Happy Sunday! We are dropping my older daughter off at her first overnight camp today, eek! She’s old enough to try it for a half week, and it’s through our church so she knows a number of kids going. I know she’ll love it. My only concern is how exhausted she’ll be after staying up late every night. Her internal alarm clock gets her up around 6/6:30 no matter what time she goes to bed!
Training is picking up and going well! Here’s the rundown:
Monday: 35 minute full body strength circuit + 30 easy spin
Tuesday: 6 miles with intervals (800m at 6:22 pace, 400m at 5:38, 800m at 6:10, 400m at 5:40, 1 mile at 6:32) all with 400m recoveries
Wednesday: 40 minute pool run, 15 minute swim
Thursday: 6 miles (8:04 ave) + squats, lunges, TRX push ups and pull ups
Friday: 45 minute pool run
Saturday: 11.2 miles- longest since May! This was a fun one with a variety of paces: warm up: 8:46, 7:58; 2 @ 10k-half: 7:00, 6:50, 1 @ hmp-marathon pace: 7:17, 3 easy: 8:51, 8:25, 8:07, 45 seconds hard with 45 seconds easy x 10: hard paces ranged from 6:33 –> 5:44)
Half or full? This is the big question for the next month. I’m going to try a few more long runs and see how everything is feeling before I make a decision. I’ve definitely lost speed endurance (it feels harder to hold challenging paces over several miles) but my shorter speeds seem to be back to normal.
Meal planning will be a bit easier for the first 3 days while the picky eater in the family is away!
For lunches this week, we have leftover Jamaican food that my husband made this weekend: jerk pork and chicken, rice and peas, plantain and grilled eggplant and zucchini.
Monday: Pesto pasta and chicken with all the basil from our garden
Tuesday: Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos
Wednesday: I want to try these Miso Mango Chicken and Cabbage Wraps from Lindsay
Thursday: Veggie Omelets
Friday: Probably eating at the pool, as we spend most afternoons there and try to limit food to once/week
Saturday: Girls night out
Do you spend a lot of time at the pool in the summer? It’s so much easier this year, as my older daughter can go off on her own.
Is anyone else debating between a fall half and full marathon?