This weekend was a Heavy Training weekend.
Saturday morning it started off with the Wife and I taking a run!
We ran a warm up mile. Then ran 3 x 1 Mile Repeats. This was a big day for me, as all three of my “repeats” were under 8 minute miles(7:52, 7:42,7:51-respectively). This had me stoked as I have not been able to do that for a long long time(before my 3 year fitness sabbatical lol). Guess this shows that something is working right haha.
My year long goal is to have a 1:40 Half Marathon Pace. With results like this I can feel that day coming… eventually 🙂
Mrs. NGC also did Great! She had taken a few weeks off, however, you wouldn’t have noticed it as she was flying on her runs!
After this, I went for a 20 Mile Bike Ride.
The second half was a rough ride for me, I started to die down on energy, although I was eating and drinking per my usual 10/10 schedule.
By the time I was done, I was literally done. I did not bonk(which I am proud of), but I did not feel a lot left in the tank for the day.
That night, I splurged and ate an Italian Sub-Sandwich from a local pizza place(toasted). It was great, filled me up and, almost immediately, I started feeling a lot better. This carried on into the evening as I continuously stretched and even “rolled” a few times to help my legs feel less like jello and more like powerhouses! By the end of the night, I was feeling recharged and human again.
Sunday morning was a group run with a Facebook Page called “Running Adventures Around the World”. This was a 12 Mile loop that was going to done twice by some, so they could hit 20 Miles for the day. I had only planned on doing one loop, as I had a Cycling Safety Class scheduled for the Afternoon.
This was to be a group run for fun, without any real race pacing or trying to kill each other trying to keep up.
As you can see we had a lot of fun!
We spent a lot of time finding great places to use as photo Ops!
We took our time and enjoyed the run. We all carried nutrition, I brought along my Hydration-Pack, so I was able to offer extra water to those with smaller water bottles.
We took breaks often too!
As we continued our journey we found a couple of Signs we were able to photo Bomb.
We had a Great time! With such an awesome group of runners. At Mile 10 we had a nice stretch!
All in all, this was a good experience.
We ended up enjoying ourselves too much and by the time we got done, I was late for my class 😦 . there are others, so I will be able to make sure I get my class so I’ll be safe haha.
After this, I rested for about an hour and some change. Then went to another Group Run, with Team RWB.
I ran with a buddy who does Triathlons like they are too easy not to do. We used a 7 Minute run, 1 Minute walk rotation that worked out pretty darn good. I was definitely feeling it, but I was able to keep up the pace and stick with him(although I am pretty sure he tried to drop me a few times haha). This was a 4.25 mile run and I was feeling pretty good even at the end, although I was tired, I wasn’t totally baked!!
After this we all went to a local restaurant (our usual post run hand out joint for some refueling food). This is a staple of the weekly diet, where I always have a Giro Platter and it is so delicious!
All in all, this was a tiring weekend. I am glad I was able to make it through. This is definitely a a good sign that everything is going well. I am excited about the next few months and can’t wait till all the “race days” coming up.
All though this was a “training” weekend, it was a lot of fun. Being able to enjoy amazing workouts with some really great people is always a good time(even if I want to cry after the workout!).
As always. Thank you for stopping by and hopefully having a good time. Let me know what you think and give me some of those great tips and tricks if you see something doesn’t quite “look right”.