This Weekend- Oh What a Time!


This weekend was a Heavy Training weekend.

Saturday morning it started off with the Wife and I taking a run!

The Beauty!
The Beauty!

 

 

 

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 🙂

I'm always this ugly. Don't be alarmed!
I’m always this ugly. Don’t be alarmed!

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.

Half-Way through
Half-Way through

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Yeah, I am as tired as I look!
Yeah, I am as tired as I look!

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.

Starbucks to start it Off!
Starbucks to start it Off!

This was to be a group run for fun, without any real race pacing or trying to kill each other trying to keep up.

Bridge found in Kemah!
Bridge found in Kemah!

As you can see we had a lot of fun!

We spent a lot of time finding great places to use as photo Ops!

A Sign as Proof
A Sign as Proof

 

 

 

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!

Even for a Rocky Sock Situation!
Even for a Rocky Sock Situation!

 

As we continued our journey we found a couple of Signs we were able to photo Bomb.

 

I was behind the camera!
I was behind the camera!

We had a Great time! With such an awesome group of runners. At Mile 10 we had a nice stretch!

A picture taken while taking a picture ;)
A picture taken while taking a picture 😉

 

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.

Team RWB Pearland Group!
Team RWB Pearland Group!

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”.

Laters!!

 

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