|Lake Superior - Scenic Highway - Grandma's Marathon Course|
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Grandma's Marathon - Week 7
Week 7 of Grandma's Marathon Training is complete!
This week was uneventful with running and I like it like that!
Next week will ramp up my mileage with a 16-18 mile long run on Saturday. EEK!
I have to admit, I'm a bit intimidated.
This week, I'm doing a little different weekly wrap. Rather than listing out my days workouts, I'll highlight the good points!
Monday was fairly uneventful as I started out the week with 3/4 mile hill repeats. I got in 4 repeats before heading to work and finished with 5.8 miles at 9:14/mile. Tuesday, I got a nice easy 5.5 mile run in at a comfortable pace - 9:26/mile. Nothing crazy - just good training.
My kids started spring break on Friday, and we were headed to Duluth for a mini-vacation; compliments of my sister! She's the greatest. With the family outing planned, my long run happened Thursday on Milly. Thankfully, I only had 10 miles on plan this week, so I put on Netflix and went to town. I ended up with 10 miles at 9:06/mile. I was just getting done when they invaded the mill, so I made them take a picture with me! They are such goofballs!
After we took the picture, they proceeded to let their monster truck cars roll off the belt of the treadmill into a bucket. Of course this gave me anxiety for a number of reasons, but mostly because I love my Milly and need her in good working order. #runnerproblems
No kick-boxing this week. I'm hoping to pick that up again this next week. I am also mentally preparing for my first "really" long run of my training cycle this upcoming Saturday!
Friday, we headed to Duluth. The home of the famous Grandma's Marathon where I'll be completing my 2nd marathon in June. Duluth is a great city with lots of things to do, so we first headed to Two Harbors, the home of the starting line of the race!
Because I plan like that, I made my husband drive the course from finish to start. Along they way, I reminisced about all the moments in last years race. The photo at the top of this post was taken on Friday from my car on the route. I'm not exactly sure which mile this was, I'm guessing between 14-16. The weather Friday was perfect for running - no wind, no sun and 40 degrees! YES PLEASE!
This photo was snapped by my husband at mile 19. Apparently, I was still smiling - but that may have been a lie! I knew that he was there! HA!
It's so nice to get away as a family. The boys were in heaven on Lake Superior throwing rocks and searching all around! We had lots of laughs and I'm grateful that my sister gifted us two nights in a hotel!
I love when I can capture any pictures with my boys! Usually, I have to bribe them because they just won't sit still long enough for me to snap a picture!
Tell me! How do you like to spend time with your family? What's your favorite getaway?