Today is the day that Matt Fitzgerald tells me to do some good ol' Fartleks. (If you are new to Fartleks see here.) I'm beginning to look forward to my Fartlek Friday workout. Instead of doing it at my usual time of 6 or 7 at night when I'm pooped from the long day, my mom is generous enough to come over around noon so I can go after lunch. We'll see if my body has more energy. Not so sure about this since most my energy is going into taking care of my three sick kids while my awesome and well deserving hubby is off shredding it up on his snowboard with his buddies. I know that we all need these getaways with our best friends. A time to refresh and let go of our normal responsibilities....
freedom, vacation, escape.
It is good for our marriage as well as our well being as an individual. When things get crazy and I find myself trying to dig up a babysitter so I can go on a run, I keep reminding myself of my trip to Napa Valley with my girls.
I just hope he doesn't do anything stupid. You know, what is it about guys' trips where men get their balls out of their lady's purse (just teasing, I'm a cool wife), start drinking beer and thinking they are 20 again? Hopefully he will remember that he isn't 20, hasn't "shredded it up dawg" in years and probably should try to keep his "wicked and kickin' tricks" to a minimum. I am already holding my breath just thinking about him trying to pull off a 360 while his friends encourage him by video taping. Good grief...who knows what kind of stupid tricks they are trying to pull of. Testosterone is a dangerous thing when you put a bunch of it together. I'm hoping that they will all act their ages (ranging from 32-40's) and remember that they have families to come home to.
I'm still only on week 7 of my 24 week plan so my workouts are still pretty easy....I'm just building a base here. In a couple weeks I start with Build 1 Phase. Then I will start some mile repeat and Tempo run workouts on Fridays and some mixed interval workouts on Wednesdays. Looking ahead, some of the workouts planned in the Build 1 and Build 2 Phases look INTENSE. I hope I'm cut out for this plan. This is why it is even more important for me to be keeping myself injury free and doing preventative things now! Yoga, adjustments, dynamic stretching, rolling, icing, sleep, eating right, etc. I'm thinking I'd be happy if I just stayed in this Base building phase for the entire time. Here's my Fartlek Friday workout that Mr. Fitzgerald has planned for me on week 7:
6 miles @ base pace (7:50-8ish) w/ 6x2 minute intervals at 3,000m pace "sprinkled in" (I'm shooting for a 6:18ish pace)
Here's a Runner's World Video on Dynamic Stretching that shows some of the stretches I do before runs like this:
Do you and your significant other make time for trips away with your friends? If so, what kinds of trips?
Do you do Dynamic Stretching?
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