We celebrated my birthday this weekend with some fun activities and lots of food :) Saturday kicked off with a CycleBar class for the two of us – compliments of the studio! We treated ourselves to Duck Donuts afterwards – my happy place.
After getting a couple of chores done, it was time for lunch – I wanted to try Jinya, a new-to-us ramen bar in Mosaic. It didn’t disappoint – I loved the thicker noodles and rich broth here, and the soft shell crab bun was soo good.
Sadly, dinner didn’t pan out – I picked a tamarind baby back ribs recipe that Mike offered to cook, but we both really didn’t like the taste of the marinade :( So we ordered some sushi rolls instead while watching The Greatest Showman at home. Loved the songs in the movie!
Sunday was church, followed by a disappointing brunch at Kapnos Taverna. My egg dish was overcooked and accompanied by potatoes so sour that I had to let the manager know. Thankfully, they didn’t charge us for the dish. The pita and dip trio was excellent though! We had a light dinner at home, with my favorite dessert to cap off the weekend – “hostess” cupcakes from Buzz Bakery. After all that eating, it’s a good time to talk about how last week’s training went!
Week 2 Training Log
Like I mentioned last week, I’m training for the Wayfarer’s Half in early June and loosely following the FIRST plan with three key workouts and cross training in between. Here’s how last week went:
- Mon: rest
- Tues: XT – OTF
- Weds: Was supposed to be 3 X 1600 meters, but it turned into more of a reverse ladder workout. After a half mile warmup, I ran 1600 at 7.3 speed (~8:15 pace), then 1200 at 7.3, and ~1000 at 7.3, each with 400 meters recovery in between. I’m adjusting all the other 1600 workouts in my plan to 1200 meter repeats instead, which are mentally more doable for me.
- Thurs: rest
- Fri: 4 tempo miles on the T/M with a 0.5 mile w/u and c/d – it was nearly 80 degrees by the time I got home, so I opted to do this workout on the treadmill and it went pretty well! Tempo miles were around 8:45 pace.
- Sat: XT – CycleBar class
- Sun: 3.5 miles on T/M – this was supposed to be a 6 mile long run, but I wasn’t feeling great. I decided to call it instead of forcing myself to try to run/ walk the rest of the way.
I wish I had finished my long run this week, but given that I ran 5 miles on Friday, I know I can easily run 6. As long as I can make my long run this weekend, I think I’ll still be on track.