I decided to do my long run on Friday this week – we had a bunch of things we had planned for the weekend and I didn’t want to dedicate 2.5+ hours Saturday or Sunday morning to a long run. Some weeks I can totally pysch myself up to run in the freezing cold. Other weeks, I have no motivation and will happily log the miles on the treadmill. This was definitely a treadmill week (I haven’t run outside since my frigid 10k last weekend).
I woke up at 4:30am Friday morning in order to be finished running, showered, and out the door by 8:30 with my oldest son. He is in a 75-min “class” at the YMCA (where we have a membership). I love the class – he gets to interact with other kids his age in a classroom environment and I get to spend some one-on-one time with him (my mom comes over to watch my youngest son). I spent the rest of the day with the boys at my mom’s house (while our family room / kitchen were getting painted). She makes the best pizza. Ever. Learning to make pizza is a must in my family:
The finished product…have you ever seen anything so beautiful?
The long run went great. Really great, actually. I started off slow and gradually picked up the pace. I love running on the treadmill because I can completely control my pace. I felt comfortable when I was running between 7:48-7:52 and most of my miles ended up falling into this range. (I always try to make my last two miles the fastest of the day.)
- Mile 1: 8:33
- Mile 2: 8:09
- Mile 3: 8:03
- Mile 4: 7:57
- Mile 5: 7:56
- Mile 6: 7:50
- Mile 7: 7:49
- Mile 8: 7:49
- Mile 9: 7:50
- Mile 10: 7:45
- Mile 11: 7:52
- Mile 12: 7:49
- Mile 13: 7:48
- Mile 14: 7:49
- Mile 15: 7:48
- Mile 16: 7:45
- Mile 17: 7:29
- Mile 18: 7:17
- Total Time: 2:21:18
- Pace: 7:51
I had plans to do an easy 7-8 mi recovery run on Saturday, but woke up and my left ankle just seemed off. I got on the treadmill while my oldest son was napping but I still didn’t like the way it felt, so I decided to make it an unplanned rest day.
I spent a good portion of the day reorganizing our kitchen cabinets. Now that we’ve been living here for a period of time (8 months), I have a much better sense of which cabinets I use and where I want things. But once I start cleaning or organizing, I have this horrible problem of not being able to stop. So what started as plans to clean/organize a few cabinets, ended up being the whole kitchen, then spilling over into the side entry closets, and then into the dining room.
I did 10 miles on the treadmill on Sunday afternoon – it was a few mile repeats in the middle of a tempo run. And was one of the best runs I’ve ever had (I’ll go into detail in tomorrow’s post).
We spent Superbowl Sunday over my older sister’s home. Her basement has a media room which is A-MAZING.
I love whenever we are all together. My oldest son and niece are really starting to play so well together
We came home at halftime. Little guy was already out for the count and it was way past our oldest son’s bedtime.
I was really surprised it turned out to be such a close game after it looked like it was gong to be a blowout.
Did you watch the Superbowl? What was your favorite commercial? I missed a bunch in the first half because both boys were up, but saw this one and LOVED it:
Long runs on a treadmill? Love them
Did you participate in the #MilesofShame Contest? Do you have to run this week? Yes and no miles since I was going for the Ravens!