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Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekly Review: Recovery + Reset

Peet's Hill/Burke Park
July 10–July 16
Monday: rest
TuesdayRUN: 2.5 mi
WednesdayRUN: 2.9 mi ("speedwork" 3x1 mi)
Thursday: rest
FridayRUN: 4.1 mi
SaturdayRUN: 8.6 mi
SundayRUN 2.6 mi

Total RUN: 20.6 miles / 1,378 ft

Last week was the beginning of a new training plan, but also recovery from the Missoula Half (which I still haven't recapped because it was pretty uneventful). I stopped running when I felt tired and took an extra rest day in favor of going to Target for house stuff.

This is really from Tuesday, but I see this view a lot.
On Wednesday I did "speedwork" at lunch because Alex had a work picnic that evening. 3 miles: 1 at goal pace, 2 at goal pace –10 seconds, 3 at goal pace –20 seconds. I failed and ran miles 2 and 3 way too fast, so when I got home at 2.9 I was fine with stopping a tenth short.

Some of the trail Friday.
My run Friday morning started in a city park with a steep hill, a little climb, then a downhill. It was a bit hot, even at 8am, so I'm glad I got out when I did.

Photo by Megan
Saturday's miles happened at 6:30am, which means I was with someone else! I met a Volée member for a run on the South Cottonwood trail, which I'd never been to. It was great! No sweeping mountain views, but it was a relatively gradual climb, so I was able to run a lot more than normal. I felt like we were pretty well matched for the run, which is good because she's a faster road racer so I was scared I'd hold her back.

Giant mimosa
Post run, Alex and I went to brunch, where the giant mimosa knocked me out, so I napped after. The rest of Saturday is kind of a blur. Waking up early is hard. ;)

Sunday night (well, 8pm)

Sunday was house day. We have our first visitors next week and had a mega clean/decorate day.  I finally unpacked some boxes, set up my bookshelves, and decorated the guest room. So much progress. It's finally looking like a home! Oh yeah, I ran 2.6 miles, probably too fast. Still not sure about the Hoka Cliftons. I'm going to give them another week, this time with Superfeet insoles.

Do you wear Hokas? 
Have you ever met a "stranger" (or Instagram friend) for a run?

Once again, I'm joining Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin's Weekly Wrap linkup, plus Courtney's training linkup. Be sure to visit the hosts if you haven't already!


  1. I meet people to run all the time, lol. Often Volee members but not always :) I'll run with almost anyone!

    1. It's so funny, before Instagram/twitter I probably would have thought running with "strangers" was a crazy idea. ;)


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