My legs covered 65 miles this week with 3 strength sessions and 1 yoga class.
No exceptional experiences this week, only this moment:
Wish he would have stopped by my blog several days ago to give his input regarding racing footwear. Can't say that I'm not curious what the benefits of sporting moon boots while running are.
am: 8.25 miles easy
pm: 4 miles easy with the husband
Tuesday: 11.79 miles total with 6x5 minutes hard with 2 minutes recovery. Strength session.
The footing was nasty, but the legs felt pretty darn strong. Trying to wake the speed that has been sleeping within my legs for months is hard work, but I'm enjoying every second of it. Pushing myself beyond expectation is a choice that I make. Worthy accomplishments and commendable achievements blossom from hard work and a positive outlook and do not happen solely by chance.
|Ventured to the gym looking like this. I'm a classy lady.|
6x5 minutes splits
6:25, 6:22, 6:15, 6:23, 6:16, 6:18
Want to really challenge yourself? Go out and run an endurance speed workout and follow it up with a strength session filled with lots of jumping...that will really #makeitcount.
Wednesday: 8.5 miles, slow recovery run. The legs really needed this.
Thursday: 9 miles easy. Strength session.
Friday: 14.75 miles in 1:56, 7:51 pace.
Last year I was taking the majority of my long runs as a progressive run but have decided to take these runs differently this year. Instead of letting myself hammer it out on the pavement for the last 6 or so miles where I often times would allow myself to get a bit carried away, now I'm just cruising along comfortably. While I love progressive runs, I was often times taking them way too aggressive and they would suck the life out of me so I've decided instead to just bag them for now and to instead just enjoy my time being unplugged from the world.
Saturday: 8.25 easy recovery miles. Strength session. Yoga.
Today is a big day in my household.
Today is the day that these cute little faces turn 5.
My babies are growing up into little pupmen and like to celebrate in style.