Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weekly Recap 5/27-6/2

Good morning! I hope everyone has had a great week. I know for myself, this week was much better than last. I am not sick anymore which is great, and I am officially one week away from the Wounded Warrior Half Marathon. I will talk about my race preparation and goals this week - as of now, it is officially taper time.

My workouts this week:

Monday: Jillian Michaels Killer Buns & Thighs (40 minutes) Sick

Tuesday: Speed work intervals – 2 x (1200 meters race pace + 400 meters walk)  + 1 x (800 meters race pace + 400 meters walk)

1200 meters = 0.75 mile (Pace: 8:45 min/mile)
800 meters = 0.5 mile (Pace: 8:45 min/mile)
400 meters = 0.25 mile (Pace: Comfortable walk)

Wednesday: Jillian Michaels 6-Week Six-Pack (35 minutes)

Thursday: 4 mile maintenance run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile)

Friday: Rest Day/Stretch

Saturday: 6 Mile Long Run in about 1 hour (just looked at my Garmin for details but I forgot to delete my history and so yesterday’s run did not get saved-oops!)

Saturday’s long run was half great and half tough. Firstly, I did wake up at 7 am to go get it done (yay!). When I began my run, the first 3 miles were right around a 9:45 min/mile pace, which is where I wanted to stay. The sun was hidden behind the clouds the whole time, but the humidity was extremely high. I guess it took a toll on me after mile 3 where 30 seconds were added to my per mile pace at each mile. By the start of mile 6, I entered survival mode where I was repeated mantras such as ‘just try to keep going you are doing great’ and ‘you are still getting stronger no matter how slow you think you are going.’

I am unsure if the tough parts was due to the weather, or the fact that I had only had a VFuel and some water pre-run, but no matter what, I am just proud of myself for getting it done!

Sunday: Stretching/Foam Rolling

Sunday motivation!

QOTD: How do you fuel up on early morning runs?

4 comments

  1. I run almost all my long runs early in the morning. I eat an hour before I run- things like cereal, a donut (lol), banana bread, or a banana and toast. Nothing really heavy, but enough to keep my stomach content.

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    1. Dang, I was hoping to avoid having to wake up extra early on the weekends LOL! Guess there is no avoiding it anymore :) Thanks for the suggestions!

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  2. I eat cereal and then either an English muffin with peanut butter or a small bagel with peanut butter. I save the big calories for after, but pre-run I'm looking for something easy to digest but carbs that will last me for my run.

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    1. Totally agree with that! About how far in advance do you eat your breakfast before you go out for your run?

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