Well, hello there! It’s noon and I just woke up from a 10 minute nap. We’re in the middle of a long weekend and the sun has been shining, spreading its fingers through the slits in our bedroom blinds and poking me in the eyes each morning at 6am. It was so nice to wake up to a beautiful morning with my cup of coffee and Callum still fast asleep in his bed. HA! He slept until nearly 8 this morning which was wonderful. I’m not gonna lie.
I had another 70 mile week last week including 2 really kickass workouts. I’ve also been on point with my strength work which I swear has made such a difference in my ability to keep running this much while pregnant. Here’s how it went down:
Monday– I wanted the middle 8 miles to be done at a tempo pace of 7:15 min/miles (that would make for a 3:10 marathon) and I actually had a very easy time doing this! What a relief! 3 mile warm-up, 8 miles at 7:13, 7:11, 7:13, 7:10, 7:15, 7:15, 7:12, 7:09, and then 1 cool-down. It felt amazing.
Tuesday– Just some slow treadmill miles followed by all my strength work. I ran the first 6 miles at a 10 min/mile pace and then the last 2 miles at 9:13 min/mile pace.
Wednesday– A super slow and chill 6 mile run in the morning outside and then 4 slower treadmill miles in the afternoon.
Thursday– I did a slow and easy 6 miles this morning with Callum in the stroller (he’s been waking up at 6am–where normally he sleeps past 7!) and then I had an hour to myself this afternoon to do my speed work on the treadmill. I warmed up for 1 mile, ran 2 miles at 6:49 min/mile pace (that’s 8.8 mph on the treadmill), then cooled down for a mile, but then I felt pep in my step so I did one more mile at 6:49 min/mile pace and then one more cool-down mile for 6 total (12 for the day).
Friday– I really should NOT have complained about Callum getting up at 6am yesterday because this morning he pushed it back to 5:30 and I wanted to die. The kids didn’t have school today so Katie watched Callum while I ran 6 miles after I had done 2 on the treadmill. Hooray for Katie!
Saturday– I meant to do 10 but I lost track of distance because I was listening to a podcast, so I kept going and turned around at 6 miles, so I logged 12 miles total. It took me TWO HOURS to run 12 miles. I used to run 12 under 90 minutes. Oh well!
Sunday– Alright, so you guys know that I rarely do this, but I’m documenting a run that hasn’t happened yet because it’s date night and I won’t have time to publish this later! Andrew and I are dropping Callum off at Grandpa and Grandma Slane’s house and then we’re going to run 8 miles together. It’s super warm out (25 degrees Celcius) so I’ve been chugging water all morning in prep.
Do you nap? How long is the perfect length of nap for you?
I seriously feel like a million bucks after my measly 10 minutes!
What’s your weather like?
Have you ever lost track of time/distance and gone further than you meant to?