Skye woke up as a ONE year old. She usually wakes up around 7ish but woke up at 9 on her birthday. She knows how to celebrate.
We had some breakfast all together and then she got down to business on opening her presents.
Knox and Brooke opened most of them and thoroughly enjoyed her presents.
She was pretty excited to read with Andrew.
She partied hard and took a rest break on my calves.
Skye went down for a nap around 11, the big kids were busy playing and I got dressed and left for my run. PS remember how I used to be an early morning runner? It’s hard for me to imagine waking up so early and running again but I’m sure I will get back to that once it gets warmer.
Right before I left I decided that I felt like getting in a little bit of speed so I did the second workout for the week from my training plan.
PS I’ve been doing track workouts at this track for more than 9 years now. Fun times. This track helped me get that sub 3!
I did a few miles for my warm-up
1 minute @ 6:03 pace
2 minutes @ 6:02 pace
3 minutes @ 6:07 pace
2 minutes @ 5:50 pace
1 minute @ 5:28 pace
1.5-2 minute jogging recoveries after each one
Cool-down for a few miles
9 miles total @ 7:52 average
I don’t really like doing speed outside in the winter at all but it was a short workout so it went by fast. I only had to dodge snow/ice in a few spots on the track. Gotta love a good challenge.
To celebrate Skye’s day we played with her new toys (mixed with some of Brooke’s old toys ha… they are all new to Skye;)…
And then we went to an indoor playground for awhile.
We stared at fish.
And went for her favorite treat. This girl is crazy for froyo and she enjoyed it thoroughly.
There was a pretty crazy sunset later on… probably because of all of the inversion that we have here.
Our families are coming over today to celebrate Skye. I cannot wait to see her eat her cake!
Here’s how training went this week for our ultra:
Monday: 6 miles @ 9:30
Tuesday: Treadmill speed day. 9 miles total with 6 x 5:00 @ 6:29ish pace with 1 minute recoveries after each one.
Wednesday: 8 miles @ 8:28
Thursday: 15 miles @ 8:56 average. So crazy hard.. but a huge deposit into the mental bank account for not quitting when I really wanted to.
Friday: 8 miles @ 8:27
Saturday: 9 miles total @ 7:52 average. A little ladder speed thrown in the middle—> 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute (90ish second recoveries).
55 miles total!
What do you have going on today?
What was your best run last week?
Anyone not like frosting?