Lets go run on a frozen beach!! and Weekly Recap

Cape Cod Frozen Fat Ass 50K/Half Ass 25K

If you’re close to the Cape (cod) and are not doing anything on Saturday, I highly recommend this trail race on Saturday. It’s free, has a 25K, or 50K official distance, but you could really run 5 miles, 10 miles, or 1 mile if you’re up to. Very informal with lots of tasty pot luck “fuel.” I did it last year and it was one of my favorite races.

Last week was very low mileage for me. I went to Brooklyn to visit my parents and with 10 + hours on the road, there went my free time for long runs. I would normally have done two a day, but I have some work things happening that just left me too busy, drained and exhausted to run twice a day. Don’t worry, I’ll make up for it this week.

Monday – Rest

Tuesday 8 Mile Run & 10 Mile Bike
Ran 8 miles during lunch. Really pushed it at incline 2 for a 7:24 pace. Wish I had a phone to capture the moment that I can do it if I try. After work I decided it’s about time that I set up my bike with it’s cadence reader and all that. I got to 10 miles at an average speed of 17.6 MPH. I was playing around with resistance while trying to keep my RPM at 90, which was way too hard. Got cranky but I’m moving on.

Wednesday – 8.5 Miles
Average pace was 7:24. The weather was so perfect that I had to go outside. It was partly sunny and in the 40s with no snow or ice on the ground. Something that’s rarer than rare this year. I thought I would take it easy, but I found in it to pick up the pace a bit for 7:20 pace for the first 8 miles. I really wish I had more time to run longer since I was feeling so great.

Thursday – 8 Miles
After a long cray cray day I come home with plans to hit the couch. Then I figure why not run/walk a little for 4 miles.  Before I know it I’m running beyond my plan because I don’t want to interrupt my episode of Nashville!! I was pretty miserable for 20 minutes, but then I got completely into it that I finished with 8 miles at 7:45 pace. Goes to show that the hardest part is to start.

Friday – 6.2 Miles
I’ve been avoiding my incline 3 run all week. Brought my ipod so I could watch Scandal while on my runch. Ended up with an 8 minute pace. Key to dreadmills is a good distraction.

Saturday & Sunday – I wish driving counted as a workout

Total Miles – 30.5 Ran 10 Miles Biked

Feelings – Restless, but trying to relax. tomorrow is another day

QOTD

Do you use a trainer to bike on? Tell me about it! I find it so open ended! Maybe that’s why I like running and treadmill, your measurements are limited and simple to understand. You got speed, maybe some incline and that’s about it! Biking there’s gears, resistance, cadence, it’s like I need a degree before I feel comfortable that I’m doing something right.

How did you workouts go last week? Ran? Biked? Feel free to link up!

Do you watch Nashville? Can we all agree that Gunter and Scarlet should be together so they can write and sing pretty songs that I can run to? Mmmkay?

5 thoughts on “Lets go run on a frozen beach!! and Weekly Recap”

  1. I LOVE NASHVILLE. I actually skimmed that part of this post because I’m 1 or 2 eps behind right now. But I ADORE Gunnar and Scarlett together. Hard to believe neither actor is from America! Their voices rock.

  2. I HAAAATTTTTEE the bike! More than any other form of exericse, I will do anything to avoid it!!! Dont worry about the lack of miles this week, it is all about total building on strength, a down week is nothing bad….and it meant you could build precious memories with your loved ones! Which is way more important in the grand scheme of things!

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