My May running goal is 120 miles. I usually manage between 85 – 100 miles so this is a decent step up, primarily triggered by a super SUPER busy June and July and the desire to get some miles in beforehand! This week has been a good effort towards the cause.
Friday: 12 miles long run in 1.54 at 9.30 pace in Half Moon Bay.
Sunday: 4 mile easy run in 37 mins at 9.28 pace on Sawyer Camp Trail
– 12 mile bike ride pulling the Dude in the Weehoo on the same trail.
Monday: 4.2 miles hill repeats in 44 mins at 10.16 pace
Back at Seal Point for hill repeats, which I kind of love. It’s basically a huge hill made of rubbish that has grassed over and become a lovely little park. I ran up and down the north slope five times, then up and down the south slope five times and then up the 50 steps in the middle…twice. Clearly I’d intended to do the steps five times but they killed me so I made do with two. Such a lightweight.
This was my second consecutive Monday where I saw a snake on my run. This week’s reptile was very small and very cute, but EVEN SO!!!
Wednesday: 12 mile long run in 1.50 at 9.06
I had to move this calendar week’s long run forward as we’re going away today and I needed the extra time. I threw in 2 1/2 speedier miles on the flatter section of this run and then paid for them in the hillier second section, but I really enjoyed the run and was happy with it! I’m planning to get up early this morning and do some speedwork to round the week off.
New Race! I got a free race bib this week – a friend of a friend can no longer do Rock n Roll San Jose in October, did I want it? Yes please! I would never ‘bandit’ a race that hadn’t been paid for but I don’t have any qualms in this particular situation. It’s the week before Healdsburg which is going to be my goal Autumn half-marathon so I’ll be using it as a tune-up race for that. Really looking forward to seeing what the RnR hype is all about!
New Running Song: You would never come to me for cutting edge music advice. I’m not cool like that. So you can imagine my surprise this week when I discovered this wonderful British singer Jasmine Thompson and her FABULOUS song ‘Run’ and apparently she’s unsigned. So here I am, trend-setter, recommending this song to you! It’s song is brilliant and made a fantastic running song for my long run on Wednesday!!! Listen HERE.
New Running Book: I downloaded ‘Running like a Girl ‘ by Alexandra Heminsley, a British journalist and writer. I’m not keen on the title, but the book is making me laugh out loud and it’s a great read!
Triathlon Fever: Tomorrow is the Husband’s first triathlon for 10 years. Thank you to all of you who have wished him luck, he was surprised and quite touched!! We are so excited about cheering him on. He’s cheered me on at so many races, it’ll be lovely to be able to repay the favour a little!
May’s Mileage? 32/120.
Happy Weekend, everyone