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First, I wish to excuse missing my post last Friday. I will certainly criticize the very hot, extremely sunny vacation weekend we received below in San Diego. Nevertheless, the warmth and also hundreds of vacationers crawling my neighborhood really did not maintain me from running– and making a rookie mistake– over the weekend break while training for Women’s Running Nashville, which happens on Sept. 27!

I’m utilizing a fifty percent marathon in a week and also a half as my last lengthy run prior to my Nashville race, so normally this previous weekend was my last long run before my last lengthy run (did I claim that right?). My guy as well as I chose to hit the road behind my apartment or condo as well as do an ‘very easy’ 11 throughout the entire lagoon– without lugging water. Thanks to a small miscommunication between him as well as me, I was under the perception that there was a water fountain at the halfway factor. I just need to get there, I assumed as the temperature increased faster compared to the sunlight. However, the water fountain was on the other end of the lagoon, merely over a mile from where we finish. After a grumbly mindset and sluggish legs back to the sea, I learned my lesson: Always bring water for futures, particularly in the heat! (Give thanks to the running gods for the huge ice bath called the Pacific Sea.)

After sweating my body weight and also drawing down my post-run energy of option (Osmo), I perused the event website, which only made me much more excited for the following things:

  1. Mimosa bar at the goal (yay!)
  2. FREE massages (yes, please!)
  3. Well, just the reality that the event remains in Nashville. (Have you been there? It’s friggin’ wonderful.)

Of course, I’m partial toward this race series, however I have actually finished greater than 15 fifty percent marathons, as well as I’ve never seen a mimosa bar at any of them. I have seen the massage therapies, but for races that are so huge, this concept seems practically moot (lengthy lines kind of loss the function). As well as the number of half marathons run with the roads Songs City? C and w, southerly hospitality, really fantastic (genuine) BBQ and also operating shoes– that’s my concept of a weekend well invested. Plus I privately like shake out runs (it’s essentially like Christmas Eve), so I’m just actually uber delighted to keep up a bunch of giddy country ladies the day before!

Follow along every Wednesday as well as Friday preceeding #WRSNashville to see exactly what various other mischievousness Caitlyn goings into during her runs– as well as do not fail to remember to comply with @runwrs on Instagram and Twitter for race-day announcements!

Register for the 5K or fifty percent marathon at before the cost rises on August 31. Conserve an extra $15 * with online code RUNWITHCAIT. If you have training questions for your very own half marathon, tweet @caitpilk!

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