Good afternoon everyone. We are getting a late start to the Weekly Wrap because we didn’t get home until after 10 p.m. last night from our weekend in Buffalo. We spent the majority of the week getting ready to leave with house cleaning, laundry, packing – the usual works. We received some unexpected surprises last week in the form of our dishwasher breaking down and Jen’s brake system failing on her car for the umpteenth time. The dishwasher was a relatively easy repair, although the part was expensive. The car on the other hand is another issue.
We were driving a Dodge Journey as our family car (read: Jen’s car) and in the last two years we have had to do some type of brake work six times – pads, rotors, calipers, everything. Every mechanic I talked with stated that the Journey was notorious for chewing up brake systems and one even told us his family member traded in a new one after only three months. Ultimately, it came down to a decision of whether the vehicle is overall a safe car to be driving our family around in a whether the cost of ownership and maintenance of a 4-year old car was worth it. We decided that we would rather have a new car payment, and a safe vehicle for our family, so Jen was the lucky recipient of new Mazda CX-5!
We had some trouble with Grandma arriving in Buffalo on time due to a large and severe thunderstorm system in the Midwest the night before she needed to leave, ultimately cancelling flights and forcing her to re-book on an evening flight. She arrived safely and Parker especially has not wanted to leave her side. Following the festivities of Buffalo Marathon weekend, we took Grandma over to Canada to see Niagara Falls for the first time. It’s fun to see the awesomeness of the falls and Parker had a blast watching the boats in the river below. Here are our workouts from the week:
Travis: It was an easy week leading up to the Buffalo Marathon yesterday. As always, we will recap our race in a separate post. It was hot all week and hydration was an issue for many days.
Monday: 3 miles @ 8:29 pace
Tuesday: 5 miles @ 7:50 pace
Wednesday: 4 miles @ 8:32 pace
Thursday: Rest Day
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: John Beishline Memorial 5K, Buffalo, NY
Sunday: 26.2 miles – Buffalo Marathon
Total Weekly Mileage: 41.47 miles
Jen: I’ll write about my Buffalo experience when we do our recap. This week was on the lighter side in preparation for race day:
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 2 mile warm up, 2×1 mile hard with 1/2 mile recovery, 1 mile cool down
Thursday: 2.5 miles
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Rest Day
Sunday: 13.1 miles – Buffalo Half Marathon
Total weekly mileage: 24.6 miles
We hope you’re enjoying Memorial Day and have taken a moment to remember all the lives lost fighting for our country. We would like to honor their sacrifice and say “thank you” to their families.