Welcome back! I'm linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for another weekly review. Read more about my fall goal race here.
Week of July 25-31
Monday: 3.3 miles
Tuesday: walk to/from work (w2w)
Wednesday: 2.6 miles + w2w
Thursday: rest + w2w
Friday: 2 miles + w2w
Saturday: 10.8 miles
Sunday: 6 miles + 3.2 miles walking
Total (Running) Miles: 24.8 miles
2016 Miles: 544 miles
My weekday runs were short due to boredom and excessive heat. I'm really trying to wake up early, but I am not a morning person. I love my Saturday group runs because I get up on autopilot; I know there are people waiting for me. I cannot replicate that sense of urgency on weekdays. One new factor: we installed blackout curtains in our bedroom Tuesday. I love them, but I think they work a little too well... zzzzzz
|Around mile 3 on Saturday|
Saturday was my first double-digit run since the end of May. As I get into higher milage I'm remembering why I enjoy long distance running! Instead of sticking with the group for my prescribed 10, I ran with them until their turn-around at mile 7 then ran the rest of the way home. I ran a 10:45 pace with the others and between 9:15-9:45 on my own. It was fun reviewing the map after and my point-to-point journey. Sometimes I don't appreciate how far we runners go during training.
|These guys were all along one segment of Sunday's trail. Crazy!|
Sunday marked my first longish distance back-to-back weekend run on Hanson's. I had 6 miles, so Alex came along as my bike escort. After mile 2 I felt pretty good and since I skipped group speed work Wednesday (my car was in the shop), I decided to push my middle miles. Mile times: 10:35, 9:28, 8:45, 8:50, 8:51, 9:28. Not bad for heavy legs!
|Example sample (I had some of the wine; the pours are generous)|
|Sunday's after dinner dessert|
On Saturday night we went to dinner with Alex's family and on Sunday my mom and I went to a nearly all day political rally. It was full sun, very hot, and we walked over 3 miles. By the time it was finished we were famished (I'm glad I brought snacks, including Honey Stingers!). Afterwards, Alex made dinner and my step dad came over to celebrate his birthday. It was a nice weekend!
Are you a early bird or night owl?
What's the last movie you saw in the theater?
Did you buy the new Harry Potter book? (I'm waiting a bit.)
Do you ever hang out at grocery stores? (ha)