Part of my training for the week was in Atlanta, the other part in Alaska. Two very opposite ends of the weather and scenery spectrum!
PLAN: 8 miles easy (7:50-8:50 range)
ACTUAL: 8 miles easy (8:23 avg) on the beltline. It was a hot and humid morning as usual.Olive also had a free trial of doggy daycare (in prep for her first weekend stay) and I found her report card to be hilarious. It’s all so fitting. And, I love that Barking Hound Village actually does report cards!
PLAN: flywheel and barre3
ACTUAL: flywheel in the morning and barre3 that night. I somehow managed to squeeze both in, work, and be packed and ready to go to Alaska!Wednesday-
PLAN: travel day/rest day.
ACTUAL: Exactly what I did…travel and rest day! The only miles were airport and Seattle walking miles. Abby and I flew to Seattle super early so we could have the day in Seattle before heading to Alaska that night (she had never been to Seattle). I was super excited to see my friends at Nuun and spend some time with them. We also hit up Pikes Place Market, the original Starbucks, and Pyramid Brewery before heading to Alaska. By the time we got there, it was almost 4am Atlanta time and we were EXHAUSTED!
PLAN: 6 miles easy (7:50-8:50 range)
ACTUAL: 6 miles easy (avg 8:30 pace) along the Coastal Trail in Alaska. The entire run was spent stopping for pictures, oohing and ahhing and looking for Moose.I will have much more in detail about the trip in a future post. Sally, Abby and myself spent the rest of the day exploring Alaska by bike (at least 15 miles) and picking up our race packets. Friday-
PLAN: rest day.
ACTUAL: rest day on a glacier cruise. Saturday-
PLAN: Mayor’s Half Marathon and 1 mile warmup. Run with my heart and by how I felt. No PR goals with the amount of activity I would be doing traveling, time change, etc.
ACTUAL: Mayor’s Half Marathon and a 1 mile cool down. I was too much of a sissy to warmup in the rain and just tacked my extra mile on at the end. The race itself just wasn’t great. Bad weather got the best of me and made the race much less enjoyable than it should’ve been. BUT, I still hit my goal and can’t complain about that! Sunday-
PLAN: 4 mile recovery run
ACTUAL: 4 mile recovery run (avg 9:13 pace). Again, this seems to be the hardest for me to actually make myself run at a recovery pace. It’s been a nice change and good to see the difference. I did go hiking (about 3 miles) after the run.
Week 2 NYCM training total mileage: 32.1
All in all, a pretty awesome Week 2 of NYCM training. I can’t wait to fill yall in on the details from the entire trip! To say it was an active vacation is an understatement!
Do you enjoy an active vacation or a beach? Is Alaska on your bucket list?