Base Building Week
No super hard or intimidating (to me) workouts this week, just miles. I guess I am base building!
(Still trying to decide on next race, but probably Jacksonville Marathon vs Kiawah Island Marathon. Probably the former, but they haven’t officially released the date yet so I can’t count on it! Either way, I have ~9m to base build + train and will think of some shorter races to do in between that aren’t smack in the middle of FL summer.)
M: Run with my fast friend (slower warmup/cooldown miles). Total 6.24 mi / 9:25/mi ave / 64F 94% humidity. I think I did 2 x 20s strides at end.
T: 6 mi relaxed run, 9:51/mi ave, 62F 93% + 30 min strength – Rebecca Kennedy full body
W: Nothing – total rest. (Suggestion of coach to have a day of utter nothingness rather than doing strength on off days, which was my previous practice.)
R: 6.4 mi, 6 mi + 2 x 20s strides at end. 9:51/mi, 63F, 91%. The good weather ended here. I hope that’s not it for the year . . .
F: 5 mi easy @ 10:32/mi, 71F 87%. 20 min strength for runners – Becs Gentry
S: 13 mi long run @ 10:11/mi, 72F and 95% humidity ( <– this was noticeable). Not surprisingly a migraine was triggered. I have been suggested to basically double my gel/calorie intake during these runs so will try that next week and see if headache can be avoided . . .
S: 5 mi easy @ 10:21/mi, 75-80F, 70%
TOTALS: 41.6 mi / 2 x strength
Low key weekend overall. The kids went to a great bday party at a ranch, and A planned her own bday party + we sent out invites. I took all 3 to Trader Joe’s, my new favorite store that I feel totally ridiculous for neglecting over the past decade.
THEN we went to Office Depot for some poster board and I *did* buy an extra one so that the next time there is a random last minute project announced I will be able to gleefully pull it out.
The kids reenacted Ben Stiller begging for a job (Night at the Museum again).
Also, C can make his own omelette. I’d celebrate my freedom from kitchen duties except while that was happening another kid spilled a glass bowl of hot oatmeal all over the floor (and yes, it shattered!). You win some + you lose some . . .
And speaking of win, my dad scored us monument tickets (they are coming for part of this vac + he was smart and chose the ‘group’ option). So, yay.