Brooke and I are both using PEAR Sports Pro to train for the race. It is a 16 week training plan with 4 workouts per week designed by Matt Fitzgerald. It is an awesome tool the PEAR Pro because it is like having a real coach out running with me. Plus at the end you get a workout score so fun comparing with Brooke to see who had the better workout in terms of following the coaching.
Well we are starting our 4th week. So far I have found the training to be kinda fun getting back into the groove. Nice thing is its not overwhelming yet. The distance is not to much and the time based workouts are short. However it is hard to head out for a run early in the morning in the dark cold air. But so far so good- I have not missed a scheduled workout.
Other fun thing about training it you get to explore. I have lived in Solana Beach for over a year now and there is so much still to be discovered. My run always starts on the main drag which crests at the top of this hill and right in front it the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The view is always beautiful in the morning. Then I have started to venture down some of the streets- while doing this I get to see some incredible house and all very different. Fun to just check them all out.
A few weeks ago when I was finishing up a training run in the morning. We had some rain overnight and cooler weather. I then saw a beautiful rainbow. The rainbow was so vibrant with all the colors. California does not get these kind of rainbows. It made me think of all my loved ones who have passed away. I wish I would have had my phone it was beautiful and sitting right over the ocean. Thanks Grandma Vessey, Aunt Mary, Uncle Don, Grandma Wixom and Chuck for making my workout more manageable and put a smile on my face. You guys were just showing me a little piece of heaven.
|Hello Beautiful Solana Beach|
I then spent Sunday just hanging out around with nothing super important to do. So I decided end of October and it was 82 degree's at the beach that I would head down to the beach for some sun. I spent about 4 hours just laying out at the beach enjoying a relaxing day to myself!
I love California!! I love where I live even more.
|My view on Sunday!!!|
Brooke: 1st ever Half Marathon
Jamie: 3rd Half Marathon- looking to PR
Brennan: 1st ever Ironman (Arizona November 18th)