Have I mentioned before that….
Sunny days, fun times with friends and family, camps, carnivals, ice cream, and bike rides…this is what summer is all about! This summer is totally flying by!
Last week my husband and I spent the week as counselors at a church teen camp. Our girls were also there as campers. It was a super fun and super tiring trip! I got to get to know and hopefully encourage a lot of really great kids. The kids also got to hear a lot of really great messages from the Bible to help them to help them in their faith. Camps like this are such a great chance for kids to grow closer to the Lord and dedicate their life. We also did a ton of fun activities like giant slip n slides, horse back riding, fishing, archery, paint ball, bonfires and canoe rides.
We also played a fun game called slip n slide kickball…it was hysterical to watch!!!
With last week being such a crazy week I decided to stray from the training plan s little bit and not worry about it. So far training has been going great! I am using the Advanced Marathoning book for my training and just finished week 3. I think this training plan has been really good for my running. I have made a few adjustments along the way, but nothing major.
My plan was to do a weekly re-cap of my training and I didn’t get to it last week so here are the last 2 weeks:
Mon 7/20– 10 miles- 8 min pace
Tues 7/21– 5 miles 8:56 pace. This was a change. this was supposed to be switched with Wed, but my legs were so wiped and 12 miles was not happening!
Wed 7/22– 12 miles 7:53 pace. These were supposed to be around 8 min paced and they were, but with a fast finish.
Thurs 7/23– 9 miles 8:12. These should have been a little slower
Friday 7/24– 5 miles 8:49
Sat 7/25– 16 miles. First 8 7:54 pace. Second 8 7:15 pace!
Sunday 7/26– 5 miles. 8:51 pace. Sunday is my off day, but with travel it got switched to Monday
Switching my day off put me at a higher mileage total this week and I am really happy with how my body handled it. 62 miles for the week.
Tues- 8.25 miles 7:52 pace
Wed- 8 miles. 8:04 pace
Thurs- 8 miles 7:21 pace. The last 4 miles were supposed to be at HMP. 6:57, 6:33 (totally NOT my 1/2 pace), 6:39, 6:54
Friday– 10.15 miles. 8:12 pace
Sat- Travel day…12.5 hours in the car!
7.5 miles. 8:14 pace.
I veered off the plan a little this week, but I did keep Thursdays stress workout the same. I did not have the time or energy for more than 8 miles most of the days. I also did more than 5 miles on my recovery days because I was doing less the other days. I got to do all of these runs on a beautiful trail across the street from where we stayed! I LOVED it!!!! I want to move that trail across the street from my house!
This week I am back on schedule and ready to tackle week 4 of training!
Do you go to or send your kids to any camps over the summer?
Do you like car rides? Me…NO! But I am learning to like them more. I must say, this car ride was really not that bad at all.