Another busy week in the books. I would be finishing up the 4th week of the training plan that I’m subcoaching for, but I’ve been a little challenged by the speedwork, so I’m just doing my own thing. And this week, that thing has been CYCLING! Miles run = 23, miles biked = 90! If you’re only here for the pictures, you’ve picked a good week to stop by. I’ve got a ton!!! 🙂 enjoy.
Mon -6.2 miles running. Imagine my surprise when I headed back to my house thinking I ran 6 miles, and it was only 5 miles! Do you ever do that?? Running around my neighborhood got me a little confused on the mileage, but I circled around again to make it my 10K for Monday.
Monday was also the first day “back to school” – which technically was a virtual day for my kids. They will go to school in class only 2 days a week, virtual the other 3 days. I made a sign for my daughter. It made me a little weepy every time I saw that picture of her from kindergarten!!
We celebrated BTS with some killer milkshakes. This is a terrible picture, but look at these things… shakes with huge cookies and brownies on top! They were crazy.
Tues – bootcamp, 1.5 miles running. Super dark bootcamp morning, but still the same great group! In fact ALL of us made it to the workout. Due to vacations, work, and life, we haven’t all been together in awhile. The Girl Gang was in full force! And we saw a bunch of big spiders crawling too close for comfort (for some of us, I like spiders…) which gave me a big laugh when my friend shrieked 🙂
Ladies Ride Night – 14 miles biking. This was our last weekday ride. We are losing daylight! It was a slower, casual ride all together. I’ll miss this one. I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to ride with a group.
We didn’t get the news that the guys ride was starting a bit sooner though… and poor Alan missed them! But he ended up with a 20 mph average ride going out to find them! Nope, he never caught up with them. He did get one heck of a workout in though!
Weds – 3.5 miles running. Yep, 3.5 miles was enough for today! In addition to the warm temps and high humidity, my nemesis, aka “angry hamstrings” have been making an appearance again and my running has not felt great. Whomp whomp. The common trigger of speedwork is most likely the culprit and I need to do something to address it again (PT, cutting back on something). Oh well, I know the routine. But on a positive note, I got to be super coordinated at work today… not only did I make that dress years ago (back in the day I used to sew a lot!), I made a mask out of the remnants! It gave me a good laugh to be rocking that combo.
Thurs – 76 MILES OF CYCLING! Yep, you read that right. I wanted to go on a “long ride” before the season ended, and Alan and I did it. The weather was really good too. It took us just a little over 4.5 hours to complete this and got an average speed of 16.5 mph. I was super happy with this. Outside of some sort butt bones (ok, they are called sit bones), we were both feeling really good.
We celebrated over a late lunch.
Fri – 4 miles running. This would have been a bootcamp day, but with the new school schedule I’m not doing that anymore. But I was able to sneak in 4 miles after school drop off. I wasn’t going to run, but I could not pass up the perfect weather! My paces have been so much better with the temps dropping, and my hamstrings were feeling no pain. Go figure. Wasn’t it just a few days ago I was on the struggle bus??
Alan and I had another date day (due to the kids being at school) and went to Cedar Point. They are getting ready for the Halloween season.
Alan cracks me up on this ride photo!
Sat – 5 miles running. The weather was amazing. 52 degrees and crisp. I was a bit slow getting out of bed, so my planned 6 miles turned into 5 miles, but it was great! (here’s another great shot off my camera roll LOL!)
We took a road trip to the Cuyahoga Valley National park and did some hiking. We went on two trails, but unfortunately my husband rolled his ankle, so that ended the hiking for the day. Not to mention my kids were “sooooooo tired” because I woke them up at 7:30am. LOL!! I guess this first week of waking up early and going to school has taken its toll.
Sun – 3 easy miles. I had ambitious plans to get up and run 10 miles, but my body had different plans. It was impossible to avoid the bed magnet, so I slept in until almost 8:30 (!!!) and got donuts and coffee instead. Upon reaching home though, I had a burst of energy and was feeling good enough to bust out 3 miles around my neighborhood before indulging in the donuts. It’s all good 🙂
Hope you are all enjoying a fun holiday weekend, and get to have the day off tomorrow. Happy Labor Day!
Q: Are you freaked out by spiders?
Nope, but if it was a millipede, ewwwwwwww! I can’t stand those!
Q: Cyclists – have you been able to get in a long ride this year?