Workouts are approximately 11 times more enjoyable when Josse is there compared to doing them on my own. She ran 17 miles the day before (her marathon is coming up) so we didn’t stick together for the entire workout but most of it we did.
March weather is pure heaven.
We started off with a 2 mile warm-up and then went straight into the long intervals. 3 x 1.5 miles with a .5 mile recovery was on the schedule. The paces for each of the intervals were 7:13, 7:06 & 6:59. They were supposed to be done at a level 5-6 out of 10 and they felt like a 6 for me. My legs were pretty tired on the last one but cardiovascular wise the intervals felt pretty good and I felt controlled with these paces so I was happy about that. We went to a flat as a pancake trail so there were no hills.
After the intervals were over we cooled-down for a bit and finished with 9.58 miles. This workout went by so fast which is one reason I love speed work, it divides up the miles into segments so you just focus on the segment that you are in and before you know it.. you are done. We talked the whole time and then I turned on my music (Brand New and Taking Back Sunday were the theme for my music) for the 3 intervals.
These. These shoes were something else. I think I will be wearing these a few times a week now. The Levitates are amazing, I felt like I was bouncing on a trampoline with these. I had worn them before while pregnant but this was my first time doing any sort of speed in them and I’m hooked.
I came home and Skye was still snoozing but these two were busy playing. PS I bet all of you parents out there are just as excited about Daylight Savings as we are;)
After a run it is tough to get in a breakfast right away because I usually need to feed Skye but I just started making a protein smoothie to drink while I feed her so I’m jumpstarting my recovery. Yesterday’s included collagen, protein powder, frozen blueberries and milk.
A bit later and we were out the door to grocery shop and get everything for a family dinner tonight.
PS IT IS SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT WEATHER for all of us (even though that is a year round thing for Andrew)!
We needed two carts yesterday for our shopping trip. They had so many good samples yesterday.
Andrew requested Costco cheesecake for his dessert so we picked that up and also some chocolate.
And then we had some salads for our lunch!
Beretta was thrilled to be back at the park again chasing baseballs that Andrew hit for her.
And Skye was just happy to be outside… maybe I need to get some baby sunglasses for her.
In the afternoon Andrew helped some people move and then we had a sandwich picnic for dinner!
Another week of training, done and done! 7 weeks until my half-marathon!
Monday: 6 miles @ 8:50 average pace.
Tuesday: 7.1 miles total with 3 x 600 m (.37 miles) w/2 minute recoveries and 3 x 400 m (.25 miles) w/1 minute recoveries. Intervals started at 6:23 pace and I worked down to a 6:00 pace.
Wednesday: 5 miles @ 8:38 average pace.
Thursday: 60 minutes easy followed by 4 x 20 seconds fast (around a 6:20 pace) w/1 minute recoveries. 7.86 miles @ 8:24 average pace.
Friday: 5.28 miles @ 8:32 average pace.
Saturday: 9.58 miles total at 7:58 average pace. 2 mile warm-up, 3 x 1.5 miles at marathon pace/ level 6 out of 10. Paces for those 1.5 mile intervals were 7:13, 7:06 & 6:59. Cool-down.
40.82 miles for the week!
What was the best run that you had last week?
Have a protein powder that you love?
What did you have for dinner last night?
What’s on the agenda for your Sunday morning?