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Dopey Challenge Training -Week 6 Update

This week's update is getting posted a little late this week do to a new addition to our little running family.

Welcome to the family Sir Archibald Hambone!
We've been getting acquainted with our new running coach, so the blog posting has been a little delayed, but Dopey training hasn't taken a backseat either.

Monday -4.2 miles

Tuesday -7.4 miles

Wednesday -10.2 miles

Thursday -13.2 miles

Friday -10 miles 

Saturday -3.1 miles

Sunday -9 miles

WEEKLY TOTAL: 57.1 miles

Monday-Thursday were my standard Dopey training days.  I have been working on running through fatigue so I'll be all set, not just for the mileage of Dopey but also for walking around and having a great time at the parks that week too.  

On Friday, I was able to run at the lake.  Nicole's family has a lake house in Massachusetts that we try to get to as often in the summer as possible.  One of my favorite things to do is run the 5ish mile path around the lake.  The views are incredible:

Saturday was Nicole's 31st birthday and she was scheduled for a 3 mile run.  We decided to move it to a 3.1 mile run to celebrate!  There's no better way to start a new year than with a little run.

Sunday Nicole and I tackled her first 9 miler.  The Wine & Dine Half Marathon is getting closer so the training mileage has increased.  We're really looking forward to our trip in November.  It'll be Nicole's first half and I'll FINALLY get my Coast to Coast Medal.

In the meantime, the Dopey training is increasingly difficult mileage-wise but I'm getting used to the schedule.  I've adjusted to the time commitment that all these runs require as well as what can be the monotonous miles.  This week I'm beginning to feel more confident that I'll be ready for January.






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