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Monday, July 19, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer

I don't know if it's because it is summer or if it's just me, but it seems like so many of you running bloggers are becoming bikers and swimmers as well! While I have spent my fair share of time in the pool lately, I am still a runner through and through.

Tomorrow our Arizona adventures end and we head home. The only weather-related thing we will miss is the 94 degree pool water. Our 75 degree pool at home is going to feel very cold now! It has been a fun, relaxing break. You would think all my spare time would have meant more blogging, but I was beyond lazy the last week. I got my runs in though, which is what really matters.

The running plan for this week is:

  • Tempo run: 4 miles
  • Speedwork: 2 x 1200m (2 min RI) & 4 x 800m (2 min RI)
  • Hills: 6-8 two minute intervals
  • Long run: 10 miles

RUN: I love how many other bloggers are marathon training right now. Only 74 days until my marathon!


  1. Think of the pool water as "cool" instead of "cold!"

  2. 74 days? That means mine is in 88 days ... that seems crazy close!

  3. Looks like a great plan for next week....

  4. It's healthier for runners to engage in the cross training of swimming and biking. Trust me, it will save your knees.

  5. I have been swimming laps whenever it gets a little too hot to run. Think of your cold pool water as an ice bath. :) And I love to stretch in the pool. I feel more "bendy" when I stretch in the pool.

  6. Nice training week.

    Your little swimmer looks great in all her gear.

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  8. Running schedule this week looks fun!! A 75 degree pool may feel refreshing after a long run!!

  9. Sad to see your fun end! Army son is in AZ too. He is not liking the heat. Don't worry your pool will feel refreshing when you get home too!

    I love the photo!

  10. 75 degree pool sounds perfect for diving in after a summer run - after rinsing all the dried salt off from sweating so much.

  11. I haven't been in a pool all summer. ugh. BUT! I am running consistently for the first time ever. 3 times per week. I'm finally getting serious. :)

  12. Looks like a good plan. Have a safe trip!


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