- PLAN- rest day
- ACTUAL-rest day
Honestly, after all the excitement of the weekend and a very long work day, I was way too tired to work out when I got home. I rarely take two full rest days, but I needed it.
- PLAN- 9 miles. 10 min Z2, 6×1 mile repeats, 400m walk/jog between, 400m near full pace
- ACTUAL- 9 miles @ 8:18 avg pace. 1 mile repeats all at 7:08 and yoga stretch class
I needed this workout. It felt good to get some energy and stress out and I watched House of Cards (only 1 or 2 more left before I’m finally caught up!). That night, I met Jes for a another restorative yoga stretch type class.
- PLAN- 9 miles endurance pace
- ACTUAL- 9 miles 8:47 avg pace
Jes and I haven’t had an early morning weekday run in a while, and it was great to have someone to run my weekday longer mileage with. The sunrise wasn’t so bad, either.Thursday:
- PLAN- 20 mins core work
- ACTUAL- 15 mins core work plus private pilates
I worked my way through my core workout before Laura was ready for my pilates session and almost finished. I wasn’t that worried about it since pilates is a whole body, core focused, strength workout.
- PLAN- 7 miles. 10 min Z2 warmup, 8×800, 400 m recovery
- ACTUAL- 7.15 miles 8×800 at 3:22, restorative yoga
Another early morning treadmill run before work, more house of cards, and more yoga with Jes. We went to Exhale during lunch (yay Class Pass!) and I swear, it was the best class I’ve ever taken and it helped SO much with my hip. It’s not that I have pain anymore, it’s more of an impingement issue, and this really made me feel better.
- PLAN- 15 mile easy/recovery run
- ACTUAL- 15 miles 9:14 avg pace
I had a meeting for my condo so I missed the girls run and had to get up early to get this one in. Rich and I ran 7 together and then I went back for 8 on my own. I’ve definitely gotten used to the girl talk on Saturdays….the last part of my run was pretty lonely!
That night, we went to see The Theory of Everything. Highly recommend!!
- PLAN- rest day
- ACTUAL- restorative yoga
My third yoga class of the week! This is the class that we hold the poses for 15-20 minutes and I actually feel asleep during one of them. It was SO relaxing. That afternoon, I found MY DRESS!!! After 4 stores and ready to call it a day, the consultant talked me into 1 more that she thought I would love. Turns out, she is good at her job. I feel in love with it and so did Allison, Abby and Sally and that was it.Total Miles for the Week: 40.15
My body didn’t feel like it ran 40 miles for the week, and that’s a good thing. I think the 4 days of running really works well for me. Last training cycle, 40 miles seemed like a lot and this go round, it just doesn’t. I also feel like finding time for restorative yoga continues to be my perfect balance (a nice addition to pilates). The week itself was a bit stressful trying to nail down some things for the wedding, but I got a lot done in that department. September 12th is the big day. Church was booked, photog was booked, dress was purchased and I’m working on the party venue next. I’ve decided training for a marathon is much easier than planning a wedding.
Do you follow a strict training schedule? How many days a week do you prefer to run? Do you have a new show to suggest for me to watch on Netflix?