I took last week off of work to spend time with family in the Seattle area. It’s always nice to be on vacation. We took our relatives from CA that came for my dad’s 70th birthday party to more places around Seattle. I got in some running in too. Here’s what last week’s workouts looked like:
Monday – Rest day after running 1.5 hrs last Sunday.
Tuesday – Ran 4 miles, avg. pace 9:09. It was the first time I ran from my brother’s house to a local trail, the Burke Gilman trail. It’s always great to run on this trail since it goes a long ways in both directions from where I start in Kenmore. Wednesday – Rest day.
Thursday – Ran a good 6 miles with some strides, avg. pace 9:10.Friday – Ran 3.04 miles. It was the last day at my brother’s house. I had to stop and take a pic on the bridge I ran on.Saturday – Back home and I ran for about an hour, 6.7 miles avg. pace 9:00. Sunday – Rest day.
Total Miles = 19.74 miles. It was a good cut back week since marathon training starts this week. It’s a 20 week schedule and I’m thankful to have Coach Dawn to train me again for my next marathon, CIM. Should be fun. 🙂
As for the rest of the week, it was great seeing the sights with my relatives. On Monday we went to the MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry). It’s a pretty cool museum about Seattle’s history and the companies that started in Seattle.
We also went down to the waterfront and then took the water taxi from Pier 50 to Alki where we got a great view of Seattle. It was my first time taking the water taxi so it was exciting. It’s a nice way to take a quick trip to West Seattle.On Tuesday we went to Snoqualmie Falls, such a beautiful place. Here’s the upper viewpoint.There’s a nice short hike down to the lower viewpoint of the falls. Group pic:The kiddos and I:On Wednesday and Thursday, it was great to meet up with a good friend from high school and the kiddos had fun playing at a local park.
It was a terrific week. Love being on vacation and I actually got to sleep in. 🙂 This Saturday I’m looking forward to pacing the 2:15 group at the Oregon Summer Half Marathon.
How’d your week go? Any races coming up?
There’s a new Guest Host Series for the Weekly Wrap to give Holly and Tricia a break and this week’s host is Janelle @ Run With No Regrets.
I’m also linking up with Courtney, Eat Pray Run DC‘s training recap linkup.