I have been putting more effort into my runs lately. The only way to run faster is to train faster so that is what I am trying to do. I ran 6 days last week, all were under 9 miles but at a good effort. I plan on bringing the mileage up to 60-70 this week if all goes well. I ended up with 42 last week which is not too bad for 2 weeks after the race. This morning I got in 15 miles at around a 7:40 pace on the roads before work. I was planning on taking Ella with me in the new jogging stroller I bought last week but it was raining some, so I went alone.
We spent the weekend camping at Basswoods Resort in Platte City. On the way there my kids asked if I was running in a race. The last 3 trips out of town were for races and they were glad we were just going for the fun of it. I actually can't call it camping but we did sleep in the camper. It is a nice RV park, but they really pack you in there. We only had about 8-10 feet between us and the other campers. The kids spent a good portion of the weekeend at the pool there and playing in the splash park. The boys and I went fishing for 3 hours on Saturday and had a blast. We mostly caught Bluegill but they were nice sized. I let Corbin hold my rod for a second while I was fixing his and he hooked on a nice sized Largemouth. He got a bit too excited once he had him by the bank and dropped the rod tip down and the line snapped so we never got our hands on him. It was a 3 or 4 lb bass and I only had 5lb test on the reel so ther wasn't much room for error.
Sunday we got back home around 12:30 got everything unpacked and then went over to my parents for some BBQ ribs for Fathers Day. I got a sweet pair of Keen Newport Sandals and a Swiss army BackPack plenty big enough to haul around to races. We ate way too much food at my parents which always happens. I had already overdone it on beer and smores while camping too.
Apparently some of the Pics Rick took of us at RockinK got published in UltraRunning magazine this month. I am going to have to get a copy to keep for myself. I usually just read his but I would like to have a copy of that issue to hold on to. I am planning on heading to the 10k trail race at Shawnee Mission Park Saturday. It should be a good chance to get in some speed work if nothing else.
I hope all you fathers had a wonderful Fathers Day!!