Another week, another Weekly Wrap! It’s once again time to recap the week. Overall, it’s been a good week for me. I’m linking up with Wendy over at Taking the Long way Home and Holly at HoHo Runs for this week’s wrap-up. This is how my week went:
Monday: Rest day, having just run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon the day before. My GPS tracked me on Sunday at 14.1 miles, and contrary to popular belief, based on my effort (and the flat course) compared to my half the week before, that’s the story I’m going with.
Tuesday: 12 hour work day.
Wednesday: 3.5 mile run with my next-door neighbor. My first buddy run, and I loved it! This might just be the start of a beautiful thing.
Thursday: 23 mile bike ride.
Friday: 3.5 mile run. In the evening we attended the 8th Annual Redhawk Vaultfest, which was started by my sons’ former pole vault coach. My company has supported this program each year since its inception, but we’ve never had the opportunity to attend. It was a beautiful night and it was great seeing the kids vault. Click here for a video of my middle son vaulting his way to the Outdoor DVC Championship his senior year in high school! While the vaulters were jumping, my eldest son ran a 5:25 mile on the track. I’m not sure he was that fast when he graduated from high school eight years ago. He is training to BQ at Chicago this year, and I think he might just make it!
Saturday: 26 mile bike ride.
Sunday: 5 mile walk, 20 minute swim.
I’ve had a great week! I know it pales in comparison to a lot of training programs and in fact with what I’ve done in the past, but I’m getting there! I’m really trying to kick butt as I prepare for Berlin in September and Chicago in October. I know for sure if I can knock off at least 10 pounds by then, I will be in much better running shape than I am now.