It’s a wrap on week 9 of my training plan for the Glass City marathon. This week brought some great weather, some great runs, and even my first outdoor bike ride of the season! Miles run: 42.5, miles biked: 15
I finished up last week with a lot of walking. 3 miles with my friend in the morning. I haven’t seen her forever so there was a lot of catching up to do! Then 3 miles later at the park as we watched the last bits of snow melt away.
Mon – 6 easy miles, treadmill. Celebrity Big Brother is almost done on my DVR. I will miss it!
Tues – 5 miles, Track Tuesday… on Treadmill. 5 x 1K. This went decent enough. Somehow I did not know it was Fat Tuesday. I started eating my apple, then saw the paczkis. Then yes, I went back for a paczki! LOL. Life is short. Eat dessert.
Weds – 6 easy miles. Back in 2015 I created 3 Garmin segments. Did you know Garmin even had segments?? Well, they’ve had them for a long time, but they are very hidden. I do have the option turned on to notify me if I run on a segment, but today was the first time EVER that my watch actually told me about my segment! It’s .05 of a mile and ends at my house. Very appropriately it’s called “Sprint Home”. My watch also told me I got a PR on it. Odd!! Then it displayed this, which must be a map of some sort. Also very odd!! It might take another 7 years to get notified about it again. Who knows!
Also, our freezer died 🙁 We have a freezer in our garage and it finally died, after almost 22 years. Whomp whomp. Since our new one won’t get here until next week, we’ll be eating a lot of freezer foods this week!
Thurs – 9 miles, speedwork! This workout was the middle 6 miles with marathon pace and then half marathon pace. It went well! I was happy my paces were so consistent, but it really helps to have the paces programmed into my Garmin to keep me on target. Also, it was the shoes. I ran in my Endorphin Speeds, which I haven’t used for awhile. They felt great!
Fri – Rest day! I didn’t even go to the gym. I really wanted to make sure my body was ready for my long run tomorrow. We did get to see my son play in the high school band performance. They did a great job!
Sat – 16 miles, long run! After the last two weeks of disappointing, difficult long runs, this one finally worked!! I give credit to the warmer weather and my Endorphin Speeds. I had a pacing plan originally in my mind, but dropped it early on and just ran how by feel. My route took me past the MIT (marathon in training) groups so I got to say Hi to a LOT of runners this morning. Nice to hear a lot of “Hi Lisa!!” too! It started out in the 30s but ended near 50. I could have worn capris and maybe short sleeve t on this one. It always a challenge to dress in this temps, but if it was race day my advice is to dress for the end of the race because that’s where you want to feel most comfortable!
Today is also the first day it really felt like spring around here. I think it hit 70 degrees!! I washed my car. The neighborhood was full of walkers, runners, people doing yardwork (taking down Christmas lights!) and grilling. We grilled out and it was delicious! I also took my bike out for a ride. It felt amazing. I have missed my bike rides!! I have a new bike computer and am trying to figure it out. I probably should have looked at the instructions before I went out, but I figured out the basics 🙂 I was feeling that hour on the saddle though. Have to ease back into the time on my bike seat to have a happier rear. Ouch.
Sun – Rest day! Hopefully we will be able to enjoy the warmer weather today. It’s super windy out! My daughter is home for spring break this week. Well, I should say she is back in our house because she slipped up last weekend and said she “had to get back to school for some work. I have to get back home early.” when she was here for a dentist appointment. WHAAAAA? [insert minor heart breaking here] I knew it would happen eventually! But for this week, she is home 🙂
Q: Have you ever heard of Garmin segments??
Surprisingly, I did see something pop up on my watch on Saturday too. I got a PR. Too funny!
Q: Do you have a separate freezer (maybe in your garage)?
I can’t wait until our new one comes! I took all of the meat to my mom’s house. I think we have lost the rest of the stuff. 🙁