Week 2 of OC Marathon training is officially in the books and my legs are tired! I probably should have taken an ice bath today after my long run (15 miles), but instead I had to quickly shower, eat, and feed my baby before he went ballistic. What a difference a year makes, right?
Speaking of changes, this was the first week I had to get babysitting so I could do a long run. Since Ken was on call and at the hospital, my parents awesomely offered to come up to Santa Monica and watch Nathan for 2.5 ish hours while I ran. I even had lunch waiting for me when I got home. Major score!
6.25 miles aerobic. Monday was apparently a holiday (when you are on maternity leave, every day is a holiday), which meant that Ken did have any OR cases scheduled and got to come home early. Since I wanted to take advantage of being able to run outside on a weekday, I decided to do Tuesday's run on Monday and take Tuesday off. I got a bit of a late start and had to run the last mile in the dark, but luckily it was just down my (well lit) street and I didn't trip/face plant on the sidewalk because it was hard to see.
6.25 miles @ 58:02/9:17 min/mile average
4.0 miles recovery. Wednesday was a very uneventful 4 mile run on the treadmill. Thanks to Netflix, I did not poke my eyes out from boredom.
4.0 miles @ 39:40/9:55 min/mile average (2.0 incline)
6.0 miles. Coach Adrian wrote up a fantastic workout for me that included something different every 45 seconds. It was basically a warm up, and then repeating three minute segments broken up by speed and incline changes. At the end of each set, I did drills. Even though I got a little confused, it kicked my butt and, because I kept having to change speed/incline, I definitely didn't get bored. The bad part was that Nathan picked Thursday to absolutely refuse to take a solid nap, so the last half of my run was a lesson in how to keep a nap-less 3-month old occupied/not screaming for 25 minutes. I was not easy. After I had to run upstairs and get him after he woke up, it was a lot of me pausing the treadmill, and then hopping on and off seeing what would keep Nathan happy long enough so I could finish my run. With some effort, I got it done:
First we tried this chair (sorry, this is an old photo)
And when that stopped entertaining him, he played in this:
6.0 miles @ 57:20/9:33 min/mile average
4 miles recovery. Since Ken was working this weekend, it was day 4 on the treadmill for me. Whoopee.
4.0 miles @ 38:54/9:43 min/mile average (2.0 incline)
15 miles aerobic. As I mentioned above, my parents offered to come hang out with Nathan while I ran so I did not have to run 15 miles on a treadmill. I'm not even sure what that would be like, but judging how boring running 15 miles outside by myself was, I don't want to know. Note to self: try not to do another long run alone. Other than the first 4 miles (I struggled to warm up for some unknown reason), the run itself was fine and I felt really good. I ran around Santa Monica and Brentwood, adding an extra loop around the golf course for some distance. I probably ran faster than I normally would have because I was so bored and wanted to just get the run over with.
15 miles @ 2:17:53/9:11 min/mile average
Total for the week: 35.25 miles