4 weeks down only 11 more to go!! 7 Bridges is going to be here before we know it. This is the earliest I’ve ever started marathon training. I had mixed feelings about it. Summer running can be brutal, but so far, I’ve been handling my runs well. I’m getting all my miles in as planned and I feel really good after most of them too. The combo of heart rate training and back to back long runs is just the right thing for me! It’s feels so good to know that my body loves training this way.
Monday – I met my friend, Kristen, at Body Pump. She just recently joined my gym so it’s great to have another person to meet up for classes! After class, I met up with Marty, Christie, and Amy to run the route for a 5K he’s helping with in November. The city made some changes to the route and we needed to run it for ourselves. It was also so flippin’ hot out there. The dew point was at 74 when we started. It was not that great of a run, but we all suffered together. 3.01 miles @11:44 pace. I walked a lot due to my HR coming up. It’s tough to run after BP.
Tuesday- Cara and I met early to run 4 miles. We had a pretty decent run considering how humid it was when we started. We looked like two drowned rats when we finished. Just soaked with sweat. It was one of those runs where we would have had a puddle if we had wrung out our clothes. 4 miles @11:12 pace I didn’t record my avg HR.
Wednesday – Another early run with Cara. Each morning was a bit cooler and a little less humid. We ran a similar route and felt better running it each time. We ran a lot more then we did the day before. 4 miles @11:03 pace avg HR 127
Thursday – This was the best morning to run! 72 degrees, slight drizzle when we finally started. It had poured buckets right before and right after. We found the window of time in between to get our run in! Same out as the day before! 4 miles @10:48 pace avg HR 125 If that doesn’t prove how much the dew point/temp/humidity has on pace, I don’t know what else will. 3 different runs and days, same route. Further reason to treat each run as the day allows too. 🙂
Friday – 1 mile “rest” day @11:50 pace
Saturday – 7 miles with Christine and crew at Salem Lake. We haven’t been in there in ages so it was fun to hit the trail. It’s 7 miles around the lake, so we were able to run around once. Our run was really good!! 7 miles @10:51 pace avg HR 135. We hit one of our favorite post run breakfast places in Winston, Mary’s Gourmet Diner. So good!
Sunday – 8 more miles with Christine. With a second long run, I never know how it might go. We totally lucked out with some cool morning temps! We ran really well and finished just under 1:30 @11:07 pace and avg HR 127! We hardly had to walk today and kept a great pace.
Total weekly miles: 31.10 miles
2015 Year to Date Miles: 832.17 on my way to 1500.
Whoo wee! Our meals this week were so good. Just when I think we’ve tried the best of the best from Hello Fresh, they kick it up another notch with some awesome recipes. We ate some really tasty meals this week and I was one happy cooking momma! 🙂
- Mellow Mushroom pizza after our run on Monday. So good! Made that bad run all better. 🙂
- BBQ Chicken Sliders with tangy coleslaw
- Shrimp Po Boys with wedge salad
- Ginger Marinated Steak wraps
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