Lately it’s been cool and cloudy most mornings, with the sun eventually breaking through and warming things up. Generally the second I start to run! Except for this weekend. Cool and rainy this weekend. All the lawns, trees, and flowers are looking pretty good because they’re getting water — naturally — on a regular basis.
- Monday: Dogwalk, 3 miles with FTC Training Group + 1 mile, Rapid Results Pilates Arms, Buns & Thighs & Stretch
- Tuesday: Dogwalk
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Speedwork (10 x 400m repeats) — total of 7 miles
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 4 miles easy, PB Full Body KB (15 minutes)
- Friday: Dogwalk
- Saturday: Jogs for Jugs 5k + warmup
- Sunday: Dogwalk, Iron Strength Abbreviated, Yoga for Recovery
Mileage: 19 (+1)
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I was supposed to meet up with Running Buddy J to get in a mile before the training group, but the dogs and the slooooow truck in front of me had other ideas. I led the Beginner’s Group, which meant a lot of running back and forth to make sure everyone knew where to go (sort of, anyway); sometimes running pretty hard trying to catch up with the front runners. The upside was I got a decent paced run for a change — and then finished up with that mile afterwards.
Ugh. I just hate falling short of prescribed paces. What’s even worse? When it’s speed intervals and I didn’t make the right pace for any of them. I mean, c’mon, there was 10 of them! I was close, though. I did the best I could and that’s all any of us can ever say, right?
20 degrees warmer than yesterday’s run (80F), but thankfully low humidity. I was surprised to pretty much keep my normal pace — must’ve been the Skirt Sports Cool It Skirt! Use Code 522CRJ for 15% off regular priced items.
Jogs for Jugs benefits local Breast Cancer Survivors. There’s a half and a 5k, and I’m very thankful I did the 5k — because the weather for the half was not nice, but the 5k was actually pretty good racing weather. I’ll recap the race on Tuesday.
Favorites of the week
One of my first friends in this city finally broke down and bought her first Skirt Sports skirt (Happy Girl, btw). She is rocking the Rockstar print! And she really liked it. So much so, she’s planning to buy another . . . that is the only dark side to Skirt Sports — you can’t just buy one and done.
It was warm enough to make a trip to my favorite local ice cream place on Thursday. I chose one of their new flavors — mint cookie fudge. It was certainly minty, the cookies were good — but where was the fudge? Mr. Judy’s Sea Salt Caramel Truffle, on the other hand, was quite good.
Blog posts that caught my eye this week:
- Free Online Yoga Video Sources
- Tick Prevention Tips
- How to Run a Faster 5k
- Best RunDisney Restaurants
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you keep ice cream at home or go out for it when you want it?
How’s the garden and flowers doing?
Do you pick races for PR potentials or causes or both?