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Running with an Elite to get Tacos!

Yesterday morning a local running store (Luke’s Locker) was having a breakfast taco run.  I’ve written before about my love of tacos + running, so yes, I did get up at 5am to partake.

Yes, those are boxes filled with tacos.  Gotta love a taco box!  *Pic stolen from a friend.

Yes, those are boxes filled with tacos. Gotta love a pink taco box! *Pic stolen from a friend.

When I showed up, I was half asleep, but I saw a few friends.  One of them is the super speedy Dr. Logan Sherman.  And when I say he’s speedy, I mean like, his last half marathon was…1:07…he literally races with the Kenyans…

Told ya.

Told ya.

As we started our run, I decided to try and hang with him and a couple other dudes.  I had originally planned on going 5 miles, but they were doing 9.  We had a nice little pack going (luckily Logan slowed down his normal pace quite a bit for us) and were around 7-7:15 per mile when I had to turn to get back to the tacos head back after about 3.5 miles.  I ended up finishing with 7 miles at a 7:30 pace average – pretty good – especially since I hadn’t planned to run that far or that fast that morning!!!

After the run.  I'm pointing at one of the many tacos I was in the middle of devouring.

Our human pack after the run. I’m pointing at one of the many tacos I was in the middle of devouring.

It was great running with those guys and it was very nice of Logan to take it easy on us!  And of course, TACOS!!!!!  All the tacos!  Tacos 4 life!  All day taco day!   …Sorry, I got excited for a sec.

How bout you?  Ever go to a run for an incentive?  Ever try to run with folks who you know might be going further and faster than you normally do?  Is there ever a bad time for tacos?


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Week 6 Disney Dopey Challenge Training

I finished the 6th week of my Disney Dopey Challenge Training (if you can’t tell from the title).  It was my last unofficial training week, because this week begins week 1 of the Hal Higdon training plan.  Why did I have to do pre-training training?  Because week 1’s long run is 13 miles.  So I have to be prepared for that.

Week 6 was supposed to include a kind of an easy weekend of running.  The weekend long run was supposed to be only 6 miles (but I accidentally did 7) with Project Run 214.

Bright and early!

A few of us from the group…bright and early!

It’s still miserably hot for running around here, no matter how early you get up.  So humid too.  After the run I sat down on the ground for a minute and left a heart shaped stain of butt sweat.

Sweat so sweet.

Awww, my sweat is so sweet.

Afterward we did my fave thing to do after an early run, we went to breakfast and exchanged running war stories and ideas.  Yes to eggs, must satisfy that “Runger”!

Then Sunday Runday was supposed to be only a cross training day.  I made mine a 6 mile trail run with friends.  We ran through Erwin Park in McKinney, TX.  It’s a great park, but there are usually lots of mountain bikers on the trail that you have to watch out for.  It was also kind of freaky hearing all the gun shots going off from the surrounding fields – apparently dove season has opened and people were out shooting birds.  Only one of us was hit, but luckily he had on a bullet proof vest.  Just kidding.  But not kidding, it was cool to see the recreational hot air ballooners flying from and around the park.  My one friend snapped this pic as we were leaving.

How does one decide to buy a hot air balloon?

How does one decide to buy a hot air balloon?

After the run we did my fave thing again – breakfast!  Where for some reason we took a group photo in the restroom.  Runners are weird I guess.

I was caught by surprise by the camera lady.

I was caught by surprise by the camera lady.

Anyways, pretty good weekend of running and eating.  No the training officially kicks in, and I’m ready.  I’m also ready for some cooler temps.  When football season starts, I know we’re close to cooling down some (I hope).

Hope you got a good sweat or two in this past weekend!



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