Wow! Did that weekend go by super fast or was it just me?
Thanks for all the birthday wishes! It was a pretty great weekend for me. Saturday brought another PDR – 20 miles and Sunday was my birthday. So basically, it was all about me. Haha, yeah right. Since having kids, birthdays are very low key. I’m alright with that. In fact, I actually prefer it that way.
Spending the day with my 3 favorite people in the world? Absolutely perfect.
So enough talk of birthdays. Let’s chat marathon training!
I decided to run on Saturday rather than my birthday. One major reason was the opportunity to run part of the 20 miles with my usual running group. That and I didn’t want to risk having tummy issues post run so I couldn’t enjoy my birthday brownie sundae. Priorities, right? A lot of the the usual people I run with from the group were actually in Boston running part of the marathon course. That would have been awesome to do but it would have eaten up all of the morning and I had stuff to do . Boo!
So how did the 20 miler go? It was icy, cold and tiring. I actually had to run at a much slower pace for the majority of it due to the ice. It was glare ice. Black ice. Cars going through stop signs ice. I think I used up a ton more energy being tensed up and cautious than if the pavement had been bare. By 18 miles, I was shuffling.
But I did it…
Oh Cooper, my little vlog bomber! 🙂
Last week’s workouts:
Sunday: Easy recovery run – 3 miles
Monday: 50 minute bike trainer + strength
Tuesday: 7 miles tempo run. Supposed to be 5 miles @ 8:05 but I had a hard time pulling it together. My mind was all over the place and just didn’t get into a groove. Eventually did at mile 4. Also did 20 minutes yoga with the kiddos. 🙂
Wednesday: Yoga + strength
Thursday: Easy run – 4.25 miles + yoga
Saturday: 20 miles!!!!
This week is a nice and easy recovery week. I’m so looking forward to it to regroup and rest a bit before hitting the higher miles again.