Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekly Recap 2/17/14 – 2/23/14

Marathon Training Countdown – 17 Weeks Down, 1 Week to Go!
Burpee Challenge Count – 825/1000

Only five days left. FIVE more days until I run 26.2 miles for the first time ever. The only running I have left in my training schedule are a couple of easy 3-milers, and a quick 2-mile walk. I will be doing yoga a couple times this week in addition to stretching and foam rolling. I am SO excited, and I can’t believe that for the last 18 weeks of my life I have been dedicated to training for this marathon. Time has flown by! This past Tuesday, I got my email for race day information, and they just released the race day instructions yesterday. Runner tracking should be up this week, too!

Look at all those X’s on that training schedule – so exciting!image

This week was rather up-and-down regarding my running (I think I’m just ready for the race haha!). Last weekend, Robert and I were in Dallas and we drove back on Monday (it was a holiday for us from work). I had 3 miles of speed work scheduled that day, but my legs just weren’t feeling it after being in the car for so long, so I made it an easy run instead. Wednesday I had 5 miles, and still felt like I didn’t find my stride until about 3 miles into the run. It was a little disheartening, but by Thursday everything felt back to normal and my 3 miles were very strong! I even practiced some negative splits; I ran mile 1 in 10 min, mile 2 in 9:30 min, and the remaining 3.1 miles at a 9 min pace.

My long run on Saturday was 8 miles, and I went to run it at the park I used to go to, which is a 2-mile loop. I definitely prefer the 3-mile loop, but Team RWB was hosting a boot camp with Shaped Bodies Fitness – the group I first started working out with a couple years ago – that morning at 8 AM, and I really wanted to attend. I decided to get my 8 miles done then hang around for another hour and a half to workout with them. I am so glad I did because I had a blast, and I can definitely feel the soreness in my muscles (in a good way of course)!

Saturday’s long-run stats: image

Also, I want to give a HUGE shout out to everyone who ran at Disney for the Princess Half Marathon weekend! Congrats to all the Princesses (and Princes) who were able to complete the race(s) – I’ve been loving all the photo updates on Facebook and Twitter, and can’t wait to read full recaps!

My workouts this week:

Monday: 3 Miles Easy Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile) + Stretching/Foam Rolling

Tuesday: Yoga + 60 Burpees + Stretching/Foam Rolling

Wednesday: 5 Mile Easy Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile) + 40 Burpees

Thursday: 3 Mile Negative Split Run (Pace: 9:00 – 10:00 min/mile) + 40 Burpees

Friday: Stretching/Foam Rolling

Saturday: 8 Mile Long Run + 1.5 Hours Boot Camp + 35 Burpees

Sunday: Yoga + 40 Burpees + Stretching & Foam Rolling

Monday Motivation! 

 QOTD: Are you currently training for a race?

14 comments

  1. Only 5 more days and you'll be able to call yourself a marathoner!!!! That's sooo exciting! I'm so excited to hear all about it!! Good for you for sticking to your training plan the whole time. I never stick to a plan which I know is bad. I have a half marathon in 3 weeks and I'm just winging it which is a bad idea I know, but oh well too late now haha! When I decide to join the marathon club I'll definitely follow a training plan. I don't think it's possible to just go out and run a full marathon without training!

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    1. Ahhhh I know!! It's so surreal now, I wonder what it'll be like race morning lol! I definitely recommend following a training plan - it has been so helpful, and really has made me feel ready going into the race itself!

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  2. Count down is ON!!! So exciting! I'm rooting you on from afar!!!!!

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  3. It's great that you've been able to stick with your 18 week plan. If it gets a little rough in the last miles, you can remind yourself that you trained for it and that you'll be fine. Hope to see you on race day!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Tina :0) Hope to see you there!

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  4. I am so excited for you to complete your first half Lauren! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Actually, it is my first full lol :0) Thanks, ladies!! And great job to y'all at the Glass Slipper Challenge this weekend!

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  5. Yay! How're you feeling this close to the full? Go out there and conquer it :)

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    1. Thanks :0) I am feeling pretty good! More excited than anything else really!

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  6. So exciting! I can't believe how quickly time has gone by! You'll definitely be ready for Dopey next year!

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    1. I know, time always seems to slip through so quickly! Dopey is going to be so much fun - I hope you get to go next year too!

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