Hello. How are you? I am finally back to my normal running and workout routine. Well, almost but that is a totally different story. Almost 2 weeks ago I finished up my triple marathon challenge and life has been pretty good since then. I took only one rest day after the Steamboat marathon and then went back to my daily Kosama Boot Camp Style workouts. I was tired at the end of last week, but tired in a good way. The pressure of having to do yet another marathon was gone, but I actually missed that pressure. That’s just how I roll.
On Saturday and Sunday I went running with my 9 year old son. He recently saved all his money from doing chores and from his weekly allowance to buy a Garmin VivoFit Fitness Tracker. So, now he is proudly counting his daily step volume and when the VivoFit “reminds” him of being too inactive he goes outside to play Basketball or wants to throw the football with me. It is actually fun watching him to really use the device because my initial concern was that this is just a gimmick he wants to have to impress his friends. Well, not so much which is really good. So, I asked him if he wanted to go for a run and so we went for a run on Saturday and again on Sunday morning. He already ran a few 5Ks with me and we talked a little bit and he expressed interest in running a 10K now. Now I am not sure if he really understands the impact of that wish, but I told him if he wants to do it I will train with him and run a 10K with him.
The next 4 days he had excuses not to go running and I was Ok with it. One day he had LaCrosse practice and he actually ran a lot there, but the other 3 days he simply was not up for it. I still have a few days of time to sign us up for the 10K by taking advantage of the early bird pricing. The race would be towards the end of August which gives us plenty of time to train for the 10K distance. The race would start at 7.30 AM in the morning and I am calculating with an average pace of 11:30 to 12 minutes per mile which would bring us back to the finish line in roughly 72 minutes. I think that is do-able. I checked with the race organizer and they do allow youngsters to run their races.
Anyway, back to my own running. I went to Kosama three times this week and I ran twice for the 10K distance. This morning I woke up totally tired. Well “Hello” – it was 4:08 AM and I actually had gotten late to bed last night due to some unforeseen visitors at our house. I was quietly debating with myself to set the alarm back for another hour, but then I rolled out of bed anyway. After having a banana and some fruit juice for breakfast I was out the door for a run and it actually felt pretty good being out there. I did not spent too much attention to the pace and simply ran, but after about 20 minutes I realized that I was actually having a pretty speedy pace. I thought I would get tired and slow down, but in the end I clocked a 6.30 miles run with an average pace of 8 minutes and 11 seconds per mile. So, it was a good workout week, but it certainly is not over just yet. There will be additional training runs with my son for sure.
How was your week? How many miles or workouts did you get in?