Last week’s training was AMAZING. It was absolutely spot-on, and then some. On top of nailing each workout, I was able to get THREE of my workouts done outside. Booom!
Tuesday: 4.01 miles on Betty (my treadmill, for those of you that are new here)
Wednesday: 6.2 mile walk along Alki
Thursday: 3 mile PTP (Pond Track Party)
Saturday: 11 mile long run with Erin around Lake Union
Total Mileage (including walking): 24.21
On Saturday, I had 11 miles on tap. Erin and I planned to run 6 together and I would get the other 5 in prior to meeting up with her.
I was running a little late, so I was only able to get about 2.5 in before meeting up with Erin. I figured I could finish up the couple extra miles after I met up with her.
We decided to run Lake Union, which is basically a 10k loop for anyone that isn’t navigationally deficient. Let me preface this by saying that I have only ran Lake Union ONE other time and that was during a race. You don’t have to think about where you are going during races; you just follow the heard!
We started out chugging along and chatting up a storm. We hit our first hill leading up to the Freemont Bridge and were SO excited to see the bridge was up. Oh DARN. We were FORCED to take a break after running up a hill.
[Squinty eyes compliments of the rare orb in the sky that non Seattlites refer to as the sun. ]
After the bridge went back down, we were able to run across and keep chugging along. We were chatting up a storm and catching some gorgeous views. Before long, we made it to Gas Works Park. Of course, that meant we had to stop for a photo op.
Ugh. That’s hideous.
I knew that the turn to the bridge back to Lake Union Park wasn’t too far away, but I didn’t know exactly where it was. Next thing I knew, we were seeing flags for the University. Uhhhhhh…. Whoops! For those also not familiar with that area, it ended up being about a half mile or more detour. Finally, after asking for directions (because we are awesome like that) we found our way to the bridge we needed to cross.
At that point, we were home free… Until I got the brilliant idea to go down this HUGE ass hill so we could run along the water. That was awesome until we reached A DEAD END. Ya, that really happened. The only way to get where we needed to go was to turn around and go UP that huge ass hill we climbed down. All that to be able to run by the water. Stupid water. At least Erin was a good sport about it. We were both cracking up as we were climbing up the hill.
We made it back to Lake Union park without any other catastrophes. I ended up causing Erin to go well over a mile further than she was planning. Luckily for me, that meant I only had to run one more mile on my own! It was alllll part of my master plan… Muwahahahaha
We went to Cactus after and got the most bomb diggity breakfast.
Fruit bowl, yogurt, and granola. I ate every bite.
11 miles in the books!
Only one more long run and then it’s TAPER TIMEEE!
Have I mentioned how horribly ugly my city is?
Have you ever gotten lost on a run?