Weekly Wrap up- 17 weeks until CIM!

 The end is near! This is my last full week off before heading back to school  img_5234

Teacher professional development is just around the corner.  I had a great start to the week but the hotter weather and travel really wore me out the second half.

Here is my Weekly Wrap up-

Monday-  9 miles @ 7:07 pace  + 6×20 Second Strides     

Joined a couple of running buddies for easy miles in the afternoon.  A small break in temperature and humidity really had a positive impact on my easy pace.  Finished feeling pretty fresh.  I wish running always felt so seamless.

Tuesday- 7.0 miles @ 7:17 pace

Grabbed some lunch miles before heading to the pool with the family. Temperatures were still very favorable. Another pretty relaxed easy run.

Wednesday- 11.0 miles Average pace @ 6:31

Wednesday workout; 2 mile warm up + 3×2 mile (half mile recovery) + 2mile cool down.img_5231

I started this run at 10 pm.  Spending the day at the pool with my kiddos and getting house work done while my husband worked. It’s not ideal but I have goals and I will get my workouts in whenever I can find the time.  Started out the first rep a bit too hard but then I was able to find my goal pace and complete this workout. The last half mile of each rep was a bit of a push for me.  I love these style of workouts.  I feel like I am working on both physical and mental gains when I need to push through the end.  Even though I struggled through the end of the reps, I felt amazing through the cool down.  This is always a good sign to me that the workout was a good match.

Thursday-7 miles @ 7:11 pace

I started this run thinking my legs were not going to cooperate after the workout last night.  It took about a mile to get the legs going and then I coasted through the run pretty comfortably.

Friday- 3.0 miles @ 7:18 pace

My family traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks for the weekend so I had to find some place to run.  I am such a homebody, it stresses me out running solo in new places.  There are a ton of hills here!

Saturday-7.2 miles @7:34 pace

This run was doomed from the start.  Stayed up way to late, and did not sleep well.  My mom, so sweetly cooked us a huge heavy breakfast and I drank way more coffee and not enough water.  Compounding that with the hills and the 90 degree temperatures and humidity, I felt horrible.  I was slow and about 4 miles in I felt kind of woozy.  I stopped back by my car for water to see if that would help.  When it didn’t, I turned about and called it a day. I was supposed to run 12 miles with push efforts at the end.  I completed 7 so that I could just flip flop my Saturday/Sunday plans.

Sunday- 12 miles @ 7:18 pace

Night time run after we returned from the lake. I was feeling much better than the yesterday, but still pretty sluggish.  I ran 12 miles total, with the miles 8-12 starting with a .15 mile push effort.

Thank your for reading! Follow my journey to California International Marathon as I chase my dream.  Read more about it, My next journey…  you can read how my training has gone and about my fall racing calendar , June/July Recap+ what’s ahead

I’m so glad to be home, sleep in my own bed and get back to eating a bit healthier. weeklywrapnew

I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap link up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.Thank you for following my journey

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