Bayshore Marathon Week 8

by Elizabeth on January 26, 2015

A good week of balance. Work is already starting off quite nicely this year, I was able to cross train a good bit, runs went well and I was able to catch up with a few friends.

Monday:

  • PLAN- 45 minutes muscle imbalance strength work, 1 mile at 10K pace
  • ACTUAL- flywheel and 45 minutes muscle imbalance work, 1 mile at 7:13

Decided to do both workouts. The imbalance work was especially tough after a good spin class, but I’ve missed flywheel over the past few weeks and decided to go with my Class Pass membership.

A random note, my baby girl had to have dental work done. If you didn’t know that there was such a thing as a doggie dentist, hope you never have to. She had 8 teeth pulled, leaving her with about 22 overall now. She lost one of her signature canines, but she still looks adorable and her tongue sticks out a bit more than it did. Apparently, small yorkie type breeds have bad teeth. I love her, but dang she is stealing from my race budget. I don’t even want to tell you how much those teeth cost.IMG_0157Tuesday:

  • PLAN- 9 miles: 10 min w/u zone 2 w/5×15 sec pickups, 5×1 mile repeats, 800m easy between, 5 min cool down
  • ACTUAL- 9 miles at 8:23 avg pace. Treadmill with 7:08 first half of mile and 7:03 second half of mile and private pilates session

Wednesday:

  • PLAN- 8 mile endurance run
  • ACTUAL- 8 miles 8:37 avg pace and Yin Yoga Class

An early work morning meant an afternoon run. It was GORGEOUS out- around 60 degrees- and it felt great to be outside.IMG_0174That afternoon, I met with Jenny, to go over my 2 weeks of elimination of FODMAP. The next phase was set out for me. Over the next 25 days, each food group will be re-entered individually. The goal is to see if symptoms occur.IMG_0192That night, I went to my first Yin Yoga class by candlelight. I. LOVED. IT. Another nice relaxing and stretching type class with meditation. It was nice to take the class with Jes and Sarah and we all agreed we would be back at Fit2B again (thank you, Class Pass)!IMG_0178 IMG_0177Thursday:

  • PLAN- 20 min core strength
  • ACTUAL- 20 min core strength

Lunch workout! I tried my first food group- oligosaccharides. I had to choose a few foods to try from the list. I went with raisins, onions, and beets. Obviously, not all at once. :) I added raisins to my oatmeal, onions to my salad at lunch and onions and beets at dinner. Most of the day my stomach cramped, I felt bloated and was gassy (sorry, TMI but here to inform how the process works and the results). I emailed Jenny, all of those things are symptoms which means this food group is an issue. If I hadn’t seen symptoms, I would’ve added more of this group on day 2 and then had 3 days back of elimination to reset my body before trying the next group. But, since I had symptoms, I didn’t have to do a second day.

Friday:

  • PLAN- 8 miles. 15 min Z2 warmup, 7x800s, 400m recovery, 10 minute Z1 cooldown
  • ACTUAL- 8 miles at 8:48 pace. 7x800s at 3:22 on treadmill

I finally had a chance to go to a track and it was raining. So, back to the mill. I’m quickly catching up on House of Cards. For some reason, these were harder than usual- it was really hot in the gym and I just couldn’t cool off (no fans). I’m also wondering if the food the day before had something to do with it?IMG_0193That night, Rich and I saw Selma. Another Oscar nom to our list!

Saturday:

  • PLAN- 13 miles easy/recovery 
  • ACTUAL- 13 miles 9:16 avg pace

Katie met me early to run 3 miles before we ran 10 more with the rest of the girls. I’m loving our weekend group runs. We are changing up the neighborhoods each week and it keeps it interesting and try to grab breakfast after. It’s such a great way to start my Saturday.IMG_0197 IMG_0198Sunday:

  • PLAN- rest day
  • ACTUAL- Aerial yoga at Sky Gym

I’ve been wanting to try this all month and was really excited I could convince Sarah to come with me. It was such a fun, playful way to stretch. It’s obviously very different than a flow or restorative type class. The silks really help deepen the stretch and allow you to also play with your strengths. Another Class Pass win! IMG_0214 IMG_0208 IMG_0210

I spent the rest of the day doing food prep. This is the hardest part of this FODMAP stuff. I feel like I spend most of my Sunday in the kitchen working on meals for the week. I will admit, I actually love that I have less to do during the week for lunch and dinner but I feel like all the time in the kitchen sucks the relaxation out of my Sunday. I think I hit 4 different grocery stores in 24 hours looking for specific foods. I know it will all be worth it in the end.

Total Miles for the Week: 39

How was your week? Have you ever tried a Yin Yoga or Aerial Yoga class? Do you have a group of friends you can regularly count on to train with?

{ 7 comments }

Morning or Night?

January 22, 2015 Uncategorized

The other day I was having a conversation with one of my girlfriends about time of day and how fast you can run at said time. She was slightly annoyed with how slow she felt first thing in the morning, and I told her that she would feel better in the afternoon. This was truly […]

Read the full article →

Bayshore Marathon Week 7

January 20, 2015 Uncategorized

I love that coach changed up the training a bit this week. It was good to get back into my work travel routine, even though packing all my food was tough. I’m almost done with the elimination phase of FODMAP! Monday: PLAN- 1 mile 10K pace, 45 minute muscle imbalance work ACTUAL- 1 mile 7:16, […]

Read the full article →

Bayshore Marathon Week 6

January 15, 2015 Uncategorized

Monday: PLAN- day off ACTUAL- Torq spin class My first time getting to use Class Pass! Jesica and I met at Torq Atlanta to ride early in the morning. Torq is like flywheel, but the bikes and computers are a bit different. I definitely left sweating and felt like I had a great workout…but tried […]

Read the full article →

A Gut Check

January 12, 2015 Uncategorized

For years now, I have had stomach issues. It’s not the most glamourous thing to talk or write about, but I think it’s important to share because it sheds light on things that others may not be aware of and may be helpful and, it may end up explaining why some of my runs/races haven’t […]

Read the full article →

Bayshore Marathon Week 5

January 6, 2015 Uncategorized

I spent most of the week in Mobile relaxing, visiting with friends and family, and hit the track for a few more runs. I actually spent an entire day in my lazy clothes and never left the house-a perfect way to relax. Monday: PLAN- DAY OFF ACTUAL- Barre3 I couldn’t do another rest day. I […]

Read the full article →

2014, You’ve been a Good One

December 31, 2014 Uncategorized

Today I ran my last miles of the year. I started thinking about where all my Saucony’s went this year, what races I did, who I got to see, etc. It was a damn, good year. I’m not sure I could have asked for a better year after how 2013 went. So here it is […]

Read the full article →