Monday, July 4, 2016

Weekly Roundup 6.27-7.3

I ran 24 miles this week with a long run of 10 miles! 

As you know I am kinda, sorta training for the Runner’s World Classic, which is less than 2 weeks away.  I really only had 4-5 weeks to build on my mileage after my planned break post-Buffalo Half Marathon.  I haven’t thrown in any speed work on top of some occasional strides BUT in theory, it’s time to taper!

I am really looking forward to race weekend!  Running 3 races in 1 weekend will be a challenge but it will also serve as a mini reunion with some of my running buddies.   

Christa will be running the Five & Dime (5k & 10k both on Saturday).  We ran track in high school together but didn’t become friends until we were both in grad school about 500 miles apart where we reconnected through the world of AOL Instant Messenger.  I met Christa’s college track teammates Trask and Anna and have hung out on various occasions whether it was dinner and drinks in the North End, sleepovers in Mansfield, white water rafting and the many adventures of Christa’s wedding weekend.  Trask is signed up for the half on Sunday and I am pretty sure Anna signed up for the 10k.   

Side note: Trask is well on her way to running 50 marathons in 50 states in memory of her dad (50 for Billy) and raising money for the Center for Grieving Children in Portland, ME.   

And then there is Lizzie!  Lizzie was my first friend when I moved to the Cape in 1996 and continues to be one of my best friends.  I can always count on her for a run and ice cream date when she’s home.  She will be running the 10k and I’d just like to point out that she totally dragged my butt to the finish line of my first 10k back in 2010 when I was recovering from a knee scope. 

Last call to register online for one, two or all three of the Runner’s World Classic races—and use code RAVE for 10% off!

Ok so back to this week…

Monday I was LAZY.  I skipped my run and went out to ice cream with a client.  Worst trainer ever or would I actually be the best trainer ever?

Tuesday was Run Club and one of the boys had the brilliant idea to run Indian sprints for the second mile, which is a big loop around the Industrial Park.  It was hot and it was uncomfortable but we treated ourselves to a post-run refreshment at the Lanes.

Wednesday was Georgie’s birthday and I had the day off!  We spent just about the whole day together.  It was wonderful.

Long run Saturday was actually pretty fun.  I had 10 miles planned and I decided to run through New Seabury with a goal to be finished running by 10am.  No more of this procrastination nonsense.  Anyway, it was 4th of July weekend in a huge summer community and I have never seen so many people out walking, running, biking, already at the beach or in the yard blowing up rafts and filling up coolers.  It was incredible.  I bet the last time I ran through New Seabury was maybe March or April and I was lucky if I saw a landscaper or maintenance man driving through.  I was so happy with so many people around and not to mention I was motivated by all my red, white and blues.

Other highlights:

·      Cape Cod Rehab teamed up with the Cape Cod Marathon this year and guess who will be writing the official training plans?  ME!  Coach Jen Skiba!  The Level 1 and Level 2 training plans can be found on the Cape Cod Marathon website ( and begin next week, July 11th.  The half marathon plans will begin August 8th and will be published in the next couple weeks!  Also follow Cape Cod Marathon on Facebook for weekly training tips from me, our trainers and physical therapists in the 16 weeks leading up to race weekend!

Upcoming events:

·      2 weeks until the Runner’s World Classic!

Monday Ice Cream with Leslie!
Monday 6.27.16
7,718 steps

Tuesday 6.28.16
Taught spin class
10 push ups
0.57 miles with a client (5:56)
0.28 miles with a client (2:53)
Marathon Sports Run Club! 5 miles with Jason, Gary & Chris (40:02)
23,772 steps

Wednesday 6.29.16
3.4 miles (26:55)
4 strides
14,750 steps

Thursday 6.30.16
Power Water
8,854 steps

Friday 7.1.16
4 miles (32:58)
10’ core
12,498 steps

Saturday 7.2.16
10 miles (1:17:26)
23,747 steps

Sunday 7.3.16
Taught spin class. The playlist: Party in the U.S.A. Spin Playlist
Burdenko H2O
11,212 steps

Happy 2nd Birthday Georgie!

This week’s mileage: 24 miles
This week’s G mileage: 0 miles
June Totals: 52 miles
July Totals: 14 miles
2016 Totals: 459.75 miles

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