I’m a bit surprised I have been on a training plan for 9 weeks now! It started out kind of random, and now I’m all in. Only 3 more weeks until my race. The degree of discomfort from my lower abs has varied with the workouts, and I think this week it was a bit worse. That’s no surprise based on my workouts this week. It was my peak week. The surprising thing in my life these days is how it ends up being Sunday (again) and I have a partially finished blog post, a list of things to do, and anxiousness that it’s Monday so soon! I always think I’m going be more organized with each new week, and ahead of the game, but sigh, that never happens. Well, here’s to positive thinking and being more organized THIS week 🙂
Last Sunday we went to Cedar Point to enjoy Halloweekends. The park looked festive!
Interesting occurrence: our car got stopped going up the first hill on a roller coaster! This is a picture someone else took, but we were in that car when it just stopped. An employee came out and collected a guy’s phone because he had it out on the ride!! Ugh. It’s a huge safety concern.
Mon – 5 easy miles. Monday miles! I started a new audiobook, and finally took a picture of the heart I see in my neighborhood street. With all of the asphalt squiggles, this one pops out at me all of the time.
Tues – 8 miles, speedwork. This was another sweatfest speedwork session, just like last week! 70 degrees. Yuck. I do enjoy the challenge of this workout though – alternating miles of half marathon pace and threshold pace. I picked 8:50ish for HMP and 8:25ish for threshold. Done! Garmin agreed that it was challenging. Ha!
Weds – Rest day! No group ride today. It was pouring down rain all day!
Thurs – 6 miles, hill repeats! In the evening I sub coached for the 9:00-10:00 min pace group. Part of this group was my training group from spring. Fun to see everyone again! The workout was 4 x “Monument Hill”. That’s the hill at the end of my race in November. I took it easy but it was still a good workout.
During the day it rained, and rained, and rained. I went to see Free Guy with my husband. It was just us, and one other person in the theater!
Fri – 5 easy miles. Very easy miles. Recovering from that workout last night! It was chilly too (50). I busted out my capris and arm sleeves!
I made it to the gym today for weights too. Yeah! And Friday night means football games and marching band! We had to relocate to another stadium because our field was flooded.
Sat – 12 miles, long run! I sub coached for the same training group. There was a lot of chatter so it was a great group to be with. And oh, it rained the whole time!! I really hoped it wasn’t going to it us because this was the longest miles for many (12 for the half and 20 for the full). But it was a light rain and it felt good. Someone even took a bunch of pictures. We averaged 10:12 pace and everyone was happy 🙂 (hey wait, is that the same shirt as yesterday? busted! but Lululemon does have great stink control, right?)
My son got to march in a parade today.
Sun- Rest day. Catching up on sleep. And, going to pick apples today!! We will be taking our annual trek to the apple orchard. My daughter will be joining us. Yay!! And here’s a Petunia update (our foster kitten). She is doing well but we did have a bit of a scare because she wasn’t eating and losing weight. We have been giving her special mixtures of food and kitten Pedialyte. I think she has bounced back!
Q: Have you been to a movie lately?
I really liked Free Guy!!
Q: What is your movie streaming service of choice these days?
Netflix for us. And I heard that Tiger King is coming back. I can’t wait to see the crazy again!