[Sidebar: Everyone should be envious of Seattle right now. It's is freaking amazing: cool nights/mornings + nearly 70-degree days + fall colors. PERFECT.]
Week 6 Re-cap:
- Biking: 3 commute days
- Yoga: 1 session (restorative: not strenuous but relaxing)
- Strength: None. Bad.
- Swim: Nope. I'm ok with this but I do need to add this once the weather turns.
- Running: 3 mi easy and 7 mi easy with the WeROKC girls (Women Runners of King County), including Ricole, Kerrie, Lindsay, Karla. LOVELY fall morning run (super cold at first) on the Soos Creek Trail.
I really wish I had taken photos of the Soos Creek Trail run. It runs through woodsy and pastoral settings, and even has a few little hills to keep it interesting. Although it's a good 25 minute drive from my house, I definitely want to return here for more mileage in the future.
In other Week 6 news, I sold my old commuter bike via Craig's List but then it was returned to me because the purchaser turned out to be too short to fit the bike. I wouldn't want someone to regret their purchase. So, I took the bike back and am hoping someone else will be happy to have it.
What is on deck for Week 7 training you ask?
- Strength: 1 or 2 sessions.
- Bike: 4 trips.
- Yoga: 1 session.
- Run: 1x easy 3 mi, 1x easy 5 mile, HALF MARATHON RACE + 5k!
Well, it's quite possible that the double-header weekend is FINALLY coming! Waaaay back in May, when I was feeling sorry for myself about sadness #1, I booked a trip with crazy KIM and LJ to run a half marathon on Saturday (in Delaware) and Sunday (in New Jersey). I used frequent flier points for my ticket to Philly and it was done.
Back in May, I thought I'd surely be running by June or July at the latest and be in fine shape to run back-to-back half marathons.
Ha! Foolish girl!
Although it's not the smartest idea, I think I will actually be fine running a VERY SLOW half marathon on Saturday. However, running another half on Sunday would NOT be a good idea.
Knowing me how I know me, I could foresee myself getting all excited at the prospect of running the second half against all better judgement. Fortunately, I made a plan to thwart myself:
My VERY BESTIE from college (AMN), who lives in Brooklyn, is going to drive down to meet us in NJ. She had been training for a half on Staten Island but it sold out before she could register and was needing a half to run. SO, she is going to run the half instead of me. I will then register on race day for the 5k.
Everyone is under strict orders to make sure I don't run the half. It's in my best interest if I want to run another day, or especially, run my 10k just two weeks later.
Because this is a Kim & LJ weekend, we will be matchy-matchy on Saturday's half (uniform post coming later this week). Sunday, Kim & LJ will be matchy-matchy but I'm going to go rouge. Sunday will certainly be a treat though with AMN running and the world-famous T (Racing with Babes) joining us as well.