tuned!

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10 Responses to Weekly Recap: Big Sur Race Week

  1. Nicole May 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Love pup pics! they are so cute! :) great week!

  2. Ari May 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Sounds like a great week! :)

  3. Tia May 3, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Love the Big Sur shirt!! I’d love to run that one someday! Great job on 2 big ones in 13 days!!

  4. Jim @bikerly May 4, 2011 at 3:44 am #

    Aron! So glad I found your blog through twitter… just threw it in my google reader! I must do Big Sur one day. It’s a travel from Minnesota but looks like a blast… and congrats on Boston 2 Big Sur. Remarkable!

  5. katie May 4, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    wow, that’s a lot of miles for an easy week :) love the pup pics!

  6. kristen May 4, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    I can’t keep up with your posts right now, but I just wanted to pop in and say Congratulations on a VERY sucessfull couple of weeks. I hope your planning on taking a little pressure free down time! You earned it for sure!!

  7. Emily May 4, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    i can’t wait for you to announce your fall race calendar!

  8. Angela @ MyPinkyToes May 4, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    You are amazing for running Boston and running another marathon a couple weeks later! Wow!!! I can’t wait to hear what you have in store for the fall!

  9. Jesse May 4, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    love the double medal bling :)

    i too am anxious to see what races are on your horizon for the fall. hoping maybe an urban cow half or the cim so we can have a meet up in sacto.

  10. Michelle May 4, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Enjoy relaxing! Can hardly wait to hear what’s next on your agenda!
    Going to head out today for my first run since Eugene. Can’t wait to just “run” with no pace and no distance in mind as I head out the door!!!!!

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