Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway to win a pair of Jaybird Bluebuds X Wireless headphones! There were over 160 entries and the winner is……
Congrats! I hope you love them as much as I do.
Now, weekend recap. On Friday morning Dixie and I did a 5 mile progression run. Well, Dixie did the first 3 miles with me, but she prefers the opposite of progression runs so I put her back in the house for my last two miles.
Mile splits: 9:02, 9:00, 8:47, 8:35, 8:01. I’m really getting into this whole morning running thing. Thanks to everyone who convinced me that it’s not so bad!
Friday was a very special day – my nephew Graham turned ONE! I feel like he was just born yesterday… I can’t believe it’s already been a year. Here is our first picture together right after he was born:
I really just can’t believe that picture was taken a year ago, but I love seeing his personality develop and watching him discover and grow. He had so much fun at his party on Saturday and he looooooved all of his presents and his cake. If you want to see him eating his cake you have to watch the video on my instagram …. he’s about to fall asleep stuffing icing in his mouth and it’s the cutest thing ever.
After Graham’s party I had a surprise for Thomas. We went to the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville to race go karts! Thomas had been wanting to go to this place for a while and we were passing it on the way home from the party so I decided to take him for a race.
These go karts are serious… they go up to 55 mph and the course is really windy and intense (in my opinion). I was a little nervous, but after watching a few races before us I felt better about it and got more excited.
It was SO much fun. I ended up getting really into it and my competitive spirit definitely came out. The guys were a little too fast for me, but I beat all of the girls in my race, which is what really matters. Thomas ended up doing two races. One was enough for me, so I decided to cheer him on from the sidelines.
We were exhausted after our fun filled Saturday, so we ended up falling asleep around 9:30, which worked out perfectly for my early long run Sunday morning.
The high on Sunday was in the 90s, so we decided to meet for our long run at 7:20 instead of our usual 8:00. It was about 65 degrees at the start and we were all “cold.” It’s insane how 65 degrees feels cold when you are used to 95 everyday! I ran with my dad and Kara, who I really need to get a picture with since we do a lot of weekend runs together!
At the lake where we run, our watches tend to go in and out and are never 100% accurate, so we all ended up with different numbers. The lake loop is exactly 7 miles. We went off the trail on a greenway path for about 2 miles and then turned around, so we should have ended up with 11 miles, but our watches were saying 10.5 and 10.7. Either way, it was close to 11! We ran somewhere around 8:5o-9:00 pace (my watch said 10.5 miles, 9 :00 pace, my dad’s said 10.7 miles, 8:50 pace). I’m a little bit ahead on my long run, so next week I want to try to make my weekday runs a little longer so I can add more overall mileage instead of pushing it all to the weekend.
Here’s my recap for week #4 of Richmond Marathon training:
Week 4: 7/27-8/2
Monday: 4 miles, 8:50 pace
Tuesday: 3 mile tempo run, 8:23 pace
Wednesday: 5 recovery miles, 9:00 pace
Friday: 5 miles, 8:41 pace
Sunday: 11ish miles @ 8:55 pace
Total: 28 miles
Excited to break 30 next week! I don’t think that has happened in a VERY long time.
Do you have nieces or nephews?
Have you ever raced go karts?