HI! Happy Tuesday! How are you? Man this was a crazy week/weekend filled with new-to-me things. We didn’t really leave the house (well I did to run, DUH). A lot of big things happened last week/weekend, but lets start with the running recap.
Monday-8/3: BBG Week 8: legs. I stand firm with my statement from last month where I said that I like the odd-numbered weeks much better than the even. I feel like I’m not making any progress, it’s the weirdest thing-and that’s how I felt for week 8 of BBG. But anyway, I made a change last week and swapped day 3 to day 1…In Weeks 6 & 8, the leg day falls on the 3rd session. I made the mistake of following that in Week 6- Which meant I did legs on Friday, and a long run on Saturday. Ow. Not fun. I need to put the leg day AS FAR AWAY from my long run as possible, so Monday is typically the best day. In week 8, I switched up the workouts. I know alot of people probably don’t do that…but I’m sure most people doing BBG are also NOT training for a marathon at the same time. You gotta cut yourself some slack, kids!!
Tuesday–8 Miles, Progression Tempo run-58:33, 7:19 avg pace. I loved this run. The goal was to complete the 8 miles in 60 minutes. I started at an 8 minute mile and worked my way down to a 6:40 mile and ended up finishing faster than the 60 minutes. I think this was my favorite run of the week because thinking of it right now makes me super happy!
Wednesday-12 miles, 1:36:16, 8:01 avg pace. My plan had me doing this run in 96 minutes and that’s what i did! This was extremely hilly so it makes me even happier that I hit the planned times on it.
Thursday- BBG Arms/Cardio, Track night-5 miles, 3 @ GHMP-6:49 avg! The original plan had been to do 5 x 1 mile repeats. If I had gone running earlier in the day, or the morning-I would have been ready to nail this workout. But track night didn’t start til 7. Unless it’s a race- I hate waiting to run! By the time 7 came, I was done and ready for an 8 hour nap. SO when my girlfriend S showed up to track night–> the plan for mile repeats went out the window! I haven’t gotten to run with her in about a month! We ran some “easy fast” miles together and caught up on life (love that!). I couldn’t believe that we ran 3 miles at our goal half marathon pace of 6:49 and were having a conversation the entire time! The pace felt easy, manageable and I felt like I could’ve kept it up for 10 .1 more miles! This was my other favorite run of the week!!
Friday–6.50 miles, easy-> 7:59 avg pace. BBG: Abs & Cardio.
Saturday-18 miles, with 8 at my goal marathon pace. 7:44 avg pace. I needed this long run! I felt great the whole time. The only change I will make next time that my workout calls for marathon paced miles is that I will put them at the beginning. So.. instead of doing 10 REALLY hilly miles & then the goal paced miles-I will do the fast miles FIRST and then let my body pick the pace for the rest. Cause doing them at the end is HARD.
Sunday-6.15 miles, 8:06 avg pace.
55.70 miles for the week, 7:45 avg pace.
Ok, now for some life updates. We have had a couple of changes in our house.
First….We got a cat! Meet Shadow.
I’m way more of a doggie person and have been working on my husband to get a dog. I keep sending him random pictures of heartbreakingly adorable dogs that I want to rescue. I WILL crack him. #mylifemission Anyway. We got the cat because it came with a kid!
Girlfriend moved in this weekend! it is a big adjustment going from a weekend- S’mom to a FT S’Mom, but It will be worth it in the end!
Sooo this week/weekend has been lots of adjusting and family time. And cat bonding. Even though I’m allergic to him…He is SO cute and is already my little buddy!
For some other randomness….TUESDAY IS OUR THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!
We are going to celebrate sometime this week with a date night! 🙂
Have a great Tuesday!!!! Make it GREAT!!