Sunday, April 24, 2016

~Marathon Training, Week 5~New Recipe ~

This last week flew by! Monday I ran early before the high 80s hit!  Tuesday I was going to run my tempo run, but woke up with a migraine.  The weather was changing and the extra pressure in the air can really mess my head up! Wednesday, I got up and was out the door by 5:00 am for the first tempo run of the season!  I was really excited to hit all my splits.  Ten miles, and it was a good one.  This week I want to try again the day after a speed workout.  Fatigued tempos at marathon pace, that's how I like to train for the last ten miles of the marathon! Thursday was a nice morning run followed by a Friday rest day.  

Saturday was ZaoFit's Geocaching Group Run.  Two friends started at 5:45 am with me for a six mile loop around town.  Then we meet up with four others up on Rob Mill road in Dallas.  We set off on a fifteen mile run, lead by Kim. Geocaching was in the mix of the long run.  It was fun, but the freshly poured gravel and uneven terrain brought some pain!  We had a few rolled ankles and lots of sore muscles. We ended with snack back at the van.  The weather was perfect and the company was grand! 

This morning (Sunday), I got to meet up with my friend Kristi for our first run since she got home from running Boston last Monday.  It was so fun to hear all about her adventure! 

This week my friend Kelleigh told me how to make a new drink.  I've been drinking it all week and though some of you would enjoy trying it! 

Good Girl Moonshine: 
Raspberry Iced Tea
Fresh Ginger
Apple Cider Vinegar
Stevia (optional)

Brew your tea, add ice and let cool.  Take some fresh ginger and put into a blender with water.  Blend up then add to tea.  Place leftovers onto an ice tray and freeze for next time.  Add a Tablespoon or two of Apple Cider Vinegar.  And Stevia if wanted.

This weeks schedule:  I'm starting full time hours at the hospital on Tuesday.  It's going to be an adjustment running after work instead of before.  My new hours are 5:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Running before work just isn't going to work anymore! 

Run with me April 25th to May 1st.
Monday 5:30 am, hour run (may do some speed work)
Tuesday afternoon thru Friday afternoon. Will be running after 2:00 (new work schedule) Let me know if you can meet up any of those days at 2:30 or later. 
Thursday 7:00 pm, HIIT class at Fitness with Studio Fuego
Saturday 7:00 am, group run 14 miles
Sunday out of day
Hope some locals can join me for a run or two! ‪#‎ZaoFit‬
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  1. Sounds a busy but FUN week! That tea sounds delicious too. Keep up the great work friend!

    1. Thanks for reading and for the encouragement Olivia!

  2. I like how you look at the 10 mile tempo as the last 10 miles of the Marathon. I have been running my long runs the day after my tempo by scheduling necessity and I will see it as a good thing now!