Week 2 was another busy week for me! Here’s how it went:
Tuesday: What was supposed to be an easy 4 miles turned into a 5K that I struggled with. I also ran into a snake on my run! Eek! Talk about a tough run! Here’s the recap.
Thursday: I ran 5 miles at the Los Gatos Creek Trail. With that bad run still fresh in my mind, I was nervous about having a repeat episode. I shook it off, embraced my run and enjoyed it. I kept a good pace and finished strong.
Friday: First track workout of my training. I started with a short but fast 1/2 mile run around the track. Then I did a few sprints along the straightaways. Running on the track was a different experience for me and it felt great sprinting with the wind rushing in my ears. I felt like a track star. Ha! It was a nice break from running the trails and I’m looking forward to incorporating more speed work in my training.
Saturday: Long run! It was overcast that morning and was the ideal climate for me to run in. My long runs usually start off slow but after finding my ‘happy pace’, I was able to get into a good rhythm. I crushed 7.5 miles and had another great run! Running these longer distances have been an accomplishment for me and they are getting ‘easier’.
Sunday: Guess who got new shoes?! This runner right here! That’s a whole other post in itself! I love the ones that I picked out (Asics GT-2000 2) and can’t wait to test them out.
Pancakes: None! (insert sad face) But I did make one of my favorite healthy sweet treats: Banana ‘ice-cream’. A super easy recipe that anyone can do! Blend frozen bananas and mix with nuts and you get “ice-cream”. Vegan and paleo-friendly!
Week 2 was another great week of training. Even though I had a bad run, I still bounced back and ended the week successfully!
How was your week? Any exciting upcoming races that you’re training for?
See you at the finish line!