How is it Monday already?! Last week/weekend completely flew by. This is the week I really got into the “marathon training” mindset. While I’m still not following a set training plan, my level of focus, intensity, and commitment feels as though I am. I decided to work with a coach (!!! – someone from work, which is perfect for me), on a realistic list of races to run between now and October 30th, and some goals for the next few months. While diet (food and drink) wise this week wasn’t good for me, I made a comeback over the weekend and feel great going into this week.
Tuesday: 4.25 miles at work. It was nice running with a new group of people and the route was great – rolling hills with many nice sights.
Wednesday: 2.7 miles at November Project. I ran hard this day, and my average run pace was about 8:30, and my “stairs lap” pace was around 9:10.I felt absolutely awesome during and after. HELL YEAH. I was even off of work and was able to enjoy breakfast with some members of the “tribe” after, which totally made my day and made me feel like I’m really getting to know some members of the group.
Thursday: Rest. I was planning to run but the weather called for storms. Plot twist: It didn’t actually rain until 9 PM.
Friday: 3.5 miles with my roommate. It was awesome bringing her running with me, even if I wasn’t feeling so hot after we had a little too much wine the night before 😉
Sunday: 10 miles slow and easy with a 3 mile fast finish. This run was seriously perfect – I’ve been trying so hard to get my HR down into the “aerobic zone” on my easy days and finally did it on Sunday. Holding back made the last three miles feel great and easy.
Weekly miles: 20.45
Training cycle miles: 41.55
Once again, this week was truly great. I had moments when I ran fast, but most were spent running easy. I’m enjoying using the heart rate monitor on my new Garmin Forerunner 235 to really learn about how hard I’m running. I’m actually learning what an “easy” pace truly is for my body and it is making a huge difference in how I feel and in my energy levels. I have races the next two weekends, so I’m excited to see how I can perform now that I feel healthy and in one piece for the first time in forever!
Today I’m linking up with Tricia at Miss Sippy Piddlinand Holly at HoHo Runs for the Weekly Wrap, and Megan at Run Megan Run for the Weekly Workout Recap. Head over to their pages to check out some other great posts! Thanks for hosting, Ladies!
Did you race this weekend? Tell me about it!
What was your best run/workout of the past week?