running week of 6/19

Monday: Weights + treadmill 3 @ 9:31 – fast finish
Tuesday: 5 @ 9:28. This was the first progression I’d run in weeks and although I felt sluggish, I was pleased with the finish. 10:14, 9:39, 9:17, 9:10, 8:43. The weather has been more mild lately which obviously helps immensely.
Wednesday: weights + treadmill 4×400 @ 1:51, 1:49, 1:46, 1:43 (2:30 recovery jogs) for a total of 2.5 miles. Really happy with that last 400– much faster than if I’d done it outside.
Thursday: 5 @ 9:48. Fourth running day in a row so I know it’d be slower.
Friday: OFF
Saturday: OFF – we had Codie’s 3rd birthday party at a park and it was so freaking cute! I mostly keep my kids off the blog these days but I posted a few pics on instagram.
Sunday: 7.8 @ 9:43. I’m just starting to do long(ish) runs again after stopping for a few weeks during 5k training, so my longer runs are a lot slower, but on Sunday the weather cooperated and I was able to pull off a faster finish (well, like 9:15). But my legs felt fresh and strong, like I could have kept going. (After the previous week’s long run my legs were trashed and I was exhausted for the rest of the day.)

Total: 23ish miles

#300milesofsummer update: 68.7 miles so far in June and 20 miles since the *actual* start of summer. I need to up my game if I actually want to make it to 300!

running week of 6/12

Last week was kinda rough! I was coming back from an illness, plus we traveled so I didn’t get a lot of running in and the runs I did do were lackluster. Oh, and the weather was godawful.

Monday: Weights + treadmill 2 @ 9:28
Tuesday: 4 @ 10:11. This run was supposed to be longer and faster but it was unbearably hot outside and I quit early.
Wednesday: OFF. We traveled a couple of hours north to Monticello. Indiana where there’s a small lake and water/amusement park. We stayed in a darling cottage on the water and sat on the deck every night after the kids went to bed. The amusement and water park is small, but inexpensive and close to home and the kids had a blast. Also because we went during the week, there were NO LINES.
Thursday: 4 @ 9:50. Again, hot as balls with the added fun of a hangover.
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 10 @ 10:20. Back home and another painful run in 80 degree heat and humidity. I sweat gallons and enjoyed myself very little.
Sunday: OFF

Total: 20 miles

#300milesofsummer update: 40.2 miles in June.

running week of 6/5

I was still sick early last week but finally felt decent enough to run again (twice!) on Wednesday, aka #OMGGLOBALRUNNINGDAY

Both runs totally sucked but it still felt nice to be out of the house and moving again. We went on some short walks while we were sick because just staying indoors and doing nothing for a week would have driven us all batshit, but we did watch a looooot of movies.

Monday: SICK
Tuesday: SICK
Wednesday: SORTA SICK, NEVERTHELESS AM 6 @ 10:01 + PM 4 @ 9:46 stroller run at a free summer fun run right down the street that I just couldn’t pass up. (I took Codie with me but Kenz wanted to stay home with dad.)
Thursday: weights (VERY abbreviated routine of abs and some assisted chin ups and dips) + 3 @ 10:01 because last week I loved 10:01 apparently.
Friday: Off
Saturday: 7.22 @ 10:23. I pretty much knew this run was going to suck because I haven’t done a long run in a while AAAAND I didn’t get out until it was 80 degrees because both of my kids (aka my alarm clocks) slept in for once. But there’s a new path that connects to a really fantastic new running trail near my house and I wanted to see if I could reach the trail. It’s about three miles from my house to the trail and the path that connects to it is paved except for a stretch of about a mile that’s still dirt (but should be completed soon!) For those of you who don’t live in a walk/run-friendly area, you understand how thrilled I am to finally have a nice, safe place to go that doesn’t require running down busy highways or waiting to cross countless intersections.

Yeah, no fucking shade whatsoever but beggars can’t be choosers I guess.

Sunday: OFF. I briefly considered running but it was even hotter Sunday than Saturday and my presencewas needed in the backyard.

#hotdogsorlegs

Total: 20ish

Not bad for only three days of running!

#300milesofsummer update: 20 miles since June 1. For us purists who don’t start summer until June 21, the count is still at zero. 😀