It’s Marathon Monday! Today, tens of thousands of athletes from all over the world, will toe the line at Hopkinton to run 26.2 miles to the finish line on Boylston.
I have my fingers crossed for Shalane Flanagan – she wants this win badly, and it would be amazing for her to win the title.
In other news, it was a rather slow week. I feel like that’s becoming a bit of a regular statement. However, I had a mid-week, night race, and the weather has been awful – heavy rains and lightning. I will run in a light rain, but not in thunderstorms.
Sunday – rest
We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at our friends’ house, enjoying good company and delicious food. When we got home, I was quick to get the house in order, because I wanted to sit down and watch my two favorite shows.
Both shows have been on hiatus, and I have missed them desperately. The season’s new episodes absolutely did not disappoint, even if it means that I will be getting to bed much later on Sunday nights.
Monday – arms
On Monday, I spent some time with my kettle bell and dumbbells. It’s been a while since I did any upper body work, so it was good to start up again.
Tuesday – 3.1 miles
I skipped my morning wakeup call, so when I got home from work, I forced myself out there. It was brutally hot and sunny, so I had to take a few little breaks to hydrate, but it was worth it.
I refueled at the Spirit Night for little man’s school – it worked out great because I was ravenous after all that work!
Wednesday – rest
Little man’s birthday is at the end of the month, and my parents wanted to get him a new mattress as his gift. We spent the morning checking out options before settling on one and we celebrated with a nice lunch out.
Thursday – 3.1 miles
After work, I got home in time to see little man get his brand new bed, and then it was off to the Beson4 Media Group Corporate Run 5K. I had never heard much about this race, but I was excited to run with my team and it ended up being an awesome event.
I didn’t PR, but that was my own fault. I definitely want another crack at this one.
Friday – rest
I got home super late on Thursday night due to some traffic and road closures, but I did some extra hours on Friday anyway. It ended up being a fun and busy day and
Saturday – rest
Mr PugRunner took his new shoes out for a second spin, while little man and I made pancakes for breakfast.
Afterwards, we suited up for his baseball game, and his team scored another win! They are doing great!
I had a photo shoot scheduled for the evening, so we decided to stop for a late lunch at a new BBQ joint near our house. It’s very small and local, with everything smoked on premises and all side made from scratch. I was a little skeptical at first because there wasn’t a huge variety, but my mind was changed pretty quickly.
I cannot wait to go back.
Two races in a week was difficult, so it was nice to decompress with a little break. It’s about time to start looking at building my miles, which is a little discouraging now that summer is almost here, but I did it before and I will do it again.
Who are you excited to watch in the Boston Marathon?
How was your week in training?
Happy marathon Monday! I am going to be so distracted this morning at work it’s ridiculous ha ha.
I love the way I feel after I do strength work. Especially if I have been slacking (which I certainly have lately :))
Congrats to the little man’s basketball team! That brought back memories of the hours and hours I spent growing up at my brothers and sisters games!
Have a great week!
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It was hard to focus to do anything! What a great race for everyone!
John (Daddy Runs a Lot) says
One of my best friends is currently in Boston . . . so I’m kind-of rooting for her. Though a 3:45 time isn’t likely to win, I’ll still be pulling for her 🙂
My week was one of recovery, mental & physical . . . I did manage to run on Saturday (before a trip to the aquarium then a museum then the zoo with the kids), and I’m getting myself “back,” slowly but surely. Heck, this week, I might even run tomorrow/Thursday. We’ll see 🙂
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Oh, that’s fantastic! I hope she had a great race! 3:45 is still pretty phenomenal in my book.
Aquarium and the zoo sound pretty fun to me.
Stacie Seidman says
Nice work! You’ve been doing great! Look at your times! Mmm barbeque… There’s an amazing BBQ place near my dad’s Florida house, but nothing up here near me. I so wish there was.
My week in training is getting better! Slowly but surely. I skipped my Tuesday run (slacker) but met up with my friend for a Thursday morning run, which was great! So much more fun with company. Plus she and I run about the same pace, which is perfect. And I got out yesterday for my first “long” run outside. 6 miles! Woohoo! I ran 2.25 straight with no walking, and was feeling amazing up until then, averaging about 9:46 (WHAT?!) but then I started to feel it. I think it was mostly due to my route getting more hilly as I went along. Anyway, I decided to give your intervals a shot run 1 minute walk 15 seconds. It was tough! But not as tough as straight running. And I finished up feeling pretty good, with an average of 10:17. Not too bad! Thanks for the tip!
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Stacie Seidman says
Almost forgot! I’m rooting for my sister-in-law’s sister and brother-in-law at Boston today! Tom is crazy fast and will run around 2:45, and Carrie is also a speedster with around a 3:20 time!
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That’s awesome and insane! I can’t even imagine!
That is such great progress! The :60/:15 are definitely tough, but doable. Glad to help!
Look at your times! You are doing awesome!
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Molly @alsoranagain says
Great week of running! I ran less mileage than I wanted to in the last week. Grrr.
I streamed the Boston Marathon at home and watched it in my jammies. I love Marathon Monday!
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I feel like I always run less mileage. I’m kind of not excited to start training for the half LOL.
Marathon Monday is great. I keep thinking about trying for a marathon watch party, but what do you even serve for that? Bagels with Gu? Gatorade? I need to do more pondering.
I’m so jealous of the running progress you’ve made lately! I cannot wait to kick this sinus infection to the curb and get out on the pavement again.
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Ugh. Sinus infections are the worst! I hope you are feeling better soon! It’s time to get you up and out! And we have to get that lunch planned! Things have been super insane around here, but we are getting back to normal!
Amanda @ There Are Two Sides says
I had a morning appointment and couldn’t watch the race, it was horrible!!
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Haley @ Running with Diapers says
You’ve been having some great success with your new methods. I’m really happy for you. I haven’t been running a ton lately, but I’m about to head out for a quick 4 mi by myself (finally) once my hubby gets done working. I need to decompress!
I was cheering for Shalane too, but it just didn’t workout. 🙁 There’s a really badass picture of her on her Facebook page where you can see all her leg muscles during an action shot. It’s unbelievable. She’s fierce!
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Her legs are ridiculous! I hope she gets it next year!
Hope you had a great 4 miles! Decompression is so important!
I was watching Shalane and also Desiree. I am a bit more partial to Des because I think she’s a really hard worker who’s underrated as a runner by the media. I was glad to see her get fourth, but like you, I’d have loved to have seen Shalane win given that the race is where she grew up.
Not a great week of training here…too many family things going on! Dang sports! LOL!
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Des was awesome! I can’t believe she was front of the pack for so long! Kudos to everyone out there, really. It’s a hard race and it was especially hard on Monday with the wind and weather.
Sometimes, life happens. Sports are tough for us too.