Goofy Challenge Training Week 3: 9/19 – 9/24/2017

Another week of training has come and gone. If you follow me on the insta you may have seen that I unexpectedly ran the DC Ragnar Relay this weekend. It was quite the experience and I’ll have a recap for it soon. That made last week a little wonky, and the next two weeks are going to bring weird training schedules. Thankfully, I’m feeling good after the relay and ready to take on these next challenging weeks.

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Monday: 3 miles on the treadmill, easy effort. These miles felt good and were relaxing during my lunch break! Followed this with about 45 minutes of strength training.

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Tuesday: 5 mile pace run. This went so much better than my first one! I ran with 90:30 intervals due to mega humidity, and I was happy to finish with a 10:35 average pace.

Wednesday: 3 miles easy, downtown. After pushing myself pretty hard on Tuesday, I figured it was smart to go easy rather than go all-out at November Project. Little did I know, it was a very good idea indeed!

Thursday: Rest day! I had the intention to do cross training, BUT on Wednesday night I got involved with a Ragnar team. I spent the morning getting ready, then left for packet pick-up early as to beat traffic.

Friday: 8.8 miles for my first Ragnar DC leg. This was on the stunning C&O canal trail in western MD. It was generally flat and shaded, but it was HOT.

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Saturday: 6.0 miles for leg 2 and 1.8 miles for leg 3! I’ll share more in my recap, but I finished feeling strong and wanting more!

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Sunday: Rest day-ish. There was no running or working-out, but I did stand/dance at a concert for about 7 hours. My legs and back were hurting by the time I got home!

Weekly total: 27.6 miles. I ended up about 2 miles short for the weekend when compared to my training plan. I’m not mad about it though – I got in hard, quality miles and had the experience of a lifetime!

I hope you all had a great week of running. Did anyone have a race?

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