Strangely Satisfying + First Run of the Training Plan!
Yesterday was my first official beach run of summer marathon training!
Monday was technically my first day of training, but since Monday will be my rest day I didn’t have anything to do!
I think I’ve mentioned it before, but the official Hansons Coaching Services website offers consultations ($60/hr). There’s no way to sign up on their site anymore, you have to just reach out via email and set one up. You can do it through Skype, phone or email if you really prefer.
Because I don’t think it’s realistic for me to run 57 miles per week at the peak of training via the traditional Hansons Beginner plan I decided to use their 40 mile per week plan. However, one weird thing about the 40 MPW plan is that you only run 5 days instead of 6 days.
I’m already used to running six days a week and I want to make sure I accumulate fatigue properly (lol) so I reached out to the Hansons coaching team about modifying the plan. I was instructed to replace the cross training only day with a 3-5 mile run; 3 at the beginning and 5 closer to the middle/end of the plan. That means my plan will top out at 45 MPW instead of 40 which sounds good to me! Since I just had one easy question they answered without me having to pay which was really nice!
My first run last night was only three miles so I had time to get in a good stretch and sit by the water to just enjoy it!
When I got home an exciting delivery was waiting for me!
I think this might be the biggest box I’ve ever received. Sunday night I may have went on a little shopping spree ?!
I decided I wanted a new bed comforter which turned into needing a set of new pillows as well. Obviously that turned into needing new sheets …and then Cecil said he wanted an automatic litter box.
How could I say no to that face?!
Before I sign off today I just have to share this important text conversation between Adam and I:
I mean, seriously? Pretty sure you can’t see this goat enough times.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever ordered online?
The pillows have to be up there for me. They came in a bag with the air all sucked out to make them small for shipping, but as soon as I cut open the bag they puffed up super quickly! It was very strangely satisfying to watch!!!