10.15 miles =1:42:50 minutes/10:07 min/miles.
i was definitely hoping for a faster pace, but this one felt really good. i got up right on time and with richard out of town i didnt have to worry about waking anyone up. i didnt sleep great the night before so i was not at all surprised when my alarm went off. had my bagel and slice of ham for protein and i was off. the miles added up pretty easy and it felt a little weird to not be adding on to my previous week like i had been this whole time. it was the last long run of the cycle and i for sure felt like i could go farther. however, long beach was only 2 weeks away and i had to keep something in the tank. afterward i met up with my parents for breakfast and some girlie time with my mom:)
|best recovery idea ever!|
4.72 miles =43:40 minutes/9:16 min/miles.
time for my runner group! we actually had 5 people this week and it was awesome. we had the super fasties up front who added on the extra 2 miles and me in the back:) anna kept us super on time and i dont think i have ever finished my group that fast haha. i brought up the rear on the uphill and the boys slowed down a little bit on the way back, while i still tried to keep up. the weather was great and their legs are seriously so dang long i have to take extra steps to keep up! but its awesome to have guys to keep up with!
i switched my days again this week, i promise in my next cycle i will have it mapped out right! i took full advantage of rest day after 2 days of hard running. i slept in until 9:45am since i didnt have to go to work until 11am. it was a glorious morning of sleep and i am seriously diggin rest days during the week!
6am spin class.
we had yet another new teacher this week and it was actually her 1st class! she did really well and i actually liked the way she laid things out. time seemed to fly by and her song selection was pretty good. i didnt score a power nap after this one though, i had to get everything packed into my car and fix my handiwork on my signs for my trip to san diego. i really felt like i was running around like a bit of crazy person to get it all done.
6.69 miles =1:00:30 minutes/9:02 min/miles.
this was the official homecoming for my brother so we were in san diego eager to pick him up. i woke up extra early since we didnt have to be to base until 10am to get my run in. this was the 1st time i have ever run out of town! i mapped out my run the day before at work and realized our hotel was less than a mile from the beach. i think this run was pure adrenaline/excitement. the weather was overcast and only 60*, it was beautiful and the perfect morning for a run. my time was amazing and i decided i should just move!
|plus i found my dream home on |
the beach and for sale!
5.91 miles =1:02:00 minutes/10:29 min/miles.
i took a different route than the day before and ended up in oceanside from carlsbad. ps, thats not the prettiest city ever and my brother agrees. i was slow movin after all the excitement from the day before and staying out late with the boys while they drank that night. it was a pretty route, except for the end in oceanside, and seriously made me question why i live in las vegas haha. maybe one day i will be able to live closer to the beach...
|how could you not want to |
run next to this everyday??
sooo glad after all the craziness this last week that today was a rest day. i worked in the morning and ran errands with richard since we were apart for a few days. we also had a bbq that night at my parents house since my uncle was in town and the boys were now home:)
totals for the week = 27.47 miles + 1 cross training day!
hmmm...this was supposed to be a lighter week and i had the most mile in a week of my whole cycle! sometimes these things just happen and you have to go with the flow. i felt really good though about this week! i think i have this training thing down, no really. i have said that to myself in previous cycles and this one just feels different, better. i am super stoked about long beach and that particular race might really have something to do with it. bring it on! :)
7 days till the long beach 1/2 marthon!!!