What a fun sports and running-filled week!! Any other Olympics fans out there? I definitely miss the running and gymnastics from the summer games, but I love watching the winter sports, especially the figure skating. We had people over to watch the Opening Ceremonies for the 4th Olympics in a row! Fun fact–Jeremy has actually been at all four of these parties, although for the first one we weren’t dating and he was just some cute kid from my kickball team 🙂 You’re welcome for the photo below. This year we repped Japan because we were gifted these amazing kimonos for our wedding from cousins who live there–pretty cool, right?
I kicked off this week super sore from the long run followed by a hard race, so I kept Monday really easy and backed off the pace for true recovery miles. Honestly Tuesday I was still feeling some DOMS and should have taken another easy day, but I hit the track for a mixed workout of 1000s and 200s. The last 1000 hurt but the 200s went ok. They’re over so fast!
Wednesday I treated myself to a rest day and did a bunch of foam rolling along with my core and mini-band work. Thursday dawned super icy so I hit the treadmill for my tempo run. I had some technical issues with the interface on the mill at the gym, and as usual, it went by slowly, but I got it done. Friday was a super easy recovery run before a huge day of running fun on Saturday! I met up with some of the Oiselle gals for an 18 miler. It got up to 50 degrees and I felt pretty good the whole time! We ran on the Boston course and ended up with 852 feet of elevation gain. My fueling was on point and we even finished with a couple of strong fast miles at the end. As always, happy to have great company 🙂
After some recovery chilling I was out the door for more running fun! A big group of the O girls met up for the New Balance Grand Prix event. It was my first time attending a professional track meet and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was SO much fun and so exciting! The big stars of the night were Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn–Jenny took home the W in the 3000 in an amazing performance! I also loved watching some of the other less familiar runners and events. Like the 60 meters, where the runners are going so fast they hit a crash pad at the end. Wild! Also, I run on this track every Tuesday so that’s pretty cool.
I wrapped up the weekend with another Oiselle brunch gathering (we had a fun bird weekend in MA) and some more house hunting with J, followed by a wet and wild rainy run. And some more Olympics, because of course 🙂 Another 50+ mile week is DONE!
Week 10: 51.1 miles
- Monday: 7.6 super easy recovery miles
- Tuesday: Track! 4 x 1000, 8 x 200 for 7 total
- Wednesday: No running–20 minutes of mini band work + core
- Thursday: 1 up, 7 MGP on the ‘mill
- Friday: 3.7 easy
- Saturday: 18 mile long run
- Sunday: 6.5 easy