Weekly Recap: April 17th-23rd, 2017

Monday:

  • rest day

Good thing too! Finn got a little sick and woke me up at 4 am by crying then having a diarrhea in his crate. So we were awake and dealing with that all morning. Fun times. Luckily it was my rest day and I didn’t really have much planned for Monday anyway. I did watch the Boston Marathon on TV. That was a lot of fun! There are so many amazing stories and athletes out there, it makes me super glad that I get to be a part of the awesome running community!

Watching it also kinda made me want to run a marathon! Haha ever since my first half I knew a full was going to be in my future, but I always thought that future was going to be very distant. Now I’m not so sure about that. I mean, the Garmin marathon looks like fun and it’s pretty close to my house. Maybe that’s something I should aim for in the next year or two. πŸ˜‰

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Tuesday:Β 

  • 30 easy minutes
  • 15 minutes of yoga

Woke up a little later than I had intended to on Tuesday, so it was kinda warm and super humid during my run but it actually ended up being a lot of fun. I may or may not have spent the whole 30 minutes alternating between listening to she’s out of her mind by Blink-182 and Cowboy by Kid Rock. Haha yeah, I have no idea what that was about but it was totally working for me! Kinda weird, but hey, I’ll take it!

I also re-re-re-re started writing a training journal haha. I’ve tried keeping a training journal several times over my relatively short running career and I always start out super excited about keeping track of my workouts and thoughts, but then I always end up slowly tapering off and then just quittingΒ all together. So I guess we’ll see how that goes, but I really do intend on sticking with it this time.

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Wednesday:Β 

  • “Threshold” run
  • 10 minutes of blogilates

Today’s workout was a 15 minute warm up, 15 minutes of running at “threshold” pace, and 15 minutes to cool down. I tend to run by feel and not pace, so I didn’t aim for any particular pace during the “threshold” portion of this workout. I just focused on going “hard”. Haha I was kinda worried during my warm up, I was a little stiff and sore and tired. So I went ridiculously slow and did a little bit of walking. It took me almost the whole 15 minutes to cover a mile, but I felt better afterwards. I think that ended up making the “hard” portion of this run go a little better. It wasn’t exactly fun because it was warm and humid, but I got it done and I totally crushed it! I even covered a mile in 11:44 which is kinda speedy for me, especially on a warm, sunny day! Then the 15 minute cool down was slightly miserable at first, but after a few minutes it wasn’t too bad. πŸ™‚

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Thursday:

  • Rest Day

It was more of an active rest day though. πŸ™‚ During the day I walked all 3 of the dogs and later in the evening Luke and I walked Finn and Lily. So I got a good amount of walking done on Thursday.

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Friday:

  • 30 minutes of yoga

I kind of hate when I have two days off from running in a row, but I also kinda love it haha. It almost drives me crazy, but at the same time my runs the next day always end up going super well. πŸ™‚

Saturday:

  • Intervals (3.27 miles)
  • 5 minutes of yoga

I talk much more in depth about this run here. I don’t feel like typing that all out again, so you can go check out that post of you wanna know all of the details. But yay! I PR’d my 5k time!!! It’s been a while since I’ve PR’d at the 5k distance and I totally wasn’t expecting to do it on Saturday, so that was a nice little surprise. πŸ™‚

Also, I was planning on doing more yoga that just a measly 5 minutes, but the day kinda got away from me…

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Sunday:

  • 2.21 miles
  • 10 minutes on the stationary bike

Oh man, I didn’t realize how much Saturday’s workout drained me! I was supposed to do a long run today, but when I woke up I knew that wasn’t going to happen. I was crazy tired and my whole lower body felt pretty achy, so I thought that maybe 4 or 5 easy miles would be a better idea than trying to run any longer than that. Once I started running though, my feet and shins started to hurt and I just felt like shit in general, and it wasn’t getting any better. So I finished a loop around my neighborhood and then called it good.

I took a short nap this afternoon and I felt a little better after that, and I’m going to spend at least 30 minutes on my yoga mat stretching and foam rolling later tonight, so hopefully that helps as well. πŸ™‚

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Total weekly mileage: 11.10

Oh man, that’s kinda really bad. Skipping out on my long run really didn’t help me in that regard. But I can’t even be mad because Saturday’s workout just went so well and I hit some new paces that I’ve never hit before, so that’s just awesome! And I’m really hoping that Saturday was some kind of weird fitness breakthrough and that I’ll end up getting a little bit faster in general now. That would be really nice. πŸ™‚ I probably should have expected that I was going to be kinda tired today though. Haha going that hard during that interval work when I knew I was supposed to run long the next day probably wasn’t the best idea ever, but it just felt so good and I couldn’t help myself. πŸ™‚

Oh and I’ve also been keeping up with my written training journal! I know it’s only been like a week, but I’m usually pretty bad at keeping up with those, so I’m kinda proud of myself for sticking with it so far.

How did your week go?Β 

Did you have any fun workouts or PR’s?

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