Ohhh, I’m so late with this. I thought about foregoing this past week’s update, but I’m keeping track for myself, for future reference… you know, 1st marathon vs 5th marathon kind of thing… hahaha, yeah right. In brief, this inadvertently became a step-back week for me. I was tired and needed some rest, so I cut the mileage down.
Tuesday: 3 miles PLUS swimming! Yeah baby, you read that right. A morning and evening workout. It has been years since I swam laps… amazing workout for the heart and lungs. It’ll be interesting to see if my upper body gets some tone from it; however, I know for a fact I got a helluva workout. This is a competition pool, so it’s kept cooler than others, and I was hot when I got out; it probably took me an hour to cool down completely. Hence, bloody good workout.
Wednesday: 4 miles.
Thursday: Cross train with more swimming. I’m starting to appreciate my Garmin Vivoactive a bit more… it measures the distance I swim. New stats to analyze. Fun stuff for this numbers geek.
Friday: 3 miles.
Saturday: Rest day. Nailed it.
Sunday: 7 miles. Back to Green Lake in Seattle we went. It was misty/sprinkly/rainy while we were going round and round, but oh how I welcomed feeling the rain on my face. It had been 55 days of no rain, and we desperately needed it.
The 7 miles was so far my longest run in my new Hoka’s. Can’t begin to tell you how much I just adore those shoes. I love them so much that I ordered another pair so I can run in them for both my long and short runs. You fly, I tell ya, just fly!
Weekly Total: 17 miles/27.4 km
Total Plan Mileage So Far: 131 miles/210.8 km
- 25 days until Seattle Craft Classic Half Marathon.
- 37 days until North County Wine Run Half Marathon.
- 67 days until Marine Corps Marathon.
- 109 days until Rock ‘N’ Roll San Antonio Half Marathon. Do you see that? Texas!! I’ll soon get a big color block on my 50-state map!
- 131 days until Christmas.
We are headed to Whistler, BC, this weekend for a nice little getaway before school starts up again for AJ. We have all sorts of fun stuff planned… hiking, bear watching, swimming, biking, horseback riding for me and AJ, gondola flying… but first thing’s first… a 17-mile run when I wake up there on Friday morning. Nope, I’m not even going to think about it…