Bayshore Marathon Week 15

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.

Monday:

  • 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. IMG_0573Tuesday:

  • 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. IMG_0580Wednesday:

  • 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.

Thursday:

  • 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. IMG_0588So excited and overwhelmed all at the same time.

Friday:

  • 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.IMG_0593That 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.

IMG_0602Saturday:

  • 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.

Sunday:

  • 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. IMG_0632I 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. IMG_0639

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? 

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4 Comments

  • Great week! I am so impressed by your workouts. well done.

    I move my longruns based on weather and other things that might be going on (girls soccer, Running with Bryan, etc). I’ve gotten use to flip-flopping my runs and most of the time it works out. My brother and I do look alike (though not as much as you too) and when we were younger people thought we were twins because we were the same size.

  • Oh gosh, growing out bangs is the WORST!!! When I first met you I was so jealous of your bangs because I used to have the same cut. I thought about recutting them but then I remembered how AWFUL it was growing them out. Good luck with that!

    I try not to move runs around too much due to weather because you just never know what race day will be like! However, no reason to run in an extreme downpour, and it sounds like it was the right thing for your body. Enjoy your fallback week!

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