I always do a terrible job of getting in my running when I go to NYC because they have so many cool classes to attend! I only got 3 out of my 4 runs done for week 5. After running Falmouth and ramping up on classes while in NYC, I needed Friday as a full rest day so didn’t feel so bad skipping out on an easy 3 miler.
I have been running in the New Balance Minimus Zero shoes ever since I transitioned to minimalist running. I also have been lucky enough to run Ragnar Relay with New Balance last year as well as get some cool gear through Eliza (from Kick It By Eliza) since she is an official New Balance Ambassador.
When I saw that Falmouth Road Race was opening up for registration soon and was sponsored by New Balance, I thought it only made sense to see if I could run for them! I was able to secure a free bib (thanks New Balance!). I also thought it would be fun for Dave to run so I entered Dave into the lottery and he got in! #ClassPassChallenge Day 21 – Run New Balance Falmouth Road Race for the first time!
#ClassPassChallenge Day 16 – Running to Central Park.
I am more apt to head to a class when I’m in NYC. I could have tried to head to Mile High Run Club’s distance run but I wanted to run outside to make sure I got the mileage I wanted and just run (versus do speed/hills in a class). I wanted to stick to my plan and run my 6 miler that was on the schedule for today.
Photo by Lucie Wicker Photography
I probably am still doing a bit much with the classes but I made sure to have my Monday and Friday easy days stay easy with the short runs and nothing else. I had heard from a few coaches that it’s fine to include yoga on any day (woo!) so I did that on Thursday paired with a last minute decision to head to Kick It. I was debating attending a yoga class today but I decided to take it as a full day off (though I may do some stretching and yoga on my own).
I am heading to NYC early Monday and have a packed week so want to make sure I have time to just relax, pack and get ready for the NYC craziness! Overall, I was happy with my training week because I fit in my 4 days of running on the plan and felt pretty energized throughout the week.