Monday: walked the dogs
Tuesday: 7x400 at 5k pace
Wednesday: 3 easy trail miles + strength
Thursday: rest (but played outdoor activities ALLLLL day with the kids I work with)
Friday: 45 minute tempo run trail
Saturday: Independence Day 5k in Plymouth, MA
Sunday: 90 minute trail & road run
What a week! I really enjoyed my training this week and got to run on the trails multiple times. It was great. I don't know that I've ever done a true track workout until this past week. It. Was. Hard. But I did it. I ran each 400 aiming for under 2:00 but each 400 was closer to 1:53 average. I'm very proud of myself. I felt so fast. On Wednesday, I finally made my way around the whole trail loop near our house. The connector on the other side of the reservoir had been a mystery but I finally found it. On Thursday, I did not feel like doing ANYTHING once I got home from work. We had a field day at work for the students and I facilitated a few outdoor activities so I was beat by the time I got home. My tempo trail run on Friday was pretty cool and it was in the Plymouth State Forest in Plymouth, MA. I was feeling good overall, with the exception of the millions of bugs flying around. That was until the stomach pain started and the run fell apart. Luckily, I didn't shit my pants but it was close. ;) Saturday, Wendy and I did the Independence Day 5k with Tia and my friend Derek from work. I was a minute off from my PR but this is the fastest, by over a minute, that I've run a 5k since my injury so I was very pleased! Today was a trail run in Pulaski State Park followed by a short run once I was home. We swam in the pond after the trail run and laid out for a while. What a wonderful weekend.
|Independence Day 5k|
|Selfie during my trail run today|
|Me and Wendy hanging out at the pond after|
|Drying off in the sun... what a beautiful day!|
|Trying more vegan products. This was yummy.|
It was a great week of training and I am looking forward to another good week. This week will be a bit of a cutback week. I am going to Michigan on Wednesday to spend a week with my family but I will still be doing some running while I am there. My mom is running her first 5k on Saturday with us. It will be pretty cool.