Things have really slowed down here in Europe, with summer vacation in full swing in France and in the neighboring countries. I didn’t have any travel, and work was a bit slow (for once !). Marathon training is in full swing.
I ran four times, and although there was no long run on Sunday I had a time trial. As part of the Jeff Galloway training program, there are mile time trials (called the Magic Mile) regularly to see how you are improving, but also to help adjust the plan if needed and project marathon time.
During my training for the Paris marathon, I had started off with a mile time of 8:36 (it is pretty much running as fast as you can once you are warmed up), and finished at 8:18. My Magic Mile time this past Sunday was 8:03 ! Woot woot ! A 30 second improvement in less than 9 months.
We have been having gorgeous weather this week, with not too many people out running :
I also made it to the gym for some upper body work.
Besides that, I saw my BIL who came to see us for a couple days. He is stationed in Africa so we don’t see them much. (the brothers look like deer caught in headlights, not sure why !)
The weather has been fantastic so we have been able to eat outside.
I am now on vacation, writing to you from a McDonald’s in Normandy (only place with wifi). We are spending a few days here, enjoying our summer home before leaving for Greece on Friday. We took a horse drawn carriage tour through the town of Verneuil Sur Avre on Sunday evening. The horses are called Percherons, they are from the region where we have our house.
And that’s a wrap.
How is your summer going ? Any vacation coming up ?