Monday, April 23, 2012

Running wrap-up

This past was a week of lower mileage for me, which is good because I am sort of in "taper mode" which means cutting down a bit right before my race.

Total mileage for the week: 19.9 (.1 away from 20?!?! Sheesh!)

Monday: rest day
Mostly I rested because I was on Marco Island still and didn't feel like running in the heat. Hopefully going to the beach and eating a grilled chicken sandwich and fries was enough cardio for the day!

Tuesday: intervals class
I was pretty tired at class but ended up running decent times. We ran an 800 meter warm-up, then 20 sets of stairs, then a 1200, two 800s, and one 400. Overall a low mileage class, which was fine for how spent I was.

Wednesday: 5.1 miles
Still tired, but it was a nice run with shorts and a t-shirt!

Thursday: bootcamp
Oh man, this was a very tough class. We did hill repeats and 60 spiderman push-ups (not all at once, thank god) plus a bunch more stuff. 48 hours later my abs were still sore, which is saying a lot! Side note: I don't count any mileage from bootcamp in to my weekly running mileage because it can be hard to tell exactly how far I ran and usually it is less than a mile total.

Friday: rest day
I am just getting lazy this week! Ugh! I should have run, but I didn't.

Saturday: 6.9 miles on the trails at Cougar Mountain
I went up with an acquaintance and her friend and we met up some fabulous ladies from the High Heels Running Group. It was a tough course, much more technical and hilly than what I had ever done before, but I did it and had an absolute blast the whole time.

A rear-view picture of all of us ladies sporting hair ribbons
 in celebration of Megan's (the founder of the group, in all black) birthday!
I am in the purple shirt, my friend is in the bright green shirt and her friend is in the blue shirt with red shorts.

Sunday: 5.6 miles
I had to get up at 5:45 Sunday morning so that I could help with  race my fitness/running coach was putting on in the morning. Luckily we were down on the waterfront and it was an unbelievably gorgeous day so it ended up being a lot of fun. Of course this, coupled with several more hours outside in the sun, meant I was super exhausted by the time I was able to fit a run in (working the race, two play dates and a basketball game for Matt made for a busy day!). I was tired. It was too hot for me and I picked a hilly route. I ended up walking several times which I usually don't do. Ah, well. I got it done!

After I got home, this was my post-run meal. Protein shake and peanut butter slathered on a banana. Deeeelicious!

Next time I write this it will include my half marathon! So very excited!

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