Now on to our weekend!
This Saturday, our long run was scheduled at 16 miles. Given that running hasn't been going well, and our 13 miler didn't go well at all for me the previous week, I was a little nervous about it. Mike and I actually did something we never do, we started our long run right from our house. Crazy, I know! We like to drive to different places to run, it helps us see things we normally wouldn't see, but since we were doing a lot of other things this weekend I didn't feel like going anywhere far.
I was able to make a relatively hilly route, in prep for the MDI Marathon, and I am happy to say that it went pretty well! Mike and I ran together for about half of it and then I let him go a little bit ahead of me. I only had one really bad mile, mile 14, and the overall pace was only a little bit off from where I would have wanted it to be. I do think that I am going to try energy chews on the run again because energy gels aren't working for me anymore. We'll see!
We spent the rest of the day at our friends' house hanging out with lots of other running friends.
A triathlon and a lighthouse, perfect combo!
On Sunday, Mike and I volunteered at our second race of the year and our first triathlon of the year. We drove to Sodus Point, a little less than an hour away from our house, where we were bike marshals for the Sodus Point Triathlon.
The race was on the smaller side, there was only a sprint option and there were probably 200 people total racing, so it took about an hour for all the triathletes to go through our station on the bike course.
Mike at our post, waiting for the triathletes to arrive
We finished out the day with our own 40 mile ride. We dropped our bikes off earlier in the week for tune-ups and my bike felt so much better! I had been having some issues with the front brake rubbing my tire and I could definitely feel the difference yesterday. I even held above 16 mph for the 40 miles!
We finished out the weekend by going over to Amber and Greg's and hanging out with some of their neighborhood friends.
All in all it was a great weekend with some hard training, relaxing, volunteering and hanging out with friends!