It was nice being in Charleston for the weekend of the Rugged Maniac. I've been doing the "10,000 burpees in 100 days" challenge in the Facebook group, and this was the prettiest place that I've done burpees for that thus far. The set on the summit of Crowder's Mountain was awesome, especially since the crew from local Southern Spartans was also there and a few joined in, but my hometown can't be beat.
Sunday, Mar 19:
Monday, Mar 20:
I did this day's workouat at midnight, after taking a 3 hr nap beforehand, to make up for the 5 hrs of sleep from last night. 5.0 in 41:59, 8:23 ave, after 150 burpees. My right outer knee was a bit off during the ruck to the gym, but it was ok during the run.
Tuesday, Mar 21:
Biked 13.8 miles after 150 burpees. My right outer knee felt like it was missing a bit of cartilage, so I massaged it. As much as I like being in shape, I probably need to let this heal a bit, to not compromise the marathon.
Wednesday, Mar 22:
6.0 in 48:37, 8:06 ave, 2 degrees of incline. Felt pretty good. Last run before the 5K, after 150 burpees.
Thursday, Mar 23:
Biking is the most I'll do in the two days right before a 5K, and I normally wouldn't even do that. But I felt suprisingly good today, even after 150 burpees. 13.8 miles in 60 min.
After having debated about whether to do this race, I signed up, after winning some cash at my previous brewery race. This race had cash prizes, too, which attracted more fast runners, I think. I'm posting more than a month afterwards, so I don't remember all of the details and feelings anymore, but I'll do my best.
I got in early to ensure parking. It was actually a morning brewery race, so it meant post-race beer for breakfast ;) I had one rest day from burpees, so it wasn't a full taper, but the lead-up pre-race training-wise and race-day was otherwise typical. During the warmup, my legs did feel a bit swollen and not too fresh, but warmups aren't always an indication of how the race goes.