Ah, week 9 already! This was another good week where I was able to get outside for every run. The plan called for a long run of 18 miles and total milage of 45-50 miles.
Monday: rest day
Tuesday: 3 mile warm up, 4 by 2 miles at 8:05 with 2:00 jog between 1-2 mile cool down. This was another rainy, windy day. I was worried about time, (needed to get the girls to the ice rink) so I did a 2 mile warm up followed by: first set @ 7:59 and 7:57, 2nd set @ 7:56 and 7:57, 3rd set @ 7:56 and 7:56, 4th set @ 8:01 and 7:55. I skipped the buti yoga again, because the incision on my arm is still hurting when I lift with it. 12 miles total
Wednesday: I was exhausted, so I took a rest day. I hate taking my 2nd rest day this early in the week, but my body needed it.
Thursday: I was lucky to have a nice evening run with my neighbor. 7 miles
Friday: I ran easy with strides. It was a beautiful day and it was about 60 degrees out. I was hot! I am going to be in trouble this summer when it finally gets hot. 7 miles
Saturday: My oldest daughter had her first communion today and a lacrosse tournament, followed by a party for the first communion. I had 18 miles on tap with the last 3 miles at marathon pace. I started from my house early to get 6 miles in before my friend Amie joined me for the final 12 miles. It was a pretty miserable weather day, 38 degrees and rain, but fortunately not as windy as it has been. I didn’t feel great, and I didn’t feel terrible, but I was kind of sluggish and tired. If it wasn’t for Amie, I wouldn’t have attempted to pick up the last 3 miles. We picked it up and didn’t really look at the watch. The last three miles were 8:09, 8:04, 7:59. Average pace for the 18 miles was 8:44.
Sunday: We slept in and by the time I reached out to friends to run, they had already run for the day. I decided to head out for a short run with my family. My oldest ran 3 miles with us and my youngest rode in the stroller until we were about a half mile from home. Apparently that .5 miles “Hurt her neck” quite a bit. I added on a 4th mile before I had to shower and get the girls to the ice rink. 4 miles total.
weekly miles: 48
books listened to: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, listened to more of Silver Bay by JoJo Moyes (still a little slow). On a side note, my girls have been asking if they can listen to stories too, so we started listening to “The Twits” by Roald Dahl. If you spend a lot of time in the car with your children driving around, you might want to give listening to a book a try!