Monday, April 29, 2013

TrainingTruths: Half Marathon #9 Week 7

It was Spring Break here in New Hampshire although for the first few days you wouldn't know it. It was freezing. It finally turned around mid-week and cooperated for our last training runs before tapering begins for the Flying Pig. It was a week filled with finding ways to be active beyond the run and try to turn the occasional into habit.

#TrainingTruth: Turn intentions into actions.

On Monday I ran two miles with a wonderful group of runners who came out to support Boston at the #BostonStrongGoffstown event. I was a nervous host all day, but was put at ease as soon as we started running. It felt really good to be back on the trail.



Tuesday was a regular run day. The cold, rainy weather made it difficult to get out the door initially, but once we did, we covered the five mile route easily. 




The sun came out on Wednesday and since it was a non-running day, I took advantage of the weather and hula hooped outside.



Blessed again with sunshine and comfortable temps, Thursday's run was a treat after the soggy mess on Tuesday. My wish to replace my winter gear with running shorts was granted and even the headwinds couldn't dampen my spirits.



Thursday afternoon we couldn't pass up an invitation from my step daughter to join her and her boyfriend for some games of tennis. We enjoyed a little girls versus boys and then kids versus adults


Since the dog is retired from running, I decided to take him on a 5K walk to our local beach on Friday. Definitely need to do more of this.


The timing of the Newport Ten Miler fit perfectly as our long training run on Sunday (recap coming soon). I knew my husband's training had been going well, but I was blown away by how awesome he did running these ten miles. He finished in 1:36:32 and his overall pace was 9:39!



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8 comments:

  1. Great week and looks like perfect weather :)

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  2. You had a great week! Yay for finally having nice running weather!

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  3. It was freezing for us a few days last week in the northeast, couldn't believe it was April! Great week for you, and congrats to your husband!!

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  4. Sounds like a great week! I love playing tennis. Glad you got some nice weather days in there :)

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  5. Great seeing you guys yesterday! Congrats to your hubs!

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  6. Yay! Another running couple! It sounds like you had an amazing week and I am SO glad to meet another HS teacher!

    Thanks for linking up. Am so excited to read more of your adventures.

    xoxo,
    Ashley @ The Preppy Runner

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  7. What a great week! We live near the beach and I always say we need to get there for a run/walk...so peaceful I'm sure!

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