Monday: Easy 6 miles followed by 20 minutes of core work with a new plank PR! 6:18 is the new time to beat.
Tuesday: 20 minutes of easy spin + 20 minutes of core work followed by Farmgirlfit. FGF had a tough ladder workout that left me gasping for air, shaky arms & wobbly legs once it was over.
I bit the bullet and also registered for the Tri Cities 1/2 marathon in February. YIKES!
I also got some more quotes on getting my blog updated. It is going to be a lot more expensive then I was anticipating so I don't know when I will come up with the dinero to follow through with my vision. I have purchased www.healthydivaontherun.com so I am one step closer!
Wednesday: 6 miles easy w/10 pickups. All of my pickups were 2 minutes in length. I really pushed the pace on this workout and I am so glad that I did. It was my FIRST sub 8:00 min run since April! 6 miles at 7:52 pace. BOOM!
Followed run with 15 minutes of core.
Thursday: This day was like Christmas! I got my first Brooks ID order in the mail and I was beyond excited. So much fun new gear to train in!
Here is a glimpse of some of my new Brooks gear. My favorite is the purple Utopia Thermal Hoodie II with the matching Utopia Thermal Cozy Pant.
FGF had a nice little 20 min AMRAP with max rep shoulder presses. Again, I really tried to push myself and stepped it up in this workout and used 55#s.
5 hang cleans
5 front squats
Max should press reps
10 ab mat set ups
My max shoulder press reps were 28 which was right on par with a lot of the women who completed level three with 55#s.
I registered for SeaWheeze!!!! I am so excited for this race. My co-worker ran it last year as her first 1/2 marathon and loved it. The entry fee seems steep, but you get a lot with it, including shorts with your registration fee. Last year she got shorts, flip flops and two finisher's shirts with her entry. The shorts alone are probably $50. I have never visited Vancouver, BC so I am sure that it will be a fun getaway. If you are going to SeaWheeze too, let me know!
I need to throw a plug in here for Mr. Healthy Diva. He has been doing AWESOME in his new job that he started over the summer. So awesome that we had to celebrate after work on Friday. I definitely indulged in the best hamburger I have ever had in my life: The Altamont.
Altamont... 8oz misty isle all natural beef, hand formed w/roasted garlic & smoked onion, pimento cheese, lettuce & tomato on house roll *10.50 house smoked bacon or country ham 2.00 fried egg or onion crisp 1.50
*It comes with Garlic Fries & I added the onion crisp. AMAZING
Saturday: My schedule called for 6-7 miles (depending on how I felt) at MP (7:38). That would put me in the range of a 3:20 marathon. I decided after about a mile I would push to 7 miles because I was feeling pretty fantastic. The run couldn't have gone any better. The whole time I focused on some things that I Matt and I had discussed during the week: short strides, bringing my toes up, etc. I felt like I could have kept running forever, everything felt great.
7 miles done at a 7:37 pace.
Sunday: Active recovery day. I did an easy spin session for 60 minutes watching Biggest Loser on Hulu. Followed up with 22 minutes of core work. I took the advice from Carissa at Sole Sisters Running and incorporated "random abs" into my core work. It was a great addition! I completed the two rounds for today on top of my usual routine. It was a great workout, my abs were toast when I was finished.
I am now 17 weeks out from Windermere. It seems so.far.away....
Miles ran: 19 (I love "recovery" weeks- I wished that they could last longer)
Going into this next week, I am NERVOUS. My workouts are gradually getting harder. On Monday I have 1200 repeats (not an EASY 6 mile run), Wednesday I have a 30 minute threshold run (yikes, I might throw up!) and then on Saturday I have my longest run since the Eugene Marathon. 16 miles. Definitely have butterflies in my stomach......
Questions for you:
How was your week/weekend?
Did you race OR have a good workout?
Ever get nervous looking at your training schedule to see what the new week has in store for you?