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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

St. George Marathon Training and other SUMMer Things...

Sunday's  long run:
14 miles on rolling hills(ha, mostly rolling straight upwards rather than down)
4x60 sec. 3k uphill
40 min. LT uphill, 5 min. rest
4x30 sec. 3k flat

I did all this before the 7 mile mark and then headed home...you guessed it....uphill after three miles of screaming downhill.  Actually, the screaming was coming from ME and was more like heavy sighing.
Ice bath for 20 min.

Work out #2 was TRACK at Discovery Lake:

90 degrees at 5 p.m.
20 min. at marathon goal pace: 7:30(hot, hot, hot)
3x400 up hill 3k effort
1200 around lake, 10k (less hot, finally)
3x400 down hill 3k effort
1 mile around lake
O.K., I honestly couldn't do the mile around the lake,( nor could the rest of the crew)so the workout turned out to be 10 miles with warm up, so we cooled down around the lake.
Ice bath for 20 min. when I got home.

L   O   V   E  summer, here are some highlights from this last week:
First week off starts with a trip to the fair where I run into to past students and  we go on rides together.  

 The first week off also ends with a bang when I get to go on Sparkle Pant's first fieldtrip with his pre school...which resulted in a zillion snookie-nosed kids taking their clothes off at the park, eating each other's lunches and just a few run aways, escaping the preschool madness(yes, I was one of them).
 Sparkle's Mom packs his lunch with a note.  So cute.
 First meal at the New Grill we can visit on foot in Leucadia.  I guess you could say I liked the macaroni and cheese...a little.
 Sparkle Pants gets set to eat a gummy dinosaur on the 4th of July.
 Sparkle and I cuddle while we wait for fire works!

 Grandpa Boy Scout and Sparkle pants watch the explosions.
 End of cold harvest carrots in July,  rainbow carrots!!!  We made a yummy soup with them.
So, I always wanted to enter my flowers in the Del Mar Fair but found a way to win blue ribbons anyway, right here at home!  My favorite blossoms from last week.

On the tap for running this weekend:

Boy Scout has another 50k this weekend and I'll run the 3 Peaks 1/2 marathon while I wait for him!  It's going to be HOT(over 100 degrees)and I'm terrified I'm going to see a lot of SNAKES.  Don't ask me why this has all of a sudden been a worry of mine but it might have to do with the page-long warning the RD sent out a day or so ago.  UGH!!!!


Happy Training!


  1. I can't believe how big your Grandson has gotten. Wasn't he just a toddler a blink ago? They grow way too fast.

  2. Nice training, well done! My wife pack my lunch with notes :) Seems that you are having a hot summer. So far we are actually having a hot winter. Happy training!

  3. Good luck to B.S. and to your half. Ugh, 100 degrees? I should stop complaining about it being 95 here! :)

    The flowers are gorgeous and they made me smile because I can see them sitting exactly where they are on your coffee table; they're so you! Hope you're enjoying that beautiful backyard of yours this summer and soaking up every ray of sunshine!