Monday, March 24, 2014

Running Wild: Weekly Wrap-up

What a great week! My highest mileage in a very long time (at least since late September, which is as far back as dailymile will show me). It's all very exciting.

This week was all about gearing up to run the half marathon on Sunday. Without re-hashing Friday's post, I will just say I wanted to keep my workouts consistent with my training, but be careful not to push it so much I would be worn out on Sunday.

Total Miles Run: 22.3

Monday: Yoga

Man, being the least flexible person in my yoga class is a wee bit demoralizing. Ah, well. I will soldier on! 

Tuesday: 3 Miles on the Track

I did the exact same workout I did last week: 1/2 mile warm-up jog, stretch and drills, then stride the straights/jog the corners for 8 total laps. Again, I did two laps at a time, but I didn't push myself to the limit this time. 

Wednesday: Cross Training

I had a session with my trainer. She didn't kick my ass this time, phew! We did some tough warm-up drills (why are warm-ups always so hard?!) and then focused mostly on abs, stretching and myofascia release. 

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 6.2 Miles

I was not feeling this run. Blech. I woke up and ran without eating anything other than a few Honey Stinger chews and I just had zero "pep in my step" the whole way. It was a lovely morning to be out running along the sound, though, so that's a plus!

Saturday: Cross Training

I did the "pull" workout at home since this one is easier on my body than the "push" workout. 

Sunday: 13.1 Miles!

I ran this with my friend Tara and we ran (in my opinion) the perfect "race" (again, we just ran it as a training run, not a race). My goal was to run in the 2:10-2:15 range and we finished in 2:11. Perfect-o! Our overall time was a beautiful negative split-- not that we tried, it just turned out the beginning was crowded enough to keep up is the 10:xx range and the end we were running more like 9:30s. The course was perfect, I loved all of the hills, actually, and was so glad I had trained on hills otherwise I would have been DYING. Anyways, stay tuned for a race recap! 

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