Congrats to all my running friends who ran races this weekend!!! The Fall Racing Season has begun! This coming Friday will be the Maritime Race Weekend 5k that starts a whole weekend of racing. I'll be doing the Sunset 5k this year and the Tidal Trail 15k. Are you racing any of the MRW events?
Here's a look at what my week of training and heading back to school looked like:
Monday: Rest day but I did do a lot of things around the house on my last day off of Summer Vacation.
Tuesday: 11 miles after an organizational day at school. This run felt long and I think it was because I was running in the evening and not the morning as I'd become used to on my many days off of work.
Wednesday: 5 easy miles at 8:40 pace after a full day of PD and getting ready for the little ones to arrive the next day!
Thursday: Okay so this was my first day with the new little grade ones and it was busy! First off it was like tropical weather out and the heavy rains created a completely indoor day and for six year olds being used to Summer vacation this was interesting! LOL. I was so tired after school I decided to switch my rest day (Friday) with speed work (Thursday). Yeah, not such a great idea but we'll get to that later.
Friday: A much smoother day at school meant I'd try my speed work after school. It was tough but I got it done! 4 mile warm up, 5 x 1km at VO2 max with 3 minutes rest in between and a 2 mile cool down. I was toast when I finished!
Saturday: A very slow paced 6 miles since speed work sucked all the juice out of my legs the evening before.
After the run I got a haircut!
Sunday: Oh my goodness, 22 miles. Yeah. That was long.
I was so thankful Marg agreed to run most of it with me! I headed out 45 minutes earlier to get in an extra 5 miles before we met (because her long run was shorter and I hate running alone after my running buds are done....the worst!). We ran the trail and I thought it was quite humid. I dressed for rain showers as the weather app implied there would be but it was just warm bright sticky sun. 22 miles at 8:41 pace.
Week total: 53.4 miles (86km)
And LOOK!!!!! Only 4 weeks until the Chicago marathon!!!!!!!!
Thank you to all the GGR readers and I love when you stop by!