Training, July 30 – August 5

Monday: 4.68mi in 49 minutes, 10:31 pace. Avg HR = 146. Laced my Garmin into my shoelaces so I could truly run by feel, but I guess I couldn’t really hear the beeps, because I was only supposed to do 4 miles.

Tuesday: 7mi in 1:03, 8:58 pace. Avg HR = 159. The weather felt decent (upper 70s) so I decided to do a tempo. Felt great! Tempo miles (2-6) were an average pace of 8:33.

Wednesday: Pilates-Yoga class at the gym

Thursday: 4mi in 49 minutes, 12:09 pace. Didn’t make my usual Thursday night run but I ran with my husband.

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 11mi in 2:03, 11:09 pace. Avg HR = 143. Dropped back to the 10min CARA pace group. Felt much better. Avg moving pace was 10:18.

Sunday: 5×10 core exercises and push-ups; 5×1:00 alternating wall sits and holding a squat.

Total miles: 27
Total time: 6hr, 3min

Untitled Maybe Olive DOES want to come to our marathon watching party.

Left: Good tip for running on a hot day.

Right:  When I woke up to get ready for yesterday’s Olympic Marathon Party, I found someone hanging out next to my outfit. Maybe she wanted to come?

Don’t forget! Super Awesome Running Stuff Raffle for the American Cancer Society. Win lots of goodies for as little as $1! I’m picking the winners on Tuesday, August 7.

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4 Comments on “Training, July 30 – August 5”

  1. That’s so sweet that you laid out your party outfit the night before. That is so runner-y — I love it! And I like your idea of tying your Garmin into your shoestrings. Need to see a picture of that demo!

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