Another week of SFM training complete! And what a great (running) week it was.
11 weeks to go!
I nailed all my workouts last week, including two “cross training” workouts (Monday & Thursday). I did Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred on Monday and Level 2 on Thursday. Tuesday was hill repeats. The temps have started to rise and it was warm out which made this workout even harder. Wednesday was my new 4.55 mile loop from my house to the park and back. My buddy Kat joined me and we had a good run, even though it was warm again. We've got an unspoken ability to push each other just when we need it. Friday was a 5 mile tempo run with the husband. It was warm, again, but we got ‘er done. I love our Friday runs together, just the two of us, where we get to talk about our week and pound out any leftover work stress from the week :)
Saturday’s long run was a little different than we’ve been doing. I planned out a point-to-point run for us to do. We were up early and dropped one car off at the end of our route and then drove back down to where we planned to start. We did 16 miles, starting at Sacramento State University (my alma matar) and ran on the American River Bike Trail all the way to Nimbus Dam on Hazel Avenue. The bike trail has some rolling hills, though nothing like the hills we usually run in Folsom. It’s mostly shaded but we did have a few stretches where we were in the direct sun for a while. We started early (just after 6 a.m.) and beat the heat but it was still warm out and the sun left me drained for the rest of the day. We drove up to my hometown on Saturday night (to spend Mother’s Day with my mom) so I did a recovery run on Sunday morning around the neighborhood I grew up in. I ended up over at my high school so I ran a mile around the track there.
This week will be a bit of a step back week. I’m running a half marathon on Sunday (#6). The week didn’t start off too great … I already skipped a workout (cross training on Monday) but after a long weekend and some insomnia I was exhausted and opted to sleep in instead. I’m looking forward to the race on Sunday --- I’ll be running with the husband and my running buddy Kat. We plan to keep the pace easy like a training run and have fun. The race starts & ends at a local winery that we love so I think we are going to have a lot of fun :)