I apologize I fell a little behind this week. Another month has come and gone. It is always good to see where we stand. Have we improved? Well we shall see. I looks like there was not much activity for us personally. Here was our schedule for that week.
Monday-speed work (1 mile warm up)(8×400) 5k pace (1 mile cool down)
Tuesday- 5 miles (comfortable pace)
Wednesday-(1 mile warm up)(1 or 2 miles time trials) (1 mile cool down)
Thursday- easy (stretch,roll,core work)
Friday- Daniel(6.2 miles) Blanca(total of 12 miles- 4 legs)
March-77 miles (need to start increasing mileage soon)
I would say that one of our biggest events this week was our time trials. As for Blanca, well let’s just say she was on pace to possibly demolish her best 5 k by a minute. I personally ran my best 1 mile ever. Here the recap.
As you can see above I ran a personal best of 6:13 for the 1 mile. Blanca ran a 13:27 2 mile. Well under her or pace for the 5k. This was definitely a fun evening.
We hope to see many more improvements. It’s hard work but definitely well worth it.
After this both Blanca and I had to prepare because it was time for us to Volunteer for Ragnar Relay race. The race began in Bastrop, Tx ———————————> Luckenbach, Tx. I hear it was a total of 200 miles covered by 12 teammates. Our volunteer shift began at 5:30 am – 9am. Where we would then meet up with our team and enjoy the ride.
Our team started at 9:30 am which allowed us to see our first leg coming in strong.
Later that evening
We made it home around midnight.
Blanca and I always thank
Downtown Run Group for the friends and motivation to keep striving for goals.
Thanks also goes out to IAAP training for your warm welcome in the your family. Your speed work is tough but results in improvements.
If you want to ever visit one of these two excellent teams click on links below.
… Run inspired…
Blanca and I began a thanksgiving tradition. I believe this was the fifth year we do the turkey trot together. This dates back to our days of dating. This time it was a bit different. We did a new turkey trot. This one takes place in the heart of downtown and the beautiful king Williams district. We went with the intentions of having a great time but as always pushing hard! It is always a great time when you have some of your training partners there too.
I gave it all I could that day. My all was good enough to put me in 9th for my age category. Blanca was another story. Not only did she run faster than I did this thanksgiving, she also placed. She made it to the podium.
Blanca still owns the 4 miler time but I still have the better 3 mile. We love competition.
One evening when Blanca was working. I put the dogs to rest as you can see.
I slowly went to the pantry.
As soon as the pantry door opens..
One day I asked Blanca for something. I asked her to bake cookies. So I got cookies and a show.
This week was also officially the end to our Downtown Run Group summer training. 😕 This also means that the RNR Marathon is on the horizon. This is always one of the best weeks of the year.
Even though our summer season has ended we continue to train. We have goals and we work hard to reach them. If you need any info about our free run team click here. You can also find more info on the run page of my blog.
Comeback to hear how marathon week went.
God bless you!!