Week 4 training… done! Yowsa!

I have to say, going to Boise definitely presented all kinds of challenges with the running plan this weekend!  The constant go-go-go can leave one feeling exhausted, not to mention all the mileage The Motivator talked me into running!  I ended the weekend with what was supposed to be a quick 3-miler on Sunday (the day after my 7-mile run on Saturday).  However, I only had it in me to complete 2-1/2.  The Boise heat and the sun… total energy zappers!  I was feeling pretty grim about it until The Motivator told me was having the same issues.  He did manage to run 5 miles on Sunday (the day after his long run too), but it was a very hard 5 miles thanks to the aforementioned heat and sun.

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The run on Sunday was along this greenbelt in Nampa, ID.

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A great excuse to take a walk break… ducks!!

We’re back home now at sea level in a nice normal temperature (it’s all of 64 degrees F right now, ahhhhh).  I’m looking forward to starting my week 5 training in the morning with a nice cool run in the 50s.  This next week I’ll be running 3-4-3 and then a big 8 next Sunday!  Again, at least I’ll be cool, and what doesn’t kill us (like that freaking heat) makes us stronger, right?!

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On the up note, during our quick trip down south, James and I stopped at an REI in Kennewick, WA.  Looky what he bought me!  I have a super wonderful husband indeed! After the numerous syncing and re-syncing issues we had with it, I think it’s finally working properly and living up to its hype! I have it linked to Garmin Connect, Strava, My Fitness Pal, my email, my texts, my music, my weather, and my elevation!  I also have it set for intervals!  Brilliant!  If it weren’t for this brand new watch, I’m thinking my 7-miler and 2.5-miler probably wouldn’t have happened this weekend.  One thing’s for sure… he does know how to motivate me.  🙂

5 thoughts on “Week 4 training… done! Yowsa!

  1. chasingdownhealthy

    I love my vivoactive. It’s the best running investment I’ve made thus far. Good job getting your miles in.. you’re killing it!

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