Happy Memorial Day

Welcome to the unofficial start of summer! Memorial day symbolizes that the long, cold winter is finally over and for those of us is New England this is a long awaited day. SL and I are heading to the beach for a little bit this morning then going to a house warming/BBQ at our friends’ new house. A nice little day.

The weekend started with a long run on Saturday morning with Mugsy. I have grown to long these long runs not just because I love hanging out with my friend but also because I have come to really enjoy longer distance runs. Who knew!

I am hoping that Mugs and I continue to meet up for longer run on weekends when we are both around. She been an awesome training buddy and has always been an awesome friend.

I was nervous about 10 miles because it would be a new PDR for me but Mugs and I both rocked ourΒ final long run on our training schedule. Here are my splits:

  • Mile 1 – 8:41
  • Mile 2 – 8:52
  • Mile 3 – 9:13
  • Mile 4 – 9:22
  • Mile 5 – 9:27
  • Mile 6 – 9:32
  • Mile 7 – 9:47
  • Mile 8 – 9:42 (negative split!)
  • Mile 9 – 9:43
  • Mile 10 – 9:51

I was pretty happy that all of my miles were under ten minutes. If I could keep this type of pace for the whole half marathon I would be ecstatic.

I can’t believe this is the final week of training before my first half marathon!! I plan on sticking to my training schedule to a tee. I feel like I am ready for the race and will be tapering this week with shorter runs.

Monday (today!): Rest. I am still a bit sore from Saturday’s long run

Tuesday: 4 mile run

Wednesday: 3 mile run or Spin

Thursday: 2 mile run

Friday: Rest, swim

Saturday: Rest and get my head in the game!

Sunday: Twin Lobster Half Marathon!

I’d love to find time for yoga this week but I’m busy almost every night after work with friends. Still riding that engagement high!!

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