Queen’s Day could better be named “Rain day”. It rained most of the day. R. had a motor race and was away all day. I drove there later in the morning to watch him ride and took Bella with me. But because it was so wet it wasn’t much fun for me to wait there all the time so after a while I went back home. This is a pic of R., it’s not a very good one, he’s the one with the red Ducati.
Our weekend was relaxing, we spent a lot of it at home as we try to make Bella feel as much as comfortable so that she feels at home. She still screams when we go to bed at night but this morning it was the first time we didn’t hear her. We had a dentist appointment together and when we got home she was just lying on the floor and not screaming.
My mom was having her birthday yesterday so we went there. It was nice although the dog of my sister wasn’t too kind for Bella. She tried to bite her a few times so we didn’t sit very comfortable until my sister left. All Bella wanted to do was play … Speaking of playing, here are 2 pics of her playing at home.
Half marathon training week 2 (May 3-May 9):
Tuesday: Climax run, pace 5:57-6:12/km, 100-100-200-200-300-400-600 m, 3 minute breaks.
Wednesday: 30 minute endurance run, pace 6:57-7:12/km with 3 tempo runs of 3 minutes, pace 6:27-6:42/km.
Friday: 20 minute endurance run, pace 6:57-7:12/km.
Saturday: 7 km endurance run, pace 7:12-7:27 /km
My last run was on April 22th so I hadn’t run for more than a week. Yesterday I wanted to go running again and did a short run to get the feeling back and it went great! I’m starting to believe that a week of rest is good for your body. I left in the rain and came home in the rain, I was soaking wet but it didn’t bother me at all. I didn’t watch time or distance, I just ran and it was one of my nicest runs ever.
Weather: ± 18 ˚C/64 degrees, rain, not much wind.
Distance: 3.5 K / 2.1 miles
Average time: 6:43 /km
Average speed: 8.9 km/hour
Goal total km’s/miles week 18:
22.5K / 13.9 miles.
Total week 18:
If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.
John Bingham, running writer and speaker