Another great week of marathon training! After last week’s back down, I felt refreshed and renewed for this week’s longer distances and the weather cooperated more or less.
Monday – at start: 72 degrees, foggy and 88% humidity
I had an early morning run planned and ended up being able to run with my sister, Lisa and my friend, Kristen, and her sweet daughter. We had a great run and looped through the local parks. It was such a treat!! We ran 4.01 miles. I met Christie for Body Pump in the afternoon. It was a great class and was on the more difficult side, which I love. I like feeling like I gave it my all at the end of class.
Tuesday – at start: 79 degrees, post storm and 65% humidity
Wednesday – at start: 84 degrees, 37% humidity
The weather was amazing for our evening run! Christine and I met to run a local trail at Hamilton Lakes. We ran 4.11 miles @10:33 pace. We even saw our friend, Nathan out there who was finishing up his run.
Thursday -at start: 66 degrees, 83% humidity
I was supposed to meet Christie in the morning, but totally overslept. I guess I needed it?! So I ran a quick 4 miler by myself around my neighborhood. I usually take one day and it run it as a speed workout so this morning was the day. I got in 4.15 miles @9:28 pace. I ran it as a 3 mile progression run (Fast, faster, fastest) with a one mile faster. I nailed it!! I ran 10:21 the first mile, followed by 9:40 for my faster mile and finished with 8:19 for my fastest mile. My last mile was back at 9:33. I was so pleased with how that one went.
I got an additional 2.25 miles in with my coaching group! These ladies are doing amazing. We ran 5 minutes and walked 3 x 3.
Friday – One mile rest day!! I so needed it!
Saturday -at start: 70 degrees, 83% humidity
A few of us met to run in the morning. Christine and I had 9 miles for our first long run of the weekend. We broke it up into 2 smaller loops. The 5 of us all ran together for the first 5 miles. Kristen headed home to finish her miles back to her house. The rest of us headed back another mile to our cars to grab water and finish with our second loop of 3 miles. This was a hilly, hilly route. I had no one to blame but myself; I mapped it. We gained 400+ feet over the 9 miles?! It was rough and by the last two miles, we were done. We finished the 9 miles @11:02. Avg HR 124
Saturday Night – My family and Keith and Christine volunteered for a local afternoon 5K, the Retro Run. We were in charge of the first water stop and 3 turns along the course. We had a great time cheering on the runners for a steamy race! We were drenched just standing out there; couldn’t imagine actually running it!
Sunday -at start: 68 degrees, 94% humidity
Long run part two. A bigger group of us all met to run. Everyone broke up into smaller groups to run different loops. We had a huge range of miles between us all. I had 10 miles to run. We ran them in smaller loops again today. We called it 2 2’s and 2 3’s coming back to the car each time for water. It works well for us to do that for our second day run. Mentally, I’m able to break the miles down easier that way. Christine, Cara and I ran our first 2 miler then refueled and were about a mile into our first 3 and our friend, Amy caught up to us. The four of us ran together back to the cars. We had 5 miles down, 5 more to go! Amy and I hung together for the next 5 miles. We found a great pace and just ticked off the miles. I finished 10 miles @ 10:37 pace overall with an avg HR 129. I was stoked!
Total weekly miles: 38.87
2015 Year to Date Miles: 930.64 on my way to 1500
Good food was every where this week!! We had some great meals from Hello Fresh and we had one girls’ day lunch this week which was such a treat!
- Peach and Prosciutto Flatbread
- Layered Vegetarian Enchiladas
- An awesome Bento Box (sushi, tempura veggies, Hibachi chicken, fried rice and salad)
- Lemongrass Chicken skewers
- Za’Tar Pita Burgers with zucchini fries
How was your week? Anything that you want to share?
Go be awesome! 🙂
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