Miles run this week, 46! I’m training for the Glass City Marathon on April 23rd. I had an interesting week, which kind of felt like a vacation week. Instead of working my normal Mon-Tue-Wed, I got to work Mon-Wed-Fri. So just when I worked a day, I got a day off! Nice. I also got a few more miles in than my scheduled plan. This week focused on speedwork. And the week ended with a little getaway!
Mon – 6 miles (5 easy with 10 strides) treadmill run – I was looking forward to this run because I started watching season 3 of Emily in Paris (Netflix). I love that show!
Lunch run – 4 more miles! I know, I know… this wasn’t on my plan, but when I saw the temps hit 50 degrees AND I was working at home, I had to take advantage of it! It was a blustery day, which felt really great… in at least one direction.
As it turns out, this run was really needed as I received a call from my daughter around 5:30 pm. She was having “severe” stomach pains. The original plan was Urgent Care, but we ended up going to the Emergency Room at the hospital with hopes of being seen by a dr faster. Of course I have spent a lot of time at the ER in the past months and I know things aren’t always fast there. Long story short, after a few hours of intense pain coming and going, and 3 hours in the ER, it turns out it was just an upset stomach and I’ll have a sick stomach when the $600+ medical bill comes out. But, you just never know what is going on and based on her reaction to the pain, it really could have been something bad! Good to know all is well. I’m thankful her roommates were there to help her out and I could be with her also.
Tues – 9 miles, speedwork! Today’s workout was 2 miles WU, 4 x 1 mile at tempo with .25 recovery, and 2 miles CD. It warmed up quick on my run so on the way back I took off my shirt. It felt great! I also indulged in a big Starbucks drink after my run which I customized with chocolate shavings and red sugars. Very festive!! 🙂
It was a nice day off work and I also enjoyed my pretty flowers and chocolate from my husband. Happy Valentine’s day!
Weds – Rest day!
Thurs – 7 miles, ½ mile intervals. I had a strict time limit this morning because my husband had a colonoscopy scheduled. (oh joy!) The workout went quite well – 8 x 4 mins on, 3 mins off. And look at me, running outside in the dark during the winter! 40 degrees doesn’t really feel like winter. The colonoscopy also went well!
It was time to send the foster kittens back to the Humane Society. While it is nice to have my sunroom back and clean again, we do miss them!
Fri – 4 easy miles. More treadmill time. We got to see the last basketball game of the season. It was another win for the team and always fun to watch the pep band in action! My son and friends decided to dress up in suits. Not sure why, but he sure is getting good use out of his suit!
Sat – 15.5 miles, long run. I helped out with the 9:30-10:00 pace group run for the Glass City marathon training group. I didn’t end up getting a group picture, but I did get to run with some friends from previous training cycles. Goal was around 10:00-10:15 and we finished with 10:04 average. My training plan was actually only 13 miles with 15 mins strong finish, so I just ran the last mile at a faster pace. Goal achieved! The wind was strong so that last mile was a challenge.
What’s on tap for the holiday weekend? Skiing! Up in Michigan enjoying the slopes. Hope you all hava a great weekend!
Q: Does anyone else have the day off work (kids off school) on Monday?