Monday, March 19, 2012

Bowling and Step-down Tempo Run

This morning my little man had a bowling field trip!  We had so much fun and it is hysterical to watch a bunch of 4 year olds bowl!  I definitely think I need the bumpers next time I bowl!  Mr. Leo, the bowling attendant, definitely got his workout in this morning!

After our field trip I squeezed in my 10 mile step-down tempo run.  This is one of my favorite runs to do!  I started out with a 1 mile warm up @ 8:06 pace than bumped the pace down to 7:53, 7:47, 7:41, 7:35, 7:30, 7:24, 7:18, 7:13, 6:40...My first 6 miles were on an incline of .5% and my last 4 were on a decline of  -1 to -2.5%.  I am an awful downhill runner!!  I have started to get a lot better but holy moly may quads and hamstrings really dislike the decline!

After my run I refueled with a protein shake and then headed out to lacrosse practice!  It is BEAUTIFUL here today with perfect weather!  I gave the girls a challenge and had them run 2.5 miles in 20 minutes.  They panic themselves out about the "distance" but 2.5 miles in 20 minutes is nothing compared to the hard work and running they do in a game!  So to provide some motivation I ran with them..I was ahead of them by a half a mile and even lapped a few.  But they did very well and all but 6 of them finished under 20 minutes!  We had a great practice and our 1st official game is this Thursday.

I cannot believe it is less than 1 month away from Boston and now my nerves are starting to kick in.  We are going with two amazing friends and I know we are going to have a blast!  My super awesome friends had t-shirts made for the race also and I cannot wait to see them.  We are visiting the Sam Adams Brewery and definitely going to try the 26.2 brew!  I am very thankful to have the support system and family that I have.  Bring on Boston 2012!!

Getting in the spirit!!

Anyone heading to Bean town??

Happy Running!

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