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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38 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up + #rockyourcore continues…”
Sounds pretty busy – congrats on your miles and core work!
It was. I’m glad that it’s time to taper. I can actually focus on other things…
you are hard core!!! Unbelievable ! I was feeling good about running 2 5K’s this weekend back to back but 2 18 mile runs! YOU go girl! and for the record the conference from the bathtub is awesome! High five!
I believe the word you are looking for is “crazy”. ;o)
Great training week! 🙂 Can’t wait to rock my core with you this week.
I need to be better about rockin’ it this week. It totally fell by the wayside last week with all the running.
That’s awesome great training 50 miles wow! Keep up the great work very inspiring to me
Thanks! I won’t hit that number again until fall (except for the races).
How are the legs holding up with those back to back long runs?
My legs felt great during the runs. I didn’t take a bath after my second long run and I’m going to blame that for the soreness I felt.
Good grief, woman! What an awesome training week you had! I feel like such a slacker now… 😉 I love how you have your laptop set up next to the bathtub; that is some mom genius right there – ha! Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today; I hope your week is off to a great start!
Last week was my peak, so now I can take it easier. Starting off my day with a rest day LOL.
…surely it wasn’t a video conference call? LOL.
Congrats on getting your mileage in and completing your training cycle. Good luck with your races!
Thankfully my boss doesn’t like video conferences. He knows that some of his staff is usually in sweaty running clothes and he’s not good at sitting still, so he’d be pacing in the video call LOL.
looks like you had an amazing running week! Rock your core!
It went really well. I was pleased.
The bathtub conference call! Priceless! I’m currently working on my core strength after recovering from an umbilical hernia surgery. Always looking for new exercises, thanks for the video!
It was that or risk letting my legs tighten up. No way was I letting that happen with 18 more miles the next day.
Looks like a great week to me! I like the Galloway method. I usually run 10/walk 1 (minutes). It gives me a chance to catch my breath!
I like the longer run/shorter walk version. Lots of my friends use the short runs/ even shorter walk and I find that I never get a good running rhythm that way.
Your training continues to amaze me. Enjoy your well deserved taper!!
I vote hardcore! I can’t even imagine running 18miles once let alone back to back. i’m not quite there yet!
Love the motivation to get working on my abs (even if Canadians are eligible to win prizes!)
Wow I would have seriosuly taken a rest day after putting in that much mileage! Way to rock out those easy runs!! Love this challenge, can’t wait to try the russian kicks – I’ve never heard of them before!
I can’t resist perfect weather days. I’m struggling today because it’s so nice out and I want to run, but my legs are just tired…
AWESOME job on your runs!!!! I just did six miles yesterday, slowly building up for a half marathon. I truly can’t imagine doing TWO 18 mile run and getting in 50 miles for the week. I love the epsom salts you use, I use the same kind 🙂
It’s all about building slowly. If you take your time and don’t push it, it’s possible to build to high mileage. I’m ready to run “normal” mileage again though.
Boy, you were hard-core this week! Way to stick with it!
Way to go on hitting those goals!!!! Keep rocking it!
wow!!! two 18 milers and a total of 50 miles for the week-Get it girl!!!!
I need to get my Monday #rockyourcore in tonight!
TWO 18 mile runs! Oh my goodness you’re crazy. I hope you had some good eats after that 🙂
AMAZING training week! Hope you rewarded yourself with some yummy craft beer 😉
You continue to amaze me! Those back to back long runs, including a conference call from the tub while you recovered after a run? You’re incredible!
this rock your core challenge looks like it is working! way to go! keepup the great work.
GREAT week! you are killing it – so in awe of you right now!
Loving #rockyourcore! More living vicariously through your running 🙂
50 miles. Wow! Not even sure I’ve managed to rack up 5 miles of running in the last month haha
I’m amazing that you can do back-to-back long runs, let alone 50 miles!!