Good morning and happy Tuesday!! If you are my American neighbour, I hope you had a great Memorial Day/long weekend. Here’s a little peek into how I spent my days –
Saturday was a rest day so it involved sleeping in (when you’re old, 8am = sleeping in), eating waffles for breakfast, a trip to The Eleven to do some bike stuff with the BF, hot chocolate from Aroma and then lunch at Hunter’s Landing. The tempeh sandwich was decent but the sweet potato fries were top notch.
If you ever go, make sure you use the bathroom. It is pretttttty cool in there. Turns out Morgan’s husband did the graffiti. How amazing is that?
We also drove out to the lakeshore in the evening and went for a long walk. The weather was actually amazing over the weekend so we wanted to take advantage before Mother Nature decides to turn on us again!
Sunday was a long run day for me (2.5 hour ride for the BF!) and I feel like by the time I got home and showered, it was already time to make dinner. Anyone else feel like there aren’t enough hours on a Sunday?! I ran to Whole Foods to grab some ingredients for dinner, made the sun dried tomato pasta from my favourite Oh She Glows Cookbook, and then we headed to The Beaches for the night. Those of you who live in Toronto – have you seen the beach lately??!! I heard about/saw photos of the flooding but didn’t realize how bad it was until we got there. There is literally no sand left. No volleyball nets. Nothing. The water goes right up to the boardwalk.
Anyway, back at work after a couple of pretty great days and ready to tackle more runs. I have my first “real” workout tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it! Looks like all of my easy weeks are over!
Last week was a bit “lazy” for me. I didn’t do any cross training (just a whole lot of walking) so my schedule was only four days of running. Still managed 24 miles though so I’m happy. Base-building is going well!
Monday: 4 mile recovery run @ 8:44 min/mile
Wednesday: 6 mile easy run @ 8:42 min/mile
Friday: 4 mile easy run @ 8:45 min/mile
Sunday: 10 mile easy long run @ 9:02 min/mile
Total: 24 miles / 38.6 kilometres
Sunday was my first double digit run in a while and I’m not going to lie, I kind of struggled with it. My legs felt super tired even though my week was pretty light in terms of training. Energy-wise I felt okay but my legs, especially in the last two miles, felt like they were going to fall off. It’s going to take a while to train my body how to run long again but this is all part of the process! Whenever I’m at the tail end of a marathon training cycle, a 10-miler feels short but when I’m starting from the top again, hitting double digits feels like a big deal. I’m excited about summer long runs though and really hope that I can nail my nutrition this time around. I’m on a never-ending quest to find out what works for me, especially during my runs, so I’ll definitely be sharing more once I actually start experimenting. I’ve been hearing good things about Endurance Tap so I think I’d like to give those a try as soon as my long runs get a bit longer. Let me know if you’ve ever used them and what you think/how they work for you!
Have a great day!