Pimento’s Training Log 6.26 – 7.2.17

Ginger and her boyfriend stayed the night last weekend in the middle of their cross-country road trip. They brought along their collection of recovery tools that I have never tried before: Normatech boots and a sweet shiatsu massage pillow thingy. We went for cheap Mexican dinner and margaritas, a run in the morning, recovered with boots and massage, walked my dog in the evening and had fun catching up. My daughter, who has created an entire group of imaginary “Salty Running Camp” friends had her mind blown that my Salty Running friends are actually real people!

Sucking in this hard is difficult when you’re laughing your ass off!

A day or so after that, my husband left on a four-day business trip. The result was I spent a ton of time on the treadmill and then out on various summer adventures with the kids all week. We explored some waterfall and mining trails in the Umpqua National Forest about 20 minutes from our house, spent time at the lake swimming, saw Wonder Woman, and BBQ’d with friends. My husband arrived home at 2:30AM Saturday morning, and I got up at 5:30 to long run with a couple of running buddies.

It was a big mileage week, and I have a much-deserved down-week scheduled next week … along with my first ever 5k on the 4th of July.

Monday 6/26: 7 miles with Ginger!

6/27: 17 miles. AM- 12 miles: 3-mile warmup, 3 x 2-miles @6:48, 6:30, 6:15 with .25-mile recovery jog in between each, cool down 1-mile. DEATH BY TREADMILL- whew. PM- 5 miles easy. Core.

6.28: 10 easy miles, core and light weights.

6.29: 16 miles. AM- 10 miles: 3-mile warmup, 4 miles @7:04, 2 easy, 1 mile @6:30. PM- 6 easy miles.

6.30: 6 miles, easy. Found a $20 bill on my run this morning- score!

7.1: 18 miles, 7:44 average pace, fast last 5k finish: 7:25, 7:12, 6:56. So nice to get outside running with friends again after a lot of solo miles this week!

7.2: 8 miles, easy plus 6 x short hill sprints. Core.

Weekly total: 82 miles!

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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  1. Was the recovery from the cheap Mexican food/margaritas or the run? Ha! Wow, you got in a lot of miles! Good luck on your 5K!