Sunday, August 10, 2008

Let me introduce.../Great training

I'd like to introduce you to my new little girl--a sweet 1.5 year old yorkie poo I have named "Annie Oakley"...she is at home with me now and has already chased her brother Davey (and vice versa) all over the house!

I look forward to fun time with both of these and hope these two critters have fun with each other!

This weekend was a great training weekend. Due to the MP Ball on Thursday night, we had Friday off, and that was nice. I got in a great 12 mile run before it got to hot. I kept it in my Z2 Heart Rate range and still managed an 8:05 m/min pace and that was felt so good. Then on Sat. morning I got up and joined a friend for a bike ride (we linked in with a group for a bit) and I ended up doing 70.7 miles--my longest ride ever, and at a decent pace. I did a brick (bike then run), so after the bike I did 30 min of running, and I felt SO GOOD. I knocked out 3.87 miles, giving me a good 7:45 m/min pace. WOW, I couldn't believe it. My confidence and endurance is growing with each good weekend's worth of training. This morning I knocked out an hour recovery run, and while I didn't push it, I felt really good--no major soreness at all from the previous two-days training. I met my folks and two brothers and a friend of one of my brothers at a Lake half-way between where I live and they live in order to pick up Annie. What a fun weekend! Annie is definitely a sweetie and training is great! :)


Steve Stenzel said...

Cute photos!!! And nice pace on that run!!

ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, 8:05 in Z2 -- AWESOME!!

Love the doggy pics and you all look great at the ball!