Happy Sunday! Are you enjoying a day off for Martin Luther King day tomorrow? I am. My kids have school off too, so we are making the most of our long weekend. This is week 2 of my marathon training for Glass City Marathon.
- Miles run = 28.5
Fun picture of the week…. we had a Run Toledo Ambassador meeting. I’m getting excited for all of our races coming up! Which is evident in this picture of me. haha, looks like I’m dreaming of going on vacation!
Monday – 5 easy miles, treadmill. Happy Monday! Nothing exciting to report here, so I’ll show you my new self care purchase… a Theragun liv, percussive therapy massager. At first I found the massage to be really intense, but I got used to it quickly and it’s really great! I will be using it a lot to help out my hamstring issues. Alan has been using it a lot too. Overall a good investment in our running!
Tuesday – 3.5 miles? Track Night!! I sub coached tonight at indoor track. Indoor track is always interesting. A lot of hard work going on! I was extra excited because Saucony was there with test shoes. Despite my “breaking up” with Kinvaras, I was wooed back with their latest generation of them! Love, love, love. Not so hot on the color, but the feel was great!
Overall I think we ran 3.5 miles with warm up and cool down. My Garmin doesn’t work for crap on indoor workouts, so who knows. I need to get a foot pod. But I worked HARD, that much I know.
Wednesday – 4 easy miles, treadmill. I had to rearrange my schedule this week due to an upcoming ski trip. So instead of a Rest day, I ran, but kept it nice and easy. I was a bit stiff, but I think these easy miles will help with my recovery from the speedwork last night. Got to watch The Bachelor on my treadmill. Good stuff! (but why was the premiere 3 hours long?? I didn’t have that much time!)
Thursday – 10 miles, long run. I tried to be chill and just run easy, but somehow my heart rate was through the roof. It did feel like a struggle. I’d like to blame it on something, so let’s say I was still feeling that speedwork from Tuesday, and the strong winds were making it a challenge. The gloom of winter in Ohio was setting in too. “All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray…” Blah.
I did all of my PT exercises to loosen up a bit. I had to chuckle about this picture. I envisioned that I looked like an Athleta model from behind. I guess not!
Friday – Skiing! We went to Boyne Highlands. It was a cold day, but the slopes were EMPTY! Our kids had the day off school due to the quarter ending, but the local schools were still in session so no one was there. Ironically we ran into my daughter’s school friend (5 hours from home!) and she skied with her. It was a fun day.
On the way out of the ski resort we got stopped by these wild turkeys. I’ve seen a few of them up there before, but never an entire group of them crossing the road! There was probably 30 of them.
Saturday – Skiing! We went to Boyne Mountain. They were getting a lot of snow, and there were a ton of skiers! Opposite of yesterday. I was feeling a bit whiny because the snow was amazing and I could have spent the whole day there. Unfortunately we had a long drive home, and had to leave without putting a full day in. That was a shame. My daughter was especially excited to get home because she forgot to bring her bag! We made it work though. Luckily I had duplicates and could share clothes with her (hooray for me overpacking!).
Sunday – 6 miles, “tempo” run. 4 miles at 8:57 pace. This was a win! I had no interest in running in the cold wind and snow again, so I hit the treadmill. 1 mile warm up, 4 miles at “almost” race pace, and 1 mile cool down. This was a win because I kept at my pace, and didn’t step off once! Woohoo! I figured I would be hurting when I got off, but I felt pretty darn good. I did a bunch of PT exercises, and ended my week on a high note.
And that wraps up another week of training. My daughter is getting her braces off tomorrow. Looking forward to the biggest smile ever on her!! Life is good 🙂
Q: Do you have wild turkeys where you live?
I found out these bird were almost all gone in Michigan, but made a huge comeback. Go turkeys!!
Q: Do you have a sports massager?