Yawn! Oh, man. I can tell I didn’t get near enough sleep last night. I went to bed later than I would have liked and then was up with the kids a couple of times. We have some sickness on our hands. I hate seeing my babies sick. It just means I get to cuddle them up today…which is never a bad thing.
You may recall last week that I experienced some pain on my long run that Heather, my online running coach, and I chalked up to using the Brooks PureFlows a bit too often right now. This past week, I went back to my Saucony Rides for all of my runs…and no problems. Yay! I had some occasional feelings of stiffness, but they would loosen up fine once I got going and all the foam rolling I did certainly helped. Now I have another solid week of training behind me. Let’s hope this keeps up now!
Tuesday 11/20: 4 mile run + Cathe Circuit Blast DVD
Makenzie was sick last week (must be a Tuesday thing for them?), so I had to hit the basement for a workout during naptime. I did a slow and easy 4 miles (10:30 pace for my ankle) for recovery before doing a 45 minute full body workout DVD. If you have never tried a Cathe workout DVD, then you must. She rocks my world.
Wednesday 11/21: 6 mile run (9:39 average pace)
I hit the road for a steady, easy feeling run. I didn’t have any problems with this run, even on all the hills I had to tackle with our hilly area. I even ran in my glasses since my contacts were bothering me.
Thursday 11/22: Turbo Jam DVD + Core Work
Thanksgiving! Typically I cross train with a spin class on Thursdays. Obviously there was no spin to be had on Thanksgiving, so I had to improvise. It was rough getting motivated to start, but I knew I wouldn’t regret the workout. Working up a little sweat early Thanksgiving morning gave me energy for the day. I had almost forgotten how much fun I have with the Turbo Jam workouts. I topped it off with about 10 minutes of core.
Friday 11/23: 8 mile Half Marathon Pace Run (9:02 average pace) + 30 min Lower Body
I headed out into the chilly sunshine for a morning 8 miler. I had the goal of running 2 miles to warm-up, 4 miles at 8:24 – 8:36 pace (half marathon pace), and finish with 2 miles of cool down. Heather instructed me that if I felt any pain at any time to take it very easy. Fortunately the shoe switch did me good and the worst thing I faced on the run was feeling very chilly for the first few miles. I had apparently underdressed in my beloved Running Skirt that morning.
The chill didn’t fail my run, though! I had a spot on half marathon pace run.
- 2 miles warm-up = 9:50 / 9:20
- 4 miles HMP = 8:33 / 8:33 / 8:29 / 8:29
- 2 miles cool down = 9:32 / 9:37
Later that afternoon I finished up with a 30 minute lower body premix from the Cathe TriSets workout DVD, since I didn’t get in any strength training on Thursday. It actually didn’t feel bad doing it later the same day as a run and it helped my legs feel more fresh for the morning’s run without strength the day before. Win!
11/24: Upper Body Workout
To balance things out for the week, I hit the gym for a very short upper body workout.
Obviously, I’m still so thankful to Katie for her PicMonkey tutorial.
11/25: 14 mile Long Run (9:41 average pace)
The ankle cooperated. I finished feeling strong. Loved my run. Not much more to add!
11/26: Hot Yoga
A perfect end to another training week. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite workout days!
TOTAL WEEKLY MILEAGE: 32 miles
OVERALL FEELING: Much better than last week!
Your Turn: What was your best workout last week? Did you do a Thanksgiving workout?