2 more weeks until the Columbus half marathon. Miles run = 34.5, biked = 39.5, kayaked = 3.75! I’m not quite in taper mode yet and had some very challenging workouts this week. The weather was went from warm to very wonderful. I made an effort to do my stretches and PT exercises every night, and I did them most days. I plan on being more consist this week because despite how mind numbing boring PT exercises are, they help!
Sunday – We picked a big bag of apples and took a bunch of pictures. This is my favorite shot of the family.
Mon – 4 easy miles. What, only 4 miles? It seemed odd to be running so few miles, but it was fine because the weather was bumming me out a bit. Dark and windy. A bit spooky!
Tues – 6.5 miles, speedwork. It was tough to get out of bed this morning. I considered just sleeping in, but then reminded myself how accomplished I would feel and I got up. I’m so glad I did too because not only did I see a shooting star when I got outside, I nailed my paces for my speedwork. Yay!!
14 miles biking. Last Ladie’s Ride of the season. We enjoyed the great weather and had pizza and drinks at the bike shop afterwards. There was a sale rack and I scored some great deals too. I scoffed at these bike shorts when they were $59. But on clearance for $16? Yes please!! Can’t pass that up!
Weds – Cross training day – cycling! 25 miles with the Windsday group on our last ride of the season. We had a speedy group and averaged 18.6 mph. It’s surprising how dark it is now by the time we finished our ride.
Thurs – 8 miles, with 6 miles of 4 min on/ 1 min off fartleks. Holy crap, this was one of the hardest runs I have done in a long time. I have issues with fartleks. When I don’t have defined paces I tend to overdo it. I was spent by the time I finished!! Then my body ached for the rest of the day. I felt like I had raced hard! But I did feel like doing a jump shot. Loooooooong time since I’ve done one of those after a run.
Also, it was 48 degrees but I was stripping off my clothes on this run like it was the 4th of July. Dang, hard work makes you hot!!
Fri – 5 easy miles. Feeling better today thankfully! I ran along the river, which I haven’t done in a very long time. Pretty sunrise!
Back to the river at lunch time… my husband and I went kayaking and ended up going much farther than expected! We went around an island and it took us 1 ½ hours to go 3.75 miles. Phew! I had sore hands after that!
Then we spent the evening at Cedar Point for Halloweekends again. We still didn’t get to see any of the spooky zones (haunted houses and outdoor scare zones) but we did get to see the “scarers” heading out to their jobs. That’s always a cool parade through the park!
Sat – 11 miles long run. I went to the river path again. I forget how beautiful it is here! The trail was busy with runners, walkers and cyclists. My plan was 9:30 for the first half of the run, 9:15 for the next miles and end with a “strong finish” (2 miles of race pace). Nailed it!
My daughter’s roommates were all gone this weekend so she came home from college for the weekend. Their loss is my gain! We went to the pumpkin patch and watched Cruella. It made me very happy!!
Foster update: Petunia has continually gained weight this week! She’s over a pound now 🙂 She’s very energetic and not afraid to explore the house. She can’t make it up the stairs yet or climb on to a couch, but I’m sure that will happen soon enough!
Q: Anyone see Jungle Cruise yet?
It’s the other Disney movie I wanted to see. I think anything with Dwayne Johnson in it pretty much is a winner!