The week started out strong (on Tuesday of course) and traveling to elevation in CO made getting in my Saturday/Sunday/Monday runs a little more interesting! Only one more week until the big dance…er, run/power hike/walk/swim… Yeah, I hope the water goes down BIG TIME because I wasn’t planning on swimming…
Tuesday- 4 miles
Some alarms missed…and a late start, but with only 4 miles on the docket today, I had plenty of time! I went out for 3 solo miles and then came home for my last mile with my gal… She just knows that when I get home and head for the bathroom door (grabbing a plastic bag for poo), she is going to go for a run! Talk about a spazz… : )
6 miles 3 miles
I am not sure why my legs just won’t swing out of bed in the morning…maybe tomorrow will be the lucky day!
I settled for 3 morning miles – the last one with the pup! My tapering legs are finding some faster paces easily…so I really need to slow down!! But it does help with the pup…she is a speedy one!
Well…another late start, but today was late enough that I only did 1/2 my short workout. 2 quick solo miles, then a quick mile with Miss Pai. Thank goodness her @stuntpuppy #drycollar has 2 clips – because she is crazy once she seems her leash and it is tough getting her hooked up! #bibchat #bibravepro #labsofinstagram
6 miles 5 miles + 3 miles + 1 mile
Nope, another snoozed morning…the hubs asked if I was going to the gym, and I said, “No, I am running outside. When are you going to the gym?” He said, “In like 20 minutes.” WHAT?! Out the door I went… You see, usually he goes to the gym at 7am…which would leave me JUST enough time to get in my miles. I guess that is changing? We will just need to have that conversation the night before… OR, I just need to get up with my first alarm, and not the 15th…
Do you ever check your VO2 on your @Garmin after your workout? I don't usually, but today I checked and I am now at a 44! While this is WAY low for some or higher for others – mine is usually in the green "OKAY" range. So 44 is a good couple point bump for me! • • • #garminrocks #FitFluential #sweatpink #iamempowered #oisellevolée #flystyle #runhappy #werunsocial #nuunhydration #nuunyear17 #2017in2017 #runtheyear2017 #RTY2017 #ffcheckin #beatyesterday #gotoshoe #thankyourunning #brooksrunning #womensrunning #runitfast #BibRavePro #BibChat #RunSquad2017 #zensah #zensaharoundtheworld #irun4aidennicole
Right before my morning run, I realized that totally forgot about my second 3 mile run yesterday…crap. Well, due to some long hours at work this week, I was blessed with a long lunch today! I went home to look for some paperwork for the hubs…then I went out for a 3 mile solo jaunt and took Pai for her mile : )
A long lunch break means I get to catch up on some miles for this week – 3 solo, 1 with Pai! • She instantly knew she got to run with me was when I grabbed a plastic bag and her @stuntpuppy hands-free leash…2 second latch to her #drycollar and we were off! #stuntpuppy #drycollar #bibchat • • • @funrunbox #FRB5MileDachs #funrunbox #FRBTeamDoxie #garminrocks #FitFluential #sweatpink #iamempowered #oisellevolée #flystyle #runhappy #werunsocial #nuunhydration #nuunyear17 #2017in2017 #runtheyear2017 #RTY2017 #ffcheckin #beatyesterday #gotoshoe #thankyourunning #brooksrunning #BibRavePro #RunSquad2017 #zensah #irun4aidennicole
While I sort of wanted to back-log at least one of my weekend runs today (traveling + camping = not great timing for running), we left town early enough that it wasn’t possible…
I just hope that I don’t get eaten by a bear in the wilderness…
10 miles 5.5+ miles + 2 mile hike up a mountain
Since we are in the wilderness, I didn’t have cell signal for a couple days – no Instagram snips to show for : ) Either way, my upcoming blog post about the weekend will show some of the amazing views!
I ran around the lake a little bit, planned on 10 miles, but got back to camp with over 5 and decided to call it a day! The elevation was getting to me a little and I didn’t want to spend hours away from the family when this trip was not about me… Breakfast was ready when I came through to get more water and I just decided to stop.
Plus, the hubs and I went on the hiking trail and around 500′ up the mountain! I am not sure I thought I would ever be able to run or explore with my hubs – but his new found fitness is changing that!
6 miles 2.75 miles
Again, I set out to get in a few miles before breakfast…and a few miles it was! I went around the close campgrounds and then on the hiking trail – and when I passed through camp, I stopped…
I just hope that I won’t stop at the main aid station next weekend when I am only halfway though my race!
3 days of vacation 🏕🏕🛏 – 3 different running views 🏔⛰📺 • 1- around the lake, dressed well for the beginning of the run in my @skinssportswear and layers, got warm fast and shed 2 LS tops 🏕#skinsornothing #riseup #bibchat 2- ran the closer camping roads and the "hiking trail"; beautiful views of Castle ⛰ 3- hotel gym sufficed since I didn't want to wander too far from the hotel… (new hotel = Brand new treadmill) ❤ • Blog post to come soon bout our fun camping trip #familyfun #weddingweekend #beccian #wellingtonlake #colorado
Weekly Miles : 25 miles + 1.36 walking miles (talk about a killer taper!!)
1648 / 2,016 miles in 2016
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
Oh boy! This week is my big race!!
I am nervous and excited! I really enjoyed my run with the Hawks on the Clinton Lake trails, but 1) I have seen images of high water on the course, 2) I had had nightmares about being bitten by a rattlesnake, and 3) I am not ready for the crazy amount of bug bites again…
Oh well, ready or not, the day is coming soon! I will earn that amazing mug!!
Monday- 4 miles
Tuesday- 3 miles
Wednesday- 2 miles
Thursday- OFF (cross training, yoga or walking)
Friday- OFF (cross training, yoga or walking)
Saturday– HAWK 50 MILE RACE
While my current plan is directed at my first 50m attempt this coming weekend, I am also thinking about my next running event this fall!
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Not ready for a marathon? Register for the 5K, 10K, or half marathon distances too!
Based off Coach Eladio’s training plans, I should be working on some speed workouts right now! While slow and steady is on my mind at the moment, I have an idea of how to pickup the pace in a couple weeks! : )
Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
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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