So, the cheesecake is FINALLY gone.....I can now stop chiseling off the side of it every 15 minutes. I hate holidays, they totally put a kink in my routine and I turn into garbage disposal!! I'm going to cut myself a break because I just knocked out a HUGE training week for ME and I just really just need to replenish right?(with crap).....
We hosted Easter this year. I was about the LEAST prepared person in the world and thank God I have a 13 year old who likes to cook and made half the food while I was on my long run the day before! Everything went off without a hitch and we had an AWESOME family day!
Saturday night I found this little note up on the counter from Max!
I seriously welled up a bit. If you can't read it, it says "Dear Easter Bunny, please give this dime to someone that needs it." I had absolutely nothing to do with this. Sweet sweet boy and I absolutely ADORE him as any mother does I suppose.
I've decided to maybe include a little more about my training on this blog since that is pretty much the reason I started it. I'm somewhat apprehensive to do this at times, not exactly sure why. Anyway, I REALLY appreciate the feedback I've gotten when I do. SO much awesome advice, so much knowledge to be gained!
Long run this weekend 22.73 miles/3:04:31.
Forecast showed it would be windy windy and I knew I would be somewhat tired after a full week of running and the bike so I decided to run this with a friend. A friend that I am now going to consider a training partner! I bumped into this little treasure, Katie, a few weeks ago on a run (I knew her somewhat outside of running). She is my age, has run for years but has NEVER run a race, not even a local race! Doesn't train specifically, just runs A LOT!!!! What I love about this little situation is that she has NO agenda, just along for the ride. I feel a COMPLETE lack of stress knowing she will just run with me at my pace, if she's tired, she'll quit, no hard feelings, just a good situation!! Well, DAMN!!! She pulled 22 of the 22.73 miles with miles 19-21 at around 7:25!!!! She NEEDS to run a marathon-SERIOUSLY!!!! This run was AWESOME. It wasn't about pace but I felt SO strong near the end. A MUCH needed confidence booster.
Yesterday, I ran 10 recovery miles at nearly 9 minute pace. 4 outside with my dad in GALE FORCE winds once again. I hate wind. I would rather run up mountains than deal with wind. SO frustrating!!!! Anyway, we were planning for 10 but he ate too much (so he said) so we ran the 4 and I finished up the other 6 on the treadmill while watching my favorite show "Little House on the Prairie"-ha!! My legs felt surprisingly good. My lungs were a little sore. I don't know if it was from breathing and the wind on the long run but it hurt a little to breathe?? I always run easy the day after a long run. Finished the week with 74 miles.
My kids didn't have school today and Max and Joe were off fishing so a perfect opportunity for me to go out for a little run with Reese. I am doing my speed tomorrow and since my training plan has almost officially become the "Jenn" plan this fit in well! I was doing an 8 mile out and back (4 more later today) so she joined me for the first 2 and then ran 2 back by herself(4 miles for her) So, 2 miles together. I did the unthinkable and put a piece of tape over my Garmin!!!! It wasn't a key workout and I just wanted to run and see how it went. I'm seriously so addicted to my Garmin-I need help. Anyway, I felt pretty good and was running at a pretty comfortable pace. I consciously picked it up in the last mile. I could tell when I finished that I was faster than easy pace but not tempo effort. Here's the mystery data!! I actually loved running like this. I will definitely be doing it more often.
1 00:08:25 1.00 08:25
2 00:08:14 1.00 08:14
3 00:07:54 1.00 07:54
4 00:07:40 1.00 07:40
5 00:07:31 1.00 07:31
6 00:07:20 1.00 07:20
7 00:07:09 1.00 07:09
8 00:06:48 1.00 06:48
9 00:00:02 0.01 06:06
Summary 01:01:07 8.01 07:38
I am SO computer illiterate. I want to figure out how to just show the Garmin split page from Garminconnect on here without having to link to it (which I suppose I can do). I see this on so many blogs and it just saves that extra step. Can't figure it out. My hubby is going to have to help me when he gets home. I had to cut and paste.
Max got pretty lucky today!!!
SO, I won't make all my posts about all this running gibberish! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I've been pretty behind with my blog reading! I'm excited to sit down tonight after the kids are in bed and finally CATCH UP!!!!!