So, remember how I said last week was one of my best weeks of training so far? I lied, this week was my best week of training. I’ve hit that sweet spot in training where all those adaptations are starting to take place. My legs feel light + fast, my lungs feel good, and speed is coming easier.
I had some of my best runs this week, including a really great long run. A long run that I thought was going to be miserable, due to 80% humidity at 6AM. And the fact that I had run every day so far leading up to it, I was certainly surprised with how great my legs felt. I’m honestly a little nervous to see what happens the next 4 weeks leading up to race day. I have a feeling that it won’t feel so fabulous as the weeks go on.
Monday: 8 x 400 with 200 recoveries, 1.5 mile WU + CD (6.26 miles @ 7:58/mile)
Thrusters 100x, 20 lbs
Tuesday: AMRAP in 6 minutes:
(7 rounds – total of 1.38 miles with WU + CD)
Wednesday: 5 x 1000 with 2:30 rest, 1.5 mile WU + CD (6.18 miles @ 7:19/mile – not including rest)
Thursday: 10 minute barefoot run (1.21 miles)
Box Jumps 10x
Friday: 2 x 8 x hill sprints with 1/2 mile rest between sets (3.21 miles @ 8:33/mile)
DB Swings 20x
Box Jumps 30x
Saturday: 70 minute run @ 80% 10K pace (8.95 miles @ 7:49/mile)
Total: 27.19 miles
In non-running related, but extra cute news that I just had to share, MacKenna had her first dance recital this past weekend. And guess who bawled the entire 2 minutes she was on stage? Yup, this mom. She was so adorably cute and not nervous one bit. She has such an outgoing and hilarious personality – I wish I had half the personality she has. (There’s a reason I’m a writer and you don’t see many videos of me…) But, I just had to share these adorable pictures from this weekend, but I mean, come on, she’s a doll!
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