PRR Training Week 8: Froyo and Double Digits

Last week marked a little over halfway through this training cycle!

I started off the week with a slow and steady five miler. Everything felt pretty good and my muscles are finally starting to get used to running a lot (for me) again.

On Wednesday I had a running date with my friends Mal and Stephy after work. We ran our usual loop around the local college campus and chatted away. Running with friends is truly my fav.

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Obviously froyo was necessary afterwards.

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Lately my weekends have been taken up with lots of errands and sitch, so I’ve really had to improvise in order to make my long runs work.

Enter: obscure running schedule.

Yup, I just spend my Friday afternoons running for two hours now. Not my ideal time re. exercise motivation, but I at least had Friday dinner pizza to look forward to.

It was a race against the clock to make it back before the sun went down, and I made it just in time.

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Double digit runs are exciting for me because I have only ever done a handful of them!

I was feeling ballsy and even ventured down a new path that I can usually see from where I run. This trail is actually the one that the half will be on (in less than a month, eek!) so it was nice to get the overall feel of what the route will be like.

It’s very flat and scenic, but a teensy bit of rough terrain. The path leads down below a bridge and I often spot serious runners on it with camelbaks and other fancy gear. It was fun pretending to be one!

Week #8 Recap

Monday: 5 mile run 

Tuesday: rest

Wednesday: 3 mile run

Thursday: yoga (20 minutes)

Friday: 10 mile run

Saturday: rest

Sunday: rest

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