This weekend in Whistler, BC, has been so cram-packed with activity I hardly remember last week even existed. And yet, it did… so, I’ma gonna write about it.
Monday: Nada. I do not remember for the life of me why I didn’t do any training of any type, but I didn’t.
Tuesday: 4 miles, with hill training.
Wednesday: Zero, zip, nothing. We were leaving the next day to go to Whistler… laundry, packing, and prepping the house for vacation were my main goals.
Thursday: 2 miles, intervals, really crunched for time. I missed Wednesday, so I had to get up early and do some interval training on Thursday morning on the treadmill, go to work, and then after I got home we headed off for our lovely 4-day weekend.
Friday: 16 miles. I wrote a post about this run so no surprise here. However… come to find out, I earned the title of BAMF. The following picture is what my first 5 miles looked like:
It is also what my last 5 miles looked like (I did the above particular 5-mile loop twice). The 6 miles in between were a separate loop in and around Whistler Village and a golf course or two, which looked something like this:
Saturday: 7.5-mile walk and 2-hour bike ride. Yes, it’s true. The day after my first 16-mile run. I don’t even know what to say about this. Oh wait, yes I do! Active recovery and time on my already-sore feet! Or… don’t ever come to Whistler if you want to relax; it’s not that kind of holiday. I’ll count today as a full-on cross training day with the walking and the cycling.
Sunday: 1.5-mile bike ride, 1.5 mile walk, and afternoon horseback riding with my son. Today my quads are shredded after hills, cycling, and horsing around. My a$$ doesn’t feel all that great either. I’m taking a rest day Monday as we’re headed back home to some semblance of normalcy. I am looking forward to taking a nap sometime this coming week. And my own bed. And my cats. And did I mention a nap?
It’s been a great getaway, and I’ve totally enjoyed myself. I was happy to get the long run out of the way first thing so as to have the time freed up to do some other really fun things, even if I did do them in slow motion. I’ll write more on Whistler later, but for now, I’m done. My pillow is calling me.
Weekly Total: 22 miles/35.4 km
Total Plan Mileage So Far: 153 miles/246.2 km
While the total mileage for the way I count my week doesn’t look that significant, my running days actually look like this: Sun: 7; Tues: 4; Thurs: 2; Friday: 16. We’ll see what I can accomplish this coming week… after a nap, of course.
- 21 days until Seattle Craft Classic Half Marathon.
- 33 days until North County Wine Run Half Marathon.
- 63 days until Marine Corps Marathon.
- 105 days until Rock ‘N’ Roll San Antonio Half Marathon.
- 126 days until Christmas.