Hey guys! After my 80 mile week last week, I wanted to keep this week’s mileage at around 60, but ended up with 65 miles. I also cut out all speed work and tempo runs, just because it felt like the right thing to do. I did strength work twice instead of three times, which is fine. I’ll probably do it three times next week.
Monday– A super early and slow 5 miler on the treadmill followed up by an afternoon cooker in the sunshine for 6 miles at an even slower pace.
Tuesday– I ran 4 easy miles on the treadmill this morning and then took Callum to Fort Langley to see the trains. It started raining so I got him some lunch and pushed him in the stroller for 6 miles. Thankfully the rain stopped and my mom and my sister came out to meet us, and then a train went by! Woohoo! Also did some strength work.
Wednesday– I took it easy today and did a simple 8 miler on the treadmill at a 9:13 min/mile pace.
Thursday– I pushed Callum in the stroller for 5 miles early this morning and then ran another 5 miles outside by myself after he went to bed. I was SO DESPERATE for that evening run! It started out feeling a little dodgy but the way back was stellar. Magical, even. Euphoric. I LOVE RUNNING. I am feeling so thankful right now!
Friday– I got up at 5:45 and hit the treadmill for my run but Callum woke up at 6:15! So I only got 2 miles in. I put him in the stroller with some blankets and pushed him for 5 miles so that he wouldn’t wake the big kids up. Later on in the day, Andrew offered to take Callum with him to get Kylah’s hair cut so I went for another 5 mile run outside alone in the sunshine! It was divine! I also did some strength work.
Saturday– I felt a little rough around the edges today but forced myself out the door as I knew I’d feel better with some fresh air. It worked! I had to have 3 pee breaks but I managed 7 hilly miles by myself. Lots to be thankful for.
Sunday– An easy 7 miler outside while listening to a podcast episode. I turned down a long run with Lora because I wanted to keep my mileage at 65 this week, plus my right heel is a bit sore, plus we had a fun day at the beach planned and I didn’t want to take up too much time running.
Do you live near a beach? Have you been to one lately?
Would your rather lay out on grass or sand?
How are you runs going lately? Do you run in the mornings or in the afternoons? What about when it starts getting hot?