20 weeks until my goal race of the year and I must say that this is my favorite time of training. I LOVE Base training. My philosophy for the next 4 weeks is to get my feet to the ground in a healthy, no pressure, non over-analytical, fun, the-way-running-should-be way. Since I am returning from injury I am holding off on speed just yet but I will slowly reintroduce tempos and mild speed sessions into the mix of this training block like the doctor suggested.
Sunday- 13.1 miles on the trails, 10 of which were with Thomas Hicks
Monday- A.M.- 10 miles P.M.-2 miles (was planning on more but this was a hot mess)
Tuesday- A.M.- 5 miles P.M.- 8 miles.
Wednesday- A.M.- 10 with 8, 800’s @ half marathon pace thrown in. P.M.-5 easy
Thursday- 12 easy.
Friday- 10 miles with pickups
Saturday- 4 mile shake out (this is the plan…not complete yet)
Now that I am self-coached I no longer log my workouts online. I use the super high tech pencil/paper route and I like it that way. I print out a form like this one for every training cycle and watch the weeks fill up day by day. It’s easy breezy and I’ll never lose another training cycle log again…ahem..not like I would ever do something like that. 😉
The Monday after Mother’s Day I was slogging home from a short run and opened my mailbox to surprisingly find this. My eyes bugged out of my noggin. I thought for sure it was a late Mother’s Day present from family but it was a present from the kind people of Larabar. So very nice of them! Thank you Larabar! The bag was in a cute mailing box but I’m hiding my address.
Larabars are gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. I am not opposed to gluten or dairy but I am allergic to soy. Soy seems to leak into every health bar on the market so Larabars are one of my go to snacks. They are unprocessed, un-sweetened, natural ingredients.
Lara sent me the original flavors and also their brand new Uber-Larabars:
Apple Turnover, Bananas Foster, Cherry Cobbler, & Roasted Nut Roll. They only lasted two days in our house, they are that yummy! Run out and get yourself some!
How do you log your workouts? Are you on dailymile?
I am not on dailymile. I was but had a difficult time keeping up with it. Maybe I’ll hop back on sometime.
T-Ball & Beach time here sprinkled with lots of runs.
(Larabar does not sponsor me in any way, did not ask me to say nice things, and did not make me promise to give them my fourth child. They simply sent me a gift out of the kindness of their healthy hearts and I am one grateful chica. Thank you Larabar! )