chelseaontherun
chelseaontherun:

Packing for Sea Wheeze!

Trying to actually figure out what I’m wearing everyday so I don’t overpack *too* badly, especially since I’m not checking a bag.

So far (left to right):
- Thursday, plane ride/bum around
- Thursday, run
- Friday, expo/bum around
- Friday, run
- Saturday, HALF MARATHON!
- Sunday, plane (TBD)

Still have to sort out clothes to sleep in and personal items, BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED TO WEAR ATHLETIC CLOTHES FOR THE NEXT 4 DAYS STRAIGHT!

chelseaontherun:

Packing for Sea Wheeze!

Trying to actually figure out what I’m wearing everyday so I don’t overpack *too* badly, especially since I’m not checking a bag.

So far (left to right):
- Thursday, plane ride/bum around
- Thursday, run
- Friday, expo/bum around
- Friday, run
- Saturday, HALF MARATHON!
- Sunday, plane (TBD)

Still have to sort out clothes to sleep in and personal items, BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED TO WEAR ATHLETIC CLOTHES FOR THE NEXT 4 DAYS STRAIGHT!

chelseaontherun

chelseaontherun:

Elvis is Alive 5k! - 27:28:00

Helloooooo 5k PR! Even after killing it at the speed workout on Tuesday, running the amazing but unexpected 9 miles yesterday, I pulled a 5k PR by a whole minute and a half – say what?! 

This means my average pace was under 9 min/mile. I’m still shocked over it, too. First two miles were strong, and the third I was really starting to struggle, but damn. I made myself proud tonight, and I did while wearing some pretty sweet shades. Cracked a couple joked about sideburn chafe. Cute shirts too. The men’s versions said “A little less conversation…” heh. :)

It’s been a good week of running. I’m looking forward to the rest day tomorrow before the 7 mile group long run on Saturday (it’s a cutback week).

Oh! And one last thing… 9 days until Sea Wheeze! My first half marathon and what will be my longest run yet is in just over a week, and I am excited! Vancouver, I’ll see you next Thursday!

rachmakesgains

Anonymous asked:

I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
chelseaontherun

chelseaontherun:

I just banged out 9 miles.

Let me repeat myself.

I JUST BANGED OUT 9 MILES.

Like, that’s not something I do. I don’t just casually go for 9 MILE WEDNESDAY EVENING RUNS. 

I wasn’t even going to go today. If anything, I was going to try and make it to the Race Team speedwork out, but decided against it because I’m running 5k tomorrow and other time constraints… but THEN I RAN 9 MILES ANYWAY.

Originally, I had planned on a short but sweet run to de-stress a bit. Before I left the apartment, I was feeling hopeful, like maybe I could pull out a solid 6 miles, but knowing myself, I knew it could be anywhere from 3 to 6. I made it out, feeling good, listening to my audiobook, started the run out on an area of the path I don’t normally run, ended up around River North, running down Michigan (holy tourists batman, never again) and taking a super quick bathroom break at my office (I had to GO and couldn’t find a public restroom anywhere). After that, I made my way back toward the Lakefront Trail and this time headed South. 

I was feeling pretty good at the 4 mile mark and figured I could make it another 1.5 miles before I turning around which with the route I took, would work out to 7 miles total. Not sure where the optimism was coming from but I figured if I just ran another half mile farther in one direction, that would make it 8. I said fuck it, I know this path, I’m going for 8. At 6 miles, I was feeling good, I was on my game, and mile 7 was a breeze. I hit mile 8, and for the first time, I experienced the sought after “runners high.” But I didn’t stop. I said double fuck it, I’m running to Whole Foods and making it 9 miles tonight. And then I did. I contemplated going for 10 or even further because of how good I felt in the moment, but I also realized I didn’t properly eat for running that much nor did I bring water with me. 9 was good, 9 was plenty.

I had time to think about WHY I FELT SO FREAKING GOOD and here’s the list I came up with:

  1. Preworkout overload. Before today, I had never experienced the “tingling” sensation people say they get with preworkout, but I felt it in my arms and face. Weird shit. *also, elkay723 was asking what I use for preworkout: C4 Extreme (yeah, the cheesiest name on the planet, but let me tell you, that shit WORKS)
  2. Calf sleeves! Recovery! Best thing!
  3. Goodbye keto. Hello carbs. I’ve been eating carbs again regularly for almost 2 weeks now, and HOLYCRAP. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but if I ever decided to train for a marathon again, I will NOT being doing low-carb simultaneously. I <3 food.
  4. I was at the end of my audiobook, and it was getting INTENSE, and kinda kept me going.
  5. My favorite: the weather. It was cool tonight, low humidity. As long as much allergies don’t flare up, I welcome this fall preview.
  6. We’re over the hump and 9 weeks out from the Chicago Marathon. “Trust the process.”

It’s late, I’m tired, and I’m just going to end this post with saying how much I love chocolate milk and pizza.

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