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Ah, the first full week off.  It. Was. Glorious!  Sometimes I forget how much I enjoy being at home with my kids every day.  As a working mom, I sometimes really enjoy my time working because I don’t necessarily have to be “mom” all the time (of course, with middle schoolers, I’m still playing “mom” at least a little).  It’s a nice little break than having 2 little people who need you all the time.  But, I kind of love that there is someone who always needs me.  Maybe it’s that mama instinct…

I spent the first full week of summer waking up early (6AM) every morning, going for a run, and then spending the rest of the day with my kiddos.  Matt spent 3 days out of town at the state track meet (his 4×800 team made it to state), so I got to spend even more time with my little people than usual.  I will admit, it was extra nice to have him home to help out with the kids after 3 days.  It was also nice because it took away from any running I had planned on doing.  I’m kind of a wimp and just really don’t enjoy pushing both kids in the stroller.  I know, I’m really not that supermom runner you all imagined.  I did a few quick living room workouts while Miles napped and Kenna rested, but that was it.  So, it was even better for him to be home so that I could get a long run in and some more quality workouts.  I’m already dreading when he leaves for 5 days in Washington DC…

The Concrete Runner - RNRCHI Training

Monday:  6 x 400m with 400m recoveries + 1.5 miles to + from the track (6.01 miles @ 7:48/mile pace)


Tuesday:  4 rounds of:
Deadlifts 6x, 75 lbs
Situps 12x


Wednesday:  35 minutes @ 85% 5K pace – worst run of the week with lots of walking (4.35 miles @ 8:19/mile pace)

Deadlifts 3×10, 75 lbs
Front Squats 3×10, 75 lbs


Thursday:  2 miles @ 7:45/mile pace

AMRAP in 7 minutes:
Pushups 5x
Dumbbell Swings 15x, 35 lbs


Friday:  AMRAP in 10 minutes:
V-Ups 9x
Squats 12x
Pushups 15x

Saturday:  OFF

Sunday:  8.5 miles @ 7:53/mile pace


Total:  20.8 miles

Total May Miles:  92.5

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Not quite the 100 miles I was going for this month, but I’ll take it!  Oh, and Happy National Running Day!  I’m planning on getting in a good track workout this morning.  If you are looking for your next race to run, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is offering their LOWEST prices of the year TODAY ONLY!  I’d love to see you in Chicago next month or St. Louis in October!  This is definitely worth checking out, especially those of you looking for your fall goal race!

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