We had a change of plans…
I was ready in all of my winter clothes to brave the blizzard that was happening outside, but I was dreading it. So Lauren and I decided to do our run indoors instead. I switched to shorts and a tank and met her at the indoor track for 10 miles of loops. My body handles the track great when running easy, and on the outside lanes, so I was thrilled to avoid what was happening outside.
Let’s move straight to tangents.
*They are really into running right now and Skye has been cleaning her new shoes daily.
*Another delicious soup recipe to add to your list. Pasta Fagioli! I didn’t have any small noodles, so I just used large pasta shells, but it was still a win.
*Brooke and I soaked in the sunlight the other day. It completely energized me, and a bit later, Brooke told me that she thought I got a little too much sunlight because I was very hyper afterward;)
*Just getting in some good reading;)
*The snow on top of this lodge makes me crave a croissant. It just makes me think of layers of dough and butter. It’s beautiful (both the snow and the croissants).
*This is beck’s stool. He gets so mad if anyone else tries to sit there. The youngest children think they are the boss of EVERYONE in the family.
*Winter hair at the end of a run:). My friend looked like Elsa.
*I’m a day late posting about last week’s training.
Week 5 of Boston training:
Monday: 7 miles @ 8:50 pace on fresh snow with some climbing. +20 minute Peloton class.
Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:13 pace.
Wednesday: 14 miles total. 10 miles outside and then 4 miles on a treadmill of 200m fast, 200m easy on repeat. This was a very different run than planned, but that’s because of the snow.
Thursday: 7 miles @ 8:20 pace with hills (supposed to be running on the trails Mondays and Thursdays, but there is too much snow, so I find any hill on the roads that I can) +20 minute Peloton class.
Friday: 5.2 miles @ 8:19 average
Saturday: 16 miles @ 7:25 average with 1677 ft of climbing. Another run focused more on strength than speed and getting in plenty of climbing while holding a steady pace (not easy, not killer). Uphills are my weakness, and my coach is working on making them my strength and I did feel a lot stronger on them than I have in previous attempts.
55 miles for the week!
*Theme of this training cycle so far= the weather is keeping me from overtraining or racing my workouts. So maybe this snowpocalypse is a good thing?
*Each of our kids has pretended they are dogs for many years, and Beck has now officially joined the group.
*The other day, my father-in-law showed me a picture from his first half-marathon 40 years ago. My mother-in-law has done half and full marathons too. They get my love for this sport.
Share a tangent with me!
Does anyone have parents that ran (or currently run) races?Tell me the theme of your running lately?