Week 7 of 16 Recap — August 14 through August 19

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:

And yet:

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.

Best cookies ever!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a great week!

32 thoughts on “Week 7 of 16 Recap — August 14 through August 19

  1. 50in50marathonquest

    bwahahahaha….love the coaches pic! yeah, i have to admit as i was running those hilly af trails this morning that they might not be quite as flat as i mentioned on friday 🙂 still, what doesn’t kill you and all that, eh? been a super fun weekend and you earned #alltherewards hugs!!!

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    1. Paula Post author

      Hahahaha, then I’m going to be one strong af momma, lol! It’s been a great weekend, and now that I’ve gotten a good night’s sleep, I can look back on the short time we were here and appreciate every single moment. Hugsies! 🤗

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  2. CJ

    wow! thats loadsa milage! as for naps… well, i am now a convert! totally underrated… just take them 🙂 and enjoy!
    OMG i didn’t need to hear ‘126 days till christmas’… really? ugh, hate that its come around so quickly again! Im thinking of ignoring it this year and going somewhere hot again!

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    1. Paula Post author

      I am all for naps!!! They keep me sane, lol!!
      Yeah, that Christmas thing… It is coming around quickly, isn’t it!! I say you go for that warm place!! “All I want for Christmas is a tan,” hahahaha! Ohhh, that would be so nice… 😁

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    1. Paula Post author

      Yes, very typical, hahahaha! But we always know better, don’t we, 😂 ! It’s been amazing, but yes, I’m ready to go home now, 😃


  3. wanderwolf

    Oh man. I’d have been tired too! And coach, um, totally wrong 🙂
    I bet those cookies tasted best on Monday! What a weekend! Looks like a great time. Hope the day of rest was a good one. 🙂
    p.s. If you pulled off that weekend after the 16miler, you are ready for this marathon, and it’s still two months out!

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    1. Paula Post author

      Lol, you’re right… but I count my week from Monday to Sunday, so I had already added the 7 miles to last week’s mileage. I was more trying to show the reality of 6 days of running, starting with 7 miles and ending with 16. Hahahaha, OMG, I don’t even know if that explanation makes sense, 😆

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    1. Paula Post author

      Oh that is so unfair that you get those cookies anytime you want! Wait… maybe not… maybe it’s a good thing I don’t have access to them, 🤣😉. And yes, thank you Fallon re: the hills… James had me convinced I was just being a big baby about them, lol!!



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