It was a week back to the grind, as we say. Our family just returned from a Spring Break trip to Hawaii on Saturday and, although it was nice to be back to routine, it was hard to leave those sandy beaches and balmy weather. Fortunately, I am completely in love with my dog and he was joyously awaiting our return. A definite bright spot in our early morning arrival.
Monday, April 3: Five easy miles with Eli through the park near our home. A beautiful, spring-like day (Oh, right! It IS spring!). Just lovely fresh air and birds chirping. A happy-to-be-alive kind of day! Eli was a little sluggish. He had a lovely ultra marathon runner-woman sit for him (thank you, Chelsea!) so I suspect his week was loaded with miles. for myself, I added in an upper body workout and a Bulletproof Workout ( This week, Bulletproof consisted of Split Squats, Mountain Climbers and Hip Hinges).
Tuesday, April 4: Solid hill workout. I did a hill workout in Hawaii almost a week ago and I have to say that it is “easier” with friends. I did this workout with the group and coach. 5.5 miles. I bought new running shoes! Spring has, indeed, arrived!
Wednesday, April 5: NADA. Day off.
Thursday, April 6: It’s my honey’s birthday so I began the celebrations with a nice leisurely morning with my husband (meaning, we actually got to see each other before he ran off to work). I chose to do the evening group workout today so that I could spend time with him and also just to shake things up a bit. A 2.5 mile warm-up was followed by 2 consecutive miles of On/Off 440’s on the trail and 4X100m strides. A lovely, short and sweet workout. 5.5 miles.
Friday, April 7: Five easy miles with the “Gentleman” dog. Same park, same lovely experience. Had to keep it chill for Saturday’s upcoming challenging 10K workout. I topped things off with a Bulletproof and upper body workout.
Saturday, April 8: A “mirror” workout that alternates track and trail. I got to run with Jim today, a nice surprise because it’s tax season and Jim is an accountant. I thought he wouldn’t be up for air for at least another few weeks. The workout was all run at 10K pace. It began with 800 on the track and then a run to the trail where we ran 2X400 and 3X200, all with a 200m recovery in between. From the trail, we ran back to the track and did the exact same thing. Then, a run back to the trail for another 800m. This was an awesome workout. I felt good. I had great company and I finally felt back to myself after my lizard lounging in Hawaii.
Sunday, April 9: Topped off a good week with 5 miles with Eli. another Bulletproof and upper body workout.
Total mileage: 32. Not bad for a sprinter, eh?