Here we go…….I finally set my sights on my first race after having Emerald. The Arches Ultra 50k has been on my radar for a while and it seemed like a good race to jump into post baby.
I haven’t completely set my 2019 race calendar but Arches feels like a good first step. I will likely be running lower milage than some would training for a 50k as I am easing in post baby. I am pretty excited to have something on the calendar.
Monday: Easy 3 miles in the afternoon with Cory and the babies. I am so excited that Cory’s Achilles has healed enough for us to start running together. I am happy for him as he loves running and for our family that we all get to go together. As usual there is park stop so Cannon can play.
Tuesday: Up early to run on the treadmill, 6 x 800 repeats to keep things interesting. Who doesn’t love to Netflix and treadmill?
Wednesday: Rest Day, soaking in all the extra baby snuggles.
Thursday: Spin class and a quick strength training session.
Friday: Cory had the day off and the weather was about to turn so we headed to the foothills in Boulder for a hike. Cannon did a great job, he hiked/ran over half of our hike. He is growing up so fast it makes me weepy.
After naps, we took the kids out for an afternoon run, Cory is still limiting his distance so he took the kids home after 3 miles, I added an extra 1.3 miles with strides.
Saturday: Five solo miles in the morning, ended the last mile with 5 x 20 seconds strides.
Sunday: Again out early for an easy 8 miles. Things are still slow and building up conservatively but I ran this same route a month ago about a minute per mile slower so I am happy to see progress.
My plan is to not worry too much about paces or comparisons to where I used to be, I just want to keep showing up, giving what I have and seeing where I end up.
Happy Running Everyone!