88 Miles, Done!

It was a solid week of training! After a total of 88 miles for the week, I am glad to be done, but surprisingly I don’t feel too worn down.

There were some mornings the roads had ice or a lot of icy patches, which didn’t make training enjoyable. However, I am starting to see the light at the end of this winter tunnel, and I’m hoping spring is on its way and will stay this time!

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Here’s a recap on how my runs went this past week.

Monday

AM – 6 miles, easy

PM – 6 miles, easy

Nice and easy runs in both the morning and the afternoon. 8:28 average pace in the AM, 8:08 in the PM. I felt fine on both of these runs.

Tuesday

12 miles, 6 x 1 mile @ 6:20 pace (1 minute recovery)

I did this workout on the treadmill because there were still icy patches on the roads and doing a fast workout like this in the dark is too risky. I was able to hit all of the mile repeats at 6:18 pace, which was the closest pace on the treadmill. The last one was pretty tough but that’s usually how it works.

Wednesday

10 miles, easy

This was a little frustrating because about 50% of the paved path I ran on was icy and 50% was clear. I was constantly having to speed up and slow down depending upon the surface. I felt fine, but I was getting frustrated by the end. 8:04 average pace

Thursday

AM – 9 miles – hilly route + 6 x 20 seconds hard uphill

The hill sprints showed me that I am much stronger and more fit than I was last year. As I powered up each hill, I felt more force coming from each toe push-off, and I could tell I was able to run up the hill faster than I have in the past. (I’ve used this same hill in past workouts.) 7:58 average pace

45 minutes weights

PM – 4 miles, easy

I pushed Cullen in the stroller during this run. It was pretty warm out, but there were so many puddles to jump over (or run through since there was no other way around it) and slush to push the stroller through that it wasn’t a very fun run. But luckily it was only 4 miles.

Friday

9 miles, easy

I actually felt really good during this run. My easy run pace is starting to come down, which makes me very happy. 7:52 average pace

Saturday

20 miles, easy

This was a very early morning run. I had to be done by 8 a.m. in order to attend a meeting, so the alarm was set for 4:30 a.m., and I started just before 5:15. I didn’t mind the darkness and the early morning was tolerable since it isn’t something I do on a daily basis, but the thin layer of ice on all the pavement was not fun. It was a long run, so I was really glad when it was over.

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Sunday

AM – 7 miles, easy

Easy run before church. It was nice to run in the daylight, but man the mornings are still chilly. 7:59 average pace

PM – 5 miles, easy

I wasn’t feeling very motivated to go out for this run. I was busy doing things in the house, but I knew I had to get out before it got too late. I made sure to wear my best Easter colored shoes. 7:58 average pace

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These are my new Brooks Launch 2 shoes. (The newest version is the Launch 3.) I am excited to try them out, and I’ll do a full review after I put some more miles on them.

In other news. . . .

Whenever Craig watches Cullen on the weekends, he puts Cullen in the backpack when they run errands into stores. The backpack was still in the car, and Cullen insisted on riding in it when he saw it there. He actually did better in it than sitting in the cart. However, I felt a little silly toting a huge backpack around.

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Cullen has been obsessed (<–that’s an understatement) about playing outside. Every waking moment he wants to be outside no matter what the weather conditions. He was quite content playing outside in the rain on Friday.

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Sunday morning this is what he wanted to wear when he got up in the morning.

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I had a few of you ask questions about Generation UCAN. I think it would be helpful if I did a post reviewing the product and how it has helped with my training and racing. So stay tuned for a future post on this topic.

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A Boy and His Dog

I’ve embarked on my 88 mile week. This is not the most I’ve ever done in a week. During the summer of 2012 and again during the summer of 2013, I ran 105 and 100 miles, respectively. I think the high mileage does get a little easier as I vividly remember my quads being really sore the first time I did this kind of mileage. However, it still takes a toll on the body. My legs have been pretty tired all day, and I even took over an hour long nap today.

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Monday was a double day of 6 miles in the morning and 6 miles in the afternoon. We got about 8 inches of new snow on Saturday, so there was a lot of snow and slush to plod through during those two runs.

Today (Tuesday) was a 12 mile treadmill workout since the roads aren’t very good for doing speed workouts. I did 6 x 1 mile at 6:18 pace with 1 minute recovery. My legs didn’t feel great starting out, but thankfully I was able to power through all of them at that pace.

Cullen has been insisting on spending every waking moment outside in the snow these past two days. We have had a few other snowfalls this winter–although not much, but this is really the first snowfall where he has been able to walk and be a lot more mobile than he was during the others. It isn’t like he really does too much, but he loves walking around outside and carrying his dust pan around, which he uses as a shovel.

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Cullen’s favorite word by far is ‘Sadie.’ He pretty much says it all day long.

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Only a running mama would shovel a track in the yard. He couldn’t walk through the deeper snow, so I shoveled a path for him.–not that he even used it though. Still scooping the snow with his dust pan.

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Today the skies were clear and the sun felt so warm. During the winter the sun isn’t high enough in the sky, so it isn’t very warming. I think spring is on its way here. . .now go away snow!

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I also have to give a big shout-out to my athlete Cristina at her half-marathon PR at the NYC Half-marathon over the weekend. She ran a sub-1:27 time on tired marathon-training legs! I cannot wait for her to run Boston next month.

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Spring/Summer 2016 Race Schedule

It is finally time to start thinking about my spring and summer racing schedule. I’ve been busting my butt all winter long, and I will finally be able to see my hard work pay off. I’ll be racing everything from the 5K to the marathon–I love it all.

My ‘A’ race is Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN in June. This is where I’ll be going for a sub-3 hour marathon. It is scary, yet super exciting that I might be able to do this. (Especially since Grandma’s Marathon in 2010 was my inaugural marathon with a time of 3:42–and I thought I trained hard for that race!)

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The teeny-tiny Freedom Run in my hometown in Minnesota.

Here’s a list of the races I plan to do this spring and summer. It is time for winter to be over and the racing season to start!

April 9Superhero Showdown 5K

This will be a new race for me, and it is only in its second year of existence. It was named the Best Race for Kids in the Northwest by Competitor Magazine. It should be a pretty flat course but with two hairpin turns–hopefully they aren’t too tight.

April 23Alaska Heart Run 5K

I badly need to break my 5K PR of 19:20. I know I can do it, and I figure 2 chances are better than one. Plus this is the premier 5K of the year and everyone knows it kicks off the summer racing schedule!

May 28Trent/Waldron Half-Marathon

I’ve done this half-marathon several times before. I like that it is a relatively flat course, and it doesn’t end on a hill (unlike many of the other races in town). I think this will be a great half to do just a few weeks out from the marathon, and it will be a good indicator of how the marathon will go.

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June 3Twilight 12K

I love this race! I don’t love that the race is in the evening, but I love the energy, it is usually gorgeous weather (and now I am probably jinxing the day), and it is definitely a premier event leading into the rest of the summer races. It is an odd distance at just shy of 7.5 miles, but the course is fun and the post-party is a good one as well. (Not that I’m ever hungry for pizza afterwards anyhow.)

June 18Grandma’s Marathon (Duluth, MN)

This is the big one! My ‘A’ race for the summer. The one I’ve trained so deliberately for all winter. I’m actually already nervous just thinking about it since so much of my training is based on this one day. But I am very excited for this race. I am glad I’ve run the course before and know what to expect. It is a flat, fast course with hardly any turns, a lot of competition, and great crowd support especially once you get half-way.

July 17Her Tern Half-Marathon

I always highly recommend this event to any female who is a beginning runner. You can’t beat the ‘girl power’ and uplifting support at this women’s-only event. I’m not sure how recovered from the marathon I’ll be, but this is such a fun event I can’t pass it up.

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Running the Alaska Run for Women–decked out in all my pink for breast cancer.

August 6Alaska 10K Classic

There aren’t too many 10Ks, so I want to run this and officially break 40 minutes in the 10K.

August 21Moose’s Tooth Marathon

I’m in a little bit of a pickle for this race. I accidentally committed myself to being in Minnesota this weekend and in Anchorage to run the marathon. My brother-in-law with be graduating with his PhD in Minneapolis this weekend. We had planned to fly out for the weekend to see him graduate, and then we would stay through the next week and weekend as my sister will be getting married. It was perfect. Until I realized that the marathon is also that weekend. I’m not sure what I’m going to do now. There is only one other road marathon option up here in September, but how many people earn their PhDs? I’m going to wait to see how Grandma’s goes and then decide what to do.

That’s what I have in store for this summer. It is quite a few races, but there are only so many months we can truly race up here, so I have to take advantage of them. I might do a couple races into the fall, but nothing will be an ‘A’ race for me.

Mid-Week Check-in

We’re ramping up the mileage and workouts these days!

This week I’m scheduled to hit 72 miles (6 days of running), next week is 76 miles (6 days of running), and the following week is 88 [EIGHTY-EIGHT] miles (7 days of running). Eek! That number definitely has me shaking in my boots [errr. . . .running shoes??] a little bit, but I am also excited about hitting that kind of mileage. I have to take it one day at a time, otherwise I get really overwhelmed. Usually the day before I figure out when I’m going to run, the route, and the logistics of the run, and then just stick to the plan. Most days I run before Craig goes to work, but sometimes I push the stroller, other days I’ll run at the gym or have a friend watch Cullen. I always get the run done, but I HAVE to stick to the plan.

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It is really motivating watching yourself run in the mirror.

So far I’ve run 32 miles this week, with 38 left to go. Here’s a quick recap of my workouts thus far.

Monday

10 miles | tempo run

5 x 1 mile @ 6:20 pace

4 x 200 meters, cut-downs (each one faster than the last)

My tempo pace all of last year was 6:30, but recently my coach bumped me down to 6:20 pace. Yeah, that means I’m getting faster! I did this workout on the treadmill. The last 1.5 intervals were the toughest, but that’s how it should be. The 200s were crazy fast, but luckily it is just 0.12 mile. The weird thing about the 200s was that it felt like my abs were going to fall off. . .no joke. I don’t know how to describe it other than I felt like my abs were going to detach from my body and fall off; it was the weirdest thing.

Tuesday

AM6 miles, easy

Easy run before Craig went to work. I am loving the daylight in the mornings now, but that will be gone next week after we spring forward. Boo!

30 minutes of weight lifting – I can now do 2 pull-ups! I have been working on doing pull-ups since last summer, and I can finally do two. Woohoo! (See my Instagram account for a really good glute workout.)

PM6 miles, easy

Stroller run. We ran out by the airport so Cullen could watch the airplanes. This went fine. . .nothing horrible, nothing great.

Wednesday

As always, I thoroughly enjoy my days off, but I finally feel like I’m over the hump of needing these days. If I had to, I could have run today and been just fine. On my day off, I got to sleep in (a little), have brunch with a friend, and made granola and protein bites.

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Thursday

12 miles | progressively faster run

1 @ 8:00+

2 @ 7:30

2 @ 7:15

2 @7:00

2 @ sub-6:50 (actual–>6:44)

2 @ 6:30-40 (actual–>6:31)

1 @ 8:00+

I did this workout on the treadmill, so I wouldn’t have to keep obsessively checking my watch to ensure I was hitting the correct paces. I didn’t have any problems hitting the paces. As always, the last little bit is tough, but that’s the way it is supposed to be.

PM – 45 minutes weight lifting

This is one of my favorite recovery tools because it can dig in and pinpoint really certain areas of your muscles. I especially like it for my glutes and hamstrings as the foam roller doesn’t always dig that deep into those muscles. I believe this is the smallest Orb ball, and with its smaller size it has the most intense massage.

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Weekend Highlights + Goals Check-up

Happy Monday, everyone!

I’m ready to start this week out on the right foot. I got my house cleaned, meals planned, groceries bought, and I’m (mostly) rested for a productive week ahead.

Friday night we headed over to our friend’s house to watch Fuller House. I was a die-hard Full House fan growing up (Who wasn’t?), and I am reliving my childhood days through the show. I love that they’ve kept all the cheesiness from the 90s and the character’s personalities haven’t changed. I especially love Kimmy Gibbler’s character more now than before.

Saturday morning I had the morning to myself to clean the house top to bottom. I deep cleaned the kitchen, rearranging cupboards, cleaning the fridge, getting rid of items I no longer use, and trying to get less things on the counter tops. I also cleaned the bathrooms, did some laundry, vacuumed, and washed the floors. It is amazing how productive you can be without having to watch a baby at the same time.

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After 3 hours of doing that, I felt satisfied enough to go for a run. 18 miles with an average pace of 8:03. The run went well for the most part. I did feel a little light-headed during the last couple of miles. I didn’t have a ton to eat during the morning, and I’m not sure how well my Honey Stinger energy gel worked. I could also feel my c-section scar for a majority of the run. I’m thinking those muscles are kind of weak.

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Saturday afternoon Cullen and I played at home for a while and then ran some errands, getting groceries at Costco and Fred Meyer for the week. Once we got back, it was time for dinner, bathtime, and bedtime.

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Sunday morning I ran 10 miles, which I thought was going to kill me after running 18 the day before, but it really wasn’t that bad. Then church and some down-time at home while Cullen napped. That afternoon I went to a baby shower and then dinner at my in-laws. I love that it is getting light a little after 7 a.m., so I’m not running in the dark for all of my runs anymore!

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Last week I highlighted 6 goals I had for myself throughout the week. I succeeded at some of them while others I still need to work on.

  1. Eat at least 3 – 4 servings of vegetables every day.

    I think I did pretty good on this up until the weekend. This weekend I probably only had 1 serving on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.

  2. Be in bed by 9:30 p.m. with lights out no later than 10:00 p.m.

    Yes! I was in bed by 9:30 p.m. almost every night (except Saturday when I stayed up until 10:30 p.m. getting the house cleaned), and lights out by 9:45 p.m.

  3. Check out a book from the library and read at least two nights before bed this week.

    I checked out David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants on Thursday and read Thursday and Friday night before falling asleep.

  4. Stretch and/or foam roll for at least 10 minutes every day.

    I know I did some stretching and foam rolling every day–some days only about 5 minutes but most days about 10; however, I still feel like I need to do more.

  5. Do core work at least 4 times this week for at least 5 (very productive) minutes.

    This I did not accomplish. I think I did core work 2 or 3 times.

  6. Take at least one 30 minute nap.

    Yes! However, this nap was supposed to be in addition to getting good sleep at night. Instead, I took a 30 minute nap on Monday since I’d been up since 3:30 a.m., and then again on Thursday I took a 1.5 hour nap because I’d been up with Cullen a different morning since 4 a.m. and sleep deprived from these early mornings.

I going to continue to work on strengthening my abs this week–especially since I could feel my c-section scar on my long run. I also want to continue to read more and foam roll and stretch whenever I can.

33 Things I’m Doing to Better My Life

Hey all! I celebrated my 33rd birthday yesterday! I ran 11 miles, took my time getting ready and even curled my hair, went for a walk, Craig made dinner for us at home, and I even treated myself to a 1.5 hour (much needed) nap.

I already spent some of my birthday money at Lululemon on Wednesday. I was ‘just going to look,’ but I ended up getting sucked in. I bought this tank and this sports bra and of course absolutely love both of them already. Come on summer weather!

With each passing birthday, I enjoy the simple things in life more and more: being at home with my family, going for walks, talking with close friends, and playing with Cullen. I have listed 33 things that I am doing to try and better my life and those I interact with on a daily basis. These are things that will leave a lasting impression more than anything else.

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  1. Give others the benefit of the doubt.
  2. Say ‘I love you’ more.
  3. Be a little more spontaneous.
  4. Read instead of be on the computer or my phone before going to bed.
  5. Not feel guilty about taking naps when they are legitimately needed.
  6. Smile more.
  7. Stop living in the past or the future.
  8. Spend more time with God.
  9. Making more food from scratch.
  10. Giving my time to those I care about.
  11. Remember that running brings sense to life decisions.
  12. Putting my family’s priorities before my own.
  13. Call friends and family more often.
  14. Enjoy the simple things in life: the sunrise/sunset, Cullen’s laugh, a good run, etc.
  15. Try to embrace the stressful times because those are the times we grow.
  16. Declutter and live with less.
  17. If I say my sorry, try to not let it happen again.
  18. Make sure to enjoy every stage of Cullen’s life.
  19. Try to accept life isn’t fair.
  20. Go on more dates with my husband.
  21. Read more books.
  22. Opt for the hillier route on a run.
  23. Know that I can’t have it all.
  24. Remember to always say thank you.
  25. Covet other’s things less.
  26. Drink more water.
  27. Trust my gut more.
  28. Remembering that money will always come and go.
  29. Listen more, talk less.
  30. Volunteer more.
  31. Remember that nothing changes if nothing changes.
  32. Embrace the now.
  33. Enjoy life and live it.

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I wrote a guest post for Teri at A Foodie Stays Fit on 5 Essentials Every Beginning Runner Needs. Go check it out and find out ways to stay motivated, how much you should expect to spend on a new pair of shoes, and the hardest part of running.

Happy Friday!

Things I’m Loving Lately IX

I enjoy sharing things with you guys that I’m loving, but I also have some things in this post that I want to warn you about before you spend your own money on them. I’ve included a few beauty items, baby things, some new foods, and running apparel I can’t live without.

Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter

I haven’t always loved almond butter. I love almonds, but plain almond butter is just okay in my mind. But I know almonds are a better source of healthy fats versus peanuts, so now that I’ve discovered Justin’s vanilla almond butter, I am in heaven.

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Harvest Snaps – Snapea Crisps

I am addicted to these freeze-dried sugar snap peas. They’re actually a legume and full of protein and fiber without the high fat or calorie content. I like eating them instead of chips or crackers.

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RapidLash: Eyelash Enhancing Serum

If you want longer eyelashes, I highly recommend this product. Within just a couple of weeks I noticed my eyelashes were longer. It is easy to apply each night and didn’t bother my eyes. However, I was hoping that my eyelashes would also grow to be more full, but I didn’t notice that happening.

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Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

This is the second time I’ve purchased this face wash, and I really like it. It is a non-foaming face cleanser that removes makeup and hasn’t caused any breakouts for me. I highly recommend it. I also really like this face cleaner.

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After watching the marathon trials, I often wondered about the man and woman who finished last place. What an interesting article. I would totally still run it just to say I ran at the trials!

I recently scored some awesome deals on two Nike Dri-Fit Knit shirts on E-bay. They are definitely pieces that make training for a marathon worthwhile. (Although I would have a hard time paying full price for them. Heck, I have a hard time paying full price for anything.)

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Click Lock Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup by Munchkin

A few months ago, I was in the sippy cup aisle at Target trying to decide which one to buy for Cullen. I ended up purchasing this sippy cup by Munchkin, and I absolutely love it. It does not leak when tipped on its side, which means it is great for tossing in the diaper bag as well. It has two handles, it comes with its own brush to clean the straw, and Cullen can tip the cup in any direction and the weight inside the cup moves and allows him to keep drinking. I can’t say enough good things about it–except that the cover comes off pretty easily when it is dropped, but other than that I highly recommend it.

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Sippee Cup by Tommee Tippee

Since one cup wasn’t enough, I purchased two more sippy cups from Target. I thought these cups by Tommee Tippee were cute and they said they didn’t leak. I used them for a while, and they were great. They didn’t leak when they tipped over, and Cullen really liked them.

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However, then when my mom and my sister were here, my sister was doing the dishes, took the sippy cup’s cover apart and discovered it was full of mold! We tried to get it clean, but it was not coming clean, so I threw them out. I went to Amazon to read the product reviews for this, and lo and behold, this was happening to everyone’s cups. Cosmopolitan even had an article published on February 25 saying that pictures from another mom had gone viral of her child’s moldy sippy cup and how people were attacking Tommee Tippee on their Facebook page. Apparently the company is going to come out with a clear part (it is white in the picture below), but that is not going to fix the problem. The mold was in the nozzle (the dark portion of the cover in my picture) and inside the white plastic part.

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Insulated Straw Tumbler by Tommee Tippee

We were still always running out of cups, so I purchased two more from Target. Once again two Tommee Tippee insulated cups with a straw. I thought they would be great, but once again I was pretty let down. I haven’t notice any mold problems, but these cups leak horribly. Even if the cup is upright, when I pop the straw open (It is down in this picture.), 9 times out of 10 the liquid comes up through the straw and get all over everything. Plus they also leak when they are tipped on their side. Plus the straw and surrounding parts are hard to clean.

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Miracle 360* Cup by Munchkin

Since I didn’t like the Tommee Tippe cups, I needed a couple more for Cullen, so this time I went online to Amazon to read reviews before purchasing anything. These sippy cups by Munchkin were the top-rated, so I purchased two. I am glad I did because he loves them. They do not spill, and they are so much easier to clean. The only drawback is that liquid does leak when they are dropped. (It leaks due to the impact, but the leaking doesn’t continue if it stays on its side.)

Moral of the sippy cup post. . . .Munchkin knows what they are doing and Tommee Tippee does not.

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Someone told me that the Diaper Genie is overrated. I am here to tell you it is not. For the first 8 or so months, we used a wet/dry bag for Cullen’s diapers. This worked fine, but once he was primarily on solid foods, the bag could not contain the stink of the poopy diapers. We finally purchased a Diaper Genie and have no regrets.

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I am in love with this ‘Mama’ necklace from Roolee Boutique. I love the shorter chain, the gold color, and the bar pendent.

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Weekly Mileage + This Week’s Goals

I’ve been thinking about some of my goals for this week and thought I’d share them with you guys. Plus that will help keep me accountable, right?

  1. Eat at least 3 – 4 servings of vegetables every day.

    I usually eat at least 2 servings of vegetables every day, but I’d like to increase that to 3 or 4.

  2. Be in bed by 9:30 p.m. with lights out no later than 10:00 p.m.

    Ideally I would like to be in bed by 9:00 p.m. I’ve been doing better, so I need to continue in this streak.

  3. Check out a book from the library and read at least two nights before bed this week.

    I need to get back into the habit of reading. Any recommendations? I really like biographies/autobiographies and probably non-fiction over fiction.

  4. Stretch and/or foam roll for at least 10 minutes every day.

    I have been doing better with this, but I need to stay on top of it and ideally increase to 15-20 minutes every day.

  5. Do core work at least 4 times this week for at least 5 (very productive) minutes.

    I still have a little bit of diastasis recti (ab separation after having a baby), and I’d like to have that be back together before this summer of racing happens. I should probably also shoot for closer to 10 minutes.

  6. Take at least one 30 minute nap.

    I’m not a napper, but with my training increasing and still waking up a lot during the night due to Cullen or other random things, I know I need the extra sleep.

I’m going to stop there, so I don’t over-commit myself and set unrealistic expectations. I’m optimistic I can meet all these goals this week. I’ll be checking in next week to see how they went.

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This past week of running went really well. I am officially in my block of training to work towards Grandma’s Marathon. I still feel like I’m running on some-what tired legs some days, but I am learning to embrace it. My best run of the week was Monday’s interval workout, and I was also really happy with how my long run went on Saturday.

Monday

10 miles, intervals

written workout: 4x1000m at 6:30/mile pace with 1 min recovery, then full recovery before: 2x1k intervals in 3:45 w/ 90% recovery, 4x200m as quick as you can with equal distance recovery

Actual paces – 6:31, 6:27, 6:27, 6:22, 5:59, 5:55

Paces for 200s – 5:13, 5:07, 5:00, sub-5:00

I did this workout on the treadmill in the afternoon, so maybe my legs were more awake?? But I actually thought this workout was easy (relatively speaking). I had no problem nailing the prescribed paces and often went faster.

Tuesday

AM – 7 miles, 8:54 pace

PM – 5 miles, 9:42 pace

I pushed Cullen in the stroller during the afternoon run. It was a slow, slow run as we skated through many of the neighborhoods. Both runs went okay. . . .nothing great, nothing terrible.

Wednesday

7 miles, easy, 8:38 pace

I was planning on meeting a friend during this run, but her son got sick, so she had to cancel at the last minute, so I ended up pushing Cullen in the stroller again. I usually try to push Cullen in the stroller twice a week and spread out the runs, but I ended up pushing him three days in a row.

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Thursday

AM – 8.5 miles, 8:02 average pace

written workout: for 2.5 miles sets of: 2 min. hard 1 min. easy, 1 min. hard, 30 sec. easy, 30 sec. hard, 30 secs easy

This was a little more challenging than I expected. I’m not sure what my paces were as I didn’t split any of them, but I was breathing pretty hard during/after each one.

PM – 4 miles, 8:46 pace

Easy run in the sunshine with the stroller! 4 miles seems so short these days.

Friday

Off – I usually live for my day off, but I actually could have continued to run if need be. However, I still thoroughly enjoyed my day off. I stayed in my pajamas way too long.

Saturday

18 miles, long run – 7:57 pace

My legs felt nice and fresh after a day off. I also ran 99% on dry pavement, so I was in heaven.

Sunday

AM – 6 miles, easy (no watch)

PM – 4 miles, easy (no watch)

I almost forgot I had another run scheduled for the day. I ran in the morning, got Cullen and I ready for church, went to church, then went to work, and was looking forward to being at home and getting my house cleaned when I realized I still had another run. Good thing it only took me a little over 30 minutes.

Total for the week: 69.5 miles