Running: Cape Cod + Marathon update

in , , by mpartyka, October 07, 2014

Hello friends,  A few weeks ago my friends and I traveled to Cape Cod for the Zooma half marathon... but mostly for a girls weekend away.

A five hour drive took over seven, but we didn't let this bother us.  We talked and laughed, shared stories and never did see what caused the hour delay at exit 14. 

We arrived just in time to watch the sunset, then headed to the expo, took this fun photo with feather boas, settled in, ate pizza, and enjoyed a glass of wine.

The Run: The weather was warmer than expected, and humid.  My running friend is the most consistent runner, every mile split was spot on.  The last few miles were a bit harder than expected but we crossed around 2:08.  The finish time flashed 2:10, our chip oddly said 2:12 (which is impossible)... GPS time was 2:08:25.

After the Run: We stood in the ocean for a modified ice bath, showered and set out to explore Woods Hole.

First stop, lunch at the Landfall Restaurant.  Located next to the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, this is a must see.  The building is made from shipwrecks, and other old items. I had an amazing salad, one I have made a few times since and is quickly becoming a fall favorite.

Then we walked a few miles to explore the coastline, visiting the Nobska light house, enjoying a double scoop of ice cream, and window shopping at local shoppes.  Late afternoon we settled into recliners on the beach to catch the sunset below.

Sunday morning we packed up, had breakfast at The Middle of Nowhere Diner.  A first class dive where you can get three eggs and toast for $1.95!

















Sunday night we hosted a BBQ...  it was a lovely weekend! 

NYC Marathon: Can you believe the marathon is in 26 days?!

Rain on Saturday made it unsafe to run the trails Sunday morning, they were covered with slippery leaves, so I ran one mile loops in my neighborhood. 18 times....

Miles last week: 59

In two weeks I will run a 20-22 mile run, then I will begin to taper.  I'm starting to think about my running outfit, and the logistics for the weekend.
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