Saturday, April 4, 2015

Let's Call it a Week

It's always satisfying to end the week on a high note.

Thursday my legs were STILL incredibly tired.  I ended up taking Thursday off.  Peyton and I napped when I got home from work and I still went to bed at 9 am. See?  I was SUPER tired!

Friday I wanted to attempt to make up Thursday's run and do Friday's scheduled run.  I had the day off without any real plans so I knew it was possible.  My first run was 6 easy miles with hill sprints at the end.  I always do my hill sprints on my treadmill to actually simulate a hill (remember, the midwest has a huge shortage of appropriate hills).

6 miles

8 x 8 second hill sprints
(treadmill sent to 9.5 mph at 5.0% incline)

Ok so not so easy.  But my legs felt great and that was the natural pace I fell into.

I took my car in after that to have the check engine light looked at and I was charged $120 for them to tell me my gas cap was loose.  At least they accidentally changed the oil. It sort of made up for it.

When I got home I got Peyton ready to go and we took off for run #2.
We love to match. Obvi.

4 miles

Done and done.

Now, let's talk about my VERY exciting long run!

Normally I complete my long runs on Sunday but tomorrow we are going to a matinee showing of the Book of Mormon.  With the train leaving at 11:50, I was worried about cutting it too close.  I made up my mind that I would do it Saturday and do my best without my usually rest day beforehand.  

It definitely helped that it was beautiful outside.  


Spring! Finally!

18 miles

The originally plan was for an 18 mile easy run with the last 20 minutes at a moderate pace.  It took 5 miles at an 8:30/mile pace to feel warmed up, and once I hit that I took off.  At the halfway point my legs were churning out an 8:00 minute mile.  I figured I would hold onto that pace as long as I could.  I finished my run with a 7:30 mile.  Seriously.

Enjoy your weekend! 

Who else has a long run planned for this weekend?

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