Technically my 18 week training program for the Richmond marathon should start today, but I’m leaving for my bachelorette weekend in Savannah on Thursday and I’m not going to be doing much running while I’m there. That being said, I kind of made last week my first official week of training. I’ll get to the recap at the end of this post, but first let me tell you all about my oh so exciting weekend. I ate mac and cheese four times and went to bed at 9:30 on Saturday. BUT – THIS HAPPENED. Yes, that’s me, at 7:15 am, going to run.
On Friday I had my final dress fitting and I did not want to take this dress off… I hate that I only get to wear it for one night. I want to live in it. I made my mom take it home with her so I didn’t accidentally put it on and walk around the house in it.
Later that night Thomas and I had a date night where I had a few Blue Moons, a bacon cheeseburger, and a side of mac and cheese (serving #1) because the dress fit and I was hungry. When we got home I watched a Frank Sinatra documentary and went to bed early. I’m a grandma and I’m totally fine with it. I don’t know if I’ve told you guys about my Frank Sinatra obsession yet, but I LOVE HIM.
On Saturday I woke up a little later than expected and spent about an hour drinking coffee and snuggling with this little baby.
She was crying and staring at me and that can only mean one thing – she wants to run. It was already in the 80s at 9 a.m. so we stayed close to home. I let Dixie do the first 1.5 miles and then put her back inside and finished up with about 2 more miles. I ended up with 3.34 miles – this drove me crazy but I was too hot to make it 4.
That afternoon Thomas and I ran a bunch of errands which was exhausting, so we decided to eat froyo and pick up some tequila to make my favorite strawberry banana margaritas, mmmmm.
Then there was more snuggling with the baby.
I decided to make mac and cheese and fried chicken for dinner because I don’t ever crave healthy foods and it just sounded so good (mac and cheese serving #2). I always use this recipe and it’s the best – Ree Drummond knows what she’s doing. I was exhausted from all of the wedding planning/shopping and was in bed by 9:30.
On Sunday morning I was up at 6:15 and ready to run (THIS NEVER HAPPENS). I’m not a morning person, but I don’t have a choice for my long runs with the current weather here in NC. I met my dad and his running club at the lake and we did 1 loop, which is 7 miles. My dad agreed to do 2 more with me so I ended up with 9 total (8:42 pace). On our last mile, my dad yelled and scared me half to death when he thought he saw a snake. It has yet to be determined whether it was a stick or a snake, but neither one of us were going back to get a closer look. If it was a stick it was a REALLY snake-like shiny, black, long, squiggly stick.
Why do I always crave soda right after I run??? I could not resist this diet sierra mist that my parents had in their fridge (too many drinking selfies this weekend).
When I got home I had leftover mac and cheese (serving #3) and then had some more for dinner (serving #4) with a veggie burger. Ridiculous. It’s a good thing I run…
Richmond Marathon Training – Week 1
Last week I read about Training Peaks on Kristina’s blog and decided to start using it to log my workouts for this training cycle. There is an app so I can log them right on my phone instead of typing them in my notes or scrolling through blog posts to try to figure out what I did all week.
Week 1 (7/6 – 7/12)
Monday – 6 miles after work @ 8:17 pace
Tuesday – 4 miles: .5 mile warm up, 6 x 400 @ 7:20-7:30 pace w 400 m jogging recovery in between, .5 mile cool down
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – 4 miles on the treadmill @ 8:50 pace
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 3.34 miles @ 8:41 pace
Sunday – 9 miles @ 8:42 pace
Total miles: 26.34 miles
I was happy with my runs this week and the overall mileage for week 1 of a training program. This makes me feel a lot better about not running much this week and just enjoying my bachelorette party in Savannah.
Have you ever been to Savannah? Any must see attractions/restaurants/bars?
Do you love mac and cheese enough to eat it 4 times in one weekend?