Thanks for all of your recommendations on my last post!! My mom and I looked into a whole bunch of places and ended up deciding on Aruba! I’ve never been before but I have heard really good things and the resort we’re staying at looks pretty nice. Most of the reviews on Trip Advisor are great too so that’s always a good sign, right?? We leave in NINE DAYS! Crazy.
I’m not quite sure how this trip will affect my training. Usually I’m pretty lax on vacations and don’t stress about working out but with my half marathon just seven weeks away, I’ll have to find a way to get some runs in even if they’re just on a treadmill. I’m even considering getting an aqua jogger (finally) so that I can do my running in the pool instead of locked up in a gym.
Speaking of training, I hit the track for a “real” track workout yesterday morning and nearly threw up. I just wanted to see where I was at so it wasn’t a super long workout but holy – it was tough. I’m not used to intervals! It went a little something like this:
2 mile warm up @ 8:52 avg.
4 x 400m @ 1:36, 1:38, 1:40, 1:43 (with 400m “recovery”/slow jog in between intervals)
1 mile cool down @ 8:22 avg.
I checked the training plan Phaedra created for me for the Vancouver Marathon to see what she had as my goal pace for 400s (which I never did – sorry PK!) and I was to be in the 1:50-1:54 range so I’m pretty happy with my performance! Now I need to work on not slowing down towards the end!
P.S. I just bought this really cute hat from Run Pretty Far:
A few people asked me about it on Instagram/Facebook so thought I’d link it on here too.
Okay – Off to enjoy the sunshine (after a morning at Costco – do not go on a Saturday)!
Hope you have a great weekend and I’ll be back Monday with a Marathon Monday post!