The Fairest Week In Review: 9/27

I did it! I did it! My twenty-miler is BEHIND ME. Take that, marathon training cycle! It’s all downhill from here, baby!

All of which is to say that on Sunday I ran the National Capital 20 Miler and it wasn’t nearly as terrible as last year. Review to come, of course. The rest of this week I’ll be taking it easy, then I’ll ramp things up a little bit before my final taper into the Marine Corps Marathon at the end of October. AND THEN WINE & DINE HOORAAAAAY

Here’s how last week’s training went down:

Sunday | Navy-Air Force Half Marathon, 13.23 miles in 2:11 and change according to my watch
This race was pretty humid but otherwise I think I put in a decent showing.

Monday | 75 minute ballet class

Tuesday | ran 7.08 miles in the treadmill in 1:15
Also I saw Brian Wilson perform Pet Sounds. You know, whatevs. (Although really the tour should be called Al Jardine and His Son Perform Pet Sounds And Also Brian Wilson Is There And He Sings A Little, Kind Of, Don’t Worry About It)

Wednesday | walked 2.06 miles outside in 35 minutes; 80 minute ballet class

Thursday | ran 4.16 miles in 50 minutes

Friday | rest
I had planned to go for a walk but ended up taking a half day from work to head to a family thing early. Walked about 3 miles on Ocean City’s boardwalk, though!

Saturday | rest
Another 6.5 miles walking on the boardwalk, but I didn’t GPS it so according to my system it doesn’t count. Light warmup for my twenty miles the next day!

And now: the roundup.

Fall notwithstanding, I Run for Wine puts together a hot-weather running outfit.
Fairytales & Fitness ponders the incredible speed of race walkers.
Back at Square Zero know how to train for a tough weather race.
On the Go in MCO points out the cats of Disney movies.
Disney In Your Day offers some unique WDW tips.
Capturing Magical Memories does the VIP Food & Wine Festival tour.
easyWDW continues the yeoman’s work of reviewing ALL the F&W Festival foods.
EPBOT has introvert problems. AND SO DO I.

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

In Which Jenn Listens To ALL The Music Live

I feel like we haven’t talked about music lately, so here’s a whole bunch of it.

Do you guys get inspired to listen to a particular artist when you know you’re going to see them live soon? I do! It’s a great way to zone out when I’m running: imagining I’m at the concert and not pounding away at the treadmill. Lucky for me, I have tickets to three great concerts coming up over the next couple months. Or that just happened; I originally wrote this post last week but it got punted from its planned Friday slot in favor of my diatribe about the W&D changes. Alterations have been made therefore.

Anyway. Here’s my inspiration for the coming training season!

First up: Shamrock Fest was last Saturday! I wore my awesome shamrock socks, but then my eyes are hazel-green so I’m ALWAYS ready for St. Patrick’s Day. Plus I attended with a Patrick so I’m basically always all decked out.

Lots of bands were there, including the Dropkick Murphies, but I was in it for the one, the only: FLOGGING MOLLY! YAY YAY YAY! They played my favorite song, too! (It’s this one.)

Back to the future again. This week I’ll be heading into downtown D.C. for the retro-rock awesomeness that is J. Roddy Walston & The Business.

And finally (for now), looking further ahead, the end of summer will see us at a Brian Wilson concert as the former Beach Boy performs allll of the Pet Sounds album. Pat assures me this is the greatest album ever according to the Beatles. I say: bring on the “Sloop John B!”

Are you holding on to concert tickets? What are you currently into listening to while you run?

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!