And now she is 5 . . .
And with that, we are a five and older family. For the first time . . . well, really ever. It’s wild to see your youngest exit little kid territory. Almost precipitates a bit of an identity crisis (when have I not been a parent of young kids!? 2012 and prior, I guess).
We’ve already celebrated quite a bit (party last Sunday, school celebration Thursday) so today is low-key but she is THRILLED at the IKEA kitchen Josh bought her (note: yes, this is a rather young gift – but she was insistent. We will pass it on to a lucky neighbor once she is done with it).
And, we’ve having a little family brunch party today as well. So far she has been extremely well-behaved and informing me it’s because she’s five. I will enjoy it while it lasts!
M: 4.15 mi, part with fast friend crew. 9:36/mi ave, 63F 94%
T: 2.92 mi easy run (10:34/mi) + strength – 30 minutes Callie 3-day split –> legs/core
W: 6.33 mi long threshold intervals. 1.5 mi warmup @ 10:46. Then 3 x 1.5 mi intervals with 90 seconds rest between each; paces 8:43/mi, 8:48/mi, and 8:44/mi respectively. I was super happy with this workout! Shortened 0.2mi cooldown. 67F / 92%
R: strength only – 45 min Callie 3-day split –> legs / biceps / back
F: 4 mi easy @ 10:21/mi, 65F 97%
S: 4 mi easy @ 9:49/mi, 64F 90%
S: 14 mi long run, average 10:11/mi. Initial ~7 mi at or just over 10:20/mi and second ~7 mi at or just under 10:00/mi. 61F / 93%. Felt good!
The weather is finally decent!! Need to enjoy it while it lasts.
Total miles = 35.3; total strength = twice (was supposed to be x3 but I’ll do it tomorrow)
My target half marathon (A1A) is just over 2 months away. I will have to figure out the right pace to target at some point. Probably something just under 2 hrs since I know I am definitely doing more serious training than I did for this 2020 race, which was my last half. 2 hrs = 9:09/mi pace. If my 14 LR today was 1 min/mi slower than that and felt pretty easy, I’m thinking this will be doable (taper, race day energy, etc).
And ultimately hoping to get significantly faster than that, but one goal at a time!