Another pretty solid week of base training. I started the week knowing I had 4 weeks left of fun running before marathon training begins. The goal for these 4 weeks is to be consistent and log about 20-25 miles each week until “Day 1” on September 28th. I fell a little short when I decided not to run by myself on Saturday but no stress.
Last week I was lucky to have company on every single run! On Monday when I was all alone, I just went for it. Wasn’t paying attention to my pace and just ran. I cruised through 4 miles and other than a brief incident with a Golden Retriever, I felt great.
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ICYMI I posted this on my Facebook page…
Rant of the Day: Dogs belong on a leash!
I was cruising along when an off leash dog started sprinting towards me. The owner yelled, "don't worry, he's harmless" but guess what, I had to go from 7 min pace to a complete stop and the dog continued at me full speed into my shins. I'm happy your dog didn't "harm" me but what if I didn't stop... one of us would have ended up hurt!
No apologies from the owner either. Thanks asshole.
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Speaking of dogs, I got to run a lot with Georgie this week! I even tested her speed out a little bit running 1:58 for the last quarter mile home. She had a couple good miles with NO STOPPING! This is huge! Then she ended the week with a 2 miler with a million stops. #divapup – We also got to try out a new hands-free leash this week. I broke down and invested in the Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner. My favorite part is the “traffic loop” so I can pull Georgie close when we see another dog—or even worse, a biker—coming near. So far so good!
Georgie Pre-Run vs. Post-Run
Another highlight was 2 runs with my Marathon Sports friends. Tuesday marked my 10th group run of 2015 (I’m actually embarrassed it took me this long!) so I got a $25 gift certificate to the store! I’m currently eyeing a super cool Cape Cod Marathon Sports sweatshirt. Friday was the final Pub Run of the season, which is always a good time even though we weren't allowed to run with watches! Adidas sponsored the run so I got to try on a pair of shoes with the Boost technology.
· 7 weeks until the Cape Cod Half!
· 19 weeks until the Houston Marathon!
1 mile with G (10:08)
4 miles (30:41)
Taught spin class. The playlist: Lose Control Spin Playlist
Marathon Sports Run Club! 5 miles with Jason & Danielle (44:09)
1 mile with G (9:11)
0.25 miles with G (1:58)
Taught spin class. The playlist: Jumpin’, Jumpin’ Spin Playlist
1.72 miles with G (24:32)
Marathon Sports Pub Run! 3.1-ish miles (16:24)
Mini home workout #2
· 20 squats
· 10x lunges
· 20 squats
· 10x lunges
· 10 push ups
· 10 tricep dips
2 miles with G (18:00)
Taught spin class. The playlist: The Heart of Rock & Roll Spin Playlist
This week’s mileage: 18 miles
August Totals: 62 miles
September Totals: 13 miles
2015 Totals: 343 miles