Now that I told Mother Nature what to do, I am ok to talk about this past week of training!
This week had nothing special except wonderful weather :) I took out all my Fall/Winter clothes last weekend and now I had to take out my Summer clothes again!
Here's what the last week looked like:
This should have been a rest day but I love the weight class so much, I decided to do it and postpone my rest day until Tuesday!
My little station except it changes every week! Add a Step or a weighted bar!
I took a well deserved Rest Day as my whole body was feeling the run + the weights :) I love that feeling of having worked out and my muscles telling me how good it felt!!
On this day, I worked from home, so I woke up an hour later and got my run in with the sun coming up. It was beautiful but I have no pictures as the route was in the side streets near my condo. There was a lot of traffic so I preferred my safety to taking pictures :)
I ran a little over 6K and I felt good. The weather was nice and cool and I took it easy and enjoyed every minute of it before going home and jumping into a days work.
I love working from home!! :)
This was a big day as its one of my last tempo runs before THE day! I wanted to make it count but at the same time I was not feeling it before I left. Fortunately for me, Michelle came with me at the last minute and it was so much better!
She was on me the whole time and I thought I was going to be able to slow down and wait for her but nooo, Miss M had to be on her game the whole time and make me go fast until the end :) (Thanks M!)
Trying to take a picture while running :)
I took an unexpected Rest Day again. It actually felt good to do so on my body but I felt like going for a run the whole day. I knew I couldn't run 5 days in a row so I decided not to do anything.
I had a 10K run planned for today with about 8K at marathon race pace. I got up without an alarm and kind of wished I had woke up earlier as it was a hot one!
I got dressed for Summer again and was out the door to tackle this 10K. I brought my own water as I knew with this weather I would need more than a fountain and besides, I wanted to do this one without stopping!
New shoes = maybe not the ones :(
It was a beautiful day with some of the leaves having changed on the lakeshore!
I was a sweaty beast by the end!
I spent the rest of the day running errands with my husband. I was able to last until 9:30pm and then crashed hard. I was sooo tired! And I had to get up for my long run the next day!
I woke up around 6:30am this morning and I was out the door by 7:30 having spent time eating breakfast and getting things going!
I knew it was going to be a hot one again and by the time I left, it was already pretty warm!
I am trying to get used to my fuel belt and hand bottle as I will be carrying both on race day! (I will explain all this in a later post closer to my marathon!)
It was so peaceful! This rower looked so serene, alone on the lake!
At my halfway point, I took a little break as my heel was screaming at me for some reason. I stretched and ate my HoneyStinger Chews and while I was bent down on a stretch, I saw this:
Can you spot it?
I was stopped in a marina and it made me want to buy a boat and go on a little adventure! I would love to be able to wake up on the water!
When I turned around I saw this! Hello, CN Tower :)
Its also at this point that I realized that these shoes will probably bring me to the end of my marathon! I believe my new Hot Pink Saucony Kinvara's may be the culprit to my heel pain :(
On my way back, I was so happy to see a tree with its colors change! There are not a lot in the city and this was lovely :)
Beautiful sunshine on the lake!
I got back home around 10am and was out the door with The Engineer for breakfast/lunch at Cora's! It was exactly what I needed after a long run!
We ran a few more errands and when we got home I hit the pool! I was mainly going to relax and enjoy the sunshine but I ended doing about 30 laps and 50 tricep dips in the stairs! I kept it light and casual. I had my floater board and did some kick laps. I also sat on it and moved from one end to the other using my arms only. This was tuff! I finished it off with some real front crawl laps :)
Now, I would say that was a productive week!!
Today is a holiday for us in Canada and I have plans to take advantage of the sunshine once again! We'll see what the day brings us :)
Countdown to Marathon #1: 13 days!!!
Tell me, what did you do this weekend? Please tell me you enjoyed the beautiful temperature!?