Monday- no run. no miles. nothing.
I was zapped for energy after last weekends double-run…and the traveling!! Yeah, I had a lot of different times that I could have run…but I just didn’t. And, at the end of the day, I enjoyed cuddling in bed with my little man more than getting changed for 1 mile… It was bound to happen – I just didn’t see it happening this early in the year. Restart!! 100 days with 1 missed day, that still sounds pretty great!
Tuesday- We can start each day with the best of intentions, but it doesn’t always work out! I wanted a morning run, didn’t happen. I wanted a lunch run, wasn’t a great time with the prairie burning and smoke around too thick to see the sun. So, I planned on going for a short run at the ball fields – but little man wouldn’t leave my side, so we went for a walk to the playground. Whatever the excuse, I was eventually able to get in my mile!
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Going for a mile walk to get back on track!! • After a long weekend of running, I was tired and busy yesterday…and little man and I spent the evening relaxing… Yeah, there were MANY times I could have gone out for a mile, but it just didn't happen. • Time to start again! Let's see where it gets me this time… 😀😀
Wednesday- The trails were calling…so I answered! I just wish I would have set our earlier…it was getting HOT and I forgot my handheld in my stuff from last weekend…
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It's time for a run!! To the trails ❤❤ • Yeah yeah yeah…I broke my run streak. I look at my Garmin data quite often, and if I have a hard workout (level 4 or better), I usually take the following couple workouts a little easier. After my 2017 PB of 2:19 (and 4.8 on my training effect) on Sunday, my Monday evolved into a rest day. Thank you Wael for the convo on Sunday, sometimes running well is thinking long term and taking more recovery when needed ✔✔ • I have been antsy to get back out, so I went for a lunch run on the trails today!! • Armed with my @eaglecreek Pack-It back (packed for the past few days) I was welcomed to the trails with full sun and lots of heat – 70+ degrees!! Good thing my bags kept my clothes fresh!! #eaglecreek #bibrave #bibchat • My @oofos are always a great footwear choice ❤❤ #feeltheoo #oofos
Thursday- Today was one of those days that I didn’t want to waste. It was going to warm up quite a bit and with the possibility of more controlled prairie burning today, I wanted to get out while I could breathe!
I started out a little later than I wanted, ran past my running buddies house to see if she was going to pop out (sadly, she did not,…but totally fine!), and then headed out for a few miles. I aimed to keep my HR below 140 while keeping my stride short and quick ~ metronome set to 180 bpm.
I was successful with keeping my HR around 140 (only 0:13 in Zone 4) but my metronome set at 180 bpm allowed me to keep an average of 165-177 bpm. My walking and “waiting for cars” times brought my average down to a 164 average, but I am okay with that!
Friday- A warm afternoon run!
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Bound and determined to get in a run…even thought it is 76 degrees with 65% humidity…and clearly, others felt the need to yell out their window, "I feel sorry for you!!" Well, I don't feel sorry for me… • While the heat and humidity kept my heart rate high, it didn't stop me from getting some miles!! #findyourtime
Saturday- I started out a little behind on Saturday…and the lightening in the distance had me a little worried. I turned the data back on my phone to open my weather apps and check out where the lightening was coming from. There were little “storms” around the area, but my Storm App wasn’t picking up lightening anywhere as close to where I thought it could be. The closest strikes were 75 miles away…
I decided to text one of the group “leaders” that I was going to head home, better safe than sorry!
But on my way back, as I was crossing a street, a familiar face stopped to give me a ride 🙂 My buddy Angie was driving to the meet up for the group run…so I hopped in and off we went!
There was a good group of runners ready to take on the day! We all kept checking out phones for weather updates, and decided to head out. Not too long into our 6 mile loop, the lightening was now striking the ground within 20 miles and getting closer! We got nervous and decided to cut the run short, and just in time! I don’t like running with lightening within 30 miles, let alone 10-20 😦
Sunday- Due to the short run on Saturday, I received an e-mail later Saturday about some of the runners heading out for a few more miles Sunday morning. I’m game!
Weekly Miles : 32 miles
785 / 2,017 miles in 2017
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
Next week caps off my training with the Garmin Marathon in KC on Saturday! After that…on to more pacing and running Hospital Hill!!
Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
As always, there is the great Weekly Wrap link-up with Holly & Tricia! Also check out the #MotivateMe Monday with Lucie & Janice, Ilka & Angela’s Sunday Fitness & Food link up, and Courtney‘s weekly Training Recaps!
Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: Patty, Erika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Annmarie, Jen, & Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂 Check out the Coaches Corner linkup with Suz, Rachel, Debbie, & Lora!
How did your training week go? What are you training for?
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