Hope your week is starting off great!
Here's what we were up to this weekend...
Normally I am exhausted by Friday, but since I didn't teach on Wednesday (curriculum meeting all day) and the students had an early dismissal on Friday (which means I only taught half the amount of classes as normal), I had quite a bit of energy left in me by the time the weekend rolled around.
We had a HOT grocery shopping date on Friday afternoon. Later on in the evening, things got wild and crazy when I completed a 300 piece puzzle. Be jealous of my Friday. Be very jealous.
This is how my Saturday morning started:
I love cuddle time with my babies!
Saturdays are now known as RACE PACE RUN DAY!
I fueled up with generic Life cereal...
...loaded up my mp3 player with some awesome podcasts...
...and hit the streets in SHORTS for a very successful race pace run. I call it successful because it didn't suck at all and my overall pace was right on point. However, my splits were not even. I blame this either laziness and inattentiveness on my part. Oh well, it all evened out in the wash.
Here's how it all went down:
2 mile warm up: 8:37, 8:14
1st 4 miles: 7:14, 7:23, 7:16, 7:01
Then I took a 3 minute walking break while I drank water.
2nd 4 miles: 7:10, 7:14, 7:28, 7:05
Cool down: 8:03, 7:56
While I ate, I watched the first episode of Fuller House. I am ashamed to admit I got teary eyed twice and full out started to cry once. So much nostalgia!
That evening, we had dinner, games, and fire pit at our friend Bob and Rachel's house. No pictures were taken because I was having too much fun and totally forgot to document it!
It was dreary and rainy on Sunday. I didn't feel like doing anything but staying in my pjs all day and doing a puzzle. But I forced myself to go for my 6 mile run. I knew if I just ran, I would have the motivation to at least be a little productive.
I took it easy because I simply didn't have any mojo in me. However, my legs and ITB felt strong and no worse for wear from my 12 miler the day before. I did the opposite and ate my epic turkey/muenster/chip sandwich before my workout instead of after!
After my run, I did manage to be productive and do some tidying up, cooking, and just general getting ready for the work week type of stuff.
Don't worry, I set aside plenty of time for my puzzles!
Tell me something fun you did this weekend!
Did you watch Fuller House?
Do you like to put chips on sandwiches?
Did you watch Fuller House?
Do you like to put chips on sandwiches?
I have been loving watching Fuller House! It really brings me back to my childhood. I am trying to not watch it all at once and instead spread it out a bit!ReplyDelete
That's what I'm going too. I have never been much of a "binge watcher".Delete
Wow--what a great weekend of running and nice job on the puzz puzzs! We spent all day Saturday and Sunday at the ball parks watching our nephew play. Such fun. I also managed to watch 4 documentaries so I was extremely happy with that!ReplyDelete
Cool! What were the docs about? We have one on our DVR about recreational marijuana in CO!Delete
"How to Die in Oregon" (about dr. assisted end of life for terminal patients), "Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story", "Rising from the Ashes" (about a cycling team in Rwanda) and "Trophy Kids" (about the role parents play in their kids' sports...specifically crazy ass, over the top parents). I really liked them all but Rising from the Ashes is the feel good story of the decade. It's amazing!Delete
I would be VERY interested in the Oregon and Lance Armstrong ones!Delete
If you watch, let me know what you think.Delete
Your training is going awesome! I can't believe you can run in shorts?! It is definitely not shorts weather here yet....soon hopefully.ReplyDelete
I dare say that warmer weather is officially upon us! I hope you get some soon as well!Delete
I haven't watched Fuller House, Girl Meets World, etc. yet. I'm not sure if I'm going to. I *want* to but I'm also afraid I won't like the shows or like you, I'll just cry through all the episodes!ReplyDelete
Way to go on your runs this weekend. 12 miles at race pace!!!!!! Whoo! Do you consider that part of your speed work for the week or not really? When I was following a plan based on Hanson's last year all of my long runs were done at about 1 minute to 1:30 per mile slower than race pace. When I was working with Lauren she would have me do the last 2-3 miles of a long run at race pace but not the whole thing.
I'm guessing as a much more advanced, experienced runner it makes sense to do a long run at race pace for training purposes. It would definitely inspire a lot of confidence on race day to know you've done X miles at race pace already!
It was only 8 miles at race paces with a 2 mile w/u and 2 mile c/d. I *need* race pace runs because I want my body used to running that speed. Plus, how do I know I can run that speed unless I actually do it?Delete
For BDR, my race pace runs WERE my speedwork for the week. One week I would do intervals, the next week, race pace run. This week I am doing intervals on Thurs and then race pace on Sat- every week. I am actually feeling more confident because I have been able to do these race pace runs WITHOUT being super well rested. Buuuut we will see how it pans out. Anything can happen come race day.
Great job with the race pace run!ReplyDelete
This weekend was relaxing. I took the kids to their school's basketball game on Friday night (1.5 hours away, it was the state championship. They lost by 2, but it was an AMAZING game!). We watched McFarland USA Saturday. Great movie, I hadn't seen it before. Lily and I went for a hike...good stuff, except Dave is in CA.
Happy Pi day!
Congrats to your school for making it to states and putting up a heck of a fight!Delete
I put chips inside of sandwiches ALL THE TIME. Lots of mustard too. Gives it some crunch and flavour. YESSSSS. Hey ummm that 12 mile run was no joke. Those are some fast splits, Meg! And the fact that you could listen to a podcast while you ran that fast?!?! You're strong. When I do my tempo runs I pretty much have to put a crazy Marilyn Manson song on repeats just to get through the run! And I drool. And it takes everything in me to get through it. GAH. Those hurt. You did such a great job---I am thoroughly impressed.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Well maybe I wasn't pushing myself hard enough!!?? lol. I am still waiting to see these pace runs pay off. They did not pat off at BDR for a myriad of reasons. Hopefully this April my races will be better due to these workouts!Delete
My roommate and I watched the whole season of Fuller House in two days. We couldn't stop! I can't wait for season 2 to come out. Your race pace run was awesome! There is no way I would have the strength to do that right now.ReplyDelete
Hey Courtney!! I bet that was fun watching with your roomie. :) Sometimes it is more fun to watch shows with someone else.Delete
Good job on the runs (and the puzzles)! I have yet to see Fuller House, although my sister said sshe watched a few episodes.ReplyDelete
I thought of you gals today while watching SATC. :)Delete
I love those jalapeño kettle chips. Lately I've been loving jalapeño cashews! They're so good!ReplyDelete
Jalapeno cashews sound delish!Delete