Sigh. Pretty heavy post this morning. I still don’t quite feel as though the finality of it all has sunk in just yet. Although, Braedon running around looking for her most of the morning broke my heart and brought all the emotion (and tears) to the front again. Makenzie understands that she isn’t coming back, but I’m not so sure she fully grasps the emotion of it since her immediate response was “Ohhh…poor Roxy. Does that mean we’re getting a kitty?” Sweet, no? Ah, she’s four.
In the name of trying to keep things more normal, or more accurately in the name of distraction, I have my first weekly training recap for you. With official training under way, I thought it would be nice to have a weekly training recap. I did that while training for my first marathon and it helps to have those old posts available. So training recaps to log things for myself, help me stay accountable, keep my running coach up to date (her workouts start today), and share with any of you who happen to enjoy reading others’ training. Win. Win.
Tuesday (11/6): 4 miles easy – 40:00 (avg 10:00 pace) + Full Body Weights
I hopped on the treadmill and set it for 6.0 mph and then just ran along with my Nook until hitting four miles of a run. For those who asked how I can read and run…I really don’t know how. I guess I put the text large enough that it’s easy to see and then I just have to tap to get the page to turn? It works for me.
I followed up the treadmill with a quick, full body workout using the ladder sets that I talked about before. I followed one of the Best Body Bootcamp workouts, so I won’t go into details about every exercise.
Wednesday (11/7): 6 miles easy – 1:00:00 (avg 10:00 pace)
I had to use the treadmill again because Peter took the kids’ car seats in his car and I was stuck at home. I loathe the treadmill. At least I got it done, though!
Thursday (11/8): RPM spin class + Upper Body Weights
I went to try out a new gym for the first time this day. After the tour of everything and signing up for a membership (it’s SO much nicer and roomier than my previous gym – for cheaper too!), I noticed a RPM class on the schedule. I hit up some upper body work while I waited for the class, then had my first Les Mills RPM class experience. Loved, loved, loved the instructor and the class!
Friday (11/9): 7 mile steady run – 1:08:28 (avg 9:46 pace)
Saturday (11/10): Day Of REST!
I felt so ready for a rest day at this point and I enjoyed it. Although I do think cleaning house should count as an active recovery workout.
Sunday (11/11): Long Run – 13 miles – 2:07:15 (avg 9:47 pace)
I didn’t know what to expect with this run. I typically go first thing in the morning, but due to some schedule needs I now have to fit my long run in after morning church and before our afternoon small group time. Everything went perfectly though and the run felt great. A huge confidence boost to kick off my training time! Gotta love finishing up 13 miles still smiling like that.
Monday (11/12): Unintentional Day of Rest
You read about that already.
Total Weekly Miles: 30 miles
Overall Feeling: Good, Solid Week
Your Turn – What was your best workout this past week? Training for anything?
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