It’s officially race week, my friends! I’ll do a quick recap of last week’s workouts for you, but first I wanted to share some fun happenings from the weekend.
Saturday started out with a late paleo pancake breakfast, because we slept in for once! Then, boyfriend and I drove out East on Long Island to go apple-picking and stock up on some fall decor for the house. We went to Wickham’s Fruit Farm,took a cute tractor ride back to the orchards and even got a bonus stop for some pears!
After we snagged a whole bunch of fruit, we made a pit stop in Mattituck for lunch at Good Food. It just opened this summer and has specialty salads, sandwiches and baked goods. Oh, and empanadas! Boyfriend got meaty ones, but I opted for the Seasonal Greens & Black Bean Corn with a side of greek couscous salad. Delish!
The rest of the day was spent getting pumpkins, mums and other things to decorate our new home! It’s not done yet, but here’s a quick peek:
Sunday was our very last long run before next week’s half marathon. After the run, I ran some errands and snagged Rocky a new veggie toy from Petco. He loves his avocado, broccoli and carrot so it was no surprise he went right for the eggplant I brought him!
The rest of Sunday was spent cleaning and doing laundry before heading to celebrate our niece’s 2nd birthday! 🙂
Now onto the training…
Monday 9/21: Ahhh, remember when I was loving life at Kripalu? It seems like a distant memory already. That morning I went for a beautiful 2 hour hike and then did 1 hour gentle yoga class in the afternoon. Glorious.
Tuesday 9/22: I debated doing my planned speedwork on the treadmill at Kripalu, but then I remembered where I was and took 1.5 hour intermediate yoga instead. #SorryNotSorry
Wednesday 9/23: Rest
Thursday 9/24: I hit the track super duper early and was actually looking forward to this speedwork. It called for a warmup, 2 x 200m, 2 x 400m and 2 x 1000m. Just two miles, with total rest recovery between repeats! My legs felt shot by the end, but I was happy with my paces and I really enjoyed this short and fast one.
Friday 9/25: “CrossFit”, put in parentheses because I’m not sure you can call it that. I struggled to get myself to do anything at all once I got home from work and ended up doing a short (we’re talking 4-5 minute) workout. Ladder down from 10: KB swings and air squats. Blech.
Saturday 9/26: Rest (unless you count apple-picking from above…)
Sunday 9/27: 8 miles (9:50 avg pace). Boyfriend had a fantastic last long run, but mine was just eh. I had some hamstring tightness in one leg and IT band pain in the other, so although I started strong, my pace dropped. All in all, glad to be done running long for awhile, with the exception of that whole race next weekend!
There ya have it, a week’s worth of workouts and a weekend full of food and fun!
Tell me…Have you gotten into fall mode yet? What’s your favorite type of apple? Mine is Macintosh!