It was so nice to be home all week. I had something to do every single night so it was a pretty busy week and I needed a nice relaxing weekend.
- PLAN- 20 minute core work
- ACTUAL-20 minute core work
A nice easy day after a really long week. I was still fighting a cold, so I needed easy and no running. That night, we celebrated my sisters 32nd birthday! Now that I am growing out my bangs, we look even more alike. It’s kinda insane. Tuesday:
- PLAN- 7 miles. 3x2400m repeats, 800 recovery, 1 mile at 1200 pace
- ACTUAL- 7 miles @8:04 pace. 3×2400 @ 7:08, 1 mile 6:53. Yoga for Athletes at Infinity Yoga
An early morning at the gym for speed work. It hurt. I didn’t think I cheated at the restaurant but apparently some things were cooked with foods I shouldn’t have because I was off (in addition to still not being 100% from my cold). Or, 1.5 miles fast is just hard. Whatever it is/was, 2400 is NOT my favorite distance but I got it done.
That afternoon, I finally made it to Infinity Yoga. I’d heard great things, even before Class Pass, and was able to try their Yoga for Athletes class that included a FOAM ROLLING portion that reminded me that I need to be doing MUCH more of this at home. I hope to add this class to my regular routine. Wednesday:
- PLAN- 9 mile endurance run
- ACTUAL- 9 miles @ 8:43 avg pace
Rich ran with me for the first 6 and then I did 3 on my own. That night, we had our first marital class at the church. It ended up being more of a general information meeting letting us know what to expect over the next few months.
- PLAN- 45 minute muscle imbalance work (1 mile warmup, series of strength activities)
- ACTUAL- 1 mile @ 10K pace, 35 minutes of strength/imbalance work
I really appreciate my imbalance work. It’s such a good reminder for my hips. Oh, and that morning, this popped up on my phone. So excited and overwhelmed all at the same time.
- PLAN- 6 miles. 3×1 mile repeats at 1200 pace
- ACTUAL- 6 miles @ 8:36 avg pace. 3×1 @6:53
Felt GOOD with this one. Another treadmill date before work. I’ve pretty much come to terms with the fact that all my speed work will be on the treadmill.That afternoon, I had the opportunity to get fitted for new shoes at Road Runner Sports. I will write a separate post all about it this week.
- PLAN- 22 miles easy pace
- ACTUAL- rest day
The forecast for the morning was 50/50 rain. I had plans to meet Katie at 6:30am to start my 22 miler (she was going to do 9, Rich 6, and Abby the rest so I had a buddy the whole time). I got up at 5:45, had my bagel and nuun, sunscreened, got dressed, got my fuel together and all my safety gear. And then I heard the bottom fall out of the sky. Katie arrived a few minutes later, pretty soaked just from walking from her car. We debated on going, and I honestly felt bad that she drove to my house to run and I wanted to go. But to her point, no need to prove anything or end up blistered if I didn’t have to. So we bailed. She is a GOOD friend. I crawled back in bed and slept for another 2 hours. I’m not sure the last time I actually slept till 8:30. It was obviously what my body needed.
That day, Rich and I did a few things for the wedding and then chilled at the house since it was so nasty out.
- PLAN- rest day
- ACTUAL- 22 miles @ 9:05 avg pace
Rich was nice enough to run with me in the dark so I wasn’t alone. Honestly, the sunrise is one of my favorite parts of a run. It was GORGEOUS and I am so glad I was up for it. I have a habit of breaking up my runs into all of my regular shorter routes, so that’s what I did. 8 with Rich, 6 on another loop alone, back to the house to refuel and then 8 out and around Piedmont Park and back. For some reason, this doesn’t seem like a 22 mile run when I break it up. I felt okay. Definitely strong enough to finish with gas in the tank, but not as good as I had hoped overall. My legs were just tight. Still curious if I am getting enough nutrition during the run and this is something I need to talk to Coach about.
It was a gorgeous day in the ATL and we spent it with my sis, bro in law, and A and cooked out at their house.
Total Miles for the Week: 45
Biggest mileage week of the training cycle! I’m excited to have a nice step back week ahead. I think my body could use it.
Long run on the schedule and it’s raining- do it or move it if you can? If you have a sibling-do you look a lot alike? How often do you foam roll?