First of all, thankyou so much for all the advice on my last post! I truly appreciate the many valuable opinions I get from people and give them GREAT consideration when making decisions. I've learned a WEALTH of information through this blog!
So, I've been MIA for a few days. Another hockey weekend with all 3 kids going. I had to send Reese with another family so I could be at Ryan's tournament and Max's first big game of the year! He was SO excited.
He had 4 goals and was pretty darn proud of himself! I absolutely LOVE the goal celebrations of little boys. Cocky even at this age! HILARIOUS!!
I virtually cheered on my sister yesterday as she was out in Vegas running the Rock n' Roll half. She was going for 1:37 for the NYC qualification but finished in 1:39. She was still happy and said the course was the flattest course she had EVER run. I'm not really a fan of flat so I will probably not put that one on my bucket list. Anyways, I'm really happy for her but since she is not going to attempt NYC again this year, I think my fall plans will change. More on that later...
Ummmm-How cute am I at 5:30 am???? Unfortunately, I am also this cute in the middle of the day when I'm not working. My UPS man has gotten many a freak show in his package delivering career....
Actually, my husband was taunting me because he knows I won't get off the treadmill.
Speaking of the treadmill, I've been spending A LOT of time on it this week. In fact, I've been wanting to trade my bed in for a pile of wood chips and all I can think about is water and carrot sticks. Ummm-Whatever.......I may be turning into a hamster but my cravings still include Hot Tamales and red wine.....Anyway, the weather wasn't really cooperating but moreso my time (I'm asking for 28 hours in a day and a second husband for Christmas-I weighed my options and think this is a better request than trying to get rid of one of my kids-ha!)So-I really can't stand when people make excuses for why they can't work out-there is ALWAYS time. That being said, I could fill an entire page of excuses for why I couldn't get outside much. Those in Alaska and Canada would love these I'm sure....I only managed 17 of 51 miles outside. Truthfully, I had 62 planned but when the planned long run came around yesterday and I knew I would have to do it on the treadmill I decided to swap long run days and do it outside today.
To the week in review
Total miles: 51
Monday: 12 miles outside/7:42. This was supposed to be an easy run. I was at 40:48(8:10) at the 5 mile and then decided to run the rest at marathon tempo. I have self-diagnosed ADD and I can never seem to stick to my running plan for a particular run once I get started. I think this will be easier when I'm actually into a real training plan for a specific race.
Tuesday: 10 miles total. 6 miles am (8:23), 4 miles pm (7:27)
Wednesday: 5 easy treadmill
Thursday: 9 miles total with 8X800's. I just wanted to bring the speed up some and since I'm not really sure where I'm at with these right now I just set a pace on the treadmill. The first 7 at 3:17, last one at 3:09. By no means will I say I was not tired at all, but I wasn't as expended as I should be for a hard speed workout. Pace is relative as I think 3:17 is much tougher for me outside than on a treadmill and perhaps I should have compensated a little more for the difference. Tempo and long runs-much easier for me outside. I think I need to do another advice seeking post on treadmill workouts and the incline pace ratio closest to simulating outside....
Friday: 10 miles total-5 am easy/5 pm easy.
Sunday: Scrapped the 16 mile long run for 5 easy miles. Couldn't tolerate the treadmill again.
So unfortunately my 62 mile week was cut short. Swapping a day doesn't make any difference in my fitness obviously but it does in my brain....This next week, I will keep the mileage up a little bit and then have a complete cut back week. I'm going to start an official plan for a 10 mile race on December 20th and I would like to go into it well rested and ready to go.
Super Congrats to all those running CIM this weekend! Katie and Aron to name a couple! Looking forward to reading race reports!
Well, off to run! Again you are all so fortunate to get yet another entirely unproofed post! Wouldn't want to disappoint and appear organized here! Happy Monday!