Tuesday, July 12, 2016

{week 4} or the week Pokémon Go happened

Nerd Alert! If you have been hiding under a rock, you may not realize that the game of the summer was released a few days ago.

Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game for your smart phone in which one goal is to catch cartoon monsters. Another goal is to get people off the couch and walking outside. 

Both my husband, Paul, and my training partner, Dani, were early adopters. In fact I made fun of them when we were all driving back from a get together on Friday night and we had to pull over to search a field for Pokémon.  

University of Redlands is a high Pokémon activity area
I was a little late to the party and didn't start playing until yesterday, but now I am addicted and planning my running routes to go through high-Pokémon dense locations and going on short runs with my dog in order to hunt Pokémon or collect items at Pokéstops. Who is the nerd now?

Even Runner's World online is getting into action with this article which states that runners have an advantage because for certain things to happen in the game you need to cover a set amount of distance (2k, 5k, 10k--to hatch eggs with evolved Pokémon) and I don't need to state that runners typically cover a whole lot of distance. 
As of today, I've reached Level 5.

Other than playing games, training for the Santa Rosa 1/2 Marathon is going well. I'm feeling stronger and ready to start marathon training in August. :)

Week 4 Training Plan

Monday, July 11: Rest or Cross-train. I went on a 1.2 mile run to catch Pokémon.
Tuesday, July 12: 4 miles easy (9:13-10:09/mile)
Wednesday, July 13: 4-5 miles easy (9:13-10:09/mile)
Thursday, July 14: 7 miles with intervals (2 x 400m, 1 x 800, 1 x 1200m, 1 x 800, 2 x 400)
Friday, July 15: Rest or Cross-train
Saturday, July 16: 6 miles easy (9:13-10:09/mile)
Sunday, July 17: 8 miles with 3 miles at tempo (San Diego Craft Classic 5k race!)

Do you Pokémon?

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