M: Rest (recovering from strep, wasn’t feeling ready to work out!)
T: 6 mi total, 6 x 30s at 5K pace. 10:03/mi average. 20 min full body strength (Jermaine Johnson) + 10 min yoga for runners with Kristin McGee 69F / 89%
W: Group run! 6.6 mi total, 9:18/mi ave. 68F / 98%
R: Treadmill hills, with warmup and cooldown outside! 3 mi warmup @ 10:46/mi, 2.55 mi on treadmill doing 8 x 90s hills at 6-7% grade 6.0mph with 2 min recovery jog between each, 2 mi cooldown outside 10:37/mi 69F / 93%
F: 6 mi relaxed at 10:18/mi. 72F / 94% humidity
S: 17 mi long run with intervals as follows: 2 warmup / 3 at MP / 2 recover / 3 at MP / 2 recover / 3 at MP / 2 recover. Here are splits:
Super happy with this run; felt like a bit of a breakthrough. Fueled by taking a Gu Liquid Energy gel with water prior to each 3 mi MP interval and ~5-6 oz Skratch before each recovery interval. 76 – 79F, 83-91% humidity. I guess I am really getting heat adapted!
S: 3 mi easy. Windy. (And we are now under tornado watch, sigh!) + 20 min strength for runners + 10 min yoga for runners. 75F / 87%
strength: 2 x 20 min sessions
yoga: 2 x 10 min session (basically stretching, but it felt good)
weather: summer has apparently arrived (and probably won’t leave until mid December. But I seem to be adapting a bit!)
SCREEN FREE MAY
After a particularly bad day yesterday Josh and I decided it was time for another extended stretch of screen-free time for the kids. There will be some very specific exceptions (mostly for when we go away for a little 48 hr getaway later this month) but no iPad, no TV after school, etc. Occasional family movie chosen by parents. And probably Are You There God in the theaters! That’s it.
(We, as adults, have also agreed not to generally spend time on screens for recreational purposes for the most part. For example, right now I have explained that I am working and told them it would take me about 30 minutes to write a post.)
They are actually not that upset. Genevieve seems downright gleeful at the opportunities to focus on other things. We did this before (in March 2022) so I know we can do it again. Happy MAY!