My Nike+ app has a “just do it Sunday” tagline. But, for me, Sunday is a rest day so I am going with “Crush the crap out of it Saturday” instead as Saturdays are our long run.

The week went pretty well and the weather is actually starting to help out! No rainy runs this week. We had the second of our 5, 4, & 9 scheduled weeks. Tuesday was good as it was a 5 mile run with a 9:34 average pace, so I was happy with that. Thursday’s 4 miles was a little slower at 9:41, but ok. Most importantly for this run it was warm enough to finally get out of long pants and wear some shorts for a change!

thursday run

I was so excited that I posted this on Instagram, with my freckled legs and all!

Then we went out Friday night! I usually do not drink the night before a long run, and I do consider 9 miles long! But this was a special occasion and we did have a great time. Unfortunately, we did not get to bed until (almost) midnight and then up at 5am. I had to get my husband to the airport Saturday morning because he is running the Bloomsday event in Spokane. The is a massive event with 30-40 thousand people. He goes with his work friends. They leave Saturday morning, play golf and drink all day, spend the night and then get up early on Sunday for the 12k (7.5 miles) run.  Somehow they don’t die! That left me here to run my 9 miles on my own, after margaritas (it was Cinco de Mayo) and 5 hours of sleep. I had serious doubts regarding my survival, which explains my choice of the featured image for this post, but it went really well! I had my fastest 9 miles ever at a 9:47 pace!

Next week we start the first of two 6, 5 & 10 mile training run weeks. Yes, that is 21 miles on the schedule! We also have a rock climbing trip set up and will have to work that out as well.

 

May 2017 Half Marathon Training Schedule
This is a blank and printable May Calendar. Courtesy of WinCalendar.com

April 2017 May     2017 June 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
week 10

1

 

2

5miles

3

 

4

4miles

5

 

6

9miles

7

week 11

8

 

9

6miles

10

 

11

5miles

12

 

13

10miles

14

week 12

15

 

16

6miles

17

 

18

5miles

19

 

20

10miles

21

week 13

22

 

23

5miles

24

 

25

4 miles

26

 

27

11miles

28

week 14

29

 

30

5miles

31

 

 

Since I am on my own this weekend I decided to refuel my soul at the ocean, which is my “happy place” So I will leave you this image of Ocean Shores and look for a travel post soon!

Happy weekend everyone!

ocean shores

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