Quick Training Update
So it’s 8:20 on Sunday night and I’m a little behind on writing this post. So, lucky you, it will be a mostly pictures training and weekend recap.
I took Monday off after my half marathon last week, so my first training day was Wednesday. I ran six miles. I started with a one mile warm up, then ran one mile at lactate threshold pace, with a quarter mile recovery. Repeating that two more times. My intervals were right about 9:09.
On Saturday I ran 17.5 miles. I started off with my husband, who was running 12, then continued on my own when he turned around at seven. It was getting hot as I was finishing up, so when I saw Alan’s car at the 17.5 mark (he was checking on me), I happily
crawled jumped into his car. I was supposed to run 18, but it was almost 80 degrees, I was getting too much into walking mode anyway, so I took the out.
On Sunday we took the dogs out for their run. Our neighbor Christina joined us with her dog. It was a perfect recovery day, about 3.8 miles, pretty slow and easy. And fun, because, you know, dogs.
I’m still a little frustrated with my total mileage during the week. More on that later this week, but it has been difficult to fit in my runs with my early work schedule, made more challenging now with the time change.
After the run we showered then got on the road to visit his guy:
As you can see by his shirt, he is soon to be a big brother! We’re so excited that our new grandchild is due in early September! It’s about month until we find out the gender, but, with four sons between Alan and me, three grandsons, it just might be time for a little XX in the family tree. Just saying. Of course we will be thrilled with our grandchild, boy or girl.
Samuel is getting really good at saying Grandma and Grandpa. He is finally getting to an age where he knows us as his grandparents, is happy to see us, and even though we haven’t seen him since Christmas, he remembered us and felt comfortable enough for some snuggles. Though he wouldn’t smile for our selfie.
Vegan Lunch at Earth Bistro
We all went out to lunch at the Earth Bistro in Temecula. They have a variety of vegan options and we’ve been there before. This time wasn’t as successful. Their service has always been a little slow, and this time, when they were a little busy, it was quite bad. Alan and I enjoyed our food, but my son and daughter in law were disappointed.
Skulpt Aim Fitness Tracker
I recently received a Skulpt Aim Fitness Tracker to review. I just barely got it out of the box, but I’m really excited about this product and I can’t wait to try it out and give you a full and honest review.
The Skulpt Aim is a simple fitness tracker that can measure body composition with just a touch, and continue to track it using the free Skulpt app. It uses electrical impedance myography, which uses a weak electrical current to measure body fat and to give you a Muscle Quality (MQ) score based on those measurements. The app is a great motivational tool that will help to record improvements.
How was your training week? Any races, other competitions or great training experiences to share? Would you like an easy way to measure MQ and body fat?