I’m so excited (and a bit sad!) that this is the last week of school for the two older boys. The last day is a half-day, and after that we are whisking them away for four days of summer fun in Vermont! This past Father’s Day weekend the weather was absolutely GORGEOUS! It was a quintessential weekend on Cape Cod complete with a sea breeze and a lot of sunshine (and running of course!).
Heart Rate Training Update – Week 3
I am in Week 3 of heart rate training, and I’m still loving it (shocking I know!). I have tried heart rate training a few times before without sticking with it, but I feel like this time I’m in the right place for it. I no longer care about slowing down to keep my heart rate in the proper range. Sure, I’m seeing paces that are much slower than I know I can run, but you know what? I am SO OKAY with that!
I have been slowing down and enjoying my runs A LOT more than before, all the while logging a decent amount of miles. I haven’t decided yet what my racing plans are for the fall, but I will definitely be working on heart rate training through the summer to increase my aerobic base before signing up for a fall race.
I have, like others, noticed that my resting heart rate has dipped a bit. It’s also been easier to figure out a pace that keeps me close to 140 bpm, but just under. In the beginning it was walk-run, walk-run and walk-run (very choppy). Now I have a better sense of what the pace feels like to continue running and stay at my target heart rate.
It’s the Last Week of School!
This morning I packed my third to last lunch (squeeee!). I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am SO OVER packing lunches (most of you have kids that are already out of school!). I am very happy to be in the home stretch. There is just so much going on this time of year, and I can’t wait to kick back and relax a bit when school’s out. I use the word “relax” loosely here! 🙂
What are your plans for summer?