What a gorgeous weekend in D.C.! I heart spring weather so much. Well, minus the pollen. I could do without that.
First, I want to back up really quick to Friday afternoon. We had an awards ceremony at my staff meeting, where all of the school psychologists nominated someone from their school as recognition for being an amazing educator. I chose a good friend of mine, but not because she’s my friend, but because she loves our students with everything, even when they’re pushing buttons. I had some of our students write about why she’s so great, and got her to shed some tears. That doesn’t seem like a huge deal, but she’s from New York and doesn’t cry often! I was so happy to give her the award.
Cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread, almond butter, and honey. Plus some tropical flavored Nuun and a Gu. I decided to nix the coffee since I had tummy troubles last weekend. My stomach definitely felt better this time without it, but I still got some pains/cramping–maybe it’s the almond butter?
It was overcast but humid during my run, so I was glad I had Nuun with me. I was a sweaty mess like two miles in! I ran all my miles between a 10:00-10:40/mile pace, so nice and easy. My legs were still a little heavy from strength training, but they relaxed as my run progressed. And I finished before the downpour started!
I don’t eat bacon often, but I freaking love it. Give me real bacon over turkey bacon any day!
After brunch I did a bit of house cleaning and laundry, then headed out to the Navy Yard area for drinks/dinner with some girlfriends! I figured I earned my two glasses of wine plus tacos, plantains, and guac after my ten miler.
I passed out by 10:00 Saturday night–I’m such a granny when I don’t get my afternoon nap in!
I was up around 7:00 on Sunday but didn’t get out of bed until closer to 7:30. My training plan called for 40 minutes of cross training but it was so nice outside that I didn’t feel like being stuck inside the gym, so I leashed up Rusty for a nice long morning walk!
After letting him back out (I’m a sucker), I made my beloved protein oatmeal.
I stocked up on items for lunches/dinner this week at my fave store.
I spent the rest of my Sunday enjoying some sun on the deck, napping, and taking a relaxing Epsom salt bath.
And now to recap week 3 of training!
Monday: 3 miles easy+hip strengthening and core work.
Tuesday: Speed work! 1 mile w/u, 4 miles tempo, 1/2 mile c/d. My first tempo mile was slightly over at 9:23, but the rest were at or faster than goal pace! #crushedit.
Wednesday: 3 miles easy.
Thursday: 5 miles easy+strength training. Also included some hill work but still kept it at an easy pace.
Friday: Rest day–much welcomed!
Saturday: 10 miles at an easy pace. Foam rolled and stretched after.
Sunday: Long morning walk with Rusty pup!
Total Weekly Mileage: 26.5 miles.
Share your weekend highlights!
Any suggestions for the almond butter pre-run? Should I just try honey or jam?