Sorry for my absence this weekend but I was busy down the shore with about 13 of my girlfriends from college. It was a fabulous weekend.
My weekend included laughs, alcohol and reminiscing. I love my girlfriends.
Oh yea – and lots and lots of dancing.
But today we are back to our regularly scheduled programming. Guess who came out of hiding?!
My running shoes!! Woooooo!
I got all inspired and excited because I created our training schedule for Reach the Beach: New Jersey.
Here it is folks:
As you can see, I do not have paces in our schedule yet because we had our first Mile Trial today! We will be basing our long run, tempo and easy run paces on our mile trials which we will be doing every two weeks. I thought it would be fun to track our progress and keep ourselves motivated that way.
Today we headed to McCarren Track which is about 1 mile from our apartment. We used that mile to warm-up and then we ran an additional 2 laps when we got to the track.
McCarren Track has a soccer field in the center of it which is kinda strange but never really affected our run. & I have to say… I love the track! I will definitely be looking forward to our mile trials every two weeks! I was especially excited because it is rubber and much easier on BLC’s shins. Don’t want my mans getting injured again
I ran the first mile while BLC timed each lap. I didn’t want to keep looking down at the Garmin so I just went by feel. I was definitely quicker than I thought I would be.
Lap 1 – 2:11
Lap 2 – 2:11
Lap 3 – 2:07
Lap 4 – 2:03
Mile – 8:33
After I was done, I was pretty tired but felt good about my effort. Next up, BLC!
Lap 1 – 2:07
Lap 2 – 2:11
Lap 3 – 2:10
Lap 4 – 2:02
Mile – 8:32
Pretty ridiculous that our mile times were one second different. Now, that is love <3
When we were all done, BLC and I walked two laps and then had a nice, easy cool down run home. All in all, we ran about 3 miles.
We stretched and foam rolled when we got home then I made dinner.
Couscous, broccoli, soy chorizo, diced tomatoes & a little bit of cheese – delish!
Now I am compressing & watching preseason football. & guess what color my socks are?
Pink, duh! #sweatpink
Hope everyone had a great Monday!