It’s hard to believe that 4 weeks of training have passed! Our total mileage is getting high, and stretching is becoming more important than it used to be. I’m also loving having a consistent running partner. Getting up before the sun is a lot easier when you know someone is waiting on you! Here’s the breakdown of the week:
Tuesday: 3ish miles. My Garmin died after .75 of a mile, so we just went to our usual 1.5 mile point and turned around. We almost had a head-on collision with a bike (I blame him!). I must have gone to bed too late the night before, because after I showered and ate breakfast, I took a good little nap before going to work.
Wednesday: 4 miles in 42:53! (10:42 pace). This was our pace run for the week, and we nailed it! It was hard, but not as hard as our first pace run. I can tell I’m getting stronger, which is super exciting!
Thursday: 3 miles in 41:20. We headed into the University Recreation Center after our run for stretching and an arms/abs workout. I introduced Kayla to the foam roller, and I’m pretty sure her looks of combined pain and relief meant that she was grateful. We went from there into a circuit, with lots of planks and some weight lifting.
Saturday: 7 miles in 1:23:20. Saturday was game day here in Tiger country, so we decided a loop through all the tailgates and must-see spots on campus was necessary. Some Cajun men offered us a drink, and we saw Tiger Stadium, the Shaq statue, Mike the Tiger’s habitat (he was still sleeping), and made a loop around the upper deck of the PMAC. Mile 3 brought us back to our usual running path, the LSU lakes. We looped the smaller lake and most of the bigger lake before ending up where we started.
Total mileage: 17 miles!