Pimento’s Summer Training Log 7.11.16 – 7.24.16

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Shoes from Hell, chicken & waffles from Heaven.

I’m actually writing this while sitting on my deck in the Pacific Northwest sunshine with a cool breeze taking the edge off the temperature when it starts to feel too hot. Ahhhh. Summer. It’s a busy month for our family between our 4th of July 10k, multiple birthday BBQs, a trip to Vegas, and now I’m leaving for Salty Camp this evening. Vegas? You might ask. In JULY?!ย Yes, indeed.

My husband’s birthday was on the 18th and we decided to celebrate a little bigger than normal this year as the date also coincided with a break from his doctoral classes. We left Eugene July 16 at a cold, gloomy 63 degrees and got off the plane into 109 degrees. I left my running shoes at home to force myself to take a three-day running break, knowing I needed it and that I’d be walking a ton anyhow.

We indeed walked a ton, myself in uncomfortable sandals and then heels on the night we went out to a show. Walking three miles in heels is roughly as painful as a 50k, come to find out. Luckily, when we weren’t walking we were lounging by the pool soaking up the rays. When I got home the first few runs felt rusty and my legs and feet were sore in new and strange places from the walking in weird/bad shoes, but I proclaim myself healed from the Vegas vacation after my workout yesterday.

I’m starting the count-down to the start of my actual training for CIM… roughly two weeks of no-pressure/do-what-I-want running left before a return to structure, both in running and, soon after that, back to school. Gotta slow down and enjoy this time!

Monday 7/11: 5 miles, plus a 10-mile bike ride with my daughter on the tag-along

Tuesday 7/12: 10 miles, core

Wednesday 7/13: 7.25 miles on trails

Thursday 7/14: 12 miles, core

Friday 7/15: 6 miles on the ‘mill

Saturday 7/16: 18.3 hilly miles, core

Sunday 7/17: 3 miles on the ‘mill

Weekly total: 58.64 miles

Monday 7/18-Wednesday 7/20: Vegas!

Thursday 7/21: 7 miles in the heat, core

Friday 7/22: 6 miles, half of my core routine

Saturday 7/23: 10.26 miles in the heat, core

Sunday 7/24: 3 miles on the ‘mill

Weekly total: 26.27

I'm an elementary P.E. teacher with a long-term, ongoing marathon addiction.The next big goal? Keeping up my BQ streak while aiming for a 3:10! I write about the not-so-glamorous side of running and fitting in serious training with a family while staying sane(ish).

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