Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend {Ian Malcolm}

Base building for Philly is well underway and I’m really happy with the way things are going. Our Tuesday/Thursday runs have been pretty consistent pace-wise and as the Saturday long run mileage increases, the pace has been decreasing. Definitely headed in the right direction! There’s still two weeks until training “officially” starts, but going into it with a solid base will without a doubt help kick it off on a high note.

Believe it or not, the training plan for Philly is STILL under construction. I made the mistake of playing around with SmartCoach on the Runner’s World website and now I’m rethinking some of my training paces. However, it WILL be done soon and then I can finally stop obsessing (and stressing!) over it.


Saturday morning Brad and I ran a steamy six (well, 6.2) miler at Brushy Creek.

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We recently upped our intervals to 4:1 and surprisingly, we haven’t been struggling. Ideally I’d like to keep bumping up the intervals a little every couple weeks so eventually (after 10:1) walk breaks will be wiped out completely. Probably could have done this from the beginning, but after a few low mileage months I didn’t want to push it right off the bat.

Our running pace was in the 11-12:00 min/mi range, with a final overall (with walk breaks) pace at 12:43. Still not where I’d like to be, but getting there. Temps were at a comfortable 73 but the humidity was at 93% and the air was THICK. At one point we stopped to stretch, using a railing for balance.The entire railing was covered in condensation! The run was a certified sweatfest. BUT! We were done by 8:30 and had the rest of the weekend to do important stuff…

like stop for some caffeine to power us through grocery shopping with the crazies

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and use a $3.50 coupon + rogue gift card in my wallet to update my summer nail polish collection:

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watch a Friends marathon

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cook a super clean dinner Saturday night {I shared the giant piece of pork with Bo – he’s most certainly not spoiled. at all.}

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read this bookJackie Warner

watch the CMT Top 20 Countdown {love the top 3}

 

prep meals for the week {asian turkey meatballs + fried rice}

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wonder why our Body Issue of ESPN the Magazine had Jose Bautista on the cover instead of Gronk

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uncork a bottle of cab mid-afternoon on Sunday {hello, cheat day!}

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inhale a delicious plate of Chicken Tikka Masala

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and watch Jurassic Park for the 37893rd time.

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After grocery shopping post-run on Saturday morning, we didn’t leave the house for the rest of the weekend.

And it was AWESOME.

How was your weekend? Do you like country music? What’s your favorite part of Jurassic Park?

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4 Comments

  1. You lunches for the week look yummy! I really need to start creating some lunches ahead of time like that. Good luck with your training for Philly, you will do great!!

    • It’s time consuming, but worth it to not spend any time in the kitchen during the week.

      Thanks girl! Looking forward to tracking your progress for MCM – super jealous you’re running it again!

  2. I love that book by Jackie Warner…it was really eye opening for me. I think everyone has a different eating style that works for them and their bodies. For me it helps to eat lower carbs but high [healthy] fat. I don’t usually do low-fat anything but I have found that fat doesn’t matter as much for me when I get my carbs from fruits and vegetables.

    • I really enjoyed the book, so much great information. I’m in the process of going back through and flagging the things I want to reference regularly.

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