Another busy week in the books! But I managed to squeeze in 40 miles of running anyway and, dare I say it, I’m feeling good! I have a 5k in a week. I know it’s going to be a major rust-buster and it helps that I have another race the following weekend and possibly a few other shorties before the end of the year. We shall see!
The highlight of my running week came on Monday when I met the North team for their hill workout. They did 3 x 3 sets up a big hill with varying grades ranging from steep to WTF. Since I’ve done no recent hill training other than running up them sometimes, I only did 2 sets of 3, but I worked. I did the first set with Sydnie and the second set with Ashleigh. Both are incredibly focused and hard working and they did not phone this one in one bit. I was very impressed! And very sore in the glutes the next day. I’m really glad I didn’t let my ego trump my good sense and cut it short. I ran about twenty minutes before meeting the team and got in a solid 8 miles that morning to kick off a decent week all things considered.
Tomorrow, my youngest starts preschool and we’ll finally get back on a schedule, so I’m hoping I can keep up some consistent decent mileage and some workouts too!
Mon: 8 miles with 2 x 3 Hills. Jog down + core rest between reps and then an additional loop of jogging between sets.
Wed: 7 miles easy. Sore! But felt better by the end and I’m sure it would have helped to run on Tuesday, but just didn’t make it out.
Thu: Stupid day. Had a bunch of extra stuff on my list that I had to do, so barely had time. When I could finally get out it was pouring and my daughter refused to nap, so I took her out in the stroller and it was so fun … for a mile and then she was done. Went back inside and by the time I dried her off and got on the mill I only had time for 2 more. Bla.
Fri: 10! I needed this. It felt so good to get this in before another busy crazy weekend. So glad I sucked it up and did it. I always feel guilty leaving my daughter at childwatch for more than an hour, but it wasn’t that much more than an hour and I packed out lunch so we enjoyed that after together. It was such a nice relaxing morning! Thank you, Y!!!
Sat: 7 in the evening crammed in after a long day of soccer and xc! Got caught in a downpour the last mile and lightning! Made it inside safe! Turned down an offer for a ride from a guy in a truck. Yep, rather get struck by lightening than sit half-naked in a strange man’s truck. Call me crazy.
Sun: Husband’s annual half marathon. I wanted to go run it with him, but no sitters, so the kids and I surprised him and cheered at the end and my son ran the last 400 in with him. Aww! So sweet!!! Then 5 in the evening with 6 x :30 strides that felt delicious! I have no idea what my pace was (probably 7:00!) but they felt fast and smooth. Yeah!