Monday: AM: Group Ride + back/core work (75 kettlebell swings, ab machine 3x15, bent over single arm rows 3x15 each side, plank hold 1x center 1x each side, hanging leg lifts 15 center 15 left 15 right) + 15 min. walk with Lexi. PM: Group Power (teach).
Tuesday: AM: Group Power (teach) + leg work (3x10 each of leg presses, squat thrusters, and squat rack). PM: 2.5 miles walking.
Wednesday: 3 mile run
Thursday: AM: Group Power (teach) + core/triceps work. PM: Group Ride (teach) and 2 mile tempo run.
Friday: Group Power (teach)
Saturday: Atlanta Track Club marathon/half marathon training group 6 miles/2 on my own totaling 8 + Group Centergy (teach) + mow the grass!
Sunday: 3 mi. run with Dad + Group Centergy (teach) + leg work
We'd been watching the Weather.com app closely. We knew what was probably coming. Rain is always a bit of a bummer for races, but Dad and I put on our ponchos and made the best of it, because Peachtree is our thing every year (and will hopefully be our thing for many years to come!). It didn't start raining on us until after we'd taken the train to Buckhead, waited in line for portapotties, and walked to the start line. About 5 minutes before we were slated to start, in Wave L, we felt the drops. Finally we crossed the start line and were on our way, and about 2 minutes in, we saw the lightning. Oops, keep running! (We found out later that they actually paused the race right after us, for Waves M through ??, due to the lightning, but everyone got to start - albeit later than planned - and got to finish.)
It rained about the first 2.5 miles, then it stopped for a while. Just enough to soak our shoes! About 5 miles in, we were both hot and we ditched our ponchos. We were in the clear until we reached the finish area, where it started to steadily come down again. Piedmont Park wasn't as muddy as two years ago, but it was still pretty soggy out there. We got our cool finishers-only t-shirts and grabbed snacks, and we looked for friends but based on the weather delay and the fact that it was coming down pretty hard at this point, I don't think a lot of folks stuck around for the party. (And after all that, we didn't, either. But we did manage to get a peach each, and it was a glorious treat on our way back to the train station!)
So, not as glorious a story as previous years, but we had a good time and were both glad we showed up to run in the rain. As always, I am proud of my dad who is 66 years old and runs a few times a week!
The rain stopped mid-day, so everyone across the area was able to enjoy some outdoor picnics and fireworks for their Independence Day :) (Even if they couldn't enjoy a hot, dry run that morning!)