Here’s all of the Marine Corps Marathon training-related activities I did last week (“planned” workout in green/“actual” in bold):
Monday: Rest. (light biking)
Wed: 5/5.2. Everyone’s favorite speed workouts: FARTLEKS!
Fri: Rest. (light walking)
Sat: 5/6.25 with ~750′ elevation gain. The heat wave finally broke, and I woke up to foggy and cold skies. It was so cold that I decided to wear a long sleeve shirt, but it wasn’t until the Gypsy Runner and I drove over the Briones Reservoir that I remembered how much sunnier and hotter Orinda can be. D’OH. Luckily, the trails were just as sparse as ever, so I felt brave enough to run in just my sports bra and shorts. This is still one of my favorite trails, even with the brutal climbs.
Sun: 11/11 with 550′ elevation gain. Group run with DD, AL, and AS on the Lafayette-Moraga Trail/Path. The 3 of them started at 6:30 am on the Lafayette side. Wanting an extra hour of sleep, I decided to meet them on the Moraga side (their turnaround point). We all ran together back toward Lafayette, then I ran alone back to Moraga. It was the perfect compromise — I got to sleep in and still have great company for half of my run.
Wrap-Up: 27 miles/28.65 total. This was my biggest week of the year, volume-wise. I’m okay with going over the planned mileage since next week is a cut-back week. I still need to work on core and PT exercises (I sound like a broken record…).
4 random things from this week:
1. We went to see Monsters U. It wasn’t as good as the original, but still pretty cute and clever. Pixar does it again.
2. My Garmin froze on Saturday. I had to perform a hard reset, which is way more complicated than I had imagined… but I guess it makes sense since it erases ALL of the data. Good thing I had just backed it up on Wednesday!
3. Get well soon, RC!!
4. I had a low-key, but fun 4th of July. How about you?