Last week was a busy week with school, graduation, a faculty party, and trip to MA for a family shindig. I was only able to complete 2/3 of my scheduled training runs for a weekly total of 12 miles and I had to get creative to make that happen!
#TrainingTruth: I really like the feeling of a PR!
On Saturday I had 7 miles on schedule, but I also had a 5K that didn't start until 10 AM. In order to get in my mileage for the day, I chose to run 4 miles before the race. I've never done that before, but we were leaving after the race to drive 2.5 hours to MA. I had to go before.
My goal for the 5K was to do at least as well as last year, and I thought this might be a struggle because of the pre-race run. After crossing the finish line of the non-chip timed race, it dawned on me that I might have done better than last year...by a lot.
Later that evening I checked the results and discovered that not only did I beat my time from last year, but also my PR from SIX YEARS AGO! I am really starting to like the feeling of becoming a better runner!
#TrainingTruth: I'm a little nervous about running in the summer heat.
As we make our way through the month of June in New England, the temperature has been steadily climbing. We've already had some really warm days, and I find myself struggling with breathing and maintaining my energy. I don't know much about how to run in the heat and I want all of my runs to be productive, so I've got some researching to do.
#TrainingTruth: I could eat parm-crusted haddock daily!
In an effort to try to eat healthy and because we love fish, we have been trying new recipes. Rachel Ray has a great recipe for tilapia, but we modified it for one of our favorite fish, haddock. It's a process to make, but it's so delicious!
You can find the original recipe in her book rachel ray's look + cook on page 136 or on the Rachel Ray Show website. And more delicious recipes can be found here.
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