Sunday, July 30, 2017

Streak Week Four

Whoooo what a week!  This was definitely my favorite week of training so far- not only because I have a goal race in mind for the fall, but also because one of my favorite blogging friends came up to visit!  We packed in so much this weekend that I feel like I need a break before I go back to work.  But- here's a look back at my week of training, as well as a few highlights from the weekend!


Monday

3 miles (untimed)
Easy miles to start off the week.  I'm going to start training for a fall half marathon soon, so I'm trying to transition slowly over to the plan that I'll be using!  Every Monday there's a run between 3 and 6 miles, so I'm trying to start off my Monday with a long(er) run than my usual 1 mile!


Tuesday

4 miles / 9:15 pace
I had an appointment at the oral surgeon, which meant I got to work from home and run in the morning.  It felt great out, with lower humidity and a cooler temperature.  I loved it!


Wednesday

1 mile (untimed)
Easy mile around my neighborhood after work.

Kayaking / 1 hour
Dan, Selma and I took our kayaks out to North Park!  It was so nice out and being out on the water was really relaxing.  Selma wasn't really a fan of us being apart and kept trying to jump into my kayak.  Next time I'll try to keep her and see if she does better.  If anyone kayaks with their dog and has suggestions on keeping them IN the boat, please let me know!


Thursday

4 miles / 8:42 pace

I wanted to get in some speed work, so I searched for a fun half hour treadmill workout I could do during my lunch.  I found this one on Pinterest, which ended up being amazing!  The speeds and inclines were constantly changing, which helped the time fly by.  It was definitely a challenge, but I really enjoyed it.


Friday

2.25 miles / 9:33 pace
Easy run around the block with Selma!  Still cooler out, so I was loving it.

Yoga / 30 min
Did some yoga when I got back, and apparently Selma also wanted in on that ;)

In the evening, Sokphal came by to stay with us for the weekend!  She was in town for work, and was nice enough to stay a few extra days.  We went to Grist House Brewing and grabbed food from the Franktuary truck.  Steff even stopped by after she ran the Liberty Mile!  I've never been to the brewery before, but it was amazing.  So much space, amazing beer, and dog friendly.  What more could you want?


Saturday

7 miles / 9:05 pace
We had a very packed day, so Sokphal and I woke up early to get in a run.  We ended up running 7 miles, which is the longest run I've done in a long time!  I originally only planned on doing 5, but she convinced me to do another 2 with her.  It's always great to have active friends who can peer pressure you into physically pushing yourself!  After the run, we stopped by First Watch for brunch (which was soooo good- best part of running on weekends right?).


After we got showered and changed, we went on a touristy trip around the Burgh.  It was such a perfect weekend to have a visitor, because the weather was absolutely perfect and there was so much going on!  We started off in Mt Washington, then headed downtown to walk around.  We stopped for food at Social House 7, which is an Asian Fusion restaurant.   Everything from the decor to the drinks to the food to the service was top notch, and I definitely want to go back soon.

After eating, we stopped by Picklesburgh, walked through PNC Park, relaxed on the water steps, then took the T back downtown.  We headed down to the Strip for Vine Rewind, which was a music/food/wine festival held at the Pittsburgh Winery!  The music was amazing, but none of us were really in the mood for wine or beer.  Instead, we headed to Dobra Tea to sit and relax from a lonnnnnng day with some hot tea.  I ended up walking and running nearly 20 miles, so I was really happy to head home and sleep!


Sunday

5 miles / 8:27 pace
Sokphal and I both ran a local race on Sunday morning- Elorapalooza!  This is a memorial race that has been held for the past 12 years at North Park.  This year, the race was moved up to the Lodge, with a five mile race added on to the normal 5k.  The course was pretty hilly and challenging, so I was really happy with my time!  I'll share a full recap later this week :)


Do you like to play tourist in your own city?
How was your week?
What races do you have coming up?

5 comments:

  1. I love being a hometown tourist! I grew up in Indianapolis but didn't really explore the city until after I moved away and would return for family visits. Of course, now I'm neglecting my current hometown but it has some perks too. Good job on your training and race!

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  2. Selma is sooo stinkin' cute on the kayak with her lifejacket :)

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  3. Your week sounded fantastic! How come you have to go to an oral surgeon? I'm glad you had a friend come visit. That's so fun! You guys are so cute! Nice job on the runs, lady! Can't wait to hear more about your race.

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  4. You definitely packed a lot into Saturday! So cool that you got to spend time with a blogging friend, both running & enjoying the city!

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  5. being a tourist in your own town is the best. Glad your streaks are working out!

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