Wow- SUPER busy weekend culminating in a 12 year old with Strep throat and our personal family version of the "Redneck Swingset"
This is how we do it ‘round these here parts…….This hunting thing was a bit new to me when I got married. Living here, I now understand the need for it to keep the deer population in balance which protects both them and us. I also understand that my husband LOVES to do it and since he will fly me anywhere to run a marathon I will be supportive of him wearing deer urine on his clothes and tracking down animals.
Running Update. It’s starting to get colder. Pretty soon I will be dealing with THIS again!! It's been in the 20-30’s in the mornings still which is a HUGE blessing in November in northern MN. Currently I run about 90 percent of my outdoor miles on trail and gravel. Last Tuesday I put on my road shoes and ran completely on pavement. Felt a lot different-I felt so much lighter in my road shoes. After the snow falls, I will have to run entirely on pavement in the center of the road (we have no paths here) under the streetlights in town! If I have to see one more blogger post a beautiful picture of mountains, or valleys, or streams etc. I’m going to throw up. Tomorrow I am taking my camera out and I will match those mountains with gravel pit hills…..(Disclaimer*I'm kidding, I love the pictures, keep them coming!)
52 miles total
Monday- 4 miles easy-17 mile bike
Tuesday-11 miles with 5 at MP. I’m using 7:30 as marathon pace since that was my Garmin pace in Boston but it is highly unlikely (or impossible) that I would pull off a marathon at this pace right now!!
Friday-11 miles total -4 am/ 7 pm (6X800’s). I haven’t done these in 5 months and I wasn’t sure how the heck to pace myself since this was my first attempt at speedwork. Needless to say I was NOT consistent. Slowest 3:26, fastest 3:09. The happy part of this for me was that the slowest was the first one and the fastest was the last.
Saturday-6 miles easy
Sunday-15 miles (8:19)-This was bar none my worst run in the last 8 weeks. Like the kind of run that makes you doubt you will EVER run a marathon again. I felt like HELL at mile 3 and it never got better. Frosty, slippery, my IPOD died at mile 2 so no podcast, and my legs did NOT want to cooperate. Oh well-it is in the books and I’ll hope for better next week.
I managed some core/strength work but was pretty wimpy this week. I’m just getting back in to my CRAZY winter season and have to reorganize and master the time management again. Starting next weekend, I will be traveling almost every weekend until April for hockey. Truthfully, I’m REALLY excited for this time of year. I LOVE to watch my kids, I LOVE the camaraderie of the other hockey parents, and I LOVE the satisfaction I get from getting everything done!
OK-off to catch up on this blog reading!!!!
One more thing!! Has anyone tried the Saucony Kinvara shoes and if so, what do you thing of them? I NEED shoes. I currently wear Brooks Launch and occasionally alternate with Mizuno Waveriders. Almost any neutral shoe has worked for me but I much prefer the lighter weight and less bulk. Input appreciated! Happy Monday all!