Week 7 of 12
You can’t beat the motivation that comes from Marathon Monday and I am so proud of all my friends that ran! I worked a split shift and it allowed me to get home in time to see the winners cross the finish line. Then I spent the most of the afternoon outside playing with Georgie, refreshing the Boston Marathon app almost obsessively and I even snuck in a speed workout. I feel guilty saying that I was supposed to run 6 half mile repeats but ended up only doing 4. Man, it was warm out. I was dehydrated and was feeling clammy with chills by the 3rd repeat so after the 4th I knew I had to call it a day.
Tuesday was my 20th Run Club since the rewards program started so I got a $15 Marathon Sports gift certificate and then on Wednesday I skipped my run to try out the NormaTec Recovery System. My boss Joe bought a pair of these recovery boots at the Boston Marathon expo for patients and staff. I am so pumped to have them available for the next few weeks before the Buffalo Half Marathon and looking ahead to Miami Marathon training. THANK YOU JOE!
Then there was Friday. I almost killed Georgie, hehe. We ran 3 miles in the morning and then walked 3 miles in the afternoon with some Mashpee Fitness ladies. Her precious little legs were tired and she slept the rest of the day! I already blogged about our Friday morning run at the beach. If you missed it, check it: http://www.jenrunsfastblog.com/2016/04/my-training-partner-is-work-in-progress.html
I pretty much stuck to my plan for Saturday’s 10k. The goal was sub-7:00 pace. I felt good and went a little faster but overall finished smiling with gas left in the tank. The race was a good test of my fitness and a big confidence booster heading into the Buffalo Half Marathon.
You can read my full race report here: http://www.jenrunsfastblog.com/2016/04/race-report-cape-cod-beer-race-to-pint.html
· I signed up for the Runner’s World Classic!
· I posted my second XX2i product review for BibRave. You can read about my favorite new sunglasses here: http://www.jenrunsfastblog.com/2016/04/bibrave-pro-product-review-xx2i.html
· 4 weeks until the 7th Annual Piggy Trot!
· 5 weeks until the Buffalo Half Marathon!
6.2 miles (47:59) with 4x1/2mi, 2’ recovery <--3:05, 3:02, 3:02, 3:04
Taught spin class
10 push ups
Marathon Sports Run Club! 5 miles with Jason, Gary & Scott (39:59)
2.3 miles with G (19:32)
1.43 miles with G (13:44)
Taught spin class. The playlist: Pump It Spin Playlist
10’ core workout
3.14 miles with G (27:03)
Long walk with G, Linda, Beth & Ann (3 miles, 57:00)
1.39 mile warm up with Jason (12:50)
Cape Cod Beer Race to the Pink 10k (42:11)
Taught spin class
This week’s mileage: 26 miles
This week’s G mileage: 7 miles
April Totals: 97.5 miles
2016 Totals: 295 miles