7 weeks of my Erie marathon training done! I got some big miles of running in this week: 47! Here’s what happened last week:
Monday – 6.2 miles… a 10K to start my week. My plan was really just 6 miles, but thought it would be fun to make it 10K instead. #nerdynumbers I was also rocking my 2013 Glass City race shirt, and my first pair of real running shorts. Guess what? Those Nike shorts still feel pretty awesome. Since I’ve been wearing skirts so much (pockets, LOVE having pockets!) my poor shorts have been left out.
Tuesday – 6 miles, speedwork. “Straight Track” Tuesday! A more challenging workout of long intervals today – 2 x 2400 m, with 2:30min rest. Warm up and cool down too. I didn’t need the shirt as originally anticipated, so I ditched it, and got my speedwork done! (hey look, it’s the shorts again!)
All smiles when it was done!!
Cycling: 7.5 miles. Took a short bike ride in the afternoon with my family. No pictures of it, but trust me, it seems like it’s been the only day where it ALMOST reached 75 degrees so far this summer, and it was sunny. I actually had very little time for this ride due to a hair appointment, but I could not pass up the opportunity to soak up the glorious weather!
Wednesday – 5.5 miles. Daybreak Divas group again, but I had to get out of there quick for an early meeting at work. So no core work with the girls. Boo! But yeah, I made it to work on time 🙂
I even ran a little bit before the group to get my miles in. What a lovely site at the mall where we meet!
Thursday – 8 miles, “tempo” run day. We went camping Weds night, so this run was done at the campground. In the rain. Oh boy, rain again?? The middle 6 miles were at marathon pace and it went well. Sadly, the rain did not clear up at all and we spent most of the day in the camper. But we had fun watching movies and playing games. Any day that I don’t have to do housework at home is a good break in my opinion!
Friday- 5 easy miles. Finally the sun came out! I ran around the campground, and along the lakeshore.
I crossed paths with my daughter who was out on a run too. She was running up and down this big hill. They use this hill as part of the cross country course. Challenging!!
Saturday – 16 miles, long run. Back home again. A midweek camping trip feels like going on vacation. Love it! My foot was feeling a little odd, and my hamstrings were a bit sore (why??), so I decided to run this completed based on my heart rate. Part of my regular trail was flooded from all of the recent rain.
My goal was to keep it under 160 bpm. I did a decent job for the most part, but I did notice my pace was getting slower as I went. Not surprising! By the last few miles I was still slogging along and my HR was spiking up to 175 and not budging. I was just ready to be done, so I went with it. This was a bit disappointing because I hoped I was going to be full of energy after keeping my pace down. Hahaha. Nice to wish for though!
Other sports related thing I did today…
Rode my bike (9 miles) with my son, because it was so nice outside!
We also went to the driving range and smacked some balls around. Always fun. We are total beginners with little skills!
Sunday – Rest day. No running or biking, but I did get to play tennis with my son for 30 mins. Once again, not a sport in which we excel, but we just have fun with it.
Q: Anyone play tennis? Have you played for a long time?
Q: How about golf? Any golfers out there?
We don’t even own clubs. When we go to the driving range we borrow whatever they have. The worker described the ones we got this time as “total crap”. Guess that means we might actually be good golfers, but were limited by the crappy clubs?? hmmmm