Monday, November 19, 2007

Weekend Recap

What a busy one it was too. Friday I didn’t do anything, but that was good cause I was up early and got a few things done around the house before I met up with a newer friend for a run. I forget how great longer runs can be with someone to help you through it. The plan was for 12 miles, which we accomplished at a 9:10 pace…it felt fairly easy too. That was with a couple of stretching stops and a bathroom stop for me. So not too bad. I’ve always heard that running with someone faster than you is a good thing, and apparently that was the case here. I’ve been running the longer runs at a 9:20 or so pace, and this included talking so a bit more challenging. Unfortunately the glute was still tight. After the run we went for a coffee to warm up and hung out for a while…then I had to rush home and meet my dad for our dinner date for his birthday. I took him to Manny’s. It’s a five star restaurant and according to Zagat’s has been one of the top five steakhouses in the country for the last 5 years or so. Dad loves steak and not knowing what to get him for his birthday…and his having heard about this place for a long time, I figured what better present to get him. We both had a 10 ounce filet (smallest cut of meat on the menu) and split a baked potato (all the sides are a la carte and meant to share) and had really good bread and then since it was a birthday, they brought out a yummy dessert that was brownie on the bottom, chocolate mousse in the middle and whipped cream smothered on top, then they put chocolate syrup on top of that with a birthday candle. It was a great meal and dad really enjoyed it. Plus it gave us about 3 hours of just dad and me, which was great. After dinner we met up with my mom and my aunt’s and then I went home to bed as I was exhausted…up at 7:30, run 12 miles, eat a steak dinner, I was ready for bed.

Sunday I met up with a friend for breakfast and we spent the afternoon watching the Vikings game. We won, which was a good thing, but when you’re playing a bad team…what does the win say?? Anyway, prior to breakfast, I had been up early so got a 30 minute bike ride at the gym with a 4 mile run after…finally figured out the weird feeling of running after a bike ride. What a challenge but after about half a mile my legs felt fine. I even managed to average 8:45 for the run, with a tough ride and then the 12 miles the day before I thought that was pretty good. Gave me 33 miles for the week, 4 bike rides of at least 30 minutes and 2 swims along with 3 days of 30 minutes of strength training. I’m happy with the week. Hopefully I can get a little more in this week cause next week I need to do a fall back since I doubt I’ll do much of anything on my vacation next week.

9 comments:

JustRun said...

Glad you're getting the tri"fecta" training in. haha
I'll just nag you like I do everyone else, stretch stretch and stretch. :)

Runner Gal Leana said...

Ohhh, sounds like a great dinner. Good job on your 12 miler!

Nat said...

Great job on your workouts. Sounds like you are ready for a Tri?!

Nicole said...

You are a rock star. Great job on your runs and bike ride.

Happy birthday to your dad. sounds like a good birthday date.

Firefly's Running said...

Manny's such a great resturant! I wish I could handle meat again so I could have one of their steaks.

As for the Vikes games, we beat Duane's team. That's SWEET revenge! :D

Annette said...

Sounds like a good weekend all around!

Where are you headed on vacation? Enjoy it! :)

Jean said...

Mmmmm....steak! Sounds like a great way to spend Dad's birthday!

Happy Thanksgiving, Danielle! I hope you enjoy your holiday.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

You are venturing deep into tri territory!

Kurt said...

So where are you going and why aren't you taking me?