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?


  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.

    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!

  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.

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