Kaydi is running a marathon in April, and so our schedules for an 18-miler together worked out perfectly. Thank goodness because she sure pulled me for those last few intervals.
She planned the route (it was gorgeous), and we had the best time catching up on life after not seeing each other for a bit.
These trails here are something else, and seeing that snow on that mountain felt very bizarre in this area.
We started with a 4 mile w/u, stopped for water (I was actually thirsty because it was so much warmer than home), and then started the workout. 7 x 1 mile fast (6:05 average for those), 1 mile float (6:59 average for those), 1 mile c/d. There was a quick bathroom break and another quick break to grab some stuff out (I brought the wrong shorts, and it was so annoying to not have my usual pockets for long runs).
It was challenging, but we did it together. It’s always fun to have someone to take gels with you at the same time, and feel horrible/amazing/powerful/exhausted with;). It was really fun because our stride was very similar, and so we were in-step often throughout the run.
We then went straight to the bike park. Skye had been talking about it non-stop and was so excited. Before she ever even got on her bike, she fell on a cactus. Luckily, she had pants and a hoodie on to avoid many of the needles getting in her skin, but she had hundreds in her hands.
The Instacare treated her like a princess. They moved her to the top of the list because she was in so much pain, had a topical cream to help numb the areas, treated her so well, made sure she was as comfortable as possible and hooked her up with prizes galore.
And the girls went for the oreo version.
The sunshine was so good for our souls.
Here is how week 8 for Boston training looked:
Monday: 12.15 miles @ 8:04 average pace
Tuesday: 9 miles @ 8:35 average
Wednesday: 17.08 miles @ 6:58 average (watch paused for 90-second recovery in between intervals)… the plan was 12 x 1k, but we took it down to 10 x 1k because we were all feeling off (I’m guessing this has to do with everyone’s diets the day before for Valentine’s Day of chocolate chocolate chocolate).
Thursday: 10.22 miles @ 8:25
Friday: 9 miles @ 8:30 average
Saturday: 17.99 miles @ 6:55 average. 4-mile w/u, 7 x 1 mile fast (6:05 average), 1-mile float 6:59 average).
75.5 miles for the week
Last time you had to go to an instacare?
Tell me a highlight (or two or three) from your weekend.
Do you have the day off today?
Do you plan on living where you do now forever or will you eventually move?