Another kids’ bday party in the books!
Gymnastics + snacks + cupcakes (from Misha’s and yes I had one despite yesterday’s post) = very happy 4+ year olds. And happy parents, because the kids were all occupied and there was coffee.
Genevieve doesn’t actually turn 5 until next week but the reality of call schedule navigation means that the party was a week early. She didn’t mind . . .
(After years of procrastinating on thank you notes, I took pix as she opened each gift and sent thank you texts. I don’t know if Ms. Manners would approve but seems like a reasonable modern day compromise).
M: 4.1 mi with fast friend(s): splits 10:39, 9:13, 8:56, 9:56 – as usual you can tell when I am mostly running alone, ha. 69F, 98% + 20 min strength full body Callie (with a Taylor Swift theme, yess)
T: Super relaxed 4 mi, 11:16/mi, 67F, 91%
W: 6 mi with 3 @ tempo (prescribed – between 9:10-9:20). Warmup miles ~10:30 pace, then tempo miles 9:05, 9:19, 9:14, then a 12:13 cooldown mile (I walked a bit). Later start on this one and it was 78F 78% humidity. I did not enjoy the weather.
R: Callie’s 3-Day Split Day 1 – Back/Biceps (45 min) + ~50 mi walk in which I ended up soaked (surprise rainstorm)
F: 5 mi easy, 10:28/mi, 71F 80%
S: 13 mi long run, ave 10:27/mi, 71F 74%
S: 4 mi easy ave 10:39/mi, 30 min Callie’s 3-Day Split Day 2 – Chest/Shoulders/Triceps
TOTAL: 36.1 mi + 3 strength workouts (total = 95 min strength)
My half marathon (A1A) is over 2 months away and I feel like my endurance has improved a lot. Hopefully can spend the next couple months getting faster . . .