Monday, June 4, 2012

Seattle RnR Marathon Training Week #11

Well, it's official.  I am finally TAPERING.  That's right folks.  11 weeks down, only 3 weeks of tapering to go.  I'm not going to lie, I am READY for this marathon to be over.  But that's another blog post in and of itself.  So let's see how I did this week:

Monday - 6.5 miles of lovely running on the beaches of Lincoln City.  Running on the beach with Cooper is one of the best things in the world.  It truly doesn't get much better than that. 

Tuesday - 13 miles of biking at Interurban Trail in about 54 minutes.  This is NOT my favorite place to bike because a) it's not very pretty (it's very "urban" if you couldn't tell from the path's title), b) it's always a bit sketchy, and c) there's tons of stop and go at lights and intersections, but I was near there for work and I had too much work to do to drive somewhere nicer. 

Wednesday - So busy but managed an after-a-terribly-long-day swim again this week around 9pm.  1 mile of swimming in 38 minutes, with a 600, 400, 300, 200 with 100 of kicking in between each.

 On Wednesday this GINORMOUS frog greeted me on our porch when I went outside.  I may or may not have screamed.  It looked like a statue!

Thursday - Another less than stellar run.  I know I know, all you read about lately is how I'm sucking at running.  Trust me, I'm very tired of reporting that to you as well, and I've already started a blog post about it that just needs to be finished.  3 miles after work, then ate dinner, then 3 more miles after dinner with Cooper. 

Friday - Thought I might get a swim in, but no time, because we were off to LEAVENWORTH right after work for an awesome weekend of wine walk-ing (more to come about that!). 

Saturday - 16 miles through the streets of Leavenworth with Jordanne (for all of it) and Amy (for part of it).  Then tons of wine walking which we know burns tons of calories.

A little preview of the wine walking. 

Sunday - JMan, Cooper, and I hiked Rattlesnake Ledge in Snoqualmie on the way back from Leavenworth!  It was LOVELY.  Beautiful views.  I'll tell you more about that too!  Man I have like 5 blog posts to write. 

 A little preview of the hike.

In conclusion, I ran 28 miles this week, I didn't do a speed workout, and I didn't do any yoga.  But I did bike and swim and run 28 miles, though I feel like I'm slowly but surely running slower and slower. 

Annnnnnnnd I'll get to work on those 5 blog posts now!  Probably.

How was your week of workouts?  What was your biggest success this week and what do you need to work on this coming week?