Two weeks ago, Andrew jumped back into the training game like he never left. There are 4 weeks left until BMO Vancouver Marathon and so this coming week is peak training week for him. I will write out his training in a day or two so you guys can see what he’s been doing.
I’m not sure which marathon I’ll be running quite yet. There were a lot of negative reviews on the Seattle Rock ‘n Roll (at the end of June) so I’m not exactly sold on that one. I’m thinking I may just run Skagit again in September and do a few half marathon races leading up to it.
I hit 89 miles this past week.
Monday: 10 miles on a beautiful day! So sunny and warm. It makes all those windy rainy winter runs worth it.
Tuesday: Another 10 miles (I can’t remember if it was outside or in).
Wednesday: I ran 12 miles in the morning and then refueled with ginger beef and a long john doughnut.I am actually disgusting.
Ginger beef is the one thing that I really crave. I mean like really crave. I enjoy my morning coffee, I often feel like having some chocolate, but ginger beef taps upon a reflex of which I have no control. The syrupy spice, the chewy texture that gives my wisdom teeth a reason to be there, the perfect amount of saltiness for a post long run… bliss. Perfection. I always need it yesterday.
And then I ran 6 miles later on in the evening with Andrew. I love running with him, especially when we get so busy with work and kids.
Thursday: Treadmill strength workout of 12 miles total. 2 mile warmup. 2×3 miles at 6:40 pace with 1 mile recovery between sets. 3 mile cool down. I have a really hard time running faster paces on the treadmill.
Friday: 11 miles easy. I did 5 miles with Callum in the stroller and then 6 more on the treadmill while he napped.
Saturday: Marathon race pace tempo. 1 warm-up mile, 10 miles straight at an average 6:48 min/mile and 3 mile cool-down! 14 miles total.
Sunday: I ran Andrew’s 2×3 mile repeats with him. We did a 3 mile warm up then the first set of three miles in 8:31, 8:27, and 8:24. One mile recovery and then the next set of three miles in 8:24, 8:16, and 7:37! The goal was to do them all in about 8:30s, since that’s what he did his 3×2 mile repeats in last week, but he was FAST today!
Do you still have your wisdom teeth? All four? If not, what happened? Did they get pulled or just not show up to the party?
I have all four, and they’re HUGE muhfuckers.
Do you crave any type of food that you need yesterday?