One surprise for the week was that I raced a 5k on Saturday! The original plan was to walk/run the 1-mile with our 3 year old but he ditched me to ride in the Kiddie Parade later that day instead.
For the first time in 3 years, my husband was able to be home for our town's yearly festival! It was great to enjoy the weekend with him; he cheered me on in the race and I was able to race without the double stroller. Having him here with the kids, Grandma and I was the best.
Per my watch, the mile/pace breakdown happened like so:
Mile 1 - 6:30
Mile 2 - 6:47
Mile 3 - 6:48
Mile .14 - 6:27
My official finish time was 20:55 and that was a new 5k PR for me! Some day I would like to make my way to the 19's but that goal will have to wait for another year. I have one more race left for the year and that's the marathon at the end of September.
Oh I love my cheering section! And Grandma is such a wonderful photographer :)
I had the best cheering section this morning (including Grandma @ericksonpenny & our neighbors, of course)! Thankful for beautiful weather and a new PR is always nice 😄 3.14 mi, 20:57, 6:41/mi. #nuttzoambassador #hshive #honeystinger #motherrunner #5k #marathontraining #wildhogmarathon #familytime #sweatpink
And here's what happened to my running partner. E led the Kiddie Parade as "American Spidey"! He's currently way more into tractors than he is into running :)
Wild Hog Marathon Training Week 1:
Monday, July 4Hills w/ double stroller: 6.25 mi, 00:56 @ 08:58 avg pace.
First day of Wild Hog training on the hilly bike trail near our campground! Warm and humid but the trails were beautiful. I ran with the double stroller "half loaded" because E road in the kid seat on my mom's bike.
Tuesday, July 5Easy-Effort w/ double stroller: 3.5 mi, 00:32 @ 09:11 avg pace.
"Ran" errands with the kids. Bank, grocery store, lumberyard. No success in our quest to find a toddler-sized fishing rod!
Wednesday, July 6Three loads of laundry, sandbox playing and a tractor ride. No running for me.
Thursday, July 7Tempo w/ double stroller: 6.06 mi, 00:51 with 4 miles @ 8:09/mile.
Ran with the kids and then mowed the lawn before the rain came.
Friday, July 8Rest because I decided to run the Sizzler 5k!
Saturday, July 95k: 3.14 mi, 00:21 @ 06:40 avg pace. (20:55 official time)
6:30, 6:47, 6:48, 6:27 (for the last .14) followed by a mini yoga class in the grass post-race. That yoga class made me take the time to stretch!
Sunday, July 10Long Run: 14 mi, 02:07 @ 09:02 avg pace.
Total Mileage: 32.95 miles
How many races are on your calendar this year?