Hello from the beach!
We’re enjoying a few days with extended family – cousins and cousins kids. We’re not sleeping as much as we could be, but it’s worth it!
I wrapped up another successful week of training for Steamtown. This is one of my favorite times of year to run. I love NOT being cold! I know it will soon be too warm but we had several cool mornings this week which were perfect for running.
Monday: 6 mile easy run (8:49 ave)
Tuesday: 3 mile walk + 20 minute strength circuit (mountain climbers, push ups, leg raises, squat and press, incline push ups, tricep dips x 4)
Wednesday: 7 mile run with 5 alternating tempo 7:19 and 7:01 (actual paces were 8:45 warm up, alternating tempo 7:23, 7:01, 7:22, 6:52, 7:18, cool down 7:55)
Thursday: 2.5 walk + Ignite Burn 20 minute strength
Friday: 13 hilly run (8:18 ave)
Saturday: 6 easy at the beach
So far so good with marathon training! The paces are coming easily and I feel like I’m working without overdoing it. I still have plenty of energy for the rest of my day.
I’m also seeking hills for my long runs instead of looking for the flat routes. I know it will pay off on race day.
Sunday: Beach food (probably out to eat)
Monday: Shrimp peanut stir fry over udon noodles
Tuesday: Dinner out with friends in NYC
Friday: Homemade pizza
Saturday: Out to our favorite Mexican spot
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What’s your favorite season for running?
Do you look for hills or avoid them like the plague?