Well, it’s that Monday morning feeling! The weekend was a great one—hope yours was too!
The weekend started and ended with some quality girl time! Friday night dinner and drinks with some Boston gals followed by visits with friends and family, followed by Sunday bridesmaid shopping! So many colors, shapes and sizes to choose from! The bride went with a beautiful color for us that will look amazing for a fall wedding in Maine. It’s going to be a busy summer and fall ahead with 7 other weddings!
My 17 miler went well this weekend, and I was happy to hit some 7:30 splits the last few miles. I have one more long run next weekend, and then it’s TAPER time! I am so eager (and nervous) to run this race! Boston was super mild this weekend, and my route included passing some of my favorite landmarks.
As you can tell, I love Boston!
Listening to one of my new favorite podcasts, “Running on Om” carried me through the long run. Narrator Julia Hanlon has an incredibly peaceful voice and has many interesting guests. I felt very inspired listening to Runner’s World Amby Burfoot’s interview (“How to Live Every Mile as a Gift”)- and the interview pushed me to get through those last few miles during the long run. Check it out!
I felt fairly sore after the run, so took yesterday off and ran 60 minutes this morning. The warm weather carried over from the weekend until this morning, and it was a beautiful 40-something degree run.
My view during this morning’s run
Running agenda for the week:
Tuesday: Drills & 9 miles
Wednesday: Speed workout! 2 mile warm-up, 7X800m (goal 3:25-3:30 pace), 400m recovery, 1 mile cool
Thursday: Drills + 2 miles easy 4 miles progressively faster 2 miles easy (8 miles total)
Saturday: 20 miles
Sunday: 90 minute timed run
Total miles: roughly 55
Then, it’s TAPER TIME!!! Let’s hope I make it through the week between work, other commitments, and all of this running! I know that I have more time to complete everything, but it’s still sometimes difficult to fit it all in! I don’t know how some people do it with a full time job AND a family and other important commitments. Have a great Monday!
How was your weekend? What was your favorite part?
Did you get any runs in this weekend? How did they go?
Where is your FAVORITE place to run?