Sunday, May 18, 2014

Week in Review, new scoots, and lots of running :)

Last week went pretty good, not as much cross training maybe as I wanted, but my bike has a destroyed tire so I need to get a new one.  Most happily running seems to be going good and I am feeling recovered from the Women's Run 5 mile last weekend.

here is how last week looked

Sunday         Yoga 20 minutes
                      Elliptical 60 minutes

Monday        7 mile easy run
                      Zuzkalight Summer Ab Series workout 1,
                      10 minute HIIT
                      Yoga 1 hour

Tuesday        30 minutes yoga in the morning

Wednesday   5 mile easy run
                     Zuzka Light Summer Ab series workout 2
                      20 minutes rowing

Thursday      Rest day

Friday       30 hour yoga with Colleen Saidman in the am
                 30 minutes power yoga with Zuzka Light after work
                 2 mile run while kids biked

Saturday 7.25 mile run

Runs: 21.25 miles over 4 runs
Rowing:  20 minutes in 1 session
Strength 2 (3 if you count the power yoga)
Yoga  4
Rest days 1
Elliptical 60 minutes in 1 session

Running is feeling good and that makes me one happy girl.  My goal for this coming week is to increase my long run to 8 miles.  I am working on writing up a training plan for the half marathon in July.  I have about 8 weeks left to train.  I know most plans only call for long runs of 10 miles but I much prefer to do longer than that. 

Yesterday we branded and since we weren't starting until after 7, I decided that I would just run there and my husband could pick me up along the way if need be.  I wanted to get in at least 4 or 5 miles, but I started so early I ended up running all the way to where we were branding and did 7.25 miles. 

It was such a beautiful morning and my legs felt good, I was feeling like I could run and run and run. I got sprinkled on a little, but I could not have asked for better running weather.

I had just recicedf a new pair of shoes to try out from Asic, the Gel Electro33s.  I am in love with the colors
although post run, they aren't quite so shiny.  I kind of like them with some mud on them, means I am running in them.

Cousins and a new friend
Daddies and daughters
My little cowboy was very excited to be riding a calf.
and being big enough to hold some by himself

and with Grandpa


16 comments:

  1. Awesome week! And that photo of the dads and their daughters is just precious!

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  2. Ooh your new shoes are pretty. With and without the mud!

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  3. It's great to see that you're able to run more now. Training for a half marathon sounds great. Have fun in your new shoes training for it!

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  4. I really like the picture of the little pond.

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  5. i always like to go a little longer to prep for a half as well. i am in the middle of an 8-week training plan that i made using runners world smart coach. it actually has me running 5 13-mile runs. now i'm thinking that i might stretch one of them into a 15 miler, just for kicks and giggles :)

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  6. those asics are pretty! Are they a "neutral" shoe? Glad to hear the running continues to go well for you!

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  7. YAY for happy running! Looks like the kiddos had fun with the calves, too.
    I, too, prefer a few runs beyond 10 for a half. I'm hoping that my current "plan" will lead to a PR at the end of the month (if the weather isn't too hot), and it included running 3 other halves leading up to the one at the end of the month. We shall see.

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  8. Yay for happy miles!!! I just LOVE your pictures of your family and surroundings!!!

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  9. Nice week!! Hoooray for running!!

    I love your ranch updates. I secretly want to move to Montana and just live on a ranch :D

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  10. So glad to hear you are running happy!! What a great week of training and beautiful views to enjoy :) Love the pictures of the kids!

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  11. I'm so happy for you that running is going to well! Love all your ranch life photos :)

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  12. Love the picture of your little cowboy riding that calf. So cute!

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  13. Love the pics. Spring on the ranch is so fun and busy!

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  14. Your shoes remind me of Easter eggs. ;o) Glad your running is going well again.

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  15. Your son is definitely braver than me. That looks terrifying.

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