Week 6 of 16 Recap — August 7 through August 13

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.

Monday:  Nada.

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.

I’m thinking these poor leaves died from thirst, NOT signs of an early fall.

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.

Coming Up

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…

Have a great rest of the week!

27 thoughts on “Week 6 of 16 Recap — August 7 through August 13

  1. CeeJayKay

    So stoked you love your Hokas, I fully have a Hoka ‘problem’. I have a pair for muddy wet trails, a pair for dry, sandy trails, a pair for the treadmill and a pair for the road (shhhhh…. hubby only knows about two pairs) 🙂
    LOVE your “Saturday: Rest day. Nailed it.”! 🙂 🙂 🙂 now THAT takes commitment!
    Hope you have a fab weekend… Phwoar what an inspiration girl! You’ve got this!

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    1. Paula Post author

      Haha, you are definitely a Hoka addict, lol!! But I can totally understand why, 😀 !! I had to run this morning in my other shoes as the Hoka’s are packed away for our trip, and I was all bummed about it, hehe.

      Thank you CeeJay!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!! 😀

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  2. Doctor Jonathan

    Cross training is a great idea. Working muscles utilizing different exercises creates greater efficiency to recruit secondary muscles when needed. Love to see your commitment to exercise and an overall better quality of life! 🙂

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    1. Paula Post author

      Thank you Dr. J! I’m still going to pull out my Total Gym and integrate the workout I found on your site for upper body strengthening. I think it is going to be a key component when it comes to pulling myself through those 26 miles, 😀

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    1. Paula Post author

      Oh Cat, it really was glorious! And I was amazed at how effortless it seemed compared to pounding the pavement. Yes, I had to stop and rest every length, but the endurance there will come eventually, 😀

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  3. Chocolaterunsjudy

    Good luck tomorrow!

    I love swimming (although I do a sort of modified breaststroke, so it’s a little easier). And I love my vivoactive! In fact, swimming is one of the reasons I chose it.

    San Antonio is great. No idea how it is to run there (but it’ll probably still be damn hot then), but it’s a great city!

    Should I text you something motivational in the morning?

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  4. Fallon @ Slacker Runner

    Nice week! I’ve about trying swimming but the only pool is in home town and only open during 9-5. Did I mention small town?😂. Bear watching? Ummm, don’t get too close!! They’re another one of the reasons I don’t like morning running, although TBH, they usually stick to the highways. Except the one that got really lost and ended up at the Rock in work town. That made the news. Good luck with your long run!

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    1. Paula Post author

      Thank you Fallon! I have to be honest… for my first 5 miles this morning, I was so nervous about running into a bear. Apparently Whistler is bear country. I even stopped a local to interrogate them about the bear situation, 😂

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  5. Angela

    I wish I could get into swimming! I go with good intentions then get bored a few laps in but you are right its is such a good work out!
    A great week for you, well done! Have a great trip, watch out for those bears!!!

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