Monday: Rest day. Grocery shopping and Chinese. Unfortunately andrew was up at 3:30 am with tummy issues, or well he says his tummy was hurting, but nothing every happened. We laid on the couch from 4 am till around 7 am.
|Good thing he is cute. mommy likes her sleep!|
Tuesday: speed work. See above as to why I slept in. By the time I got off work, we had 21 mph SUSTAINED wind. Mel and I just wanted to battle through and get it done. No speed work, just 5 miles of resistance training.
Wednesday: speed work take 2. Okay, so my schedule is off this week due to helping with Wicked this coming weekend and then driving to TN after and sunday. I decided to get off work, battle the wind, and get my speed work knocked out for the week. One word. AMAZING. I have been throwing around the idea of trying to maintain a 10:30 pace again, like at chicago. I was unable to maintain during the race itself, but I did have two pit stops and it was HOT. It still could be hot for my upcoming marathon, but I am hoping I won't have over 5 minute pit stops x 2. My plan at this point, since it is a 2 loop marathon, is to hang around an 11 minute pace for the first loop and then ramp it up to the 10:30 range for the second loop if I feel good.
Thursday: Well. wanted to get either my long run in or my 3 miler. Neither happened. Some beer and patio time happened, as Andrew was up the previous night till 1 am not sleeping, which meant I was up not sleeping. Early bed times happened for all and maybe even some melatonin for me:)
Friday: 3 miles. Got my three miler done on the mill. Hubby had to be at work super early so only option. Started watching some show on HBO which kept my attention.
Saturday: Volunteered at the Wicked Full/Half/5K. Again this year we had rain. I had toyed with the idea of running pre race and then the helping with the race, but the fact that I needed to be at packet pick up at 6 am made that not happen. Let me just say a quick thing here about runners. 99.9% of all runners are awesome to volunteers. Very appreciative, very vocal about thanks, very complimentary. I only had one runner bad mouth me as I was standing in the rain for hours and it was about the porta potties, which me the volunteer on the course in the driving rain has nothing to do with. I digress though. I had such an amazing time cheering on runners, especially the marathoners who passed by me three times. I moved over to a turn at the end and got to cheer them all on again and I just loved it.
Andrew and I headed to TN shortly after I warmed up and showered. I wanted to break the trip into two parts since I would be driving solo with a 4 almost 5 year old. We made it Columbia MO and decided to stop and get a hotel and some chick fil a and check out a toys r us that was quickly closing.
Sunday: Driving Driving Driving. So much for a long run. We finally drug into town around 3:30 and running was not on my mind at all. I figured missing one long run wouldn't hurt me at this point.