How was everyones weekend? Mine was a great one. Saturday was my scheduled shake out run. I ended up doing 5 to round last week out with 80 even miles. We had plans for Saturday morning so in the afternoon I headed to one of my favorite new running spots. It is a half mile paved bike path loop surrounding a huge grass field and playground. It is PERFECT for me. I took the boys and I could keep an eye on them the entire time. They safely rode bikes next to me or played on the playground. This path is going to be a life-saver come summertime for me. I won’t feel tied down to the treadmill on days when the Mr. is traveling.
Sunday the weather was grey and misty, not like gorgeous Saturday. It was a reminder that fun time is over and work day is here. Early in the morning I met Renee and Dennis at the trails. They are both MUCH speedier than I so I come prepared. I was hydrated, well rested, and Coffeed Up! We did 13 miles total starting with a 10 mile run and ending the last three miles at 6:40, 6:30, 6:15. Followed that with 3 miles of 10×200 and 90 seconds recovery. I’ll be honest, we did the first 200 and I eased up thinking we would walk the recovery because the 200’s were quick! Not those two. They had us running low 7 minute pace for the “recovery” and while I adore them both I was secretly cursing Dennis & Renee for being WAY ahead of me. I love it though, they push me every time, so I run with them and the other Virginia Beach runners every chance I can. When we finished I was amped. If this is the start of training then imagine what the summer will be like. I’m thrilled just thinking of it. After the workout I drank my chocolate milk, filled up on a healthy brunch, and stretched. Later that day I took an ice bath….which is my goal for the week….to stick my calf in a bucket of ice daily. I know…my goals are so WILD. Do you have a wild goal for the week??
Happy Monday and Happy Training!