Monday, February 13, 2017

Boston Marathon Training: Single Digits Have Arrived!

This tree is my favorite part of our backyard and every February it blooms the most beautiful flowers. I can sit outside and gaze at it for hours - mountains in the distance is a huge bonus.




We are getting a big break from the rain this week and it's been so fun to be outside. I bring the yoga mat and get all of my post run stretching and some strength training done out here.

Yesterday, I got in a long run (although not as long as usual, it was a step back week) and we also made it out to a trail with the kids.




They are definitely my kids and to say they got the wiggles out is an understatement.

It's always fun to find creatures along the way...





And this newly four year old insists on picking out her own clothes - this was her choice of the day.




Nine weeks till Boston!!! Here is what my week looked like:

Monday February 6th - 5 easy miles. Run easy to run fast and I fully take advantage of these easy, recovery runs. It's all about what my body wants, enjoying the run and taking in the scenery.

Tuesday February 7th - 10.45 miles on a Tuesday = we are in the thick of training!!
2 mile warm up, 3 x 2 mile repeats (6:59, 6:48) (6:44, 6:42) (6:25, 6:22), 2 mile cool down.
This was a good workout for me and my body is adapting to these paces - getting stronger!

Wednesday February 8th - 4 easy miles

Thursday February 9th - An unexpected day off. We went to a wedding and it was a crazy, fun day!

Friday February 10th - 9 easy, rainy miles. 





Saturday February 11th - 5 easy miles

Sunday February 12th - 14 miles. 10 at 7:55 pace and then 4 at 7:11, 7:04, 7:03, 7:02

Total miles: 47.45


Core work, yoga and PT exercises happen every single day, weight training two times during the week.

Nutrition: I was craving steak on Saturday night (that never happens!), so I prepared a juicy rib eye, with butternut squash and broccoli. #fueling



I've got a 19 miler on tap for the weekend, so ----> lots of sleep this week!!

I hope you guys had a great weekend and a stellar start to the week!

Happiness Is Running Life.

xo,
Natalie

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