Hello hello! Week 4 of training for the Brewers Mini went fairly well. Let’s break it down…
Monday – 4.14 mile run around the Champs de Mars park and the Eiffel Tower. It was really cool to do this one solo and take in the sights around the apartment we are renting for our stay in Paris.
Tuesday – 3.83 mile run with the husband. I had zero desire to do this run, but I really wanted to run with my husband around the most romantic place on Earth. We took the same route as I had the day before (but remembered to turn at the correct place). It was pretty cool seeing his face as we approached the Eiffel Tower.
Wednesday – We went to the Musee de l’Armee (Hotel des Invalides) in Paris. We walked a TON so I’m totally considering this as a cross training day. And, it was bloody hot out to boot. Did you know the French don’t believe in AC? Fabulous.
Thursday – C was in charge of this route. And he found a non-stop trail not too far from our apartment. We did an out and back so we wouldn’t get lost and discovered a gorgeous forest-like area with tons of trails.
Friday – Rest. Glorious rest.
Saturday – C and I ran in the Bois de Boulogne which is a wooded, trail area just north-ish of our apartment. The trees and shade were just what we needed to complete our long runs (8.5 for her, just shy of 10 for him). On Friday night, we realized we needed fuel for our run. Based on what we found, I’d say we did a rather good job in a pinch…
Sunday – Yesterday, we took a train to have a (very French) lunch at the home of a professor in Paris who is the friend/colleague of C’s advisors. It was a really interesting experience and I got to practice my French for hours with the professor, his wife and two grand-daughters (one of whom was also gluten-free…win!).
This upcoming week…
I’m really looking forward to this particular 10-miler not only because of the scenery, but also it’s my first 10 miler (of a few) for this plan. I missed the first one by being on “vacation” in Scotland, so I’m anxious to put this one to work.
In other news, my running shoes are definitely on their last legs. I’ve started to have knee tinges (not quite pain) and I’m looking forward to tossing this pair before we leave. During my marathon, I went through three pairs of Mizuno Wave Rider 15’s. I’m thinking about the 16’s, but I’m hoping my awesome readers will have some advice for me! What do you run in? Before you say to go to a running store, here’s the deal – I’m planning on buying them off of Amazon (like I’ve done for the past 6 pairs…so much cheaper) and having them sent to my in-laws before we get back from Europe (we are making a pit stop there before returning home).
How was your training? Link up with Jen and I and let me know what shoes you use in the comments below!