36 Miles

January 20, 2014


Gorgeous sunrise this morning.

Three-day weekends seriously are the best. The weekend that actually feels like a weekend. Although mine flew by way too fast again.

I ended up running 36 miles this past week. A couple extra miles than I had planned, so I hope my bad doesn’t hate me for it. Here’s a quick recap of my workouts this past week.


AM – 7.4 miles/1:04

This was an okay run—nothing great, nothing terrible. Tried to do some fartleks but struggled to pick up the pace. Still glad to get out!

PM – 30 minutes weight lifting (legs) at the gym


AM – 4.6 miles/43:16

Tried not to care about my pace—like that could ever really be true though. Pretty slow—0.6 miles with Sadie, the pup.


AM – 30 minutes weights at the gym (arms)

PM – 8 miles/71:00

I ran 4.5 miles to and from the gym. While at the gym, I ran on the treadmill for 0.5 mile warm-up and then completed a 3 mile tempo run. I started out at 7:47 minutes/mile pace and then increased the speed by 0.1 mile per hour every half mile ending at a pace of 7:14. It was a really good workout, and I didn’t get bored, which is always a plus.


AM – off

PM – 30 minutes weights at the gym


AM – 3.5 mile run/32:13

Okay run – 1 mile with Sadie, which was very slow. (Craig had taken her out the night before, so I think she was tired!)

PM – 1.5 mile run + 60 minute bootcamp at the gym


11 miles

AM – 5.5 miles/57:01

PM – 5.5 miles/47:00

I didn’t want to split this run up, but the ice made it far too difficult to run, so I finished up the run at the gym that evening. Overall I felt fine—no hamstring pain or other problems.


OFF – Nice to have a day off; although a yoga class would have been nice if I would have had the time.

Total: 36 miles


I made this very delicious smoothie from The Green Smoothie Bible that Craig gave me for Christmas. We have tried a couple of other smoothies and all have been very good so far. This one included:

1 cup pineapple

1 banana

1.5 cups water



I never would have thought of putting cilantro in a smoothie, but it was really good. I would definitely make this again.

    1. The cilantro does sound good! I didn’t think about that either. Nice job on the 30+ miles last week. I hit 30+ for the first time in quite some time after recovering from an injury and it felt amazing. Very excited and motivating! Good luck this week!

    1. Awesome runs last week! And I may add cilantro now to this one avocado-spinach smoothie recipe I have after seeing yours.

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