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Mileage Monday

What a week! Oh you guys, I am so sorry that I haven’t been writing on here that much. I thought I was busy before I had Jesse?!? HA! I do not stop all day long. All night long. I go go go go go go go go NON STOP ALL DAY ALL NIGHT. But… don’t feel sorry for me. I like it. Analyze me, label me, diagnose me, whatever. It works, I’m happy, I’m surviving. As life settles down a bit I’ll definitely be back writing like mad, wine in hand, crass and vulgar as ever, don’t you worry. But for now, it’s a Jesus Santa God miracle that I’m able to fit the running in, and that I did, at 60 miles last week. Boom. Cachow. I whip my hair all around. Shake it like a polaroid picture.

Monday– It was hard for me to keep an easy pace (9:13 min/miles) because I knew that at any moment Jesse would wake up from his nap but I resisted the temptation to crank the speed and I coasted easily through 7 treadmill miles at a recovery pace.

Tuesday– I did a 4 mile warm-up at 8:34 pace, then 1 mile at half marathon race pace (6:31 min/miles), then 3 miles at 8 min/mile pace, then the last 2 miles at 7:30 pace to make 10 treadmill miles. I ran this while Callum was at his first day of preschool! And Jesse was sleeping. I also did my strength work (3×20 each donkey kicks, fire hydrants and full back leg extensions) and it felt so hard after not doing it for so long!

Wednesday– Well, I got up at 6:30 and let Andrew sleep until 8:30 but in the meantime, I pumped some milk, made breakfast for the kids, saw them off to school, got Jesse down for a nap and then got dressed for a run. I woke Andrew up and told him to give Jesse the bottle when he wakes up. HA! And I took off. I ran 10 slow, hilly miles, and Jesse drank the breastmilk from the bottle just fine! It was awesome! I didn’t sleep that much so I made up for it by drinking a shit ton of coffee and then of course had some bees in my bonnet by the afternoon, so I hopped on the treadmill and hammered out 4 miles with 2 minute intervals at 6:49 pace. I want to keep reminding my body to get comfortable at a sub-3 marathon race pace! Total miles for the day: 14. YAYAHHH! Now please God, give me some sleep tonight.

Thursday– I totally got a lot of sleep last night! Pieced together in chunks, but still! Had a busy day today so all I had time for was a 6 mile recovery run. I kept the pace at 9:13 min/miles. Oh, and I did my strength work again too. Oof. Added 50 sit-ups to the mix too.

Friday– I think the one thing that will make or break a mama’s running goals is the ability to be flexible. I had 9 miles at 8:30 min/mile pace on tap for today. I put Jesse down for a nap and only made it to 2 miles before he woke up! So I put him in the car seat and clicked it into the BOB and started out running, except he fussed so much that I had to stop and nurse him on a playground! I managed 3 miles with him out there. I gave up, and brought him grocery shopping with me (Andrew had Callum for the morning). He fell asleep in his car seat so when we got home, I hopped back onto the treadmill and again only made it 2 miles before he woke up. I nursed him again, put him back to sleep, and finished off my run to make 9 miles. I’m a bit stubborn.

Saturday– I had this scheduled for tomorrow but today was such a shit show that when I finally got the chance to run, I decided to just go for it. I was supposed to do 3 miles at goal marathon race pace but I got to 3 and knew I had one more in me, so I did 4. So, I did 2 warm-up miles, 4 tempo miles at 6:49 pace and then 2 miles cool-down.

Sunday– Just an easy 6 miles at about an 8:30 min/mile pace and then some strength work.

So, do you want to see what my training looks like for this upcoming week? No? Yes? Okay! Here’s the plan, but it’s not set on exact mileage on exact days, but here’s the basics:

Monday- 5 (probably 7) recovery miles at 9:13 min/mile pace

Tuesday- 8 miles, with 2 of them at half marathon race pace (6:30)

Wednesday- 8 miles, 5 of them at 8:10 pace and the last 3 at 7:50 pace

Thursday- 5 (probably more) recovery miles at 9:13 pace

Friday- 9 miles at 8:30 pace

Saturday- 5 (probably more) recovery miles at 9:13 pace

Sunday- 10 miles with 4 (maybe more, because I did 4 last week) at goal marathon race pace (6:50)

Okay, I have SO MUCH TO WRITE. I wish I had time to do a Week in Review! I really really really want to do a Day in the Life post! Mostly just so I can look back at this phase of my life one day and bow to my former self.

What’s new with you guys? What have I been missing from your blogs? TELL ME!!!

Is anyone fighting a back to school/summer’s over virus? We’ve got a couple kids down with it over here. 🙁



{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile September 17, 2017, 2:09 pm

    Its good to hear from you but I can only imagine how busy you are! I feel like blogging gets pretty low on my priority list when Im busy- Id rather run than write about not running!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 18, 2017, 7:37 am

      YES–rather run than write about not running. SO TRUE.

  • Allie Capo-Burdick September 18, 2017, 3:23 am

    Oh it’s so funny how you’re making “plans” with a newborn 🙂 LOL! I do love how determined you are though and nursing in the playground is definitely a new one but hey – whatever you have to do to get it done, right? Looking good mama. Keep going!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 18, 2017, 7:37 am

      Making plans is the ONLY way I will survive the newborn phase because that way it gets my head out of the here and now and I’m able to have perspective and remember that this newborn bootcamp phase only lasts a short time!

  • Jenny September 18, 2017, 5:02 am

    Oh yes, you know we want a Day in the Life post! You are doing awesome- thanks for posting!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 18, 2017, 7:36 am

      I’m working on it, right now! Woohoo! I’m so terrible at taking pictures though, plus I have no storage left on my phone so I have to take pics on Instagram and then screen shot them. :/

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets September 18, 2017, 7:45 am

    Damn, you impress me.

    Also Callum started preschool. Ahhhh!

    Ave caught her first cold and currently we’re both fighting it off….just in time for our trip to San Diego. Ugh. Such is life with a tiny human ha.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 18, 2017, 3:55 pm

      OH GREAT. A cold on an airplane… NOT AWESOME. Hopefully she kicks it STAT. Well, both of you. Not kick both of you–both of you kick the colds stat.

  • Ana September 18, 2017, 10:51 am

    Wow!! no rest day!! I am in awe of your strength !!

    A friend from work told me that his entire family is sick with a cold, so I demanded for him to leave my desk immediately with whatever disease he had. He laughed at me. Then I told him I was serious, he needed to step away from my desk.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 18, 2017, 3:55 pm

      HA HA! I can totally see you saying this to him! Atta girl.

  • Marina @ Happy Healing September 18, 2017, 12:41 pm

    Wow – so impressive.

    I’m definitely standing at my desk sniffling right now. I hope I feel better ASAP!!

    Have the best rest of your Monday:)

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 18, 2017, 3:54 pm

      Oh nooooo–I hope you don’t get sicker! I hope you feel better soon!

  • Amy Lauren September 18, 2017, 2:45 pm

    Way to go on so much running last week! I would love to read a day in the life post, I like those kinds of posts anyway but it would be neat to read with the new baby and juggling your running as well. WRITE IT!!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 18, 2017, 3:54 pm

      I’m writing it right now! It’s 4pm and I’ve stayed on top of it all day–let’s see if I can keep it up until bedtime!

  • Kimberly September 18, 2017, 5:19 pm

    I wish I had your energy! I would love to read a day in the life post. You are so articulate.

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