Last week was the last big training push for me. I had a goal of two 18 milers and a total of 50 miles for the week. And I totally hit my goals.
I’m linking up with Tara at Running ‘n’ Reading and here’s how my week went down:
Monday, I worked out by doing laundry and cleaning my house – when you have two sets of stairs and the laundry room is in the basement, trust me, that’s a workout. It was a beautiful day though and at the end I was totally kicking myself for not getting out there.
Tuesday I got in a 5.3 mile run with a friend in the first warm weather we’ve had. I actually wore short sleeves and a skirt!
Wednesday I hit up my exercise bike and did my #rockyourcore exercises. I thought I had a crazy busy day, but cancellations would have allowed me to actually run my long run. Oh, well. It was a crappy weather day, so not a huge loss.
Thursday was the day. 18 miles on tap. I once again opted for a Galloway style run: .45 mile run/.05 mile walk and managed an 11:01 average without feeling like I was pushing myself. I don’t think Galloway is my new “thing”, but it really helped me keep fresh legs for Friday. I finished my run and immediately led a conference call for work. From my bathtub.
Friday called for another 18 miles. I aimed to run a bit slower than Thursday and was pretty successful. The only negative to the run was I tripped. In the exact same place I tripped this winter! Luckily, I landed differently and only scraped up my knee and the heels of my hands. And I did run the last 7 miles with blood dripping. I’m hardcore (or stupid) like that. Boom! 36 miles in 2 days. Training cycle done!
This weekend offered weather I couldn’t refuse so I got in 3.2 miles on Saturday and 5.5 on Sunday. Saturday’s run was supposed to be an “easy” run. Just for the record, there is no such thing as easy when you ran 36 miles the previous two days. My quads cried the whole time. But on the bright side, it was two days of bare legs. Woot!
50 miles done!
And here we are again. The start of a new week of Rock Your Core! Are you ready? I’m in taper town, so I’m all about eating healthy and getting in some non-running workouts.
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We’ve got some good stuff again this week: more items from Quest Nutrition, Zensah sleeves, and a FitSnack box! Woot!
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So, tell me, did you do anything exciting this weekend? Also, don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Tuesdays on the Run when we talk about how we are doing on our spring training!