Monday, March 24, 2014

Weekly Recap 3/17/14 – 3/23/14

Monday already?! Where does the time go? Seems like it always go by extra fast when you are having a fun time, and this week was fantastic! Well, actually the weekdays were kind of slow since I was really looking forward to the weekend, but Saturday and Sunday were AWESOME!

My workouts went well – nothing unusual to report. I did change up my speed work strategy on Tuesday. I incorporated hill work into my intervals. For the first 1200 meters running interval, I ran on a flat treadmill, then for the second interval, I increased the incline to 1.0, then finally for the third and fourth intervals, I ran at a 2.0 incline. It seriously made me work, y’all, but it was so worth it. I left the gym feeling exhausted but stronger!

Saturday, Robert and I headed to San Antonio to see my brother (he is currently there for his Army training). We were able to spend the whole day with him, so he showed us around his Army base, then we walked around the Alamo and River walk. We ate lunch at Cafe Ole, a delicious Mexican food restaurant, right on the River walk – we even lucked out and got a table overlooking the river! I was so happy to just be able to spend some time with him since I hadn’t seen him since Christmas!

Sunday I ran the Alamo 13.1 half marathon. I don’t want to spoil any details (actually, I REALLY do) but I’ll leave you with this – I have a shiny new PR!! I can’t wait to share my recap on the blog – the plan is to have it posted Wednesday!

My Workouts This Week:

Monday: Jillian Michael’s 6-Week Six Pack (35 minutes)

Tuesday: 4 x (1200 meters x 400 meters)

1200 Meters Pace – 8:30 min/mile
400 Meters Pace – Comfortable Walk

Wednesday: Jillian Michael’s Killer Buns & Thighs (40 minutes)

Thursday: 4.5 Miles Easy Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile)

Friday: Yoga

Saturday: Walking around San Antonio

Sunday: 13.1 Miles (Alamo 13.1 race!)

Monday Motivation – I love this because:
1) I just wrote about escaping your comfort zone the other day, and
2) It is befitting of on my race on Sunday. I really broke out of my comfort pace! 

QOTD: Did you race this weekend?

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  1. That's a fun area to visit. Glad you had a great time!

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    1. Yeah I like the River Walk area a lot!

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  2. That's wonderful you got to spend some time with your brother. I'll be looking forward to hearing about your new PR!

    Lauren

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    1. Yes, it was so nice! I can't believe he's heading to S. Korea in May!

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  3. What a great week! I saw the San Antonio River walk on Rachel Ray's $40 a day show years ago and ever since then I have always wanted to visit!

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    1. The river walk is really nice, just try to make sure you visit during a time when there isn't a TON of stuff going on because it gets crowded fast and the walkways are quite narrow!

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  4. I see you found the Army shirt you were looking for. Great job on the PR :)

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    1. I did! It is slightly big, but was perfect for the race - it was a little chilly so the shirt helped keep me warm while I was standing around but didn't overheat me while I was running!

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  5. You are such a rockstar! A PR shortly after finishing your first marathon, congratulations!!!

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    1. I was pretty shocked! Definitely didn't expect to PR at all since the marathon was just a few weeks ago, so I was ecstatic when I saw my time!!

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  6. I can't wait to hear all about it!!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I'll get the recap written asap :0)

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  7. Congrats on the PR! I heard good things about the Alamo 13.1 Glad you had fun!

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    1. Thanks Patty!! It was an amazing race, and VERY well organized - I would definitely run it again (even though there were some killer hills in miles 6-7)!

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  8. It sounds like you had a really great weekend! I can't wait to read all about your new PR!

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    1. It was a very fun weekend! I'll get the recap up asap! :0)

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  9. AWESOME! Can't wait to read your recap. Congrats on the PR! :-D

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  10. Congrats again on your PR! Can't wait to read the recap! :)

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