Phew! This summer seems to be getting the best of us. Apologies again for a lack of posting.
I got back from Nashville Tuesday morning around 5 am. My only options for flights got me back into New York at midnight and then I still had a five hour drive home from the airport. Exhausted didn’t even begin to cover it! I had a great weekend away with my sister but was glad to get back home to the family. Here’s a few photos from my trip:
Travis and the kids had a great weekend at home as well! It was our local SummerFest, so they had some fun playing in bounce houses and getting Ice Cream and Cotton Candy.
We’ve also been working on a major outdoor project that will hopefully be wrapping up at the end of this week. We’ve currently got our entire driveway ripped apart and will be getting all new stone laid down. Between that project and cleaning up from the couple big storms we’ve had there’s been a lot of yard work this week!
Today is also our seventh wedding anniversary. Time sure flies when you’re having fun!
I think that’s about it for a catch up…here’s our workouts from the week:
Travis: It’s that time of the training cycle where I’m constantly exhausted and always eating. My body is craving a break from work also after two 10-day work stretches in a row. Despite the constant exhaustion, the body is handling the increase in mileage very well, with only a few minor muscle aches. I’m very pleased with my training times and have loved seeing negative splits on all my longer runs.
Monday: 6 miles (planned 8) @ 8:11 pace
Tuesday: 8 miles – 2 Mile Warm Up, 5 x 1 Mile Tempo Pace, 1 Mile Cool Down – 7:37 pace
Wednesday: 5.50 miles + Strides (planned 6) @ 7:46 pace
Thursday: 8 miles Marathon Pace @ 7:02 pace
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 16 mile Long Run @ 7:49 pace — second half 3:15 (min:sec) faster than first half
Sunday: 6 miles @ 8:08 pace
Total Weekly Mileage: 49.50 miles
Jen: Week 8 of training for the Chicago Marathon just wrapped up! It’s crazy to think that we’re just a few short months away from the race already! Training has been going well. I’m up to 15 miles in my long runs at this point. I’ve started to try different things with fueling…I think I’ll have a whole post about that once I finish experimenting.
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 3 miles
Thursday: 2 miles warm up, 3 miles @ tempo, 1 mile cool down
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 3 miles
Sunday: 14.5 miles
Total weekly mileage: 30.5 miles