100 days challenge

100 days challenge: day 87

Miles run so far: 304.9 (clearly I need to add .1 to my mileage sometime soon to get back to an even number)

Today I did 1 mile warm-up (6.0), then 4 sets of yassos – 8.0 for .5 mile, 6.5 for .25 mile, repeat.  Cooled down at 6.0 again.  I think next week or the following my yassos start increasing (I’ll eventually get up to 10).  Does anyone know what speeds of the treadmill translate to in terms of pace?  I’m not actually sure if 8.0 is the speed I should be going for yassos or not!

This morning was also my first morning in my new schedule.  Yesterday Dave and I sat down and figured out how I could best work my morning to get everything finished – especially a run.  If I miss my run before 8am I have to either squeeze it in on my lunch break (not ideal) or after dinner, when it often gets shortened.  So here’s my new morning schedule:

  • 5am-5:45am: pump and eat a small snack while reading the bible and praying.  change into running clothes.
  • 5:45am-6:30am: run.  On Wednesdays I have a longer run, so on those morning I’ll run til 6:45 or 7.
  • 6:30am-8am: stretch, shower, eat breakfast, read, hang with Leo

This morning went really well and since Leo slept until 7:45, I even had about 20 minutes to just sit and read.  It was awesome!

What are your mornings like?



6 thoughts on “100 days challenge: day 87

  1. Leo needs to give Miles some tips because that’s nothing like our mornings. Ugh. Today, for example:

    5 a.m.: Mark gets up to run on the treadmill. Miles wakes up.
    5:05-6:15: Give Miles a bottle and try to keep him entertained so I can make him breakfast. Spatulas, wood spoons and bananas may be involved – and not just for cooking.
    6:15-6:30: Hand off Miles to dad, get another cup of coffee and hide in the bathroom.
    6:30-7:00: Entertain Miles, get dressed and leash up dog.
    7-7:45: Walk and question whether I should have a baby out in this weather.
    8-8:30: Bottle and cereal for Miles; more coffee for mom.

    OK, I’m seriously hijacking your post so I’ll stop there. Needless to say, we’re very disorganized and cranky most mornings. The best days are when we run and Miles takes a long nap in the stroller.

    1. Well, that’s an ideal morning. Some mornings Leo wakes up closer to 7, sometimes 6:30, sometimes 8. From pretty much 6:30am on it’s a gamble. However, it sounds less crazy than your morning!!

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