Right now it's after 7:15am an all four of my children are still asleep in their own beds. This is almost completely unheard of. Of course today is a school day and I will have to wake them up shortly, very, very shortly but for right now I'm just going to savor the peace and quiet the morning still holds. I only have on real question... why can't they sleep in like this on the weekend or at least on a day where there is no school?!
Anyway, in the world of marathon training Week 2 is a check. I managed to not miss any runs despite the rampant coughing and wheezing occurring in our house. Aaaannnndd, keeping my fingers crossed, the previously stated illness has yet to have its way with me, hopefully I can keep it at bay because it seems like a nasty one.
As for my actual workouts, they all went pretty well and despite my slight hiatus over winter break I'm feel like I'm quickly regaining my fitness level. I had a great long run on Saturday. Laura at Run Momma Run sponsored another group trail run that I eagerly took part in. I combined it with my long run - running to and from the trail to get my mileage in. It was so great to have some company, not to mention beautiful foresty (yes that is a word, or at least it is now) scenery (unfortunately I packed super light and couldn't take any pictures) during those middle miles of my run. One of the ladies in the group lived on my route back home and volunteered to run back down the mountain with me too. It made for a great time and definitely took my mind off the mileage. In fact, I completely forgot to eat the Gu Chomps that I had brought with me and managed to run close to 16 miles without anything but water. It's amazing what a little bit of company and conversation can do for a person. I think I'll have to look into running with people (other than my kids) more often.
So here is this week's plan:
M - 9miles
T - cross train, probably weights & abs, maybe a little yoga
W - 8 mi with 5 @ 7:46
R - 8mi
F - cross train - in the form of driving to Klamath Falls for the weekend
Sa - 16mi (at altitude - maybe with my dad on his bike?)
Su - rest, rest, rest - maybe a nap?
What does your week look like, anything exciting planned? The kids have Friday & Monday off from school so we're heading south to visit the grandparents. Hope your Monday is off to a great start. I better get those sleepy kids of mine up now.