And that would be chocolate, of course! But we’ll get to that in the weekly favorites.
So because I’ll be traveling a lot in the next few months, but “wrapped” up with family business too, follow me on Instagram to find out what shenanigans I’m up to. I’m wrapping it up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin because you just never know who you might inspire.
- Monday: Dogwalk, 4 mile tempo run, PT16x16WO3
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 3 miles easy, PT16x16 WO9, YFPR Knees
- Wednesday: Shapershifter Yogaflow, Dogwalk, PT16x16 WO10, Swim 30 minutes
- Thursday: Dogwalk, PT16x16WO11
- Friday: Holly Mosier 10 Minute Yoga, Dogwalk, 6 mile LSD
- Saturday: 3 miles easy
- Sunday: PT16x16 WO11, YFR Hips
Mileage: 16 (-3)
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I’ve become really good at started out slow lately. I hope that helps me in my half! Usually by about mile three I seem to hit a normal pace for me.
Today’s tempo was 1 mile WU & CD, with 2 miles at tempo in the middle (using my normal run/walk intervals). It went pretty good, despite very slow WU & CD — maybe because this was the day after Bandit woke me up at 1:30 am to go outside?
The tempo miles went well. Although we’re enjoying some lovely fall weather, I’m getting out later in the day to try to run when it’s warmer, since my race will be warm. Maybe very warm.
I’ve been experimenting with slightly different run/walk intervals — I won’t use them in my race, as I haven’t trained with them. But 30 seconds is barely enough time to whip out a water bottle . . . so I’ve been trying a 45 second walk interval.
Today was an easy run, and those first two miles were so slow. But by the third mile my pace naturally dropped to fairly normal.
In an attempt to stay heat acclimated, I set out for my last short “long” run midday on Friday. It was in the low 70s, but low humidity — that actually should mimic race day conditions pretty well.
I’d been jonesing for a run — the previous two days had been just beautiful, but alas, runs weren’t scheduled for those days and at this point I knew I was better off taking it easy.
And easy does it it was. Without trying to I sort of mimicked a race: it felt easy at first, I wa running negative splits, but as I heated it up it felt harder and I slowed down. Which kind of made me a little mad, so I made an effort the last mile and it was my best mile. I aslo threw in a few fartleks earlier on because that particular route as a row of trees that just calls out for fartleks.
3 easy treadmill miles before breakfast. A busy day, but it was fine — always good to get in early morning miles.
Favorites of the week
When your husband says he’s signed up for an all you can eat Yelp event at your favorite local chocolate shop . . . but it’s the day before your first of the month weigh in at Weight Watchers . . . what do you do?
Obviously, I chose to go. I knew I had enough of a cushion for it not to be a problem, and it wasn’t. I also didn’t eat everything in sight. You could ask to try almost anything in the store, and they also had chocolate dipped strawberries, fudge, and chocolate butter crunch bars out (I took home some strawberries, but sampled the fudge and the chocolate butter crunch bars).
My strategy was to just take a couple of bites and throw the rest out for most things: pumpkin truffle, strawberry cheesecake truffle, salted dark chocolate caramel, the fudge, the butter crunch.I did eat everything chocolate peanut butter, because that’s my jam, so to speak: the nougat bar (like a snickers — my favorite), the crunchy peanut butter ball, and the mini peanut butter cup. Thankfully they also provided us with free water — I needed it with all that sugar!
That fact that I can fit two 6 ounce flipbelt water bottles (amazon affiliate link) into one pocket on a sparkleskirt.
These little tabs (amazon affiliate link) have seriously saved me from wanting to murder Bandit. They’re for diarrhea, which he is prone to due to anxiety (I think). While we’re still struggling a bit in that department, despite being boarded and having to go out in the middle of the night once, there has been no days of let’s go out every two hours round the clock. Thank you, God!
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you have a favorite chocolate treat?
Do you ever feel you get something under control, only to have something else spin out of control?
Racing: hot or cold weather?