It was not my intention to take such a long break but I had very few seconds to come up for air over the last 5 days, and blogging did not happen. But it was an incredible conference! I’ll share a little more on that soon.
Despite the whirlwind few days, I did a pretty good job sticking to my training plan. My sleep suffered a bit, but I’ll catch up soon. I also skipped a strength training day. I’m aiming for 3 this week.
Week ten means that I’ve done more weeks of training than I have to go, that is crazy!! Steamtown is less than 9 weeks away! I’m excited.
Monday: My body was not feeling it! 7 mile run with 4 x 800m at 3:15 ave (instead of 8 x 800 at 3:10 ave- trying again this week)
Tuesday: 45 easy bike + Ignite Strength (felt much better!)
Wednesday: 10 miles with 6.5 at 7:20 ave – a warm morning, but solid tempo effort
Thursday: yoga at conference
Friday: paced my friend in her 32 minute 5k and added 3 more on for 6+ easy miles (10ish then 8:00ish)
Saturday: My first 20 miler of the cycle! (8:30 ave)
The 20 miler in Orlando was a bit of a challenge. I got up early to beat the heat but it was dark, so I started the first 6 on the resort’s treadmill in the fitness center. Then I found their 1.5 mile “jogging track” and added a loop to it so it took about 2.5 miles to get around. I did it until I hit 18 miles but was melting in the sun for those final miles. So I finished the last two in the air conditioned fitness center, and pushed the pace to 7:20 to finish strong. Done!
I ran past this sign approximately 1243 times. I’m bummed I never actually got to see an alligator!
Monday: Girls night typically means egg sandwiches and fruit
Tuesday: Salmon cakes and more Swiss chard and tomatoes from the garden
Wednesday: Quinoa Power Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing
Friday: Grill eggplant, zucchini, pepper and tomato skewers with turkey burgers
Saturday: Much needed date night?
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What’s the most challenging summer run you’ve had so far?
Have you ever seen an alligator?