Happy Father’s Day! Unfortunately, my dad doesn’t live nearby, so I wasn’t able to celebrate with him. Instead, I spent the day with this ‘dog dad.’
Anyways, here’s how this past week went in training for the Indianapolis marathon, (which will be my 33rd marathon- exciting!)
*If you missed stopping in during the week, I shared this review of the goodr + rabbit kit!
Monday: 8 solo miles before work, 9 min/mile pace. It was such a picture- perfect morning on the lakes. There was a movie being filmed on Bde Mka Ska (Lake Calhoun) so part of it was blocked off, but the running trail was still open. I tried to search around on Twitter, but couldn’t find out what the movie was…Let me know if anyone has the answer!
Throughout the day, a terrible cold that had snuck up on me late last week started to really kick in. I was coughing like crazy and feeling quite awful. Summer colds are the worst, aren’t they?
I toughed it out and went to Discover Strength after work to get in my strength training. I felt okay while working out, but do think if I had rested more this week, maybe the cold wouldn’t still be lingering…
Tuesday: 5.5 miles easy before work with Matilda. My cold got worse that day and I actually ended up going home a bit early from work and just working from home. Ugh.
Wednesday: Well…what better way to cure a cold than run 9 miles at 5:15 am? Again, not my smartest move, but when I woke up on Wednesday, I thought I was feeling better. The medicine seemed to be working and I had slept a ton, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
To be honest, the workout went better than expected: 3 mile warm-up, 10 minutes at 7:45, 2 minute jog, 10 minutes at 7:35, 2 minute jog, 5x(1 minute hard, 1 minute recovery), 2 mile cool down.
Thursday: Easy 7 mile run before work. I met up with Christie, Klara, and Sarah; it was Sarah’s birthday, so we let her pick the route, and she chose Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles.
We were treated to a beautiful sunrise on the Cedar Lake trail, and then a deer AND a fox sighting on Lake of the Isles.
Friday: Complete rest. I had a work event on Thursday and stayed out much too late for a 37-year old, especially on a school night! Never again…combined with the cold, I was not a happy camper on Friday.
Saturday: 10.4 mile long run with the Calhoun Beach Running Club on a humid morning.
Christie and I had the same workout again, so we were able to help keep each other on pace! 45 minutes easy, 15 minutes at 7:45, 5 minutes easy, 10 minutes at 7:45, 15 minutes easy, for 90 minutes of running or about 10.4 miles at an 8:40 min/mile average.
Just a little bit sweaty afterwards!
Later that afternoon, I convinced Dustin to try Discover Strength. We went to the Northeast Minneapolis location where I took a group session and he took a free 1-on-1 introductory session.
He liked the workout, though he isn’t sure he can fit it into his schedule. But I’m glad he at least gave it a try and knows why I like it!
Sunday: I gave myself a slow, relaxing morning, with the hope that extra rest will kill off the cold. I’ve also tried a neti pot for the first time with this cold; I’m not sure how much it helped, but it was worth a try.
Then, 6 mile run with Dustin, 8:50 min/mile pace.
Summary: 46 miles of running, 2 strength sessions (Discover Strength).
In other news, we were dog-sitting my sister’s dog Lola again this weekend; Matilda loves having a friend. They were very entertaining together. Lola is a sweetheart; we love having her!
I’m linking up with Running on the Fly and Confessions of a Mother Runner as part of their Weekly Rundown. Check it out!
That’s wonderful that the dogs get along!
I am sorry about the cold. Summer colds can be the worst. At least in winter it’s easy to curl up & slow down. You sure got in a lot of fitness despite it! Feel better.
I ‘think’ it’s almost gone…it was a bad one!
Tilda is pretty patient with little Lola!
Wow! You got some great miles in! Summer colds ARE the worst. I hope you get rid of yours soon. Good luck with marathon training. I have heard good things about the Indianapolis Marathon.
Thanks Laurie! I have heard good things about Indianapolis as well!
Lola’s so fuzzy! “I had rested more this week, maybe the cold wouldn’t still be lingering…” – um, yes! I always take the first day of a cold to bed, and although I did have that terrible lingering one the once, that does seem to help. Good week and I love when people post sweaty pics – look at all that work going on!
You are much smarter than me with the cold remedies…argh! In hindsight I know all this, but still tried to push it.
Oh how fun Matilda had a friend sleepover! : ) I hope that cold is completely gone by now.. I’m amazed you were able to run through it so well!
Thanks Marcia; I tried my best, but recognize rest might have been better 🙁
Summer colds are no fun at all! Looks like it did not deter your workouts too much. You had a pretty solid week of miles. Have a great week! Thanks for linking up
Summer colds are the worst. I hope you kick it to the curb soon. I’m surprised a good sunrise run with friends didn’t cure it. That would have been my drug of choice too. LoL!
Haha, exactly! A sunrise run should cure all colds.
Aren’t those early morning runs total bliss (well, MOST of them LOL). I love that pic with the sunrise on your friend’s birthday! Tranquility at its finest 😉 Thanks for linking with us!
Morning runs are THE BEST 🙂
Great week of workouts!
That photo of the deer made me laugh out loud. It’s like he couldn’t run away fast enough, lol
Ha, you’re totally right Kim! But I was worried about him, he was way too close to busy roads!
Summer colds are such a pain. Hope you’re able to leave it behidn soon. And yes on the too late on a school night – which is also how I refer to it. We’re too old for this nonsense
Heard a lot about the Lake Calhoun renaming conversations and controversies this weekend. Certainly a fascinating issue.
Fluffy Lola next to streamlined Tilda is such a fun contrast
Hehe…yep, too old for any of that nonsense. I need my sleep!
You’re so in the loop on the Lake Calhoun/Bde Mka Ska convos! I’m trying my hardest to call it by its proper name, but it was Lake Calhoun for so long as a runner, I used to talk about distances in “Oh, just a Calhoun/Harriet!” and all my running friends would know 🙂
As I may have mentioned, that’s where mom’s husband’s family are. I think their Air BnB was right near it when they had their local reception. Small world
Cold medicine can really be deceptive with how well you’re feeling vs how well you actually are! Hope you are back at 100% soon.
I think you’re right- I definitely though I was healthier going into the work event and then it only set me back for the weekend! Argh.
OMG your sister’s dog!! I am in love!! good week running and strength for you – too bad about the cold. I know what you mean though. 2 weeks ago I kept pushing through being ill and finally had to give into it much later than I should have. It’s so hard to stop living your life even when you know for the sake of getting over whatever sickness you probably should. I always try to get Ron to try new things too. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I want to do and try so many things, but I… Read more »
Exactly! It’s hard to slow down when its ‘just’ a cold…but then it lingers forever!
I hope you feel better! A cold sucks but it sucks even more during the summer. Another awesome week for you!!
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