What a week! This past week is what we affectionately refer to as “Birthday Week” around our house. My oldest son’s birthday is April 19th and my youngest daughter’s birthday is the 21st. The 21st is also my mother-in-law’s birthday so it is one busy week!
My son requested a coconut cream cake for his special day. Yes, he has some unusual tastes for a 6 year-old! I have never made one before but I found a great recipe on allrecipes.com which I will definitely be using again!
|My big boy is 6!!|
Anthony is quiet and more of an introvert. He is a little sweetheart and just like his daddy. Then there’s my Anna. I can’t believe she is four now! Four just sounds so grown up… Anna is so full of life. She’s spunky, sassy… you name it!
|Watch out world… Anna is 4!|
Even with all the partying going on this week I managed to get in 52 miles even though I only ran 5 days. This is the most miles I have had since training for the Little Rock Marathon which was 7 weeks ago. I had a track workout on Thursday that didn’t go as well as I would have liked. I had 8 x 800’s and wanted them all sub 3 but realized after my third that I just wasn’t “feeling it.” I kept the last few under 3:06 and went all out on my last 800 with a 2:57. I don’t know why I couldn’t push myself harder that day.
My long run of the week was yesterday. I ran 17 with my friend and we averaged 7:38 which is our fastest “long run” together so far. It felt good and we talked the whole time. I remember running our first 17 mile run together two and a half years ago at a 9:30 pace. Crazy how things change as your fitness and goals change. I wish I could say the entire 17 mile run yesterday felt great but there were certain times when my knee bothered me. It’s more of an ache- not a sharp pain. The ache is not constant. It comes and goes. I am starting to think it could be tendinitis. I am icing it but I may need to back off the mileage if I want this to go away. Basically I have 2 months before I officially start my NYC Marathon training and I need to be healthy.
I have a 5K this coming weekend and another 5K next weekend so my mileage is about to decrease. Hopefully this will help my knee and I won’t need to completely stop running. However, if I need to stop I will. I don’t even like typing that. I hate stopping. But I know I need to look at the big picture. I am trying to listen to my body but it isn’t being super obvious right now.
This week I have several medium runs planned and a 400 speed session. Hopefully that will go better than my 800’s! Anyone else in 5K season right now? What are your favorite 5K workouts?