Monday, June 1, 2015

Last Week's Workouts and Weekend Update 5/25-5/31

My next scheduled race is not until the fall, the Brooklyn Rock N Roll Half marathon, so I won't be on a training plan until July or August. I must say it is pretty nice to not have to follow any type of schedule. 

Here's a recap of last week's workouts:

Monday 5/25 - Rest
Tuesday 5/26 - 3.4 miles with friends and some tennis afterwards.
Wednesday 5/27 - Rest
Thursday 5/28 - 4 miles
Friday 5/29 - 2 mile jog/walk while my 4 year old rode his scooter.
Saturday 5/30 - 8 mile run with friends
Sunday 5/31 - Speed workout on the track with a friend. Crazy tough because we sprinted all out on the straight aways and jogged the curbs for 4 laps. Then we jogged through a nearby neighborhood and did some high knee drills and butt kicks along the way. Speed work is really hard but great in the long run in terms of a workout.
As to the weekend, on Saturday, after the early  8 mile run in the morning, we headed to my 4 year old's soccer game.
Then there was T-ball for our newly turned 6 year old (he is 6 today June 1st)!
The pool at our condo is now open so we had some friends over and enjoyed swimming and hanging out at the pool. 
We ended the night with fireworks in Princeton. It was Alumni weekend and they have a great fireworks show each year! It starts off with music from Princeton's Orchestra. 
I love how the fireworks are synced to songs chosen by certain graduating classes each year. The show is pretty awesome!
On Sunday, after my crazy speed workout, we relaxed a bit before heading out on a short hike with some friends at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. I will have a blog post on the trip coming soon!
That sums up the weekend! Linking this post up with Tara at Running N’ Reading for her Weekend Update.
Running 'N' Reading
How was your weekend?

20 comments:

  1. fun weekend! i have some friends who went to princeton who were there for their reunion. :)

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  2. great week of miles for a girl without a plan! :) it is nice isn't it! Cool pciture of the fireworks, mine usually don't come out well! have a great week!

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  3. Hailey @ Striding StrongJune 1, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    That speed workouts on their own are tough, but then high knees and butt kicks after, wow! I bet you really felt the burn! Great job! :)

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  4. Thanks Courtney! That's awesome! I'm sure they had fun! :)

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  5. Thanks MB! It is really nice to not have to follow any sort of schedule! :)

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  6. They are very tough! Yes, it was killer with the high knees and butt kicks. I was dripping with sweat and the humidity did not help. I just think that all of this will make me faster and stronger. :)

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  7. Great job on the speed work! I know what you mean about not having to worry about training, and just run to enjoy it. It's kind of fun that way, to just maintain things, or like your doing work on speed:)
    My parents are on this big huge road trip driving all around the county, they are going to be heading up your neck of the woods in a few weeks after they finish the Smoky's and then Shenendoah. I told them, I've seen pictures of Jersey (from you), and they definitely need to visit and do some hiking there, and I think they are!

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  8. I LOVE firework shows. What a fun way to cap off a week.

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  9. Superb pictures as always, makes it look like a great place to live. Sounds like you had a tough workout but definitely worth it and will make you stronger. Nice job.

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  10. Sounds like a great week of workouts! Great job! Nice fireworks pic!

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  11. Thanks Kristy! So cool that your parents are on a road trip! Hope they enjoy their trip! Would love an update of where they went if they go to Jersey! If they need recommendations let me know, and hopefully I can help.

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  12. Thanks Abby! The show was awesome!

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  13. Thanks Fifi!! I do feel pretty lucky living by such cool parks and trails for great running!

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  14. looks like a great week! Love to see the blue sky pictures too. Summer love

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  15. Thanks Deborah! Hope you are having a great week!

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  16. What a fun weekend. My friend was in Princeton this weekend for reunions - so nice they have a fireworks display.

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  17. What a great training week and wonderful weekend, Sharon! Hope your week is going well and I can't wait to hear about your weekend; thanks so much for linking up with the blog!

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  18. I hear Princeton puts together a great reunion weekend and the fireworks add a nice touch! They do a great job each year!

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  19. Thanks for the linkup Tara!! Have a great weekend!

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