Week 3 of 16
This week was pretty good. Work was back to normal. No holidays. No sick days. I stayed after on Monday for a workout. Craig put together a new program for me last week but I held off until I was healthy. He wasn’t around to supervise so with the help of Kendra and Eric C I made up a few exercise modifications and ended up being super sore the next day. After the workout I felt like I needed to do a little cardio so I hopped on the treadmill for 2 easy miles. Eric W gave me a foot pod to use with the app Zwift and I was excited to try it but I couldn’t figure out where the battery went and my iPad was so outdated I couldn’t download the app so I just ran.
There was rain in the forecast for another Tuesday Run Club, which was a good opportunity for me to get in some speed work on the treadmill. I felt great!
I was in need of a rest day on Wednesday so instead of a workout, I met my mom for a walk with Georgie then Thursday morning got in another easy 2 miles before work—this time outside with Georgie. Sometimes I feel a little wimpy when I have a run of only a mile or two uploaded to Strava but in the last year or so I’ve realized how important these easy runs with G have become to my training.
Friday morning I had another doctor’s appointment then headed right to the gym for the second workout of my new program. I talked to Craig the day before and got some detailed instruction with visual demonstrations so I was ready. I thought about hopping on the treadmill after (the *feels like* temp was in the teens) but the sun was shining and decided to go home and take advantage of the free vitamin D. Brian used the term invigorating to describe running outside—and that’s just what it was! Invigorating!
Long run Saturday was the longest so far at 14 miles. I always say that when I run 14 miles, that’s when marathon training becomes real to me. It was another cold morning. I think it was *feels like* 8 degrees when I woke up. The warmest hours of the day were predicted from 1-3pm so I held off until about noon before I drove to my parents to run in Falmouth. Jason had texted me earlier asking about when and where I was running so I ended up running the 3 miles to his new house, ran 5 miles with him, then continued on for 6 miles back to my parents. It was fun to mix it up and great having some company. Plus it was his birthday! The last few miles were tough for me. I don’t think I planned my meals right so I was starving by the time I finished. My legs were sore from my Friday workout. And mostly I was just sick of feeling cold! I couldn’t wait for hot coffee and warm clothes—but I did it. The first 14 is done. I have an easier week next week before 14 and 16 in weeks 5 and 6. Woo woo!
· On Tuesday night I got some awesome news. My cousin Melissa FaceTimed me… I’m going to be an aunt! She’s pregnant! More like an honorary aunt but Melissa and Michele are the closest I have to sisters. I’m so happy for her. She’s going to be an amazing mom.
· 13 weeks until the Boston Marathon!
2 treadmill miles (15:32)
6 treadmill miles (45:10) with 5x800s at 9.0 mph
Taught spin class
20’ walk with G and mama
1.89 miles with G (17:29)
Taught spin class
4 miles (29:22)
14 miles (1:51:50) including 5 miles with Jason
Taught spin class
This week’s mileage: 28 miles
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
January Totals: 50 miles
2019 Totals: 50 miles
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