Friday night we went to Enchanted Beaver Lake (the same Beaver Lake where I run quite frequently). They had hundreds of beautifully carved jack-o-lanterns lighting up the trails. It was a lot of fun, although quite cold!! The boys didn't seem to mind.
Saturday night, Ryan and I went to his first Syracuse Symphony Concert. The amazing violinist, Augustin Hadelich, performed, and since Ryan is quite the budding violinist, I thought it would be a good first concert. We had a wonderful time, although at one point Ryan did ask me how long the song was going to take until it was over!!
This morning we all went to Beaver Lake again for the annual Brueggers Halloween Run. There was a kids run at 9:30 and a 5K at 10:00, so the plan was to run with the boys and then cheer Kel on to a quick 5K.
Ryan decided at the last minute that he wanted to run by himself. Here he is waiting anxiously for the start.
Kel and I dragged Noah along for about 50 yards before he decided he was done. Of course, he regretted that decision when he saw everyone was getting goodie bags at the finish line. Ryan ran the whole way, and definitely finished in the top of his age group!! Here he is coming across the finish line.
Nice form, huh??? And of course, the proud finisher...
Kel finished the 5K in 17th place overall with a speedy time of 20:15!! He finished so quickly that I didn't even get a chance to take a picture....believe me when I say he looked darn good! One of the things I was disappointed about were the goodie bags they gave the kids. Ryan kindly shared his Spider Man "Candy Sticks" with Noah. Seriously?
Then, of course, trick-or-treating tonight. Ryan was a mad scientist. When asked he said, "Just call me Professor." Alright, then!
Honestly, he would dress like this every single day, glasses and all, if I let him!! Noah was Spiderman, which gave him full permission to swing on doors and climb up walls.
Now we have 10 pounds of candy during a taper week to deal with!
And that brings me to the training. This was an interesting week. The plan was to have 2 longish runs on Thursday and today before the taper began. On Thursday, I ran a miserable two hours. I was tired from the start, my legs felt heavy, and my heart just wasn't in it. I was very worried, and gave Coach Mary a call. She called me "officially cracked" and the taper began. I rested completely on Friday and Saturday, and instead of another longish run today, I had an easy 45 minutes. I just ran around the neighborhood (in the hail and snow!!!), and had to work hard to hold myself back. I finished 5 miles in 46 minutes with two sub-9 miles in my aerobic zone!! I think my legs will be just itching to go by Saturday!! The work is done, now it's time to let it cook!!
Here are the numbers:
Run: 4h 14m 56s 25 mi
Walk: 30m 23s 1.84 mi
Bike: 1h spin
Total: 5h 45m 19s
Have a great week!!