This week was my first full week running outside. I don’t miss the treadmill at all. The weather in Charleston is beautiful right now and I have a new running partner. My friend Lana who lives in my neighborhood ran when she was in college. She has the sweetest little boy and has been running at home on the treadmill just like me. We decided it was time to hit the pavement together.Lana and I are perfectly paced with each other with similar goals. We are both aiming for a 1:50 half and a sub 20 5K.
Together we ran on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Here is what my plan looked like this week.
Tuesday: 4.2 miles @ 8:16 pace
Thursday: 4.6 miles @ 8:22 pace
Friday: Speed work – 5 min warm up, 6 x .25 mile sprints followed by 3 minutes easy running. Our sprints were 7:08, 6:22, 6:22, 6:50, 6:27, 6:59 pace. Total distance of 4.5 miles.
Sunday: Long run day of 7 miles @8:30 pace
Total miles this week: 20.3 miles
It was a great week of running with my partner. Great talks makes for quicker and more fun running. I am so thankful to have Lana close by to run with on a whim. I even convinced her to sign up for the Race the Landing 5k series with me. It’s going to be great having a partner to crush goals with.
With great planning for training also comes great planning for fundraising. Last time I did a fundraiser, I did a great raffle. We had some amazing prizes that included wines, chocolates, cupcakes, and more! The raffle proceeds all went straight to the fundraiser. The raffle raised over $400.00 towards the fundraiser. I’m looking to do another raffle this time around. I’m in the planning stage and looking for businesses or independent consultants who would be willing to donate a gift card, a product, or a basket for the raffle. Those who contribute donations will be featured on the blog, facebook, twitter, and my crowdrise page. Please consider donating to this amazing cause! All the proceeds are going to Birthdays for All, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving foster children birthday presents. Together we can make some children in the low-country have a very special birthday this year.
If you want to donate directly to my fundraiser, you can find it here. I’m trying to reach a goal of $1500 by the time I race my half marathon in Savannah. If you are unable to donate and would still like to help, please share it among your friends and family to help spread the word. Thank you again to all those following me and supporting me.