Race Shirts

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Monday(yesterday)- 6 miles, 9:20 pace + arm workout

I said yesterday I wanted to get in a an ‘easy’ run. I’m not sure why I said that, because no run is ever very easy. Yes, I have ‘good’ and ‘bad’ runs, but for the most part they all take effort and mental strength. Yesterday I was not feeling it. Each run usually takes me a good 3 miles to feel good so I told myself to run 4 miles. After 3 I was feeling great, so I kept going to my original plan of 6.

Do you have a certain amount of miles or min until you get in your running groove?

J wanted to watch ‘Buzz’ and ride his horse. Hey, anything you want little man if you let mom run. =)

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I also wore my Big Cottonwood Half race shirt while I ran this morning. I don’t wear them often enough, but I really love this one. I love that it’s a v-neck, tech t so it wicks moisture away, and it’s not horrible colors.

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Do you wear your race shirts? Do you wear them on race day? What do you do with them, donate or save them?

Today I plan to cross train on the bike, pray I’m not too sore…

My SIL Whitney had colorful bubbles yesterday for J when we came to visit. Another day in the sun down in the books, love it.

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Can you see the purple bubbles in the grass?

Hope your having a wonderful Tuesday=)

 

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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18 Responses to Race Shirts

  1. I need at least 3 miles to feel good too! When I was training for the half, I followed Hal Higdon’s training plan and as I got closer to race day, I HATED the 3 mile training runs because I would just be feeling good and it would be time to stop. The first mile is always the hardest for me. Once I get past that mile, I know I am not going to die and I can keep going…which is funny because I know I’m extremely capable of running long distances but ALWAYS have myself convinced I’m going to die during the first mile.

  2. I have so many race shirts but I don’t wear many of them, or if I do I wear them under layers.

  3. It always takes me a little while to warm up, but it depends on the day. Sometimes it’s just one mile, other times I can run 6 miles and still never feel like I’ve really settled into it.

    I LOVE race shirts. I don’t usually wear them on race day, but I always save them, especially if they are technical t-shirts. I started to put my cotton ones in a box and when I have enough, I will make a quilt out of them. My mom made a quilt for me out of my old soccer t-shirts that I couldn’t part with and I love it (and it’s been about 10 years!!).

  4. pickyrunner says:

    I never wear mine on race day but I wear them around the house and to practice. I feel like it’s kind of one of those unspoken rules on race day to not wear a race shirt

  5. I wear my race shirts to the gym a lot esp when teaching spin class 🙂 I don’t really wear them during the race. Nice job on your 6 miler!

  6. jumpeatrun says:

    Nice job on pushing through to the end of your planned run. It always takes me at least 2 miles to get into my groove. I keep all my race shirts, but usually only wear the tech ones.

  7. I definitely save race tshirts for AFTER I’ve accomplished the race, I feel like it’s bad luck to wear one during the race, but that’s just me! I definitely rock them once I’m done!

    I take at least 2-3 miles to feel like I’m in my running groove, which sucks for the shorter runs, but is do-able for long runs.

  8. It takes me 3 miles too! Unfortunately that’s as long as B will last in the stroller so unless someone else can watch him then I have to stop right as I get in the groove.

  9. The only race shirt I really wear often is the shirt I got from the Baltimore Running Festival 5K last fall. Since the Festival is sponsored by Under Armour, the shirt itself was a normal Under Armour exercise tee, so why not wear it to the gym! Usually the first two miles of a run are my most challenging mentally. Once I cross that hurdle I’m usually ok!

  10. I would love to take Dan and my race shirts and make a t-shirt quilt!! 🙂

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