Hi there. 🙂 I have been enjoying some virtual runs this year and have more to look forward to this year. I did decide to sign up for the St. Luke’s FitOne Boise Virtual 5K run.
I usually am not a fan of the bigger races in Boise. Too many people, too many people who don’t know race etiquette, too many dogs and strollers, too many walkers in the front… I just don’t like the bigger local races. Usually this race is one of the bigger ones in Boise, but this year, FitOne Boise is virtual, and I had to sign up! My race route, the lone wolf racer runner of just myself, I can totally handle that.
The race was pretty communicative with emails and how to track your time. They sent out race routes for the Boise, Twin Falls, Wood River, and McCall areas, (or you could run your own), and even had the “official” routes marked in Boise.
The St. Luke’s FitOne Boise Virtual 5K run swag was pretty nice. It had hand sanitizer and a wipe, a face mask, and one of those rubber hooks to hold your face mask on the back of your head instead of on your ears, and a reusable tote.
I was gonna do my “race” on Sunday morning, but I knew there would be a bazillion people on my “route”, so I did it on Tuesday instead. I spent my whole Sunday meal prepping for the week.
The weather was nice, but a little smokey when I finally ventured out Tuesday afternoon, but not bad. I’m pretty sensitive to the smoke in the air so I coughed during my run a bit. I ventured out on this run with my other half.
I did 45 seconds of run/walk intervals. My other half hasn’t ran in a while and I didn’t want to overwork him by going full speed. 😉 Actually, the intervals are my fitness plan for the week.
I started near the bridge above and did a loop to the Whitewater Park and around. My loop was a perfect distance.
This section above is my favorite part of the greenbelt. There is art on the underpass is super bright and colorful – and not many people use this section since its relatively newish. This is why I chose this route today.
I know I could have ran a bit faster then I did, however, I am getting back into running some distance (this is part training for a Nuun Ambassador half marathon along with a body transformation I am doing) and tomorrow is leg day, I held back a bit.
I did hit my recommended strain on my Whoop device today.
I was so hungry post run. (The reason why is I did have a weight lifting workout right before I ran.) I congratulated myself with a good run with a #PSL at Starbucks.
I went home, showered, ate and took a nap. Nothing like a nap after a good run.
How has your week been? Have there been any real races near you? Any fun virtual runs that you have completed?