Hey there! Long time no post. Oops! I sort of let life take over this past week, so I’m behind on blogging and delayed in sharing my training recap. I had an incredible weekend celebrating my dear friend Julia and her new husband Jeff and I’m just getting back into the swing of things. Hope you all enjoyed a great long weekend too! Let’s get to it:
Monday 8/25: CrossFit. The workout was two sets of two 5-minute AMRAPS including overhead squats, push-ups, push presses, toes-to-bar (knees to chest for me) and lots of double unders (singles for me). Tough but quick workout!
Tuesday 8/26: 5 miles with 5 x 3-minute pick-ups at 8:00-8:10 pace. Woof. Three minutes is a LONG time, you guys! 🙂
Wednesday 8/27: 5 easy AM miles (9:48 average pace)
Thursday 8/28: Rest…and travel up to Rochester for the wedding festivities!
Friday 8/29: 16 mile long run along the Erie Canal trailway. I forgot my headphones and totally panicked before I started this run, but it turns out I didn’t even need them! I ran with a goofy smile on my face, soaking up every second of the nature and beauty around me. It was cool (like 53 degrees!!), fog was rising off the canal and the sun was coming up for an absolutely gorgeous day. I took about a gazillion pictures, but I’ll just share a few:
I almost ran right into two deer that were on the path, and ran by farms with horses! Since it was Friday morning, not too many people were on the trail and I was LOVING it. Abby broke up my run with 5 easy miles, 3 faster, 5 easy and 3 faster to finish. I hit my paces, felt great the entire time and even had more in my tank when I finished. Such a confidence boosting run! Average pace: 10:10. No headphones, no headache (yay salt tabs!), no problems! 🙂
Saturday 8/30: 3 recovery miles, walking some of it because the boyfriend called. 11:19 average pace and more gorgeous canal views:
Sunday 8/31: Much needed rest with a wedding hangover!
Weekly totals: 29 miles, 1 CrossFit workout, 2 rest days
I am nervous to say that I’m feeling awesome heading into week 8. I’m in such a great place right now and am really looking forward to this marathon! Please don’t hate me for being all “life is great, marathon training is FUN!” right now. I still remember how much I struggled during training last year and was so devastated when things didn’t work out. I know every week of training isn’t going to be this great, but it just seems like maybe this is my year and my marathon. Stay tuned!