The Weekly RUNdown!
Hey! How’s it going? We’re just over here hanging out.
I’m working from home a couple of days a week right now and all of Cecil’s dramatic sleeping poses are keeping me amused!
It seems bae may have outgrown his
crib tree ;).
I forgot to share a recap of my training last week in yesterday’s post so let’s roll with it today:
Monday: 4 miles easy
Tuesday: stationary bike
Wednesday: 3 miles easy
Thursday: 4 mile run with pickups + strength
6 mile run 4 mile run
Sunday: 8 mile run
24 miles 23 miles
My coach is having me slowly work my way back up to a 30 miles per week base before reincorporating any real speedwork into my schedule. Right now I’m all about building my mileage, getting my long run endurance back and spending time on my feet.
I kept asking my coach about paces and she finally just said, “I promise you’re going to be doing a lot of hard runs this summer so enjoy this easy period!” Haha, okay, I get it! I need to just RELAX and trust the process!
Speaking of the process, I have my second back-to-back long run this weekend. Eight miles on Saturday and eight miles on Sunday. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to this! The idea of running a 16 mile long run this early in my training plan would be completely overwhelming from a mental standpoint, but running 8+8 doesn’t sound bad at all. I’ll let you know how I feel on Monday, but right now I feel like this is a really good thing!
And in other news I have continued my stationary buying trend and am finally seeing what all the hoopla is about with Moleskine notebooks.
They seem like they’re just overpriced notebooks? I haven’t written in a Moleskine yet though. Maybe when I put pen to paper I’ll end up banging out the next Harry Potter series or something.
Finally, because I am sure you care, I picked up the latest Fort Lauderdale magazine and found my apartment complex featured inside in an article about new complexes in the area!
East Fort Lauderdale is going through some pretty major changes right now and in my opinion the most exciting part is that we’re finally getting a Trader Joe’s and a Nordstrom Rack… AND they’re going to be in the same shopping center! Goodbye paycheck!
Do you have a Trader Joe’s near you? Is it really better than Whole Foods or Fresh Market?
Anyone else counting down the days until 4th of July weekend? I can’t wait!