Let Summer Vacation Begin!

May 23, 2011

Today is the first weekday of summer vacation and not having to wake up to an alarm was glorious!

Of course I slept in until a whopping 6:30 a.m., but hey, that’s a whole hour later than when I got up for school!

I got my Monday morning started with a run! My marathon is quickly approaching, so no time for slacking!

I prefer running on an empty (or nearly empty) stomach, so I just had 3 Clif Shot Bloks before leaving. (There are 6 bloks in the package.)

I decided to do a tempo run today. I chose an “out and back” route and ran out “easy” (at my normal pace) and then came back “hard.”

Distance: 9 miles

4.5 miles – 38 minutes (8:30 minutes/mile)

4.5 miles – 35 minutes (7:30 minutes/ mile)

Time: 1:13

Outtake #1



Breakfast was a delicious bowl of oatmeal and iced coffee.

My standard bowl of oatmeal with banana, peanut butter, and granola on top.

If I have hot oatmeal, I want iced coffee! (And if I am having overnight (cold) oatmeal, I want hot coffee.)

A recap of my runs for May 16 – 22

Monday: 6 miles

Tuesday: 5 miles

Wednesday: 5 miles

Thursday: 7 miles

Friday: 4 miles + 30 minutes of weight lifting

Saturday: 12 miles + 90 minutes of yoga

Sunday: rest

Total: 39 miles


Time for a shower and some normal clothes. Yeah! No more athletic clothes.

    1. I love that idea of doing your tempo run with an out and back course.
      I would live in athletic clothes if I had some time off

    1. Awesome job. I actually really like doing my tempo runs on an out and back course too. That is great-a whole minute difference!

      I always wear athletic clothes. All day everyday.

      1. I think I’m in the minority when I don’t like wearing athletic clothing all day, every day.

    1. hope I can run that much one of these days, haha! sounds like you had a good week, and looks like you had a delicious breakfast!

    1. take me with you one your summer vacation.

    1. that’s funny…when i’m on break i live in athletic clothes. but i guess a p.e. teacher would do the opposite 🙂 happy summer!

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