Week 26 (4/16-4/22)

Here is my week 26 of running:

Monday: 4 miles

Wednesday: 4 miles

Thursday: 25 minutes prenatal yoga

Friday: 3 miles + 1 mile walk

Saturday: 3.5 miles

Sunday: 4 miles

Total: 19.5 miles

This baby is on the move! She kicks constantly these days and I love it! At only 26 weeks though I feel MUCH farther along at this point than I did with my first pregnancy. My energy is still good and running helps but gosh, I feel like I should be at least 30 weeks. Alas, only 14 more weeks to go.

I am done with racing but I did sign up for a fun, 5k next weekend. Girls on the Run is hosting a fun, non-competitive race so Little Miss and I will be participating (she’ll be in the stroller). I’m hoping to make this an annual tradition for my girls. I usually don’t run a lot of 5ks but this is for a great cause and should be a fun event with pancakes post-race! My mom, cousin her husband and signed up with me. My cousin is wanting to starting running so this will be great first race for her,  I love encouraging new runners!

Spring 2012 5k Logo Greater Baton Rouge

Photo Courtesy of Claim Your Journey 

Family Life:

I love mid-April! My husband finished up tax season last Tuesday and I feel like a huge burden has been lifted off my chest. I was starting to feel really tired towards the end of last week and now I am realizing how much easier life can be with a toddler when your husband is home in the evenings to help out. Plus, little Miss is so happy to be able to spend time with her dad! To top it all off, she is even going to sleep at night without fussing! This is huge because now we no longer have to endure her cries for 30+ minutes at night for mama, more milk, etc. In reality, she was always just stalling but it is nice to have more quiet time in the evening.

Last weekend was a wonderful weekend. My husband had a work function Friday night so I treated little Miss and I to some gelato. Saturday we had breakfast with the parents, my husband’s company crawfish boil, and a relaxed Saturday evening. We decided to stay home Sunday morning (yes, we were heathens and missed church) but my husband and I had a couple’s massage scheduled Sunday afternoon. So, we enjoyed an afternoon out which included a trip to Starbucks for coffee, a massage, and dessert at Whole Foods.

Running Stuff:

All the post-Boston fever and selection of the 2012 Nuun Hood to Coast Team has really made me get excited about some post-pregnancy goals. I have decided that post-baby (once I have given myself time to get settled with the new baby and build up my mileage) that I must train to at least try to qualify for Boston.  I plugged in my Jazz Half Marathon time from last fall, and at 1:37 for the half, according to the McMillan Calculator, that puts me at a 3:24 marathon. Given the cutoff time for my age group is 3:35 and the fact that I really felt like I had a lot more energy left in my tank at the end of this race, I feel like I have the ability to train and run a sub 3:35 marathon.

Your Equivalent Performances

Event
Time
Pace/Mi
Pace/Km
100m
17.8
200m
35.7
400m
1:14.6
500m
1:37.4
800m
2:43.9
1000m
3:34.2
3:34.1
1500m
5:37.5
3:45.0
Mile
6:03.4
6:03.4
3:45.8
2000m
7:40.8
6:10.7
3:50.4
3000m
12:02.0
6:27.3
4:00.7
2 Miles
12:55.6
6:27.8
4:01.0
4000m
16:26.5
6:36.9
4:06.6
3 Miles
20:14
6:44
4:11
5000m
20:59
6:45
4:12
4 Miles
27:27
6:52
4:16
8000m
34:35
6:57
4:19
5 Miles
34:47
6:57
4:19
10km
43:36
7:00
4:21
15km
1:07:33
7:15
4:30
10 Miles
1:13:02
7:18
4:32
20km
1:31:55
7:25
4:36
1/2 Mara
1:37:00
7:25
4:36
15 Miles
1:51:52
7:28
4:38
25km
1:56:46
7:31
4:40
30km
2:22:02
7:38
4:44
20 Miles
2:33:36
7:41
4:46
25 Miles
3:13:37
7:44
4:48
Marathon
3:24:34
7:49
4:51

Or at least have something to aim for.

Alright, until next week….

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3 thoughts on “Week 26 (4/16-4/22)

  1. So glad your family life is quieting down– sounds like a great weekend of relaxation and treats! I’m glad your daughter is not protesting sleep right now, that makes life so much more enjoyable!
    Enjoy the 5k–what a great family tradition. And I have no doubt that you will be able to qualify for Boston! That’s an awesome post-baby goal. It was about that stage in my pregnancy that I was starting to set running goals for myself, too. It feels good to have something to look forward to, running-wise. 🙂

  2. Steph,
    I love reading your blog and am so proud of your pursuit of your goals for running! I am also proud of your wonderful support of Keith in busy season…without you as his “behind the scenes partner,” it would be so much more difficult for him. Thank you for being a great daughter-in-law, mother to our granddaughter (s), and wife to our son.

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