The taper for next weekend’s Garmin Marathon is in full effect!!
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!
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…
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!
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!
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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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10 thoughts on “winter 26.2 training w15 | Weekly Workouts”
That’s some great mileage!
Sorry the run streak was broken but still a great week. Love your reflective vest thing!
Yeah, it wasn’t so bad… I thought it would have lasted longer, but I’m okay with it 😉
Way to run in that heat and humidity…I would have melted 😛
I am starting to melt these days…
You should be proud of streaking for 100 days! You could take a couple of days rest before beginning again. Boo to the humidity. My HR is always higher in the summer. I can’t imagine running with the fields burning. Thanks for linking, Lindsey!
I am not looking forward to the heat and humidity AT ALL.
Best of luck at the Garmin marathon…great post!!
Hope that you had a great race at the marathon – I’ve seen a couple of posts from folks who ran it! Can’t wait to hear about it!